West Long Branch, N.J. (The Verge) – If you haven’t heard already, our very own women’s lacrosse team is pretty much celebrities. With over 15,000 views on YouTube, their music video to the popular hit song “Call Me Maybe” has gone viral! In the women’s lacrosse world there is a trend flooding the community to make a team video to Carly Rae Jepson’s song, “Call Me Maybe”. Schools like Duke, UNC and Kean have partaken in the movement and have all created music videos. Right now the Monmouth Women’s lacrosse team takes the lead with the most views.
During Monmouth University’s spring break the lady hawks traveled to Jacksonville, where they played Jacksonville University. While there, the women’s lacrosse team decided to create a “Call Me Maybe” video. However, different than all the other teams that had made a video, Monmouth wanted to make theirs special and tell a story behind the music and dancing they wanted to dedicate theirs to someone special. The team described their idea as “a chance to let the world see what we are really about”. Captain and Senior Midfielder Erica Abendschoen explained, “We wanted to make this video to let the community know that Monmouth Lacrosse is more than just a team, we are a family”.
Earlier in the spring semester the girls adopted a little sister, a young lacrosse player from Orlando, Florida who is battling cancer. While on the road in Florida the MU lax team was fortunate enough to meet this brave young lady and play lacrosse with her and her friends. Being that the Hawks were in the middle of producing their video they decided they were going to debut the strong girl and dedicate their video to her for millions to see. It was a success! A little over a month later and the Monmouth University Women’s lacrosse team’s “Call Me Maybe” video has hit the top of the list when typed in to the YouTube search bar. Different magazines and Twitter posts picked up the big news and were published by popular sources such as, Inside Lacrosse, Lacrosse Magazine, Lacrosse Playground, and Asbury Park Press. So if you haven’t already, check out your fellow Monmouth Lady Hawks video and watch their story!