Bailey Chase reporting live from Fox Hollow on this chilly Valentine’s Day! Today I spoke with Lynnette Lacek and Jane Braun from the RPI Rugby team. Lynnette is a senior majoring in Bio Chemistry and Bio Physics. She plays center for the RPI Rugby team. Jane is a senior majoring in Industrial Engineering, is a co-captain on the team and plays flyhalf. Today’s interview will focus on all the things these two LOVE here in the Capital District in honor of Valentine’s Day!
What do you LOVE about RPI?
Lynnette: Rugby is definitely one big thing I love.
Jane: I love that everyone is kind of a nerd in their own way at RPI.
What do you LOVE about Troy?
Lynnette: The food! There are so many good little places. We just went to Slidin’ Dirty and that was really good. I also really like the architecture in Troy.
Jane: The Farmer’s Market is really good in Troy and I also really like the history and architecture.
What do you LOVE about volunteering with Habitat?
Lynnette: We love using power tools! It also makes me feel more productive on a Saturday.
Jane: The people you work with are really great and it’s very rewarding.
What do you LOVE about playing rugby?
Lynnette: Definitely the team, we are a team on and off the field for sure. It’s a good mix of people.
Jane: We say that rugby is for “every-body” meaning there is no body type that was made for it. I love that.
This is a tough one, what is your most LOVED memory from your four years at RPI?
Lynnette: I love Alumni weekend because all your friends who have graduated come back and we play them!
Jane: I have loved being able to live with 8 of my close friends for the past two years.
Thank you all so much for braving the cold and starting your Valentine’s Day with us in Fox Hollow. That’s all for me today, folks. A big sloppy kiss to the volunteers from the RPI Rugby team! Thank you for helping us build affordable housing in the Capital District and bettering your community! I’m headed home for lunch and a nice long nap! Woof!!