2/22/12 9:36 AM
The Stonehill College Women’s Lacrosse program has a history of success, winning the National Championship in 2003 and 2005. The 2012 team will look to continue the program’s tradition on the field. However, they will also be making history in a way the 2003 and 2005 teams did not.
The women’s lacrosse team will be the subject of a documentary called 113 Days. The project will follow the 25 players and 2 coaches from preseason training through their post-season. Inspired by shows like NBA TV’s The Association and HBO’s Hard Knocks, the film will mix footage of practice and games with interviews from players and coaches.
Katie Shannon thought of the idea for 113 Days while living in Los Angeles. As a lacrosse coach, she was unhappy with the lack of media coverage of women’s lacrosse. Shannon, a former player at Stonehill, decided to follow the Skyhawks during their 2012 season.
113 Days will capture the failures and successes of the team and coach Katie Lambert Conover. Conover was a member of the 2003 National Championship team and has been the head coach of the program since 2008.
The Filmmakers Collaborative is a non-profit support organization for independent media makers. It provides fiscal sponsorship for independent films and 113 Days has partnered with the organization. They are currently looking to raise $45,000 to continue production of the film. Donations to 113 Days will help pay for essential equipment needed to shoot such as cameras, lights, and sound equipment. Donations will also pay for travel to away games as well as small stipends for the crew. Donations are tax deductible and can be made at http://filmmakerscollab.org/films/113-days.