My name is Xander Welty. I was lucky enough to live in New Canaan, CT when I turned five-years-old and have had a lacrosse stick in my hand ever since. I feel so lucky to have early influences from very high-caliber coaches that have instilled a passion and love for the game in me. This passion has grown bigger and stronger every year that I have played. Lacrosse has given me the opportunity to be a part of a team and I learned early on that the comradery between teammates is powerful and working together for a common goal makes the team and individual stronger.
Unfortunately, my family relocated to Phoenix, AZ when I was in third grade; not exactly the lacrosse environment I was used to. It has been personally challenging to feed through the multiple new programs that have come and gone throughout Arizona. I am blessed to have a supportive family that understands my ultimate goal of playing competitive college lacrosse and have been lucky enough to play on different California and west coast teams. A positive that I can take away from this experience, is the opportunity to step up and become a leader for my teammates. I have learned a lot from the many programs I have been with, and am able to bring these different skill sets to each and every different team I play with.
Ideally, I would love to play lacrosse at the highest level possible for a great academic institution. I am not only interested in being a leader on the field, but off of it as well, my schoolwork is very important to me, and just like my athletic ability, I want to make sure I maximize my innate potential. I think you will find that I am a hard worker and very determined to be the best.