I am a sophomore who loves the game of lacrosse. I have played both sides of the ball but defense is my passion. I consider myself a student of the game, love breaking down film and discussing schemes. I have played O-Line so I'm critical about footwork, positioning, and stick skills, and I take pride in being a d-pole with a solid left. I aspire to get my degree in sports medicine, physical therapy, nutrition, or sports management so when I am done playing I can continue to be part of the development of other young athletes. I'm also looking a an education path that could help me become a federal officer like a special agent.
During travel I have played up in age divisions. Not only was I the only 8th grader on the high school Varsity team, I was also a starter, with 63 ground balls on the season. As a teammate I make sure to help the JV guys when I can, warm up the goalie, set-up tear down for practice and be positive. I go hard on my teammates during drills and I expect them to do the same to me.
One thing that makes me different from other players my age and even many players older than me is my coach-ability. I won't back talk or try to justify why I did. I welcome criticism and am immediately able to make adjustments on the field. I want to continue to grow as a player, I'm not afraid to discuss my mistakes and learn from them.
I am looking for a college lacrosse team that wants to be close on and off the field, I hope to build lasting relationships with my coaches and teammates. To me playing in college is an opportunity to see different parts of our country meet new people, cultures, grow from these experiences and use them for the rest of my life.
Thanks for your interest, Carter Pechin