I moved from a smaller town during my 8th grade year. I had played football and basketball since I was 4, and had never had the opportunity to play lacrosse. Some of my friends suggested I try it my freshman year, because I was fast. I went to a practice after the season had already begun. The coaches were very welcoming and I soon began playing on the JV team as an attackman. I enjoy lacrosse because it really requires good hand-eye coordination and allowed me to learn a new sport. That summer, I really focused on improving my lacrosse skills. My sophomore year, when the season began, I transitioned to d-pole. Based on my performance in practices, I became a Varsity starter.
I’ve learned a lot from lacrosse. I’ve strengthened my skills as a team player and leader. I don’t like it when my team gives up if we’re down, and find myself providing encouragement to push them to do their best. Since I started playing the sport later than some players, I’ve had to work hard to learn the rules and plays, but my experience with football and basketball helped with this. I am a very coachable player and very adaptable to various situations during a game. At this point in my high school career, my focus has been on sports and grades. I’m currently interested in a college that would allow me to get a degree in mechanical engineering, while also playing lacrosse. I do have other interests, such as health sciences and possibly the military, so my field of study isn’t concrete at this time. Mostly, I want a college where I can continue to grow as a person, a team player, and a student.