I first picked up the stick in third grade and immediately fell in love with the speed of the game and how it requires every aspect of athleticism to play. I’ve been playing the sport for over nine years and at a high club level for seven. My defining moment in my career was transitioning from a two-way middie to pole in eighth grade. My coaches on my high school and club team saw my potential for defense based on my great athleticism, physicality, and defensive mindset. I immediately began thriving in the new position and I continued to be a valuable member for both my club team and high school team. I continue to hold these starting positions on all my teams. This hasn’t come easy. It has come from hard work practicing with the new stick almost every day as well as learning a whole new genre of footwork and lacrosse I.Q.
Since High School, I have refined my work ethic both on and off the field and that has improved my game dramatically. As a freshman, I had many seasoned veterans that showed me what it took to create a winning culture within a program. Since then, I have inherited that role by being an example to all my teammates. In the classroom I am 4.0 GPA student taking all honors and AP classes even getting academic awards such as Head of School Honors. I am an active member in my community volunteering for local youth lacrosse programs shaping the future lacrosse generations. I also am a lifeguard at my local beaches protecting and serving the community. In the weight room, I push myself and my teammates and help guide them towards athletic excellence. On the field, I combine my off-field successes into an intense, physical, and high IQ game. It is my goal to bring my work ethic, enthusiasm, and everything I have learned and accomplished thus far with me to your college program. I am the player coaches love to coach and that teammates love to play with.