In forth grade a close friend encouraged me to try lacrosse. I was a swimmer at the time and competed in individual events. What I realized after one season of lacrosse is how much I enjoyed a team sport where I build relationships and play with a team. I am close to my teammates and they would likely say I make lacrosse fun by cracking jokes and making them smile.
The difference between me and other recruits is that I'm a versatile player who can play multiple positions depending on where my coaches need me. As a freshman, I was a starting varsity player and played midfielder and draw with a 50% possession rate my first season. I transitioned from midfielder to defense for my club team during the summer and fall seasons where I averaged 2 interceptions per game. I am a fierce competitor and team player; I'm on the field to reach a common goal, not for individual aspirations. Also, I referee lacrosse for MAYLA (youth lacrosse) which gives me better knowledge of the game and improves my interaction skills with coaches and players.