My passion for the game of lacrosse increases with each season played. In 6th grade I was asked to play up on my middle school 7th/8th grade team. I believe this challenge was the beginning of my love of the game. I played club lacrosse one summer, however, I realized I prefered playing three sports (basketball, soccer, and lacrosse), while taking the summers off to work on strength and conditioning, boxing/self defense, surfing, and traveling. I am not one to talk much about myself or boast about my skills or talents, I do however believe that my experience from playing guard in basketball has given me a better understanding of spacing and increased my ability for ‘seeing’ the field while playing lacrosse. This attribute has become a valuable asset for me and has made me an impact player on my high school varsity team. Personally I get more satisfaction from giving a teammate a great feed that leads to a goal, than I do from scoring the goal myself. The best compliment I have ever been given came from a coach who simply said, “Aisling when the ball is in your stick good things always happen.”
To have a great team the leaders need to work to have the individual team members bond and work together. I am not the type of leader who is loud and is always telling people what to do, rather I am a teammate that leads by example. I try to push my teammates so that they can push me back, which in my opinion leads to a more cohesive and successful team. My goal is to continue to develop within my high school lacrosse program and be able to play lacrosse in college. I believe my skills, determination, athleticism, and desire to learn will allow me to achieve this goal.