What are you thinking of majoring in, in college?
I’m planning on double majoring in Human Biology and International Relations while doing a Pre-Med track
What are you looking forward to most playing about college lacrosse?
I’m definitely looking forward to building all new relationships with a whole new team, having a really fun way to be able to stay in shape and getting to play my favorite sport for another four years
What will you miss most about Tenacity Texas/BearLax?
I will probably miss all of the tournaments that I’ve been to over the past three years. It’s been amazing to be able to travel all over the country and play lacrosse over the summer
What is a MUST HAVE item you will be bringing with you to college? (for your dorm room, for school/lax, etc.)
Music of any kind whether it’s on an iPod or CDs. I always have to have music to help me relax, workout, or do homework
Who was your biggest lacrosse influence in Houston/Bay Area?
My biggest influence over the years has probably been Jess Mucci. She was my coach this past season and although she was pretty hard on us at practices she just wanted us to succeed. She really did make us better as a team and I admire her for that. She’s an amazing athlete and coach. And she made me realize that getting hit by a shot doesn’t hurt that bad if you get hit by another one in a different spot right afterwards. So thank you Jess, you really did make us a much better team all around this past year
Who is your lacrosse “idol”/role model?
Definitely Devon Wills
What is one piece of advice you would give players for learning to handle pressure as a student-athlete?
It’s important to not place all of your focus on either school or sports. You have to have a balance of both
What is a piece of advice you could give underclassmen for setting goals and implementing a game plan for becoming good at things?
You have to learn to recognize the little victories in life, not just the big ones. You should realize that all of the little things add up to those huge moments. What may seem like something simple, like learning to catch and throw with your non-dominant hand isn’t something to take lightly because you just mastered the first step to doing a non-dom behind the back shot off of a crease roll. When you set goals for yourself, remember those little things that you need to learn first before you can jump into those amazing moments
What does “Tenacity” mean to you?
Tenacity means to have the determination to succeed no matter the challenges. It means to have the commitment to stay with something to see it through regardless of whether or not it works out the way you planned.