By Rylie Ross
Briefly, what is your background in the sport you play?
I have actually never played lacrosse before. I just joined the team because I thought that it would be really fun. I missed playing a sport and I wanted something competitive that I could participate in. I am really glad I decided to play, though, because I had a blast. I’m kind of sad that I did not start playing sooner.
What is your major in college, and what is the most important thing you learned in that discipline?
I am majoring in Family and Child Development. I think the most important thing I learned was information on parenting, such as using sensitive discipline, or emotion coaching. I feel like these things are the most important for me because I want to become a mom and knowing this will help me be a better parent.
What is your favorite spot on campus?
My favorite spot on campus would probably have to be the library. I like how it is a quiet little place where I can get my studying done.
Briefly describe the most memorable experience during your collegiate athletic career.
My most memorable experience while playing lacrosse was our game against Salisbury. Even though they were the hardest team we played, I feel like we really gave it our all. I felt like our team was really united, and even though we lost, we could walk away with our heads high.
Other than your family members, who was the most influential person in your life?
One of the most influential people in my life would have to be my second grade teacher, Mrs. Hilton. She taught me how to believe in myself. She made me feel like I was worth something, and that I could accomplish great things.
If you could give one piece of advice to elementary school children, what would that advice be?
The sky is the limit. You can do anything you want to do. As long as you work hard and dedicate yourself to it, you will succeed.
As a senior, how do you help the younger players?
I feel like the best thing I could do is be a good example. I always tried my best even though I did not know what I was doing half the time. I made sure that people knew that I was dedicated, and I tried not to complain. To be completely honest though, all the other players were the ones that helped me. I was new to the sport and everyone was really nice because they were willing to work with me and help me to develop some skills.
What would you like to do for a career?
For my career, I really just want to be a stay-at-home mom. But I would also really love to work with children in a school setting.
Do you participate in other things outside of school and athletics?
I really enjoy just being outdoors. I love hiking and riding bikes. I also really enjoy swimming laps or just recreational swimming.