1. Why did you choose to commit to this college?
I chose to commit to the University of Vermont because when I visited I felt very comfortable on the campus, loved the coaching staff, and realized how happy I would be living there. I also believe that UVM has incredible opportunities and that is something I was looking for in a college. Not to forget the stellar lacrosse.
2. After going through the recruiting process, what are some helpful tips you would give others who are about to go through this process? Always making sure to reach out to coaches before tournaments. It is very important to show them how interested you are in their school. The best advice I can give, however is as my Coach Bill Gleason told me, “be the best athlete on the field.” Every single time you take the field you never know who is watching, it is crucial to make the best effort.
3. What do you like best about 3d Lacrosse? My favorite thing about 3d is the intensity. 3d practices are always about being very focused and I think that this is the reason that their athletes are so successful. It’s all about bringing the heat!
4. What was your favorite part of 3d training? I had the ability to play on the 3d National team summer of 2015. It was an unforgettable experience because being able to collaborate with other 3d players from all around the states was amazing.
5. What is your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject at school is language. I take both spanish and french.
6. Name one thing that you could not live without.
I could not live without my lacrosse stick. I play wall ball or shoot when I am stressed, upset, happy, or bored.
7. If you had to choose one super power to have, what would it be and why?
I would most definitely choose teleporting. Mainly because when I’m sitting in class I think about how cool it would be to snap my fingers and be on the beach in Hawaii.
8. What are some of your pregame rituals and/or game day superstitions?
My pregame ritual is turning up music in the locker room really really loud with my teammates, so that we can dance and sing at the top of our lungs. My game day superstitions are always drinking 1 cool blue gatorade and wearing the same camo shirt during warm ups. Sounds strange but it works for me!
9. What is your favorite vacation spot?
My favorite place to vacation spot is Sayulita, Mexico. My uncle, aunt, and cousins live there, so it is a blessing to see them, enjoy the beach, and the warm sunshine.
10. What is your favorite food?
Mexican food. I could eat tacos or burritos for every single meal. Especially when it is homemade!
11. Who is your favorite athlete?
Paul Rabil is my favorite athlete. He is such an inspiration to all lacrosse players around the world to be the best athlete that they can be regardless of traditional sport “standards”.
12. Who is your favorite musician?
This is very hard question for me, it really depends on my mood. Before games I often listen to
Drake, Kanye West, or Jay Z. Whenever I am with my friends or hanging out I love to listen to Flume.
13. What is the last book you read?
The last book I read was “A long way gone” by Ishmael Beah. It is a memoir about his previous life living in poverty of Africa.
14. What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is, “Skill has no finish line”. This was said by Paul Rabil. No matter how hard you work, there is always something you can do better.
15. Who has been your biggest influence?
My biggest influence has been my older brother, Eli Rajotte. If it weren’t for him I wouldn’t have started to play lacrosse. I was in the second grade when I started to watch him play. I wanted to be as determined as he was. This is why I started to play boys lacrosse the following year. Always driving for the same command as he has on the field. He is truly been the biggest reason I have worked so hard. Eli has taught me to apply lacrosse to life and never quit until the final whistle. I am so lucky to have him and cannot wait to watch him play next year at OWU.