Susan Bankowski

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Girls Manager, Oregon

Susan grew up in Hudson, Ohio and started her lacrosse career at Western Reserve Academy. She was a High School All-American and competed on the Midwest Regional Team in the National Tournament. She went on to be a two-sport athlete at Johns Hopkins University, playing as a varsity starter her whole college career in lacrosse and field hockey serving as a 2-year captain for field hockey. She majored in Natural Sciences and Public Health, with a minor in French.

She holds a Masters of Science from Harvard School of Public Health and worked for many years in programming and advocacy for the health and wellness of girls. She went on to receive her law degree with certification in health law, from the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law and launched a decade long career in bioethics and research oversight, working at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Oregon Health and Science University.

Susan was already a busy working mom of two, but when she added twin middies to her team in 2010, she decided to break away from the office and return to the field to make more time for her family. After years coaching boys and girls youth lacrosse for Lincoln and Oregon Episcopal School (OES), Susan stepped into the Varsity coaching position at OES in 2016, taking the team to their first ever State final in her second year. She joined 3d in the Fall of 2014.

Girls Manager, Oregon
Words of Wisdom 
Have a little humility. People will figure out how great you are, you don’t need to tell them.
Best Advice You Ever Received 
Travel in your 20s
Worst Advice You Ever Received 
Don't get another dog
Personality in one hashtag 
Professional Passion 
Helping others love what they are doing and laugh while they are doing it.
Farthest Traveled from U.S. 
Lamu, Kenya - 9,281 mi
What do you do away from work 
Spend time with my family and travel.
What's on the playlist 
Everything but country. Jehro, Alt-J, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Modest Mouse, Steel Pulse, Cage the Elephant, The Clash, Snoop, Revivalists, Neil Diamond and always Dave Matthews Band.
Favorite Movie Line 
“There’s no crying in baseball!” - A League of Their Own
Favorite All-time Matchup 
Greasers vs. Socs -Outsiders