1. Why did you choose to commit to this college?
I had never been to North Carolina until I went on my visit; but I loved everything about it, it was beautiful and the campus reminded me a lot of home. I want to be a writer and Lees McRae has a great humanities program where I can get not only a creative writing degree but I could also get an education degree to teach english. Since I’m going so far away having a team that will be like a family to me was very important so that when I get homesick I know I have at least 20 girls who will be there for me and I honestly have never felt more at home than I did with the girls at Lees McRae so I knew it was a good fit.
2. After going through the recruiting process, what are some helpful tips you would give others who are about to go through this process?
Well for one, start early; the longer you wait the less likely your top choice will have a spot for you. Also pick the school based off of what you want to study, yes lax is life but it’s probably not something you’ll get paid to do. Whether the school is in state or out of state, go visit the school. I know for me that was really important since I’m going so far away from home it’s not like I can come home on the weekends to do laundry I really had to love the campus and the team.
3. What do you like best about 3d Lacrosse?
I love how passionate and hands on all the coaches are. You can really tell that everyone at 3d really wants to see everyone get better and succeed and having good supportive program behind me gave me the confidence I needed to be successful in my lacrosse career.
4. What was your favorite part of 3d training?
How even though there were a lot of girls there was always a coach/player ready to shoot on me or warm me up, I loved the individual attention I needed and even though some of the drills were hard on goalies I know they all made me a better and more knowledgeable goalie.
5. What is your favorite subject in school?
English, hands down. It’s the only subject I know I can do really well.
6. If you had to choose one super power to have, what would it be and why?
I think I’d want to be able to fly really fast. I’m always late for almost everything so if I could just fly where I need to be that would be so cool.
7. What are some of your pregame rituals and/or game day superstitions?
Being a goalie I’m about as superstitious as they come. I have this book I read about a half an hour before warm ups. The book helps me with my mental game. I just read a chapter before every game so I get in a certain mindset and I also set a goal for myself based off the chapter I read. I also have to listen to the song Brick House by Earth Wind and Fire, and Till I Collapse by Eminem. I also do meditation and breathing exercises before games, and then when I get in the net I have to hit the posts a certain way; I face the net and hit the right post then the top then the left.
8. What is your favorite vacation spot?
I haven’t gone on that many vacations but my favorite was to this beach in California called Stinson beach.
9. What is your favorite food?
I love Chinese food!
10. Who is your favorite athlete?
Stephen Curry, he’s awesome. He works hard and I think he’s great role model plus his kids are adorable.
12. What is the last book you read?
The last book I finished was Dante's Inferno but I’m currently reading a book called the Crown of Midnight.
13. What is your favorite quote?
“Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.”‐ Sylvia Plath
14. Who has been your biggest influence?
Honestly probably my little brother, which sounds weird because he’s younger but I really look up to him. He’s always honest with me and tells me the brutal truth even when I don’t want to hear it. He works hard at everything he does, whether it’s sports or school he always does his best, he pushes me to be a better athlete and person, plus I know he will always be there for me not matter what.