SoCal Success: Jack Cranston, Colorado

Jack Cranston

More and more lacrosse players from the Southland are heading off to play in college. This summer, Southland Lax is catching up with a few guys and asking them to share their experiences — what they’ve done, how they got there and how others can follow a similar path.

Name: Jack Cranston
College: University of Colorado
Hometown/High School: Coto De Caza, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic High School
Position: Midfield/Attack
Year in school: Senior (academic), junior eligibility
Years played: 7 years

Jack Cranston

Any awards won, both high school and college?
2009 US Lacrosse High School All-American; 2011 1st-Team All-RMLC; 2011 2nd Team MCLA All-American

How did you get into lacrosse?
In eighth grade, a friend and I were planning to do offseason training for football but instead he decided to play lacrosse and dragged me along with him.

What’s your favorite lacrosse memory?
My favorite lacrosse memory would be when my high school team beat our biggest rivals twice in my senior year, both in overtime.

How did your season go this year?
After transferring from the University of Vermont, I lost many credits and a year of eligibility. So with four years at Colorado, I only have three seasons to play, so this past season I decided to be my off year and focused on grades and enjoying the college life.

What advice can you give to younger players looking to bring their games to the next level?
Never go a day without picking up your stick. Whether it be messing around in the house or shooting around with some buddies, don’t let a day pass without working on your game. And never forget about your off hand.