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.
Any awards won, both high school and college?
WestSideLax.com’s Top 25 Player (No. 25 as a junior, honorable mention as a senior) and 2011 Second-Team All-County.
How did you get into lacrosse?
My buddy moved here from Texas in fourth grade and let me borrow his stick. From then on, I was hooked.
What’s your favorite lacrosse memory?
Coming back to beat No. 1-ranked La Costa Canyon in 2011. Winning CIF three times was cool, too.
How did your season go this year?
This season was an adjustment period for me. Learning to balance lacrosse and college life (both social and academic) is challenging. I had to sit the end of the year due to injuries, but I’m looking forward to coming back next year and taking my play to the next level.
What advice can you give to younger players looking to bring their games to the next level?
The best advice I can give is to play as much lax as possible. Not only does it make you a better player, but you can get involved with the lacrosse community. You meet life-long friends, and you make connections that will last.