You only get two or three practices before, so we're just going to see who works well together. I think you just need team players. No one's going to win individually and that's kind of how my game is. Assists are just as important as goals. I'm just excited to get out there and work with some Maryland (recruits). There are four on my (South) team and some on the other team.
Who do you look up to?
Basically my dad. He's my role model, on and off the field. And also my coaches. I've had great coaches, not just lacrosse coaches, but soccer and track, and they've all pretty much helped me become the person I am today, including Carin (Peterson, the Severna Park lacrosse coach). She has to be one of the best coaches I've ever had.
What role do you think sports has played in making the person you are today?
Everything from work ethic to being motivated, productive. I think all around I've become a different person because of it. I would definitely say the work ethic from all the time and effort I've spent. My original sport was soccer. I was on that select travel team and spent all up to middle school traveling on weekends. I'd miss out on so much stuff. It was all worth it, though, because that's what got me here.
What made you switch from soccer to lacrosse?
I just had more interest in lacrosse because my dad did play, and we were more of a lacrosse family. I did play soccer longer than I played lacrosse, but at a point, I had to decide, and I was like, "I have more fun playing lacrosse, more fun on the field. That's where I want to be."
Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic
Time: Girls at 5 p.m.; boys at 8 p.m.
Location: Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson University
Tickets: $30 (premium); $15 (general admission); $10 (student)*
TV: Boys game on ESPNU
More information: UnderArmourLacrosse.com
* All tickets will be assessed a $1 surcharge for parking.