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Q&A; -- Devin Meade, North Carroll, girls lacrosse

The Baltimore Sun

Junior midfielder Devin Meade is not only one of the most accomplished lacrosse players in Carroll County, but she is also an exceptional student. She has a 4.2 weighted grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society. Meade is a major part of North Carroll's transition game, controlling 30 draws to get fast breaks started. She has the speed to run down opponents and force them into making ill-advised passes. Her tight defensive play keeps her mark from receiving the ball, and her field sense allows her to excel on both ends of the field. She has 12 goals and a team-leading nine assists. Meade also leads the Panthers (3-3) with 16 ground balls and has 10 forced turnovers. Several Division I schools are recruiting her for lacrosse, and she also is a standout in track. Meade is the Carroll County high jump champion and was an All-County first-team selection in track.

What Division I schools are recruiting you?

Hopkins, Loyola, and UVA [University of Virginia].

How tall are you, and how does it help your game?

I'm 5-8, and they say I'm tough to mark. I guess I do use my height to go around people.

Do you enjoy playing strong defense?

Yes. I've been getting training on how to play defense. The hardest part is when girls try to run around you.

Where did you develop your all-around skills and desire to do all the little things that help a team win?

By working a lot with the players on my M & D club lacrosse team. We all work hard, and I enjoy it a lot.

What's your favorite thing to do on the lacrosse field?

Ground balls are fun. It's just something I like to do.

What is your best mark in the high jump?

I've jumped 5 feet, 2 inches.

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