When they first contacted me I asked if they wanted to see my [lacrosse] film and they said "No." They wanted to see my transcript. It kind of took me aback, like "Oh, I thought it was all about the tape." Mom and I were laughing thinking that we didn't have to spend hours on this five-minute long video. [Assistant coach Austin] Grimes is the one who recruited me, and he was a long stick midfielder at Wheeling. He saw me at one of the showcase tournaments and when he talked to me something seemed right. And when I first visited, it was a beautiful campus right in the mountains — I love the cold weather and the mountains. The team was welcoming, polite and very defensive oriented, which I love. And they recruited me for the position I play where some others colleges said I'd play defense and maybe we'd move you to long stick midfield or maybe keep me on defense depending on what they saw.