A. I started playing in 5th grade, however it was all about soccer & basketball for me. It wasn’t until about 10th grade that I actually became serious about field hockey.
A. Growing up, my favorite athlete was Ray Lewis.
A. Winning the State Championship my junior year in high school. It was the first time in my school’s history that we won the title and then we won it again my senior year.
A. Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
A. Coach Carter. My teammates at Maryland would always make fun of me because on every away trip I would bring it for the long bus rides and beg them to watch it with me.
A. One piece of advice I would give to a younger version of myself would be to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. My coach at Maryland, Missy, always said that and I think it’s a great motto. I believe it’s only when you’re out of your comfort zone that you really grow as a person (and player).
A. I’m in love with Thomas Rhett so I would have to say him.
A. I wish when an aerial was thrown that you didn’t have to be five yards away from the person receiving it. I wish both opponents could attack the ball out of the air without penalty.
A. My favorite teammate I ever played with was my older sister, Lauriann. When I was a freshman in high school, she was a senior and we played field hockey together for my first high school season (her last). I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to play along side her.
A. I would have to say my mom. She was the one who got me involved in field hockey in the first place. I know it’s super cheesy, but her support and confidence in me means the world to me and I wouldn’t be where I am without her.
A. Calm, cool, & collected.
A. My favorite drill to do is anything that’s competitive. Whether it’s a shooting drill, or a possession drill – doesn’t matter to me… if it’s competitive I love it.
A. Oatmeal with banana, peanut butter and blueberries all mixed in. My favorite!
A. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
A. I’ve always wanted to go to New Zealand. I’ve never been there and heard only good things about it.