ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Why I Use STX
“I choose STX because when they approached me, they were willing to make any change to a stick that I wanted. I have used plenty of sticks in my career, but I have never had a stick that had every single aspect I loved, and STX was able to give me the perfect stick! STX is about more than just the stick in your hand. They are a family from the core. You walk into their building and it's like walking into a family gathering. Bottom line, I choose STX because they care about the athlete above all else.”
A. I had my first stick when I was 3 but started playing “organized” if you can even call it that, when I was 7.
A. Mia Hamm, she was the selfless star of the US soccer team, but seemed so down to earth
A. My Play Huge moment was the most recent Olympics. I stepped on the field for the first game and did a quick reflection. I prepared as best I could mentally, physically, technically, and tactically. I had no regrets with my preparation and I felt as prepared as possible, it was time to relax and enjoy being on the field. Those six games at the Rio Olympics were my Play Huge moments.
A. "God Bless the USA," by Lee Greenwood
A. Dirty Dancing! “Nobody puts baby in a corner!”
A. Don’t over think things, play free and don’t worry about making mistakes. If you worry about making mistakes, you will make more mistakes!
A. Nelson Mandela
A. I wish we could go back to playing the ball into the circle from anywhere in the 23m off a free hit. I know the rule was put in place for safety, but maybe we could modify it that you can put it right into the circle anyway possible other than by hitting the ball? I think it takes away from the forward mentality of the game and slows it down, when it seems like all the other rules were implemented to speed up the game.
A. That’s a loaded question!! I have played with a lot of amazing athletes in my career, however my favorite person to play with has been Kelsey Kolojejchick. It seems like we know where each other are on the field without even having to look. I guess we think similarly so she’s fun to play with. She’s also a gamer, so I know I can give her the ball and she’ll get it done!
A. Cliché answer, but definitely my parents. I’m not sure how they did it with four kids, but they attended every game of all my siblings and traveled all over the country for us to be successful in our sports. Without them putting in the extreme effort to get me where I needed to be and providing encouraging words and hugs when necessary, I wouldn’t be the athlete I am today. There are a lot of ups and downs in sport, and my parents have seen me through it all and they were with me every step of the way!
A. Fast, Fun, Burglar
A. Any shooting drill!
A. Toast with peanut butter and slices of banana
A. “Well done is always better than well said!”
A. Italy, simply because I have never been and I have always wanted to visit Italy!