Michael Ehrhardt - Athlete - STX Men's Lacrosse

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Michael Ehrhardt

#28 Team USA / Whipsnakes Defense
Hometown: Westbury, NY
Alma Mater: University of Maryland

Accolades

  • 2018 FIL World Championships - Most Valuable Player, Outstanding Defenseman and All-World Team 
  • 2016 MLL All-Star
  • 2014 MLL Draft - No. 7 Overall Selection (Charlotte Hounds)
  • 2014 USILA All-American - First Team
  • 2013 USILA All-American - Second Team

 

Why I Use STX

You shouldn’t have to worry about your equipment when playing and that’s the comfort STX products give you. They have set the standard for lacrosse equipment and I am thankful to be using STX gear again.

Q&A

Q.  How old were you when you started playing?

A.  I first picked up a stick in 4th grade. My cousins, Bobby and Kevin, taught me how to play in my backyard.

Q.  Who was your favorite athlete (any sport) growing up?

A.  Derek Jeter

Q.  What was your Play Huge moment in your career?

A.  Winning the 2018 FIL World Championships for Team USA in Israel.

Q.  What’s your favorite movie?

A.  Billy Madison

Q.  What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself?

A.  Be more confident in yourself and trust your athletic abilities. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

Q.  Who is one person you (past or present) with whom you’d like to have dinner?

A.  Jamal Adams

Q.  What’s the one thing you’d like to see changed in your sport?

A.  I love how the college game adapted the shot clock, but for the overall game, I would like to see changes to the faceoff.

Q.  Who’s your favorite teammate you’ve ever played with?

A.  I have so many, but I'd have to go with John Haus

Q.  Who is or was the most influential person in helping you on your way to becoming a professional athlete?

A.  My mother and father

Q.  Describe your playing style in three words.

A.  Hustle, Tough, Fearless

Q.  What’s your favorite exercise or drill to do while you’re training and why?

A.  Love working with the ladder and cone drills. You can never get enough footwork as a defenseman.

Q.  What’s your favorite pre-game meal?

A.  Grilled chicken, pasta and veggies.

Q.  Tell us your favorite motivational quote.

A.  "Every day is game day" – Joel White

Q.  If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A.  Byrd Stadium in College Park, MD. No other place I would rather play.

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