Q. HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING?
A. I was in the 2nd grade when I got my first lacrosse stick. I have used STX ever since including my days at Syracuse University.
Q. WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE ATHLETE (ANY SPORT) GROWING UP?
A. Kobe Bryant - his mental toughness and work ethic toward chasing Michael Jordan’s success was incredible to look up to as a kid.
Q. WHAT WAS YOUR PLAY HUGE MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER?
A. My first collegiate goal in the home opener my junior season at Syracuse.
Q. WHAT SONG IS ALWAYS ON YOUR PREGAME PLAYLIST?
A. The Game – Ali Bomaye ft. 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, and French Montana
Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?
A. Lone Survivor. Lt. Michael Murphy from the story of Operation Red Wing was a Navy Seal, a Long Island native, an inspiration, and a member of the lacrosse community.
Q. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A YOUNGER VERSION OF YOURSELF?
A. Listen to my mother when she said “eat your veggies.”
Q. WHAT’S THE ONE THING YOU’D LIKE TO SEE CHANGED IN YOUR SPORT?
A. More kids from Florida playing Division I lacrosse.
Q. WHO IS OR WAS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN HELPING YOU ON YOUR WAY TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE?
A. My father, Moses Salcido.
Q. DESCRIBE YOUR PLAYING STYLE IN THREE WORDS.
A. I would like to think I play with heart, creativity, and speed.
Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISE OR DRILL TO DO WHILE YOU’RE TRAINING AND WHY?
A. As long as the goal has targets in the corner I have a fun day. Coach Donahue showed me some fun and competitive games you can play with a set of corner targets.
Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PRE-GAME MEAL?
A. A western omelet, hash browns, some pineapple and a bunch of water.
Q. TELL US YOUR FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE.
A. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
Q. IF YOU COULD PLAY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE?
A. The Carrier Dome! Nothing beats competing with the boys in Orange during a game in the Carrier Dome.
FROM THE BLOG
PLAY HUGE, PLAY IT FORWARD, GROW THE GAME
Sergio Salcido was just a kid from Winter Park, Florida when he picked up a lacrosse stick for the first time in the second grade.
But eager to learn and turn up his game, the Syracuse walk-on struggled to find lacrosse role models in his hometown, where the sport was just starting to gain momentum. Now, the Redwoods midfielder is committed to making sure the next generation of lax kids has a strong example to follow.