Previous School: St. Albans (D.C.)
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Having grown up in a city, Middlebury made a powerful impression. I walked through the arch under the press box at Alumni stadium and watched a football game on a Saturday morning for my first visit. The fields went on forever and I was completely at home. My memory of the view from Alumni stadium gets repeated in the hockey rink, in the pool, and even on the practice fields. It is always clear that there has been great care and attention put toward making each small detail of Middlebury come together in a stunning way.
What is the one thing that makes Middlebury College a special place for you?
My friends define my time at Middlebury. While I have grown and changed in many ways, and Middlebury has itself changed somewhat, one constant has been my relationships. I have been fortunate to know a diverse and special group of people who have made Middlebury mean a great deal to me. We should all be so lucky to see such good friends every day.
What is your best memory as a player at Middlebury College?
As a student-athlete, the special memories, the memories that truly last, do not come from the field. Rather, the best memories are small bits that seem unimportant taken out of context: relaxing in the locker room after practice, playing cards on the bus, sharing stories in the training room, or working out with a friend in the off-season. The best memories are indescribable to those that have not shared them. They define me as a Middlebury lacrosse player and are shared by every single player that is lucky enough to be a part of the Middlebury tradition.
What have you learned from your sport that you will use in your everyday life?
We should be careful to never take anything for granted. As a team, we put a tremendous amount of time and effort toward achieving certain goals. But the unfortunate reality is that there are things out of our control that can cut us short. The most powerful lesson I have learned is to take every day as it comes, to be thankful for where I am, and to work to make it count, because we never know what tomorrow brings.]]>
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