Where did your passion for sport come from?
My brother was always sports mad so I copied him and played basketball and football when I was a youngster growing up in the US- I wasn’t any good at either but got hooked on the idea!
What is your greatest playing moment?
There are two I can’t separate, keeping the USA to 6-6 at half time in the 2009 World Cup and captaining the U19 squad to the bronze medal in 2007 U19 World Cup.
What motivates you to get up and train on cold wet mornings?
The fear of regrets.
When did you first put in extra training – what made you?
When I was 13 or 14. I was frustrated at how much easier everyone else found it to catch and pass accurately and was determined I shouldn’t find it as hard as I did. I’m sure its still harder for me than my team mates- but the extra work definitely helped!
If you didn't do top level Lacrosse, what would you do instead?
Who knows! I did a bit of rowing at university and would have liked to give that a proper go if I’d had more time.
Who are your sporting idols? – why?
Steve Wojciechowski (a Duke basketball player) for his tenacity, determination and leadership… and Roger Federer for his sportsmanship, poise and consistency.
What is the toughest thing about playing international level sport?
Balancing training commitments with life and learning to say no to things- I sometimes need reminding I can’t do everything all the time as much as I might want to.
What is the best thing about playing international level sport?
Having the chance to be part of such a strong team unit who all have the same sense of pride and desire as you do. It’s a bond very view people will ever be lucky enough to experience.
What do you do to relax after a tough game?
Sleep! And eat crisps without feeling guilty.
What would you like to achieve with Lacrosse in the future?
The dream is still a medal at a Senior World Cup.