Junior midfielder Maddy Levy of UR Women’s Lacrosse scored a team-high four goals during the team’s season opening game against Thiel College, which it won 17—0. Her first goal was scored when less than a minute of the game had passed, with her second coming just a minute later.
When did you start playing lacrosse and what made you do so?
I started playing lacrosse in seventh grade. To be honest, I started playing because all of my friends played and it looked cool, but I instantly fell in love with the sport.
What did you find most difficult about the sport?
When I first started playing, the most difficult thing was just catching and throwing the ball accurately. It took a lot of practice to catch up to the skill levels of a lot of my teammates at the time who had been playing since they were little kids. The practice paid off though, and then the tough part became understanding the flow of the game.
How have you grown throughout your time on the UR team?
College and high school lacrosse are quite different, like with any sport. My team and I have grown to accommodate the speed the game. Personally, I would say that I have grown in my ability to balance school and sports effectively, and I have also learned a lot about being a leader as a younger player.
What do you enjoy most about your teammates/ what was your favorite moment with them?
My teammates are all my best friends which is important on a team when you spend so much time together on and off the field. We always push each other in practice and in games, and they are one of the main reasons why I love the sport so much. Almost every year, we go to a Syracuse women’s lacrosse game as a team, which is one of my favorite team outings. It’s really cool to see a top-tier Division I team play, and it’s even better watching it as a team and hanging out in Syracuse.
How do you balance academics and athletics?
Managing time is very important. When I’m in season, there is very little time to spend in the library so I have to be more productive with the time that I do have. Late nights in the library and sleep deprivation are keys to success.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Definitely flight. I know it sounds cliché, but think about it […] being able to fly anywhere and not having to walk would be awesome.