Lacrosse Q&A With Freshman Ysa Pakowski

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Lacrosse Q&A With Freshman Ysa Pakowski

Ysa Pakowski playing at a lacrosse camp at Notre Dame

Ysa Pakowski playing at a lacrosse camp at Notre Dame

Ysa Pakowski

Ysa Pakowski playing at a lacrosse camp at Notre Dame

Ysa Pakowski

Ysa Pakowski

Ysa Pakowski playing at a lacrosse camp at Notre Dame

Becca Pritchett, Head Copy Editor

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Q: Were you involved in Lacrosse before being on the team at school, what made you want to be apart of the team?

A:  I was involved in Lacrosse before being on the team at school. I have been playing club lacrosse for 3 years. I wanted to join the team due to the group of girls that are involved in the program, being able to connect with girls from South and North, the opportunity to get better, and my overall love for lacrosse.

 

Q: What is it like being a freshman on the varsity team?

A: Being a freshman on the varsity team is very fun and a challenge. It has allowed me to grow as a player and I have watched and learned many skills from other players. One major difference that I have had to adapt to is the speed of the game. It is a lot faster than I am used to. Through all of this, the support from my other teammates has been incredible and I really appreciate all they do.

 

Q: What is your favorite thing about being on the Lacrosse team? How is the school team different than club?

A: My favorite thing about being on the lacrosse team is the ability to overcome challenges and play with great teammates and against many players who are D1 recruits. The high school season has come with adversity, but our team’s attitude and support of one another has made us stronger. High school is different from a club team in many ways. The club team travels more to the east coast for tournaments where Lacrosse is played more regularly. Club also has fewer practices and focuses a lot more on recruiting.

 

Q: Who is someone you look up to on the team and how have they helped you through the season?

A: Someone on the team that I look up to is one of our captains, Sam Hanek. Sam has helped me throughout the season because she has increased my confidence, helped me work out issues I am having, drives me everywhere, and has been a great friend to me this season. Sam has overcome a concussion this season and was still as committed to the team as she was when she was playing. She is supportive, kind, hilarious, and always picks me up when I am down.

 

Q: What are your goals with lacrosse, do you see yourself playing after high school?

A: During high school, my goals are to make an impact on the team, be a leader, be someone people can come to, and to win. One of my goals is to play in college. I want to play at a competitive level and continue to grow as a player.

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