I Believe my life has led me down certain paths for a very specific purpose. Without these experiences I couldn’t be the coach, mentor, trainer, daughter, sister and athlete I am today.
I played roughly 15 years of Lacrosse before I made one of the hardest decisions of my life.
I left Adelphi University in 2010. I left my team and coach that had believed in me and helped to build me up throughout my freshman year of college. I was so lucky walking into my freshman lacrosse career. I had been recruited onto a national championship team, with some of the most driven athletes I had the honor of knowing and playing alongside. I had a coach who not only believed in me but was willing to go to any length to keep me on the team. The adelphi women’s Lacrosse team was everything I had ever wanted for my college experience. I had almost a full athletic scholarship and 3 years ahead of me lined up to be the starting goalie after our senior Keeper graduated. It was the lax dream... we even won adelphi’s second national championship during my freshman year. •
If you knew me then you wouldn’t have known that the most important man in my life had died a week before I left for my freshman year of college and then one week before my freshman year was complete I was delivered news that my half-brother has passed away in a dirt bike accident. My Pop-Pop was my everything & my Big brother was about to become a part of my life for the first time.( we hadn’t seen each other since I was 2 years old) (A product of divorce had separated my siblings and I for many many years) Two huge losses hit my life during my freshman year in college, the second one hit me so hard I made the decision to leave Adelphi and not return for the following seasons. I had to be close to my family and even though I know I hurt my team, my coach and my commitment to the program I knew it was what I had to do. The hardest decision. The saddest time in my life that was supposed to be the best years of my life. I look back on photos and feel gratitude for those experiences, they still bring tears to my eyes but I am stronger and forever grateful not only for my team but for my coach, you believed In me🙏🏽