Athlete of the Week: Hayden Stoltzfoos

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Hartley Hill

Running with the ball, junior Hayden Stoltzfoos moves toward the goal. Stoltzfoos has played lacrosse for six years and plans to play in college. 

Samantha Macuare, Managing Editor

Q: “How did you get started playing your sport? How long have you been playing?”  

A: “I’ve been playing lacrosse for six years and got introduced by my good friend Conor Goss (conorgosslax) when in search for a new sport.” 

  

Q: “What is your favorite part/aspect of the sport?”  

A: “I love the creativity that lacrosse allows. You work with your hands, a stick, and teammates to find a myriad of ways to score or take the ball away from an opponent, adjusting your play style to your liking.” 

  

Q: “How has the sport shaped you into who you are today?”  

A: “This sport shown me that through work and love for the sport I was able to marginally improve my play. Showing me that the same is possible in all other areas of my life.” 

  

Q: “What is the most important thing you have learned from playing the sport?”  

A: “The most important thing I’ve learned is how to bond with a group of people become connected and achieve a goal together, like family.” 

  

Q: “What is one of your favorite memories from playing the sport?”  

A: “My favorite memories come from the goofing off that occurs in between games at a far away tournament.” 

  

Q: “How far do you want to take the sport?”  

A: “Right now, I’m looking to play in college as a way to get into a high academic school and play the sport I love.” 

  

Q: “Who is your inspiration? Is it a coach, teammate, professional athlete?”  

A: “My inspiration is every single one of my teammates who are just as focused as me when it comes to winning.” 

  

Q: “What are you most excited for this season?”  

A: “This season I’m excited to make a statement: that plant isn’t playing checkers anymore we are playing chess.”