Athlete of the Week: Hayden Stoltzfoos


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.”