Bridget McGowan: 12

Bridget McGowan, a member of girls lacrosse, is a three year varsity athlete. She plays defense and brings a tough mentality to the team. A leader on and off the field, the senior hopes to end her high school career on a high note.

Lancer Link: How did you get into lacrosse?

Bridget McGowan: Well my sister played lacrosse, and at the time I was playing soccer. So I figured I would just try-out because it looked like fun and some of my friends were trying out as well.

LL:What sacrifices have you made for lacrosse?

BM: Junior year was very challenging for me because I was balancing all my school work with lacrosse, because I would be getting out of games at seven then I would end up doing homework till one in the morning. I had to sacrifice a lot of my social time with friends and sporting events.

LL: Why do you enjoy playing lacrosse?

BM:Mainly because of my teammates, they are some of my best friends and they just make practices and games a lot of fun to be a part of. When I’m playing, I get really amped when I get a stop on defense and get the turnover.

LL:What motivates you to continue playing?

BM: Mainly my teammates, they are some of my best friends and if I didn’t play, I would feel like I let them down big time. We have been together since freshman year and I couldn’t imagine playing lacrosse without them.

LL: What advice do you have for younger players?

BM: If you ever feel frustrated, don’t give up. I know it will seem hard at times and maybe your nervous but don’t worry about failing. Worry about improving through hard work and tough mental attitude. Try not to let your nerves get the best of you, just live in the moment and own it.