Under Armour Player Watch – Kelly Myers

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Under Armour Lacrosse All-America Player Watch: GIRLS

KELLY MYERS
5′ 9″ | Class of 2014

Hometown: Alexandria, VA
High School: Georgetown Visitation
Club: Capital Lacrosse
Future College: Stanford
Position: Midfield
Notables: Under Armour Underclass All-Tournament (2013)
Coaches Say: “Kelly is as skilled with her stick as she is quick with her feet. Add to that her ability to make her teammates better with her decision making and unselfish play, and you have a competitor that can excel at the next level.” (Anonymous Baltimore area club coach)

BY THE BOOK – A Few Thoughts from ESPNU Lacrosse Analyst Booker Corrigan:
Kelly is the triple edged sword in her ability to use speed, dodging, and passing to break down a defense. She excels in transition, has a motor that won’t quit, and sees the field like a lacrosse playing Russell Wilson.

Booker’s Movie Quote: “No you’re not hardcore! Unless you live hardcore!” from “School of Rock”

Kelly is hard core on both ends of the field, and she lives it.

A FEW QUESTIONS – Kelly Myers
What were the main factors in your college decision? I chose Stanford for its incredible athlete support and rigorous academics. The dynamics of the team played an important role in my decision as well as the coaching staff: how they interacted with each other and the players. I wanted a school that would push me as both an athlete and student and the warm weather was just an added bonus!

Do you play other sports in high school? I played basketball up until high school, where I played varsity tennis as a freshman and then switched to varsity field hockey for my sophomore, junior and senior years.

How would you describe the style of your game? Quick and intense. I rely a lot on my speed and stick skills, and try to be one of the hardest working players on the field. The quote “hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard” says even if I’m not the best to step on the field I will always give it my all.

What college player do you most admire? Tom Schreiber from Princeton. Comfortable and equally skilled with both his left and right he demonstrates lacrosse IQ, leadership and talent. Face guarded and doubled in nearly every game, he still manages to get on the board.

Do you have a favorite play? I like the classic two-man screen and roll from the top. My teammate and I always run the same pop back play from the right wing, it works every time.

What is your perfect post game meal? Breakfast sandwich with sausage, egg, and cheese on a bagel with chocolate milk.

What song best describes your game? “Turn It Up” by Timeflies. “You can’t keep me down” is my favorite line from the song.

If you could be on any other sport’s professional team, which team would it be? Women’s USA Olympic hockey team.

What song would you sing if you had to sing karaoke to save your own life? “Whatever She’s Got” by David Nail. Fun to belt out and I never get tired of country music.

What lacrosse memory brings you joy when you are stuck in traffic? When my team won the Women’s National Tournament last year and receiving the Heather Lee Albert award. I loved playing with my team and the award was an incredible honor and surprise that I will never forget.

What is your favorite sports movie? “Remember the Titans” most definitely.

What rule would you like to add, or remove, from the lacrosse rule book? I would consider adding a shot clock. The stall has always been a part of the girl’s game and I think maybe a “stall warning” similar to the men’s game would keep the intensity of the game going right up to the end.

What one specific college lacrosse game do you wish you had played in? The NCAA championship game last year between Maryland and North Carolina. Playing under the lights, surrounded by that amount of energy and fan support, would have been an awesome experience to be part of.

 

About the 2014 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic
The 9th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic® will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, MD. Eighty-eight of the nation’s top male and female high school seniors will earn the sport’s most prestigious honor of being named an Under Armour All-American. Last year a total of 44 former Under Armour All-Americans earned 1st, 2nd or 3rd Team All-America honors at the collegiate level. Fifteen of the game’s alumni also took home Player of the Year honors for their respective college conferences in 2013. Alumni of the game are known as the best in the sport. The Under Armour All-America games will be held at Towson University in conjunction with the Under Armour Underclass tournament July 11 – 13. The Underclass tryouts and tournament, widely recognized as the premier recruiting event of the summer, will once again feature competing male and female regional teams from Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, South, Upstate New York, Washington, D.C. and West divisions. Visit www.underarmourlacrosse.com to learn more.