By Alex Xia ‘23
Big Red Sports Network Reporter Alex Xia ‘23 recently sat down with goalie George Northup ‘23 for some insights into Lawrenceville’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team.
Alex Xia: How long have you been playing?
George Northup: I’ve been around lacrosse from a very young age, but I really began to take it seriously when I was around thirteen. I started playing with more intense club teams and began to take a look at the bigger picture.
AX: Do you plan to continue to play lacrosse in college?
GN: I will be playing at Yale after graduating Lawrenceville – I loved it as soon as I stepped on campus and obviously, you can’t beat the mix of academics and lacrosse.
AX: What are you doing to improve as a player?
GN: Our goalies (myself and Timmy Piacentini) have been lucky to work with Assistant Coach Jack Runkel often throughout the winter and spring to develop as players. It’s been a lot of goalie-specific technique drilling and coaching on our overall roles as players on the field.
AX: What do you enjoy most about your sport? What do you find most challenging?
GN: I love competing in general. There’s something special about stepping on the field whenever I play that’s hard to describe, but it's an intensity that I can’t find anywhere else. As for what’s most challenging, it’s always been tough to find consistency but I’ve gotten into a good rhythm recently
AX: Are there any short term goals that you would like to see yourself or the team accomplish?
GN: We want to win the National Championship this year.
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