10 Questions with an Athlete: Kelly Kryspin, Lacrosse


Erica Nealon, Sport Editor

Q: When did you start playing lacrosse?

A: The first time I picked up a stick was my freshman year of high school and I’ve been in love with game since.


Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals before you go out on the field?

A: Usually I will just listen to an iPod to try to get focused for the game.


Q: What music do you listen to before the game?

A: It depends, but Mumford & Sons usually will get me motivated and ready to play.


Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?

A: Justin Tuck from the New York Giants. He is just an all around good person. He’s a smart athlete on the field, while also being someone other players can look to for guidance.


Q: What is your most memorable lacrosse moment?

A: My most memorable moment would have to be last season when our team was undefeated in all of our conference games. The team worked really hard and it was a great accomplishment for the sport at Marywood.


Q: What is a valuable lesson that you have learned from playing lacrosse?

A: Definitely the importance of teamwork. I believe if you can work well together on and off the field, it makes for a stronger team.


Q: What are the strong points of your game?

A: I like to take into account what’s happening on the field and look for the best opportunities on when to attack the goal.


Q: What skills can you improve to make your game better?

A: I think there is always room for improvement in this sport, but sometimes I struggle with being confident in the decisions I make on the field.


Q: How has lacrosse helped you become the person you are today?

A: It has definitely helped me to come out of my shell. I am usually a fairly quiet person, but playing lacrosse allows me to come out of my comfort zone.


Q: What do you plan on doing after Marywood?

A: I plan on continuing on to the Social Work master’s program at Marywood for a year and then see where life takes me from there.