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Athlete Spotlight: Cydney Lahr

Photo credit/ Julie Potter, Sabrina Resuta, Gabby Ziegler
Senior forward Cydney Lahr.

Senior Cydney Lahr is currently wrapping up her final season as one the primary scoring options for the Marywood Pacers’ field hockey team. However, Lahr isn’t a one-trick pony. The architecture student also competes for the Pacers’ track and field team.

Lahr, a native of Herndon, Pa., has a lot on her plate when it comes to being a student-athlete, but doesn’t let it get the better of her.

“I definitely have to time-manage a lot,” said Lahr. “I have to constantly look at my schedule and figure out when I can fit my school work in and when I’m going to practice, but definitely in the past four years I’ve learned how to manage it.”

Being a two-sport student athlete isn’t anything new for Lahr, as she played field hockey for four years and ran track for three. A new experience for Lahr was getting to travel abroad. She decided to forgo her junior field hockey season for this opportunity.

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“With the architecture program, I got to study abroad in Italy for a whole semester,” Lahr stated. “I ended up going during field hockey season and got to study in Florence for the semester.”

As the field hockey season winds down, the Pacers are battling against their Atlantic East conference opponents. Lahr has confidence her team can find success in the conference and postseason.

“I think we’re feeling really good right now,” Lahr mentioned. “I think this year, we have a really solid team. I feel like this is going really well so far.”

It is indeed going well for Lahr and her squad, as they currently sit at 11-3 with only two matches remaining. Lahr isn’t the only member of the field hockey team who has a lot of confidence. Coach Julie Trott recognizes the huge role Lahr plays and how this team is built for success.

“Cydney has been playing a crucial role for our team this year by producing a ton of offense,” Trott noted. “She and her teammates have set high expectations for themselves, and are working hard every day to reach their goals. We are very excited for our upcoming conference games and for what the rest of the season will bring.”

As her time is dwindling, Lahr realizes the importance of both teams and how they’ve helped her along the way.

“For field hockey, I’ve been set up to do great things here at Marywood,” Lahr said. “I think that the coaching staff and my team have really helped along the way. Looking at track, within the last year, I’ve improved immensely and I owe that to the new coaching staff and my teammates helping me out.”

While she still has one more year left in her academic program at Marywood, Lahr noted what she will miss most about her time at Marywood.

“The overall studio culture in architecture and being in that field,” Lahr stated. “It’s very different compared to any of the majors at Marywood, so I will miss that and the community we have.”

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Vincent Goldschmidt
Vincent Goldschmidt, Sports Editor
Vincent Goldschmidt is a sophomore Multimedia Communications Major, on the track of Sports Media, and is the Sports Editor for the Wood Word. Along with his Wood Word work, he hosts a sports talk show, He Knows Ball, on VMFM 91.7, serves as the Sports Director and a Sports Anchor for TV-Marywood, and commentates for Marywood Athletics.
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