Glastonbury Student Athlete of the Month: Marina DiPiazza

Name: Marina DiPiazza

Sports Played: Girls Lacrosse

Academic Accomplishments: I have been recognized with High Honors all four years of high school and am a member of the National Honor Society and Science and Spanish National Honor Society.

Athletic Accomplishments: Lacrosse Captain, 4 year varsity player, 3 year starter, 3rd in team goals for 2017 season

How I prepare for a game: To prepare for a game I always think about games past. About specific moments where I did something well or capitalized on an opportunity so I can try and replicate that in the game we are about to play. I also work to get my team in the right mindset with a silent warm up and bringing it in for a serious pep talk and huddle before we start stick work. I think setting the tone for my teammates and getting them motivated is how I get myself hyped up.

What do I enjoy most about this season? : Although we are just at the beginning of my final season as a high school lacrosse player, what I have loved most so far is the responsibility that comes with being a captain of a very young team. I have been challenged with the task of being especially patient this spring and recognizing the fact that with a very new team comes the need for putting in extra effort on behalf of my teammates. I love playing with these girls because of the fun and competitiveness that they bring to each and every practice and game. I personally love taking on the roll of someone who is encouraging her teammates and leading them to improve each and every day. I can’t wait to see the great things that we do as a group by the end of the season.

Most memorable moment as a high school athlete: My most memorable moment as a high school athlete was last season when we played Cheshire High School. I think as a junior I loved this game so much because I felt like I had helped set the tone from the start. We were nervous about facing this team, but we came out strong and together and it was clear to everyone that was there. We got a big lead and I scored the first 3 goals of the game. As twelve teammates and friends we were overly celebratory and supportive of each other.I felt as though I had kick started the momentum that we had, and our whole team was going crazy from the bench to the stands for the entire 50 minutes. I had never felt something like that before in a game, and I think that is what led us to a great win!

College Plans:  Northeastern University; Bouve College of Health Science

 

 

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