Behind The Code...High School Lacrosse, Matt Krick

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The Player: Matt Krick 

Nickname: “The Silent Assassin”

High School: The Hill School (Pennsylvania)  

Class: 2017

Club Team: 380 Lacrosse

Position: Midfielder 

What Aspects Of Your Game Are You Working On To Improve?
I\’m always working to improve my off hand, until it’s as good as my strong hand. I\’m trying to improve my shot on the run, and I\’m trying to improve on my communication and leadership on the field.

What Makes You Unique?
I am a two way midfielder, I\’m not a specialist on one side of the ball.

What Can You Offer A Program Others Cannot?
I am a good lacrosse player, but I\’m also a good student, I play two other sports, and I\’m a member of the orchestra.

Do You See Yourself As A Leader?
I see myself as a leader, but not your typical leader. I like to lead by example, instead of the guy that just screams at their teammates.

What Are Your Strengths As A Player?
My biggest strength as a player is probably dodging to create shots for my teammates. I consider myself a pretty good dodger and a very good facilitator. Don’t get me wrong I like to score, but I love to get my teammates the goals.

Who Are Your Role Models?
I don\’t have a clear role model, because there is no one person that I would want to be. As a lacrosse player though I really admire Mark Matthews.

What Is The Best Part Of The Game of Lacrosse? What Do You Enjoy Most About The Sport?
I love the speed of the sport. It\’s always fast and exciting. I enjoy playing the sport the most. I\’ll play whenever, wherever and with whoever.

What Is Something You Have Learned During Your High School Athletic Career?
I learned that there is always somebody working harder than you. But that doesn\’t mean you should stop working, but that you need to work harder.

What Advice Would You Pass On To Other Athletes That Want To Play At The Next Level?
Just keep playing the sport as much as possible. The only way to get better is by practicing, so do it as much as possible.

What Would Your Teammates Say About You?
They would probably describe me as a kid who is kind of quiet off the field, but a leader on the field.

What Was The Biggest Obstacle You Overcame in Sports?
There’s not one clear example of an obstacle I overcame, but I always struggled to know what to do when I would get cut when trying out for a talented team. I know now to just keep playing and working harder because that’s the only way to get better.