April 20, 2018 – As part of our Biola Lacrosse Connections newsletter, we feature a player from the current team, and ask them “Why did you choose to join the Biola lacrosse team?” April’s featured player is Collin Hardy. Collin is a junior longstick midfielder from Chino Hills, CA. Here’s why Collin chose to play lacrosse at Biola:
I decided to join Biola Lacrosse, at first, because I wanted to have some sort of athletic outlet in college. I grew up playing competitive sports and I knew that intramural sports just wouldn’t cut it in terms of competitiveness. My freshman year, I talked to some guys that were on the team and they encouraged me to come and just try out once. Growing up playing ice hockey, I thought that lacrosse would be an easy transfer of skill, which was both true and false, and my background in long distance running would make it a natural transition.
Soon after that short conversation at the club fair, that “just come out once and try it” turned into a passion for lacrosse that continues to drive me forward. Once I joined the team, I saw a team that was different than other teams I had been a part of; a team that started and ended every practice with prayer. I am so grateful and thankful for this group of brother to sweat with, to work with, and to strive towards being more like Christ with.
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