1) What made
you come to Lebanon Valley College? Where did you come from and how did
you hear about our institution?
I actually found out about LVC through a mailing I received
from the school. After one visit to LVC, I had a gut feeling that this was the
place for me. Being from a small town, LVC felt like home. The community
atmosphere and personal attention I receive at LVC make it special to me, and I
couldn’t think of another place I’d rather be.
2) What is your major and why did you choose it?
I am a Biology/Pre-Med major at LVC. The field of medicine
has always been a great interest to me, and I have a strong desire to interact
with people and help others. I don’t think I could ever sit behind a desk all
day, so I think a career in medicine would be a great fit for me.
3) What do you
plan on doing upon graduation with your degree?
After graduation, I hope to enroll in a physician assistant
program in the area or possibly attend medical school. I am not 100% sure what
I want to do, but I know I want to do something medical.
4) What is your favorite part about being a
member of the LVC cross country program?
My favorite part of LVCXC is the people. My fellow teammates
and coaches are like my family at LVC, and I love spending time with them and
motivating them before our meets. We hang out on the weekends and always have a
good time when we’re together. Through running at LVC, I feel like I have made
some friendships that will last a lifetime.
5) What is your favorite type of workout?
Is there any one particular workout that you can remember that was
challenging but made you a better runner for it?
I don’t really think I have a favorite workout, but I do
have a lot of stories about some challenging workouts we have done through the
years. During track, we always do a tough workout that consists of a 600, 400,
and 2x200s. At first this workout sounded simple, but it ended up being the
hardest workout we did all year. This workout, as well as all the other
workouts we do, have some kind of logic behind it. Whether it is to determine
our level of fitness or improve our finishing kick, Coach always seems to have
a method behind his madness.
6) What are your short term and long term
running-related goals, both team and individual?
This year I hope to return to the level of fitness I
achieved my freshmen year and be able to run with the pack and be competitive.
As a team, I really think we can turn some heads. With some solid runners in
place and some promising freshmen coming in, I feel like we can surprise the conference
and finish in the top 3 this year.
hobbies, sports or other leisure time activities do you enjoy most?
Other than running, I love to just relax and hang out with
my family and friends. I also love to fish and golf, and I am a big sports fan
overall. I also love going to the Outer Banks during the summer with my family,
and I have been going there for the past 18 years.
8) What is your
favorite type of food?
I don’t think I have a favorite food, but I definitely like
to eat! I’m a big fan of steaks and hot wings, but I also like classic Italian
food like pasta and pizza.
makes you unique? Do you have any special talents or something else that
you'd like to share that others would find interesting?
I think what makes me unique as a captain is my ability to
communicate with others. I may not be the fastest guy on the course, but I feel
like I can always motivate my team and talk with my teammates if they ever need
guidance about running or just life in general.
should a high school junior or senior take a more serious look at LVC?
Although LVC is not a well-known school like Penn State or
Pitt, I believe that the education and experiences you receive here are
incomparable. At LVC, you make friends so easily, and I feel like you can never
get “lost in the crowd”. Whether it is a professor or another student, you
always have someone watching out for you. The faculty and staff here really do
care about the students, which shows all throughout campus.
Academically, I believe LVC students can compete with the
best and the brightest out there. The small class sizes allow you to get know
your professors, and there are so many opportunities for you to work with them
one-on-one, which doesn’t always happen at a big school. Overall, I feel like
LVC is the perfect place for anyone who wants to compete in athletics yet focus
primarily on school. My coaches and teammates have helped me develop as a
runner and a student, and they really have become my second family.