Triple Threat Lacrosse Player Spotlight: Sophia Roberts

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Name: Sophia Roberts

Age: 15

School: North Hunterdon High School

How long have you been playing lacrosse?: I have been playing lacrosse for 8 years.

Do you have a favorite moment or memory from a lacrosse game?: I love the competitive aspect of lacrosse as well as the team aspect.

Do you have a favorite moment or memory from a lacrosse game?: My favorite moment in lacrosse is when the final horn of a championship game we just won blows and we all run onto the field and celebrate together.

Is there a coach or athlete that you look up to as a role model and why?: I admire Coach Kathleen Jaeger. She was my coach the first year I played with Triple Threat and I was amazed that she could juggle getting her college degree, playing lacrosse, and being an incredible coach and role model for us all at the same time. She showed me that being a successful student-athlete is possible.

Have you ever suffered a major sports-related injury? If so, how do you feel that improved your game?: In October 2020 I tore my ACL and meniscus and needed reconstructive surgery. Since then, I have gained a strong desire to get back on the field and I realized that I really do love playing lacrosse. Being on the sidelines, I have also been able to attain a next-level understanding of the game and more deeply understand other positions on the field as well. I will be back on the field for fall ball 2021!

Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of sports?: Outside of sports, I take part in choir and Model UN at my high school, I am a camp counselor at a museum in the summertime and a volunteer coach for our local youth rec league, and I work at a local ice cream shop.

How does being an athlete inspire you to do good?: Being an athlete inspires me to set a good example for the younger girls who play lacrosse that will grow and hopefully learn to love the game as much as I do.