Ryan Powell is a Lax All Star(s.com)
Gold Medalist, All-American, National Champion, MLL MVP, MLL & NLL All Star, and now Laxallstars.com Blogger. Ryan Powell has recently added one more title to his already lengthly list of accomplishments; Blogger for the ever-popular laxallstars.com. If you haven’t already noticed some of his posts be sure to tune in to laxallstars.com for a look into the mind of one of the games biggest contributors.
Here is an excerpt from Ryan’s latest post (3/29):
How important is work ethic in lacrosse? Personally, I believe that it’s everything!
This week was a bad weekend for my Boston Blazers squad. We went 0-2, losing to both Washington and Colorado by a goal. When you are a competitor and someone who loves to win, this is very hard to swallow. It will be on my mind all week. Something else that will be on my mind this week is something that our assistant coach said to us in the locker room after the game.
“Are you doing everything that you possibly can to be the best lacrosse player that you can be?”
This is a great question and I felt as though I should pass this along to the lax players that read this blog. So many times I have kids come up to me and tell me that they want to play lacrosse at Syracuse, or they want to play Division 1, or they just want to play college lacrosse. If you are one of these young lacrosse players you should take a minute and ask yourself the question that my assistant coach asked after our game in Colorado.
If you are a high school player that wants to play at the next level, you need to realize that there are a lot of kids all across North America that also want to play lacrosse in college. How can you achieve your goal of playing at the next level? Be the hardest working guy! No, not just at games and practices, but with the work that you put in on your own time.
My work ethic comes from my dad, Larry. He worked at a paper-mill for 30+ years in upstate NY.
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