Feb. 4, 2013
CONWAY - As we count down to the inaugural game, each day GoCCUSports.com will profile the lighter side of Coastal Lacrosse. Today's student-athletes to be profiled are Kimmy DeLonge and Ashley Manford.
What is your personal goal for the inaugural season? My personal goal is to be a threat behind the cage and a major contributor for the offense.
What got you started in lacrosse? A youth program started in our area, and since I didn't play a spring sport I thought I'd give it a shot.
What is your major, and what are your plans after college? My major is Marine Science. My plans after college include finding an environmentally friendly, substantial job maybe in the field of aquaculture (fish farming) or cleaning up marine ecosystems.
Where is your hometown? My hometown is Mt. Airy, Maryland.
What's your position responsible for on the field? As a low attacker, I'm responsible for composure and leadership behind the cage, as well as making sure everyone knows the play being ran, being a helpful outlet for my teammates and keeping my defender occupied and concerned. Behind the cage, you have a different point of view then everyone else, giving you a versatile advantage for challenging and low to high feeding.
How do you help the team stay focused during the season? I like to be the comic relief for the team when things get stressed or tense, reminding everyone to just relax and play the game we all know and love.
Who is your role model? My role model would have to be Jen Adams, the world's best women's lacrosse player. She worked so hard to achieve her accomplishments and made records in numerous leagues, teams, and countries.
What is your biggest pet-peeve? My biggest pet peeve is when I have to repeat myself more than once.
What is your favorite pre-game meal? Any type of sub, but preferably an Italian style one.
Do you have any superstitions? Not really, I just like to keep the same pre-game routine.
What is your favorite moment in your lacrosse career? My favorite moment was scoring the game-tying goal against a rival high school my junior year, and making the comeback against them.
What's your guilty pleasure music-wise? Anything rap wise, but if I'm feeling extra wild and pumped up, I'll pull out some dubstep.
If you could be an animal what would you be? I'd be a house cat.
Why did you choose the number you wear? My first two choices were taken, but #1 has always been one of my lucky numbers.
Why did you choose Coastal? I loved the school when I visited and was hoping they would hire a coach for the 2012-2013 season, and when they did I jumped at the opportunity.
What is your personal goal for the inaugural season? My personal goal is to earn a starting spot.
What got you started in lacrosse? My Grampy always told me I should try it because I was athletic and tough.
What is your major, and what are your plans after college? My major is Exercise Sports Science and I plan on going into Physical Therapy school after Coastal.
Where is your hometown? Palm Coast, Fla.
What's your position responsible for on the field? Defense, which is to defend the ball and get it out of our end of the field.
How do you help the team stay focused during the season? Positive talk and encouragement.
Who is your role model? My Dad.
What is your biggest pet-peeve? When people contradict themselves.
What is your favorite pre-game meal? A simple sandwich.
Do you have any superstitions? If I play well in one game I'll repeat what I wore in that game for the next game.
What is your favorite moment in your lacrosse career? When my high school team beat our rivals in the District Championship.
What's your guilty pleasure music-wise? I love country but I listen to pump up music when I'm getting ready to play.
If you could be an animal what would you be? A cheetah, because they are the fastest and fiercest animal.
Why did you choose the number you wear? No significance.
Why did you choose Coastal? I love to play lacrosse and the school is great.