Feb. 6, 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 Cassidy Meaney and Kasey Griese.
What is your personal goal for the inaugural season? My goal for the inaugural season is to improve myself as a player and help the team work together to get better as a whole.
What got you started in lacrosse? Lacrosse has always been big in my hometown. All of my friends and I grew up playing together.
What is your major, and what are your plans after college? My major is Elementary Education. After college, I hope to have a job as soon as I can.
Where is your hometown? My hometown is Wantagh, N.Y. It’s on the south shore of Long Island.
What’s your position responsible for on the field? My position on the field is attack, which is responsible for being able to move the ball around and create opportunities for goals.
How do you help the team stay focused during the season? Positive talk and encouragement
Who is your role model? My mom, because she has always been there to support me. She always encourages me to chase my dreams.
What is your biggest pet-peeve? When food is too hot to eat and you burn your mouth.
What is your favorite pre-game meal? Honey Nut Cheerios.
Do you have any superstitions? I always keep a hair tie around my cleats and I always wear my gloves no matter what.
What is your favorite moment in your lacrosse career? My favorite moment in my lacrosse career was scoring the game-winning goal against our rival, with a minute left on the clock.
What’s your guilty pleasure music-wise? Country music.
If you could be an animal what would you be? I would be a bird so I could fly anywhere I want.
Why did you choose the number you wear? I chose to wear number five because of my dad. He passed away two years ago and five was always his number.
Why did you choose Coastal? I chose Coastal because it was a perfect fit for me. I always wanted to go to school in the south and Coastal was the perfect school to do so and I could play lacrosse, which was a plus.
#6 Kasey Griese
What is your personal goal for the inaugural season? Contribute to the team positively.
What got you started in lacrosse? My brother played and it looked like fun, so when my town began a team I joined in 3rd grade.
What is your major, and what are your plans after college? I am a marketing major. After college I hope to get a job, but I do not know what I would like to do yet.
Where is your hometown? Parker, Colo.
What’s your position responsible for on the field? Transitioning, playing defense and attack all over the field.
How do you help the team stay focused during the season? Just reminding everyone that it is a new day at the beginning of practice and to always play hard.
Who is your role model? My role models are my brother Kyle and my sister Kayla. They are great people to look up to and strive to be.
What is your biggest pet-peeve? Sounds of people chewing.
What is your favorite pre-game meal? Noodles & Company (Pasta!)
Do you have any superstitions? I have to straighten my hair before games!
What is your favorite moment in your lacrosse career? Playing in tournaments with my club team in high school!
What’s your guilty pleasure music-wise? Country music! Especially Tim Mcgraw
If you could be an animal what would you be? A bird so I could fly
Why did you choose the number you wear? My brother Kyle was always number 6, so when I started lacrosse I wanted to be like him. I still wear number 6 to this day.
Why did you choose Coastal? Because of its beautiful campus and location.