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Meet the Chants: 2013 Lacrosse

As we count down to the inaugural game, each day GoCCUSports.com will profile the lighter side of Coastal Lacrosse.

       

Freshman Midfielder Nyra Constant

Freshman Midfielder Nyra Constant

Feb. 12, 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 Sara Nolan and Nyra Constant.

#14 Sara Nolan

What is your personal goal for the inaugural season? To be respected and seen as a leader by my other teammates, to become a threat to other teams, and to become an all-conference player. 

What got you started in lacrosse? Lacrosse is a pretty large part of my culture where I am from. 

What is your major, and what are your plans after college? I am an exercise and sport science major. After college I want to possibly go to graduate school and become a chiropractor, but as of now I’m still undecided. 

Where is your hometown? Harford County, Md. 

What’s your position responsible for on the field? Scoring goals, redefining, but most importantly controlling the ball. 

How do you help the team stay focused during the season? By taking everything I do seriously on and off the field, and giving 100% effort all the time. 

Who is your role model? Coach Jamie and Christie, my parents, my trainer Pat Hanely, and my club coach Danielle Seiling. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? People not respecting my opinions or suggestions. 

What is your favorite pre-game meal? Pickles. 

Do you have any superstitions? Yes, I need to watch every Ravens’ game or they will lose. Also whenever I am not number 14 I always have a bad season. 

What is your favorite moment in your lacrosse career? My senior year when I played for C. Milton and I scored the winning goal in the last 20 seconds against my old high school John Carroll; also when my high school coach at C. Milton gave a speech about me during our end of the season party.

What’s your guilty pleasure music-wise? Anything that I can sing to.

If you could be an animal what would you be? A shark. 

Why did you choose the number you wear? Because it’s the date I was born and whenever I am not number 14, I do not play well. 

Why did you choose Coastal? I would have the most amazing opportunity here for lacrosse, they have my major, and it is close to the beach.

#15 Nyra Constant

What is your personal goal for the inaugural season? My personal goal is to be a key contributor to the team’s success. I want to be able to be a reliable figure on the team that my teammates have confidence in with the ball. 

What got you started in lacrosse? I never thought that I would play lacrosse, I was more into basketball and field hockey. But, my brother never liked that and when I was in eighth grade he told me to just try it out because he bet I could get a scholarship for college in the future. Turns out he was right. 

What is your major, and what are your plans after college? I am a Business Management major. After college I don’t exactly know what I want to do as of right now, but I would definitely like to stay in the business field. 

Where is your hometown? Gloucester, Mass. 

What’s your position responsible for on the field? My position is responsible for everywhere on the field. As a midfielder, it is vital to know how to play both offense and defense efficiently as well as being able to transition the ball successfully, be quick on your feet, and have a lot of endurance. We are also responsible for the draw and to beat the opponent to the ball between the 30’s. 

How do you help the team stay focused during the season? I would help the team stay focused during the season by reminding them what we are here for. Reminding them that we are all picked to be on this team for a reason, and we might as well show other teams what we are capable of. 

Who is your role model? My dad. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? I have two. My first one is when people chew loud and smack their lips while eating. My other one is when people will not stop talking during movies. 

What is your favorite pre-game meal? Pasta. 

Do you have any superstitions? I don’t really have any superstitions. The only thing that I can think of is I always wear white dri fit socks for home games. 

What is your favorite moment in your lacrosse career? My favorite moment in my lacrosse career was my senior year when I finally got recognition for my talents as a lacrosse player for my high school team. All throughout the playoffs newspapers would call me asking for an interview on my success and how I lead my team as a captain. It was a great feeling to finally be considered a standout for all the hard work I put into the sport. 

What’s your guilty pleasure music-wise? I love every type of music it just depends on what time of day it is. Before a game, I love pump up rap music, but if I’m just hanging out relaxing I could listen to Dave Mathews and country all day. 

If you could be an animal what would you be? I would be a puppy. They are so loveable and don’t have to worry about anything. They just play around and get spoiled by their owners. 

Why did you choose the number you wear? I chose the number 15 because freshman year in high school I was number 15 on my first varsity sport, and I have loved wearing it ever since. 

Why did you choose Coastal? I chose Coastal first for lacrosse because I noticed they had a new coaching staff and it was a division one school. After looking at it lacrosse wise, I looked at it academically and I noticed the business school was strong. Lastly, I loved the location; being from up north it gets pretty cold and I loved being able to get away from that.