Feb. 13, 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 Lily Yednock and McKynsey Douglas.
#20 Lily Yednock
What is your personal goal for the inaugural season? To be a strong contender in the Big South Conference.
What got you started in lacrosse? I got involved my freshman year of high school because all my friends played and I thought the fast pace of the game looked like a lot of fun.
What is your major, and what are your plans after college? My major is graphic design, and I would like to do advertising for a clothing company after college.
Where is your hometown? Worthington, Ohio.
What's your position responsible for on the field? Midfielders are responsible for being able to play all aspects of the game, both on defense and offense, but what we specialize in is the transition game.
How do you help the team stay focused during the season? I try to set an example on and off the field on what the commitment level should be towards the team.
Who is your role model? My Dad.
What is your biggest pet peeve? When people take what they have for granted.
What is your favorite pre-game meal? Pasta salad.
Do you have any superstitions? My hair always has to be in a high straight ponytail on game day.
What is your favorite moment in your lacrosse career? Making it to the final four of my state tournament my sophomore year in high school.
What's your guilty pleasure music-wise? I'm a big fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
If you could be an animal what would you be? I would be a peacock.
Why did you choose the number you wear? It was all that was left.
Why did you choose Coastal? It's in a great location, with a great coaching staff, and also Coastal offers their students a lot of resources to help them succeed.
#21 McKynsey Douglas
What is your personal goal for the inaugural season? To contribute as much as I can to the success of our first season.
What got you started in lacrosse? Honestly, my high school lacrosse coach found me in the hallway one day, threw a stick in my hand and said, "You play lacrosse now."
What is your major, and what are your plans after college? My major is biochemistry. After college I plan on attending a prestigious graduate school and working in the neuroscience field so I can study the brain.
Where is your hometown? Newnan, Ga.
What's your position responsible for on the field? Scoring goals.
How do you help the team stay focused during the season? I strive to lead by example in hopes that others will follow.
Who is your role model? My mother, Anne-Marie Douglas.
What is your biggest pet peeve? I cannot stand when people say "like" all the time.
What is your favorite pre-game meal? Peanut butter.
Do you have any superstitions? I always have to have my laces tucked into my cleats.
What is your favorite moment in your lacrosse career? I won a tournament for my team by winning a braveheart.
What's your guilty pleasure music-wise? Latin music. It makes me want to dance.
If you could be an animal what would you be? A rainbow colored squat lobster, recently discovered on the coral reef near Australia.
Why did you choose the number you wear? I chose the number 21 because it was my best friend's number when I started playing lacrosse. Then when she started playing she wanted it back, but I kept it.
Why did you choose Coastal? I chose Coastal because I wanted to be a part of its new division one lacrosse team.