Athletics with Conrad

Segment #8 from Roanoke College


All right, everyone, let’s meet Conrad, a junior from North Salem, New York, and a member of the Roanoke lacrosse team. Roanoke College is part of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference where the Maroons are consistently near the top, Roanoke houses top-notch athletic facilities, and the Maroon spirit is unreal. Tell us all about it, Conrad.

– Thanks, Alex. What’s up everybody? Growing up, I always wanted to play college lacrosse and I was fortunate enough in high school to get recruited by several schools. Each had their strengths and weaknesses, but from the second I stepped foot on Roanoke campus, I knew it was the place I wanted to be. The athletic facilities at Roanoke were the first thing that convinced me to choose this college. The Cregger Center is a state-of-the-art resource that offers exceptional amenities to our student athletes, including top-notch locker rooms, training clinics, weight rooms, and stadiums that enable us to perform at our best. We have the resources and support of a college three times our size, but what really makes this place special is the people. The coaches and trainers are helpful and knowledgeable and take stock in each athlete, making our teams feel like a community. Professors and classmates constantly ask me how our season is going, and the student section makes playing at Kerr Stadium an environment you can’t find anywhere else. There’s nothing like playing under the lights against your rival team in front of a packed crowd on a Saturday night. Roanoke rallies around its student athletes and supports them win or lose. The winning tradition of Roanoke lacrosse has positively impacted my team on and off the field. It inspires us to become better leaders and to outwork others in every aspect of life. Seeing Roanoke trophies and achievements in our locker room reminds me every day that this is a legacy for life. I’m so grateful to represent Roanoke College as a student athlete. Nothing beats wearing the Maroon jersey and the tradition accompanying it. There’s no place that feels like Salem. The experiences and memories I’ve had here over my first three years have been truly remarkable. Well, it’s time to get back to it, Alex. See you on the field.

– Thank you, Conrad, your hard work on and off the field is a true testament of what it’s like being a student athlete at Roanoke College. The Maroon spirit is loud and proud and students are not shy about supporting their teams. Good luck on your season, Conrad, and we’ll see you on the field.

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