By Luis Torres ’16
What is your name and year?
Patrick McNeil and I’m a junior.
How long have you been playing lacrosse?
I’ve been playing since the 6th grade, so six years.
Favorite memory of playing lacrosse?
I’d have to say it was in the 7th grade winning the middle school championship. It was fun.
What position do you play? Have you always played there?
I grew up playing the attack position but now I play at midfield. Growing up playing attack definitely helped my skills as an offensive player, which transitioned into becoming a midfield player. To this day I feel comfortable playing either position.
Who has been your biggest supporter in your lacrosse career?
Of course my biggest supporter has been my father who has been at every game since I was a kid. He has given me every opportunity to become the best player I can and pushed me to be better. My coach from middle school, Matt Rakowski, also pushed me hard and taught me basically everything I know about the game.
What is your goal for this season?
Leave everything on the field this season. My goal and my team’s goal I know is to go into every practice and every game working the hardest we can so at the end of the season we will be extremely pleased with the outcome.
Which game are you looking forward to the most this season? Why?
I’m looking forward to St. Ignatius High School from San Francisco. [We] have to take it a week at a time and focus on the next game and what we can do to become better and win that next game. But I am excited to play the good competition from out of state.
If you could play any other sport, which would it be?
Soccer, for sure.
It’s the coolest recognition. It gets you in shape. It’s just a fun sport to play.
Playing music. I like playing the drums and the guitar.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation. Avoiding travel would be nice.
I never clip my fingernails the night before a game. Never ever.
Do you plan on playing in college?
Possibly for BYU (Brigham Young University).
What is your favorite song right now?
I have a new favorite song everyday. I consider my music taste indie so my favorite song right now would be “Still Sound” by Toro y Moi, but as a pre-game pump up I would say “Facts” by Kanye West.
What is your favorite class?
A favorite class of mine right now is Advanced Photo with Mr. Mulloy. I enjoy taking pictures and expressing what I appreciate through photography. Something I would like to continue.
What is your favorite movie right now?
I loved the new Star Wars. Saw it four times in theatres. Especially love Daisy Ridley.