June 26, 2014

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Give and Go: Maryland's Megan Douty

by Megan Schneider | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

This Give and Go interview originally appeared in the July 2014 issue of Lacrosse Magazine. To start your subscription, join US Lacrosse today! (John Stohsacker/LaxPhotos.com)

Maryland's Tewaaraton finalist defender zip lined through Costa Rica forests. But what were her answers to the rest of our questions?

Who is your favorite athlete?

Mia Hamm has always been my favorite athlete. I have always loved her leadership and how she took control of each game.

What's one thing you can't live without?

Candy. I have the biggest sweet tooth that I inherited from my grandmother. Luckily, I am free of cavities to this day.

What's one thing that always puts you in a good mood?

Music. I am not much of a dancer, but when a great song is on the radio, I can't help but sing along. (Only if I am alone. No one needs to hear my voice.)

Do you have any pregame rituals?

Nicole Aust put my hair in a bun one game sophomore year, and to this day she has to do my hair before every game.

What's on your bucket list?

In life, I would like to travel to Greece. I've heard it's beautiful. In lacrosse, I would love to win another NCAA championship before I graduate.

If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Sandra Bullock. She seems so down to earth and really funny.

What's the most adventurous thing you've ever done?

I have gone zip lining through the forests of Costa Rica, one of the most thrilling adventures I have ever experienced.

What did you want to be when you were younger?

I wanted to be a teacher. I love children and love being a positive influence on youth.

Where did you go on your last vacation?

I went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, this past winter break. You cannot go wrong with the sun and warm weather, especially with the winter we had.

What is your major?

I am a kinesiology major, because I love sports. I want to be in a profession that deals with athletes. Whether through physical training or physical therapy, I have yet to decide.

What has been your favorite class in college?

"Children and Sport: A Psychological Perspective," with one of my favorite teachers, Dr. Brown. This course has helped prepare me to be a great parent for when I have children of my own and want to put them through sports.

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

"If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse."

It's 2024 — Where are you and what are you doing?

I am settled in a career in something sports related, I am married and have kids that are playing any sport that they desire.

Overtime (from Penn State attacker Maggie McCormick):

What is one TV or movie character that you would trade places with?

I would love to trade places with Reggie Rocket from "Rocket Power." I thought it was so cool that she was good at all of those extreme sports.

Double Overtime (from Caulley Deringer, Alexandria, Va.):

Who was your lacrosse idol growing up and why?

To be honest, I never had a lacrosse idol because I didn't know much about the sport at all. The people I looked up to the most were the upperclassmen in my high school and on my club team.

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