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Alexander Lopez

11.27.2017

Triple-Impact Competitor® Finalist, Class of 2018

Steinbrenner School
Lutz, FL

Student-Athlete Profile 

Fellow Lacrosse players say Alex is not just a teammate, “Alex is more than a teammate though; he is a friend and mentor to many of the players on our team. He makes them feel like they can strive to do better if they believe in themselves. Alex brings our team together and makes the underclassmen feel that they are just as important as the boys that have been on the team all four years of high school. Alex also works hard every day to better his own skills, from wall ball and working in the backyard to calling extra captain practices, he is always working on bettering his game.

Alex has been a such a huge influence on me and my experience with lacrosse. I knew nothing about lacrosse until my 9th-grade year when I decided to break away from baseball due to my size being a problem with the high school baseball coach. A friend told me I should try out for the lacrosse team so I did. On the first day of tryouts this guy with a 6ft defender pole walks up to me, introduces himself and I instantly had a friend on the team. He didn’t look down on me because I was too short or because I basically knew next to nothing about the sport he had so much passion for. He welcomed me in and wished me good luck. No one will ever understand how much just that acceptance made such a difference in how hard I tried. The first year I didn’t make the team but I did make the practice squad, so I participated in practice and although didn’t play, I was at every game. Alex always made me feel like I was part of the team though and he pushed me to do my best so I could make the team in 10th grade and I did.”

High School: Steinbrenner High School, Lutz, FL

Coach You Admire: Cathy Reed, President of the Sacramento Lacrosse Association

Favorite Team: Michigan State Lacrosse Team

Favorite Athlete: Paul Rabil, New York Lizards

Favorite Inspirational Sports Movie: Crooked Arrows

Favorite Inspirational Sports Related Quote: "Sports don't build character, they reveal it" -Heywood Hale Brown

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