Athlete of the Month: Karen Ticas keeps an eye on her goal

Cj Gorospe

Junior varsity Karen Ticas looks behind as the ball passes by during the match against Crescenta Valley High School. Birmingham Community Charter High School’s girls junior varsity lacrosse team lost against the Falcons 4-5.

Q: How long have you been playing lacrosse?

A: I’ve been playing since last year.

Q: What position do you play for JV girls lacrosse?

A: I play attack and i want to do midfield for JV.

Q: Tell me about what you like about lacrosse.

A: I like my team, the thrill of running and shooting, and passing, the friendships, and the practices. The practices are exciting and I feel motivated when I’m around my teams.

Q: What do you suggest to new student athletes about balancing school and sports?

A: Keep up to date with all your work, don’t procrastinate, if you ever need help find some, and try to be the best you.

Q: What went through your mind when you made your first goal?

A: I was thinking,”finally I’ve been waiting for this for so long.” The adrenaline rush made me feel so happy.

Q: What is the most challenging part of playing lacrosse?

A: The conditioning is tiring. Our coach really tires us out but it is worth it in the end.

Q: What do you think you need to improve on for next season?

A: I need to improve on crossing my defenders because  I don’t want to be touched by them, and I want to be faster.

Q: What do you look forward to the most next season?

A: I look forward to the new players, the doals I’ll make, the people I’ll cross, and the stronger relationships with my teammates.