March 24, 2014

Q and A with Hornet of the Week Bri Slate

Q and A with Hornet of the Week Bri Slate

The Lynchburg College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our Hornet of the Week. The 29th student-athlete selected this year is women's lacrosse senior Bri Slate.

Slate has been one of the key contributors and a senior leader for the Hornets so far this season. As a team captain, she has jumpstarted her season by being one of the leading scorers on the team, with 12 goals so far. She is tied for first on the team in assists with seven and she has stifled opponents on defense, causing nine turnovers. Her strongest effort so far came on Saturday, March 22 as she scored four goals in the 8-6 victory over Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opponent Shenandoah University.

You collected six points this week on five goals and an assist, including four goals in the victory over Shenandoah. What does it do to your confidence when you score your first goal so early in a game?

I must say, it is great juju. We score early in the game; we set the pace of the game.

What is your favorite thing about Lynchburg women's lacrosse?

My favorite thing about Lynchburg women's lacrosse is that I get to continue to play lacrosse, I have thirty something gals who have always got my back and that we look absolutely fabulous in red.

What do you like most about Lynchburg College?

What I like most about Lynchburg College is that it is small: I would get lost at a big school, you make more friends and your professors know you. I also really enjoy the potato squares served in the cafeteria here. 

In your mind, what does it mean to be a student-athlete and how has Lynchburg helped you out?

To be a student-athlete means commitment and superior levels of efficiency aka staying busy all of the time. My coaches and professors have always supported me if I needed to miss one for the other.