Women's Lacrosse

Meet The Minutewomen: Senior Midfielder Courtney McGrath

Senior middie Courtney McGrath sits down with UMassAthletics.com to talk life and lax.

Senior middie Courtney McGrath sits down with UMassAthletics.com to talk life and lax.

April 26, 2014

As the 2014 season continues, UMassAthletics.com will bring you regular editions of Meet The Minutewomen - A question and answer session with members of the nationally ranked UMass women's lacrosse team. Get to know their stories, the personalities of their teammates and what makes the program one of the most successful in the country over the last four years.

Today's edition features senior midfielder Courtney McGrath who is from Nanuet, N.Y.

•Why did you choose to come to UMass?
UMass was my favorite college from day one , so it needed to happen.

•What did you like most about this school?
The size, how big athletics is, and Whitmore Cafe.

•How would one of your teammates describe you?

•Where is the most interesting place you've visited?

•When did you start playing sports?
1st grade.

•Outside of athletics, what interests do you have?
Hang out in the girls cave, Writing, and dancing.

•How do you like to start your day?
By pressing the snooze button.

•What are some of your staple foods & what are your "cheat" foods?
Salads and I have an obsession with cereal.

•What are some of your must see TV shows?
Shameless and Girls.

•What do you want to be doing in five years?
This question stresses me out. Definitely, hopefully a steady job.

•Who is the most influential person or people in your life?
My parents.

•You find out you can go anywhere in the world but you have to leave today and get to be there for one week. Where do you go, who do you bring with you and what do you want to experience?
Ireland. Anyone who wants to join and I want to experience just about everything there.

•What is your favorite thing about being on the lacrosse team?
The whole team in general. It's a nice distraction from anything else that went on during the day as well.



•What is your least favorite thing about being on the lacrosse team?
Gluten Free Meals.

•Who is the funniest person on the team and why (examples are good!)
Shannon Defliese (Shefo). Just listen to her speak and you'll understand.

•Who is the best dancer on the team?
Kelsey Sheridan.

•Who is the worst dancer on the team?
Kelsey Sheridan.

•Who is most likely to spontaneously start singing & dancing?
Rory Sadoff.

•Who is the smartest person (random knowledge and/or book smarts)?
Sam Rush and Melissa Carelli.

•Who is the most intense player during a game?


    Event Calendar

    Friday, Feb 12
    vs Holy Cross 6:30 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Feb 20
    vs New Hampshire 3:00 PM gametracker
    Wednesday, Feb 24
    vs Boston University 3:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Feb 27
    vs Yale 12:00 PM gametracker
    Wednesday, Mar 2
    at Boston College 3:00 PM
    Saturday, Mar 12
    at UConn 1:00 PM
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