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Senior Courtney Swan

The Wahoo Central Chat Room with Courtney Swan

Virginia women’s lacrosse senior midfielder Courtney Swan will chat live Monday, April 13 at 2 p.m.

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team-logo-va.gif spacer.gif Wahoo Central Moderator: Hello everyone. Thanks for joining us here in the Wahoo Central chat room.
team-logo-va.gif spacer.gif Wahoo Central Moderator: Thanks for your questions and feel free to submit more. And here we go…
Vienna: when you past your defender and going to the goal, do you look at where your shooting or eye somewhere else
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: When I get past my defender, I always look at the goal before shooting. I know some attackers look away to deceive the goalie. As long as the shot is placed well, the goalie doesn’t have a chance of saving it.
Ashburn: Hello! Thank you for your time to be here today. I want to ask if your plan your dodges or if you react off from the defender. Thank you!
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I have a few dodges that I really like and use often.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I like the right to left split and the right-to-right face-dodge.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I try to set up my move to relation to where the open space is and where the rest of my teammates are more so than reacting to the defender.
Jacksonville: what is your techniques to ground balls
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: On ground balls, the best strategy is to try get your body as low as possible.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: Also, it is important to try to get your stick parallel to the ground.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: Lastly, getting a ground ball with your entire body is the most important thing you can do rather than trying to pick it up solely with your stick.
Casey: What do you know now as a senior that you wish you knew as a freshman? Any particular tips for the young players on the team/words of wisdom?
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I wish I knew as a freshman simply that I would be able to handle being a good student-athlete, balancing school, lacrosse, and a social life.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: At times, it can get extremely stressful and overwhelming, but now as a fourth-year, I have realized that it is possible and can be fun!
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: Some tips are to keep working hard and play with confidence no matter what year you are.
Vicky: How pumped are you to be hosting the ACC Tournament this year? Does that give you an edge to know that you’ll be playing in the friendly confines of Klockner?
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I am SOOOOOO excited that UVa is hosting the ACC Tournament this year.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: Our team is really excited to be able to play on Klockner again, which we think will give us an advantage over other ACC teams.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: Klockner is one of the bigger fields in college lacrosse, so it is always an advantage for us since we are familiar with it.
Laurel: I know you are so busy during the season. What is an ideal day off for you, what does it consist of? Good luck the rest of the season, we are pulling for you!
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: Thanks!
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: An ideal day off consists of a good meal at one of the local Charlottesville restaurants.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: Some of my favorites include La Taza and Feast but really anywhere I can sit outside and enjoy the weather.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: And ideal day off would also be to rest my legs and catch up on school work and watching episodes of Scandal.
Ashburb: How long have u been laxing
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I started playing lacrosse when I was in sixth grade. My sister who was in high school at the time was the one who introduced me to the sport when she joined the varsity team.
Jenny: Which sports do you find yourself supporting the most when you have some free time away from women’s lax??
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I would say supported the men’s basketball team a lot this winter.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: They are an extremely fun team to watch.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: JPJ Arena is great and a really fun place to watch a game.
Megan Dunleavy (Arlington, VA): WHAT is your favorite pump up song!!! What gets you GOING!!?
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I don’t have a particular favorite pump-up song. I like anything that is upbeat and I can dance to for game day.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: Our team DJ, Maggie Preas, always stocks our warm-up CD’s with the best songs.
Andy S. Vero Beach: As always…so proud of you and your endeavors. What words of wisdom can you give to this year’s group at VBHS for their quest for 10 which starts this week?
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: Thanks!
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: Just keep working hard and do not be satisfied with anything less than what you have been working for, which is another state championship.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: And also, always remember to enjoy the journey and not just the end result.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I still have extremely fond memories of all of my four years at Vero and playing with the girls on the team.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: To this day, I am still so proud of what we accomplished at Vero. And I am excited to continue following the program and the success I know you are going to have.
Frank from Ssummit NJ: What’s your favorite UVA tradition and why ?
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: My favorite UVa tradition is one that I haven’t yet experienced but am looking forward to in a month.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I have really enjoyed my experience here, but I am really looking forward to walking the lawn. But I am really going to miss UVa.
Elsa from Arendelle: Being from Florida how do you deal with the cold weather practices and games?
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I definitely don’t enjoy cold weather practices or games.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: After four years, I have learned how to layer and manage the cold a little bit better.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I’ve also found different pieces of cold gear to wear when it was snowing. I have this facemask where only my eyes show that I wear when it is really bad. I was the scariest-looking person on the field, but I was also the warmest.
Bryce, Virginia Beach: Do you like Froyo?
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: Yes, Bryce. I love Froyo.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: It is actually my night-before-a-game ritual which always brings me good luck.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: And speaking of Bryce, I would like to thank him for the gift certificate for Arches that you gave me. It was gone within two weeks. Thank you for keeping me happy with my favorite food and for always supporting me career at UVa.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I would also like thank my parents for doing whatever they can to come watch me play.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: Even when that means traveling 900 miles.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: You guys have been my two biggest fans and supporters from the beginning and I couldn’t ask for anything more!
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: I want to thank all of our fans.
7798787.jpeg spacer.gif Courtney Swan: The atmosphere you have created at Klockner is unlike anything else in the ACC. Your support means so much to all of us!!!
team-logo-va.gif spacer.gif Wahoo Central Moderator: Great! That will wrap things up here.
team-logo-va.gif spacer.gif Wahoo Central Moderator: Thanks, Courtney, for joining us and thank you everyone who submitted questions.
team-logo-va.gif spacer.gif Wahoo Central Moderator: Go Hoos!
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