Severn senior Brooke Robbins was one of the most dynamic players in the region last season and was selected to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland All-A Conference Team. Robbins, a midfielder, was also ranked as one of the top juniors in the nation. She was at her best in the biggest games, as she tallied five goals and two assists during a key matchup against Notre Dame Prep. Robbins has committed to play lacrosse at the University of Maryland.
Overall, how would you assess your 2016 season with Severn and earning IAAM All-Conference honors?
Brooke Robbins: This season was a great season. Our team was very fun and competitive, and we had great chemistry on and off the field. Everyone looked forward to practice and game days. Making it to the semifinals this year and losing to Roland Park by one is a game I'm sure everyone will remember. It is an honor to be recognized as an All-Conference IAAM player.
Did you play club ball this summer? If so, were you able to compete with any of your Severn teammates?
BR: Yes, I played club with M&D. Although I didn't get the chance to play alongside any of my Severn teammates, I did play against a few of them. It's always fun playing against players that are on my high school team. We know each other's tendencies, so it makes the game more competitive.
What goals have you set for yourself for next season?
BR: My goal is to assist Severn to another winning season and get to the finals.
Why did you pick the University of Maryland to attend college?
BR: I chose the University of Maryland because I love how great and competitive the lacrosse program is, and it is also a great school. Maryland is a big school, which I loved about the campus. It is nice to be close to home, making it easy to see family members.
How do you balance your time between the academics at Severn and playing sports?
BR: It is always a challenge to balance school work, practices and games. However, that is a part of being a student-athlete. I look at my class and game schedule ahead of time, which helps me complete assignments before they are due. I have also taken advantage of free period in school to get work done.