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PNC Lacrosse Spotlight: John Carroll Midfielder Charlotte Haggerty

October 26, 2016
John Carroll midfielder Charlotte Haggerty is a talented athlete who plays field hockey, runs indoor track and excels in lacrosse. This summer, she scored three goals for Team Baltimore during a 10-3 win against Washington in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Tournament. The rising senior was named to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland All-Conference Team and was a second-team All-Metro selection by The Baltimore Sun. Haggerty has committed to play lacrosse at James Madison University.

PressBox: As a three-sport athlete, how do you effectively balance your time between academics and sports?

CH: Balancing athletics and academics has really taught me how to manage my time. During season[s], whether field hockey, indoor track or lacrosse, I get home late, so it is imperative that I have a daily plan and stick to it. I feel that when I am involved in a sport, it helps me manage my time better. I make sure to write everything down and cross it off the list as I finish.

PB: How was the experience playing in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Tournament? What was the key for you to score three goals during the big victory against D.C.?

CH: I personally loved playing in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Tournament. It was so fun playing with and against the best lacrosse players in the country. It was also really cool to have the chance to work and play with people who I normally play against. I think the key to my success in the game against D.C. was the trust that grew with my team. I wouldn't have been able to score those goals if it weren't for the trust and chemistry that we built over the tournament.

PB: What are your goals entering your final high school season?

CH: My goals for entering my final high school season are pretty simple. My goals include being a leader, both on and off the field, grow as a player and, ultimately, making it to the IAAM championship and to come out with a win!

PB: How has the high level of play in the IAAM helped you improve as a player?

CH: The high level of play of the IAAM has had a huge impact on me as a player. Being in this conference has allowed me to play with the best of the best. It has really pushed me into becoming a better and all around stronger player and athlete. This conference is a huge challenge, but I love that no game is ever an easy one.

PB: What went into your decision to commit to James Madison?

CH: I chose JMU for a variety of different reasons. Most importantly, JMU will allow me to follow my career aspirations of being in the medical field. Along with this, I personally loved the family atmosphere the team and coaches at JMU offer. I also loved the community feel and school spirit of JMU.