Severn senior attackman Michael Lamon should keep the Admirals in the hunt for a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association "A" conference title. Lamon helped Severn reach the conference semifinals last year when he finished with 58 goals and 35 assists. This season, Lamon has continued to create matchup problems, and Severn is off to a 9-3 start. Lamon has committed to Penn.
How has Severn gotten better throughout the out-of-conference schedule?
Mike Lamon: I think we have learned a lot as a team through the out-of-conference schedule. We've had some tough games and learned how to play with a lead and from behind. It had prepared us for the tough schedule in the MIAA.
As a senior, have you taken on more of a leadership role this season?
ML: Serving as a captain with Andrew Volk, Ben Bedard, Stephen Miller and Charlie Olmert has been a very special experience, and we have all stepped up as leaders this year. There are a lot of young guys who contribute to our team this year, and I feel like they definitely look up to us and respect us as leaders.
How has your game improved throughout your four years at Severn?
ML: I have learned a lot from my coaches and teammates over my years at Severn. Coming in as a freshman, [I] definitely had a lot to learn, and competing in the MIAA for four years has definitely helped me. I think the most important thing has been becoming a multi-dimensional player.
What went into your decision to attend Penn?
ML: I really enjoyed the campus, the guys that were already on the team and the academic opportunity. The coaching staff was very welcoming and played a big part in my decision.
How has the academics and athletics at Severn prepared you for an Ivy League school?
ML: Academics are definitely emphasized at Severn, which I believe has gotten me ready for college. Many people, including my brothers, who have passed through Severn, have told me that they have been very prepared for college after going through a school like Severn. My teachers, parents and coaches have pushed me to be the best I can be over the past four years.