Bryn Mawr junior attacker Alex Marino finished the season with 23 goals and 24 assists, helping the Mawrtians to the IAAM "A" conference quarterfinals. Marino created matchup problems for most of her opponents, often drawing a pair of defenders. Marino, who had four goals and three assists against Maryvale April 15, has committed to Syracuse.
Overall, how would you assess your regular season? What goals did you accomplish?
Alex Marino: I think our team had a really strong season overall. From the very start of the season we were already a very close group, and that was really shown in our games through our trust in one another. As a team, our goal was to bring 100 percent every time we stepped on the field and to have the mindset that successes are not given, but earned. We were all fully committed to these goals no matter what our individuals roles were.
How competitive was the IAAM this year?
AM: The IAAM league is one of the most competitive leagues in the country. My coach always compared it to March Madness, because every team in the league is a strong competitor and has a lot of talent, which was evident in the amount of unexpected outcomes this season.
Do you plan to play club ball in the offseason?
AM: Yes. I've played for TLC since fifth grade, and I will be finishing my last club season this summer, having played with some of my best friends for the past seven years.
What went into your decision to attend Syracuse?
AM: Growing up having a lot of family from the area, it was always a dream of mine to go to Syracuse. I had seen the school a lot over the years, but getting to know the lacrosse program more during the recruiting process only validated my dream to go there. Not only is it a great fit for me athletically and academically, but I also really like the campus and facilities.
How have the academics and athletics at Bryn Mawr prepared you for college?
AM: I think I will be well prepared, as Bryn Mawr is really challenging academically and gives its students the tools we need to succeed in college. At Bryn Mawr, we have really strong athletic programs with great coaches who have prepared us mentally and physically for the competitiveness and intensity of college sports.