Glenelg senior attacker Lindsay LeTellier played a key role in helping the Gladiators win their second consecutive Class 3A/2A state title, finishing the season 20-0 under head coach Nicole Trunzo. LeTellier was dominant all season and scored two goals in Glenelg's 12-3 victory against C. Milton Wright in the title game. LeTellier, also a standout field hockey player, has committed to Davidson to play lacrosse.
As a four-year varsity player, how special was it to go undefeated and win the state title your senior year?
Lindsay LeTellier: It was an incredible experience. It has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of a team made up of such dedicated and driven players and coaches. I think our team has grown every year, pushing ourselves further and working even harder, and it was extremely rewarding to see our efforts pay off in all of our games and eventually culminate in another state title this year. I've played with a lot of the girls on the team for such a long time through club lacrosse, and I also have close relationships with both of my coaches: Coach Trunzo was also my field hockey coach at Glenelg, and Coach [Alex] Pagnotta has been my club lacrosse coach since elementary school. I could not be more proud to have been a part of this team for my senior season, as it was a truly special group of people.
What type of leadership role did you play this season?
LL: I tend to be kind of quiet, so I do my best to lead by example. I really focus on trying to play unselfishly and with composure, and I hope that if my teammates see me playing this way, they'll try to stay composed and be selfless as well.
As a field hockey player, what are some of the advantages of playing two sports?
LL: Playing field hockey allowed me to work on a lot of the skills that I use in both sports. For example, I think field hockey really helped me with my field vision. In field hockey, it is so important to see the whole field at all times so that you can determine the best, most-open space to send the ball. It became so instinctual for me to have my eyes up playing field hockey that I think it just carried over into lacrosse as well. Playing two sports also allowed me to be around two different groups of people. Team camaraderie is one of my favorite parts of athletics, so it was cool to be able to bond with the people from each team.
What time management strategies do you use to balance athletics and academics?
LL: As a student-athlete, I am a student first, so academics have always been my No. 1 priority. However, I think that through a lot of hard work and by working efficiently, I have been able to strike a solid balance between sports and schoolwork. Every day during the season, I followed a very strict schedule to ensure that I got all of my homework done in a timely manner. I also prioritized my tasks so that I would tackle the most important things first. I think that having to balance athletics and academics has actually helped me to become a more organized and successful student, as I am forced to work much more efficiently and make better use of my time when I am in season.
What went into your decision to commit early to Davidson?
LL: I knew from the start of my recruiting process that I wanted to attend a small Division I school with rigorous academics and a competitive lacrosse program. Davidson definitely fit the bill, but what really drew me to the school was its incredibly close-knit and spirited community. All of the people I met on my initial visit were so kind and welcoming, and every student and faculty member had so much passion for the school. I knew almost instantly that it was the place where I wanted to spend my four years of college, and I can't wait to be a Wildcat.