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Player Spotlight: DaVaughn (aka “Big D”)

October 22, 2015 - 1:39 AM

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DaVaughn is a 4th grader at Cole Arts and Science and plays on the U9 team. He has been playing with City Lax for the past two seasons and has been a force between the pipes!

What are your future goals?

My goals have changed, I no longer want to be a football player, I want to be a professional lacrosse player and coach, to give back to community and help a kid out like my coaches have. Teach the game of lacrosse. If I don’t make it I want to be a police officer.

What other sports or activities are you involved in?

Football and Basketball

What is your favorite part about City Lax?

My favorite part of City Lax, is that my team is able to play kids all over the state and meeting new people. All the coaches push us to work hard and to do the best that we can do. I love to hear from other families that are not part of city lax what a great job I did in a game!

What life lessons have you learned from City Lax?

Never give up and keep working hard in whatever I do in life and to be a leader not a follower.

What has lacrosse taught you about yourself?

Lacrosse has taught me that I can do anything that I put my mind to. It has taught me how to be a leader and help others out when then need help. I am a team player because of lacrosse. It has given me experience that I would had never got in life.

Where do you want to go to college and what are you interested in studying?

Yes I want to go to college, I want to go to DU to play lacrosse and study law.

What’s something cool about you that your teammates don’t know?

I am great at math.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I am a great dancer.

What is your best memory from City Lax?

My best memory of City Lax is meeting Uganda players and being able to have practice with them and have a camp with them. It was a great experience to meet someone from another country and I still have contact with them.

Who is your favorite City Lax coach and why?

Coach Eric Law.  He has been my coach since I joined two years ago.  He is my favorite coach because he challenges me to throw the ball with my left hand. He has taught me how to not stop my feet and then throw the ball. He has challenged me to do things that I thought I couldn’t do, like being goalie.

Who’s your favorite role model and why?

All my coaches are my role model because they have taken up there time to teach me and give me support that I need.

How do you feel after making a great play in practice or a game?

I get super happy and I feel great. I love being goalie because it makes me stand out and be proud when I stop all the balls or at least try to! They say I am crazy for wanted to be goalie but I love it and I work hard at it! No balls getting through me.

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