By Seán McGlone – Editor-in-Chief
For most athletes, competing in the first college game is a nerve-wracking experience. However, for sophomore Morgan Choquet, on top of competing in her first college game, she had to compete in a new position while also just starting her second year ever playing lacrosse.
The Woonsocket, Rhode Island native joined the Women’s lacrosse team this year after the team graduated two veteran goalkeepers—Bridget Delaney and Brooke Bergeron—at the end of the 2017 season. Despite having one year of lacrosse experience as a defender, she says her teammates have been a big help at preparing her for this new position as goalie.
“All my teammates are super supportive and they’re all super encouraging. They know that I’m obviously new so they’re never hard on me, they just keep pushing me to be as best as I can,” Choquet said. “If I make a good save, they cheer me on. If I don’t make the save they tell me I’ve got the next one. It’s a very supportive team in practice and in games so that’s all I can really ask for.”
Choquet played in her first college scrimmage against MIT on February 21. While she says she was nervous about the game, Choquet was also very excited and mentioned “it was great feeling to be able to play.”
The team is off to a 5-2 record this season, something Choquet says she is really proud about. “It’s a great feeling. We opened up really strong and I’m really proud of my teammates and myself,” Choquet said. “I think we have a really good chance this year. My teammates are great, my defense is great, so I think that it’s going to be a good season for us.”
Going forward, Choquet wants to continue to better her skills and help the team. “My coaches really push me in practice and I think it’s important to just keep going up and up [because the] better I can be, the better the team has a chance, the better the team is and all around.”