Lacrosse isn’t my full-time job, but between coaching a high school and a travel team, as well playing in a few different mens’ leagues, it is like having a second job. Sometimes I forget how big of a part of my life it is because it’s already so integrated into my day-to-day schedule.

I think having practice every day after work actually helps with my work-life balance. It’s nice to be able to put work away and just coach when I go to practice. And likewise, when I’m at work I can forget about which of my players might have gotten into trouble or are being difficult.

The biggest thing I’ve learned from lacrosse has been putting things into perspective on a daily basis. You might think its just a sport, but you’re making friendships and building a team, which translates to other areas of life off the field.