Each of the thirty-five members of the Towson University women’s lacrosse team shares one common career goal; be the best athlete that you can be.
Kelly Custer, a senior midfielder from Aston Pennsylvania, says that her success comes from different aspects in her life that allow her to be morementally tough.
“To be honest you have to want to do it, you have to love the game, and you have to love what you’re doing in order to succeed or to even just get through it. So you have to have that right mental attitude and support,” Custer said.
While mental toughness, as Custer says is important, Senior Assistant Athletic Trainer, Mike Leonard-Garner, says that in addition there are a number of different pieces that go into being a successful athlete.
That list includes everything from the proper amount of sleep you get at night to the amount of weight training and conditioning you are doing that is relevant for your sport.
But for some athletes, finding success means putting in extra hours out on the field on your own time.
Mike Molster, a volunteer coach for the Towson women’s lacrosse team, says that working on the finer points of a player’s characteristics and the things that they do well is essential for any athlete who wants to find success.
“A player who spends the time working on the little things such as wall ball and individuals, benefits from them greatly and helps improve their gaming immensely,” Molster said.