Name: Matt Carpenter
High School: Corning High School
Club Team: FCA Northeast Elite Gold
Where and when did you first begin playing lacrosse?
I first started playing lacrosse in 8th grade because a lot of my friends played and so I decided to play.
Why did you choose to attend Roberts Wesleyan College?
I chose to attend Roberts because it’s a place where I can play competitive lacrosse and get a excellent education. Another reason is because it is a Christian college and since I am Christian also it benefits me greatly.
What are you looking forward to most at the next level?
Playing competitive lacrosse, Roberts has one of the hardest schedules in DII lacrosse, such as LIU Post, Mercyhurst, and Tampa and so on.
What are your future goals beyond college lacrosse?
My Goals are to study either social work or marketing and go from there.
Can you provide some insight into your experience with FCA, when did you join the program? How did you hear about the program? What was one of your favorite memories?
I first heard about FCA when I was reading a lacrosse magazine my sophomore year so I thought it would be great because I am Christian so it would be really sweet to play lacrosse for a Christian organization. So I started playing fall tournaments my sophomore and junior year then during the summer after my junior year I played during the summer also. One of my favorite memoires has to be training camp this past summer; it was so fun hanging out with all the guys, I’ve probably never laughed so much in my life.
What advice do you have for any future FCA players about the recruitment process?
Don’t be afraid to contact a college coach, if they know you will be a tournament they will look at you, and be persistent.
What is your greatest strength as a lacrosse player? What is one part of your game you are focusing on getting better at before attending Roberts Wesleyan College?
I definitely want to work on my footwork and speed. Playing college lacrosse is a completely different level then high school. If i’m going to succeed I need to improve this part of my game.
What is your favorite tailgate food?
Celebrity you would most like to hang out with is?
Jakub Voacek just because he is my favorite NHL player
Who is one lacrosse player that you have learned a great deal from?
Joe Bacales, he is my varsity defensive coach and without him I wouldn’t be the defender I am today.
What other lacrosse clubs have you played for over the years?
Corning Skyhawks and FCA
Feel free to include any shout-outs, special thanks.
I would like to thank my parents and family for the amazing support throughout my career. Also I would like to personally thank Coach Scott, and Coach Cook for helping me out with the recruiting process.
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ – to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
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