One on One With: Kyle Harrison
Team USA was well represented at the 2014 US Lacrosse Convention and we caught up with a few players who were there. Today, here is our interview with Kyle Harrison.
How did you get stared in lacrosse?
My dad played when I was younger so from the time I could walk, I was playing. There are pictures of me at age 4 with equipment on and a stick. I have been playing ever since I can remember.
What was your college experience?
I really enjoyed my time at John Hopkins, being a Baltimore kid. I grew up and played about a mile and a half from campus so it was a dream come true. I grew up going to games there then years later my whole family got to come watch me play.
2014 Predictions for JHU?
They’ll be back – everyone loves to kick people when they’re down. I’m not concerned at all.
Any advice for younger players?
This generation of kids with all of the different access to technology– I wish I had YouTube when I was there age, you can learn so much by watching tutorials or watching your favorite player. Young players need to take advantage of that.
Kids need to understand that they see people on buses or posters and see the guys at the professional level but they need to understand what it took to get there. None of us grew up as a child saying I want to do lacrosse because it didn’t exist. We grew up working extremely hard because we wanted to be a good lacrosse player and we wanted to contribute to whatever program we ended up at.
So make sure you take advantage of YouTube and you work as hard as you possibly can to become a better player and person. Whatever happens after that will be a result of your hard work.