Dutchwoman of the Week: Emily McGrail ’15


Hometown: Westwood, MA

Major: English

Minor: Psychology

Sport: Women’s Lacrosse

Campus Involvement: Member of Delta Delta Delta.

Notable: McGrail leads her team in scoring with 42 goals so far this season. Additionally, in March she was named to the Liberty League Honor Roll and was also named Liberty League Performer of the Week. In April, McGrail was named to the Liberty League Honor Roll three times.


Q: What got you started with lacrosse?

A: I started playing in fourth grade. Westwood is a big lacrosse town and one of my friend’s parents kind of started it all. I’ve loved it ever since I started.

Q: What is your best lacrosse memory?

A: Going undefeated in the regular season this year.


Q: What is your pre-game ritual?

A: I don’t really have any certain ritual but as a team we always listen to the same music in the locker room before our games.


Q: Do you have any superstitions?

A: I have a lot! I have my hair braided by the same person before every game and I always wear the same game socks, spandex and sports bra. I also always listen to the same music before the game.


Q: What is your favorite dodge?

A: Probably the roll dodge.


Q: Who do you think is the best team to play against?

A: RPI, because we have the biggest rivalry and it’s always exciting to play them.


Q: What was the most fun you had this season?

A: Our trip to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. over spring break. We basically lived on the bus for a week. Going to D.C. was really cool.


Q: What are your goals for this season?

A: Our main goal is to win the Liberty League championships. Then, we hope to get into the NCAA playoffs.


Q: What is the best thing about going to Union?

A: Besides my team, it’s probably the people here. You’re always seeing people you know.


Q: What are your plans for after graduation?

A: I don’t have a job yet but I know I’m going to be in Boston.



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