Dutchman of the Week: Kerry Lyne ’20

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Hometown: Wellesley, Mass.

Major: Political Science

Q: Can you briefly explain your experience playing lacrosse before coming to Union?

A: I have been playing lacrosse since the third grade. I grew up playing lacrosse in my hometown and then, as I got older, I played for other programs like the Top Gun Fighting Clams. Playing for Wellesley High School was one of the best experiences of my life.

Q: Do you think being on the lacrosse team has better prepared you for the future? Why or why not?

A: Being on the lacrosse team has definitely helped prepare me for my future. Our team’s leadership, including coaches, captains and my teammates, have collectively given me positive guidance and constantly inspire me. Also, the lacrosse team has a great networking program that we often utilize to help prepare for after college.

Q: In your opinion, what are the lacrosse team’s greatest strengths and weaknesses this year?

A: I believe our greatest strengths as a team this year are both the high skill of our players and our great team chemistry.

Q: Do you have any goals set for the remainder of this season, whether they be personal or team-oriented?

A: My goal is to win the Liberty League championship and then go on to the NCAA tournament and try to win a championship.

Q: What are some of your favorite things about Union?

A: My favorite things about Union are the great people I have met and the balance of both academics and athletics.

Q: Balancing a varsity sport and a full academic course load is tough. What advice do you have for other students, both athletes, and non-athletes, in regards to better managing their time?

A: My advice would be to seek help when needed regarding academics. Ask both teachers and students for help.

Q: What is your favorite thing to eat on campus?

A: My favorite thing to eat on campus is a Philly cheese steak from Dutch Hollow.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in the Schenectady area and why?

A: Firestone. I have had some great and memorable dinners there with my parents when they have visited.

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