What does it mean to be a club athlete at ASU?
Ivy Richey, Treasurer & Captain "Being a student run sport, I am responsible for our team's budget, scheduling travel, and designing our team apparel. It has given me a lot of real life skills and leadership experience that I will use for the rest of my life. Playing lacrosse at ASU has turned out to be the best decision I could have made for myself freshman year. Not only have I been able to make lifelong friendships and become a better lacrosse player - I have become a better person and been able to give back to the sport that has given me so much. I love this team and this school. #RollDevs"
Megan Shaughnessy, Former Captain "Playing club lacrosse has been the highlight of my college career at Arizona State. This team has brought me my best friends, amazing memories, and an opportunity to travel all over California. We are much more than a team, we are a family who has fun doing life together! There is something really special about having a bond with 30+ girls who share the same mindset as you in terms of athletics and academics. I couldn't imagine my college experience at Arizona State without this team!"
Alex Calderwood, Former Captain and Fundraising Chair & Captain "A college club athlete represents Arizona State University both on and off the field. Being a club athlete, you quickly learn how to juggle your academics, lacrosse schedule and financial situations all while growing as an individual in the process. Being the fundraiser chair for the team, I am responsible for lowering dues through community fundraising events as all club sports are “pay to play” programs. As a team, we work with organizations like IronMan and LifeTime to earn money in order to lower our individual dues for the upcoming season. Through this, we learn hard work and how to give back to the community, we learn that it’s a privilege to be able to play and we really learn what it it’s like to be a Sun Devil."
Sophia, Former President & Captain "The women's lacrosse team at ASU was one of first organizations I joined as a freshmen coming on to campus. Being president of the team has been one of my best experiences in college. It allowed me to get real leadership experience early in my college career. Being a club sport, I am responsible for creating our game schedule, scheduling officials and practices, attending league meetings, planning team travel, helping with the team budget, team adherence to ASU's and league policies, and fundraising. I love being on a team and lacrosse keeps me active. I am very proud of the work I have done with the lacrosse team because it is real work that we actually made happen. With lacrosse, we are a completely student run organization."
Marissa Hill, Athlete "Having the opportunity to be on the lacrosse team here at ASU has really been an incredible part of my college life. I've been able to share my time with some of the most talented and intelligent women I've ever met. I transferred here last semester and I wasn't sure how this season was going to go since I haven't played in a little over a year and a half but, all of my teammates took me in and treated me like I was part of their family. I've met some of my best friends on this team or through a teammate and I couldn't be more grateful for all of the people and experiences this team has been able to give me."