March 15, 2009

INTRODUCING ... Marymount Senior Kevin Conklin

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Kevin Conklin

This week's "INTRODUCING..." feature - a product of the Capital Athletic Conference - focuses on Marymount University senior attack Kevin Conklin, a two-time All-CAC second-team selection who was also the 2006 CAC men's lacrosse Rookie of the Year.

What is the background in the sport you play? 

I play the attack position and have been a 4-year starter at Marymount University. I was Rookie of the Year in 2006 as well as 2nd Team All-Conference in both 2007 and 2008. I have been a captain of the team since my junior year and I will be completing my final year of play this season.

What is your favorite spot on campus? 

My favorite spot on campus has got to be the cafeteria at the Ballston campus because Carla makes the best food off the grill and it's a good place to get a lot of work done at the same time. The pre-game before a big test for me is a Ballston cafeteria dinner while reading over notes.

Other than your team, what organization(s) do you participate in?  

I'm adamant in going to other sporting events but that is about as far as it goes. Off campus I work at a gym on Friday's and help out with lacrosse clinics around the area during the fall.

What is the most important societal issue facing college students? 

I think the most important societal issue would probably be figuring out how to adapt to being introduced into the "real world".  Meaning what to do when you graduate with your degree. Especially during these times, getting a job is not an easy task and it could be tough on fresh graduates.

What is your major in college, and what is the most important thing you learned in that discipline? 

My major is marketing. The most important thing I learned through this major is how to develop a company's brand and what research needs to be done in order t o create that brand awareness.

Other then your family members, who was the most influential person in your life? 

If we could include family members I'd have to give this one to my dad because I think I still learn things about lacrosse from him. Outside of my family though it would have to be Marymount oach Jon Reynolds. I've learned not only to play a better game through him, but to also become a better person. He's been not only a great coach but a good friend to me as I grew up from a water carrying freshman to a senior captain.

If you could give one piece of advice to elementary school children, what would that advice be? 

Don't ever take math classes for granted, because unless you are going to be an English major, the math part of school will come back to haunt you.

What is your favorite form of entertainment? 

YouTube, you can find anything on there to entertain you.

Outside of the Capital Athletic Conference, what is your favorite sports person or team?

My favorite sports team has got to be the New York Rangers. I just liked them when I was a little kid and I never really stopped. Favorite sports person if I had to throw a name out there would have to be my Dad. He's getting close to 60 and is still playing lacrosse and surfing in the summer. I hope I'm still able to do that 40 years down the road.

Name three people, real or fictional, living or dead, that you'd like to have dinner with. 

My Grandfather - he past away when I was young and I never really got to spend enough time with him. It'd be good to catch up.
Forrest Gump - he probably still has a ton of stories to tell and if he did then I'd be entertained all night.
Tiger Woods - then hopefully he'd show me how to really swing a golf club.

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