High School Girls

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Give and Go: McKenzie Brown

Midfielder, Cherry Creek (Colo.) High School

Notre Dame-bound McKenzie Brown (Cherry Creek, Colo.) can't live without Cold Stone ice cream and hopes to see lacrosse become an Olympic sport.
© Trevor Brown

Who is your favorite athlete?
Caroline Cryer. She's such a good player for Duke, and she's also a very nice person. She's been my coach for a few of the teams I've been on. And she went to Creek, so she's a good role model.

Do you ever Google yourself?
I can't say that I have, but I'm sure I'd find something crazy because there are so many Browns in the world.

Who in lacrosse is destined to be a reality TV star?
Kathy Keppler. She's at the University of Denver now. She was on my high school team last year. She's pretty funny.

What’s one thing you can’t live without?
I love ice cream. I go to Cold Stone for the cookie dough ice cream.

Where did you go on your last vacation?
In February, I went to Mexico for my cousin's wedding. It was on an island off Cancun, Isla Mujeres. It was beautiful. We swam in the water. It was a good change from Colorado.

What does lacrosse really need?
It would be really cool if it was an Olympic sport. There are so many sports in the Olympics and lacrosse isn't one of them. it would be a good addition.

It’s 2019 — where are you are and what are you doing?
I'll be 27. Connected with lacrosse somehow, traveling around the world, living the dream. I plan to study something science- or math-related at Notre Dame, but I hope that lacrosse is somehow still a part of my life when I'm done. I'll probably be married, coaching my kids' teams.

Overtime: Would you rather be Tim Tebow or Tyler Hansborough for a day?
--  from Tim Paul, attackman, U.S. Naval Academy

I'm a football fan, so I want to be the quarterback.

Double Overtime: What are the thoughts that run through your head when you step onto the field before the opening draw?
-- from Hannah Hicklen, Baltimore, Md.

Possession first. If you get the ball, you're going to be successful, so that's the first thing I think about. I usually draw it to myself. I use my height (5'10") to do that.

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