March 30, 2014

Your Edge: Dashiell's Midfield Tips

by Brittany Dashiell as told to Corey McLaughlin | | Twitter

Team USA's Brittany Dashiell dishes on what to do with the ball in the midfield


This article originally appears in the April 2014 issue of Lacrosse Magazine. Join US Lacrosse to start your subscription today!

Change It Up - I'm working as a physical therapy tech in Baltimore and taking classes because I want to go to physician's assistant graduate school. I want to go somewhere different again, like I did by going to Florida, like North Carolina or California. Change it up for a bit.

Miss College Already - Going to college at Florida was amazing. (Dashiell was part of the Gators' inaugural recruiting class and their first Tewaaraton Award finalist.) My friends would be telling me how they're shoveling snow off the field for practice, and we'd be lying out at the pool before practice. It was like being on vacation every day. I loved it.

Hope for Changes - Women's lacrosse needs more TV games and a stall rule. That drives me crazy. Maybe like a keep-it-in-the-box rule, like the men's rule used to be, after a certain amount of time.

My Inspiration

Caitlyn McFadden is an amazing midfielder. She's great on both sides of the field. She has the hardest shot I've ever seen. She's quick. I've always looked up to her, and having her coach me down at Florida for a year was awesome. (McFadden, a 2010 Tewaaraton winner at Maryland and Team USA midfielder, was an assistant at Florida before taking the same job at Maryland.)

My Team USA Experience

It's a group of crazy girls. They always have so much energy and they really bring you up all the time. There's a point when it gets to practice where a switch turns and they get intense. But they're always out to have fun.

My Favorite Drill

I really liked "steal the bacon" when I was really little, because I love ground balls. Now it's probably 3-on-2 where we're man-up on offense.

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