Junior attack Steve Koressel has been instrumental in Chapman’s 14-3 season. The junior has racked up a team-high 35 goals and 34 assists.
1) When and why did you start playing lacrosse?
I was 14 years old. I was playing hockey at the time, and I started to kind of fall away from hockey so I was looking for another sport that was similar. I found lacrosse and just fell in love with it.
2) What motivates you to play your hardest?
My parents motivate me to play my hardest because they go to all of my games and they show me the most support out of anyone. Nothing makes me happier than looking up in those stands and seeing them after we win a game.
3) What is your favorite aspect of playing lacrosse?
It’s the contact. I’ve always been a fan of contact sports. I never was really into baseball or golf or any of that. I’ve always liked hockey and football, even basketball at some points. I just love sports where you can just put you heart on your sleeve when you go out there.
4) Do you have any pregame rituals?
We all just go down into the locker room and we have this pregame playlist that we throw on and get rowdy to. It’s super fun and it gets us all pumped up before the game.
5) What is your favorite part of being a member of men’s lacrosse at Chapman?
The lacrosse team here at Chapman this year is one of the best teams that I’ve been on. It’s just such a brotherhood this year; I feel like we are all closer than we’ve ever been.
6) What is a hobby of yours aside from lacrosse?
I still play hockey here and there, I still love that sport a lot. I like to snowboard and wakeboard too.
7) Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Trent Green. Even though he is retired, growling up watching him play for the Kansas City Chiefs motivated me to be the best athlete I could be.
8) Do you have a favorite moment or memory from being on the lacrosse team here at Chapman?
It has to be this year beating Boulder at Boulder which was something that we came so close to two years ago when I started playing at Chapman. The feeling this year of beating them, I mean nothing has come close to that yet. Hopefully next week I have a different answer after we win the national championship.