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South Lakes’ Greatorex Eyeing Chance to Play College Lax

Q&A: Senior earned all-district/conference in field hockey, lax.

South Lakes senior Megan Greatorex (23) plays field hockey and lacrosse for the Seahawks.

South Lakes senior Megan Greatorex (23) plays field hockey and lacrosse for the Seahawks. Photo by Craig Sterbutzel.

Senior midfielder Megan Greatorex is in her third season with the South Lakes varsity field hockey team, helping the Seahawks to a 2-2-1 record entering their Sept. 3 contest against rival Herndon.

While she has experienced individual success in field hockey, earning second-team all-district honors as sophomore, Greatorex’s primary sport is lacrosse, which she hopes to play in college. She garnered second-team all-district accolades as a freshman on the South Lakes varsity lacrosse team, and first-team all-district/conference honors during her sophomore and junior seasons. She was a team captain during her junior campaign in the spring of 2014.

Greatorex recently participated in a Q&A via email with The Connection.

*Connection: At what age did you start playing lacrosse? How much time do you spend working on your game in the offseason?

Greatorex: I started playing lacrosse when I was 7 years old. In the offseason I play club lacrosse, where we play four tournaments in the fall and four tournaments in the summer. I also play with a South Lakes team in the winter in a local winter league. In addition, I play on tournament teams, such as playing for D.C. in the Under Armour All-America Underclass Games this past summer.

*Connection: You're a senior. How do you feel about your lacrosse game now compared to when you were younger?

Greatorex: My lacrosse game has changed immensely. When I started lacrosse it was mainly learning how to hold a lacrosse stick and learning basics such as catching and throwing. Now, as a senior, although we still work on basics because they are such a fundamental part of the game, I have developed a much smarter way of playing and developed my skills greatly.

*Connection: What is your favorite lacrosse moment from your first three years at South Lakes?

Greatorex: My favorite lacrosse moment from my first three years at South Lakes was freshman year when we had a winning season. It had been a long time since we had had a winning season so it was very fun to come in as a freshman and set the tone for a building program.

*Connection: At what age did you start playing field hockey? How much time do you spend working on your game in the offseason?

Greatorex: I started playing field hockey my freshman year of high school. In the offseason I participate in a winter league that our South Lakes team plays in.

*Connection: What is your favorite field hockey moment from your first three years at South Lakes?

Greatorex: My favorite field hockey moment from my first three years at South Lakes happened my sophomore year when we played Herndon, our rivals, and beat them in overtime.

*Connection: Do you play any other sports at South Lakes?

Greatorex: I only play field hockey and lacrosse at South Lakes. I am very involved in Leadership at South Lakes and am part of the Executive Council for the 2014-2015 school year.

*Connection: What is your favorite food?

Greatorex: I love fruit, and my favorite fruit is strawberries.

*Connection: Who is your favorite music artist? Why?

Greatorex: I don’t have a certain favorite artist. I like listening to country music, but I enjoy all different types of music.

*Connection: What is your favorite movie? Why?

Greatorex: My favorite movie is “The Parent Trap.” I used to watch it all the time when I was younger.

*Connection: What is your favorite hobby outside of lacrosse and field hockey?

Greatorex: When I am not playing lacrosse and field hockey I love to hang out with friends.

*Connection: What location is the farthest you have traveled from the Washington, D.C. metro area?

Greatorex: The farthest I have been is to Riviera Maya in Mexico. In sixth grade, I was there for a week with my family.

*Connection: Are you a pro sports fan? If so, who are your favorite teams?

Greatorex: I love watching pro football and my favorite team is the Washington Redskins. I also like the Washington Nationals.