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.