This week, the Lafayette takes a timeout with senior lacrosse captain Kristin Schaen, who tied her career-high four goals in the first Patriot League game of the season against Holy Cross.
Amy Hewlett: As a captain, how has your role on the team changed this season?
Kristin Shaen: Compared to last year, I’ve had to do a lot more communicating on and off the field. I handle little things off the field like what we’re wearing, and then on the field calling in plays and what defense we’re in.
AH: What has been your team’s approach to games this season?
KS: This year we’ve been looking to play older, even though we have a very young team. We want to be consistent throughout the entire game, and stay focused for the full 60 minutes.
AH: Now that you’re into Patriot League play, what do you expect to see from the team?
KS: We played Holy Cross and didn’t get the result we wanted, but it was a really close game. We need to come out harder, and we definitely want to make it into the postseason again this year.
AH: What are your personal goals for your last season?
KS: Personally, I would like to have another winning record and get back to the postseason. I want to do everything I can to have the best season.
AH: What is the team’s biggest strength this year?
KS: I would say the diversity of people on our team. We have a lot of different roles. Anna Stein is behind the cage for assists, and Jane Kirby and Emma Novick are up top who are both really strong drivers. So we have opportunities to score in a bunch of different ways.
AH: Do you have any plans for when you graduate?
KS: I’m going to be working at Citibank Citicards in Wilmington, Delaware.
AH: What was your favorite class at Lafayette?
KS: My favorite class was definitely Religious Health and Healing with [religious studies] professor [Brett] Hendrickson.
AH: Do you have any pre-game rituals?
KS: I’m not very superstitious. The only thing I do is chew gum before every game.
AH: Where is your favorite place to study on campus?
KS: My favorite places to study are either in a downstairs room [in Skillman] or my house.
AH: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
KS: Invisibility, so I could sneak around.