Smith prepares to take on final season of lacrosse


Belle Wilson, Editor-in-Chief

Travis Smith first picked up the lacrosse stick when he was very young. Since that day, he always made sure to have a stick in his hand.

Lacrosse is generational in the Smith family. Travis said, “My dad even played for Towson University.”
Lacrosse is what kept their bond strong.
Since lacrosse means so much to him and his family, when he plays, he stays motivated by “wanting to be great” for his family and team.
Although Travis loves his sport, there are always obstacles he faces. He said, “One of the biggest challenges of playing lacrosse has been constantly adapting to a higher playing environment. The MIAA is the toughest conference to play in, so I have to make sure to bring my best to every game.”
All of Travis’s hard work led him to commit to the University of Pennsylvania to play lacrosse. The Penn Quakers men’s lacrosse team represents the college in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men’s lacrosse. Penn competes as a member of the Ivy League.
Besides playing lacrosse, Travis likes to spend time with his brothers and the rest of his family
. As much as he adores playing on the field, he also likes to keep up with sports games on TV.
He likes to watch other sports like football and basketball. He also enjoys watching lacrosse to “strategize.” He relaxes by playing video games with friends and working out.
Currently, Travis plays on JC’s varsity men’s volleyball team.
Travis advises other athletes going through the college recruiting process to “not be afraid to wait, and be patient in the process. If what you want isn’t coming, then keep working and you will find the perfect fit.”
Travis is “excited to finish out” his senior year and to “make some more memories” with the people he loves. Travis is also “ready” to take the lacrosse field again in spring.