Q&A with Jess Boccio

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March 17, 2008

Q: What are your goals for your senior season?
A: I want to walk off the field after each game, and feel as though I did the most for my team that I possibly could have. I would also like to make it to the tournament this year because it was one of the best experiences of my life when we did my freshman year.

Q: Many say that lacrosse goalkeeper is one of the most difficult positions to play in all of sports. What makes it so difficult in your opinion and what made you choose the position?
A: I became a goalie because basically my high school team needed one. I ended up loving it, but it is certainly not a position that everyone would enjoy. It is a mentally challenging position, and it is very easy to get frustrated with it. There is a lot to think about when you have to keep such a little ball out of a big net.

Q: Do you see an advantage in having three coaches who are former Penn State players?
A: Absolutely. Their Penn State pride is contagious and motivating.

Q: Sisters playing together seems to be a sort of tradition at Penn State, how do you feel about having your sister Ashley as a Nittany Lion teammate?
A: I wouldn't want it any other way! She's my sister, best friend... and now my teammate! What could be better than that?

Q: What do you love about playing lacrosse at Penn State?
A: Everything! I have the best coaches and amazing teammates. My experience at Penn State makes me wonder why someone wouldn't want to go to this school!

Q: Tell one thing about yourself that would surprise most people.
A: I was in marching band for four years in high school - I played the piccolo. We went to band camp and all. I even wore the hat with the feather in the top if it (properly called a plume). I prefer my lacrosse uniform these days though!




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