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Q&A: For the love of competition - A look into Wagner College’s men’s lacrosse multi-sport athletes -

By Wagner College Athletics Media Relations

Staten Island, N.Y. - Wagner College Athletics reached out to eight men’s Lacrosse student-athletes for a Q&A to find out more about their athletic accomplishments outside of the lacrosse field and how it ultimately helped them develop as competitors.

“We love recruiting multiple sports athletes because they tend to be more dynamic lacrosse players,” stated head coach Bill McCutcheon. “Playing other sports helps athletes gain confidence and creates fierce competitors. We often take a look at highlight tapes from the other sports that our recruits are playing to see how they react in different scenarios- toughness, speed, aggressiveness and IQ can all be measured without watching just lacrosse play. We get very excited about multiple sport athletes and what they bring to the lacrosse field.”

For this story, we spoke with junior midfielder Dan Baker, freshman goalie Danny Brady, sophomore attacker Jack Brady, sophomore attacker Stephen Dwyer, freshman midfielder Noah Patterson, sophomore defender Tommy Scarpello, senior midfielder Tim Schmidt and freshman goalie John Wright.

Dan Baker-Wagner

Dan Baker-Wagner

Question 1: When Did You Begin Your Lacrosse Career In Comparison To Other Organized Sports?

Schmidt: I started playing organized sports when I was in Pre-K. My mom was the head coach of my high school’s varsity soccer team at the time and my siblings and I were always around that environment. She started her own travel team for my friends and we played together throughout high school. I began wrestling in first grade and fell in love with the sport from day one. I have always enjoyed the solo aspect of the sport, you got what you put into it, there was no faking it and taking the easy road. Finally, I started playing lacrosse in 5th grade. Growing up in a baseball town that was the direction I thought I was heading in. I was introduced to the sport from a local coach who noticed that I excelled in other sports and thought it would be a good idea if I took a chance on lacrosse… I’m glad I did.

Baker: When I was a kid I played everything I could; swimming, football, basketball, soccer, and baseball. I started playing lacrosse in about 7th grade when I realized there was a sport where I could run more and not just be stuck in the outfield.

Patterson: I started playing organized lacrosse in second grade, but I had done several youth clinics prior to that. I started playing basketball in kindergarten and stopped once I got to 7th grade. I played football from 3rd grade through 5th grade and stopped when I decided to play soccer instead. I started playing soccer in 6th grade and played until I graduated high school.

D. Brady: I started playing lacrosse in second grade around age 7 or 8, and I started playing hockey at age 3.

Johnny Wright - Wagner

Johnny Wright - Wagner

Question 2: How Many Sports Did You Participate In During High School And How Did You Manage Your Time? How Do You Feel That Prepared You For Being A Division I Athlete?

Wright: I managed my time by incorporating a written daily schedule, including a study hall, and maintaining discipline in training for whichever sport was in season at the time. These helped me prepare for life as a Division 1 athlete; mentally, physically, and academically. Mentally this helped me get accustomed to following a strict schedule while cordoning off time to focus on my academics and athletics individually. Taking this approach provided me the benefit of being able to concentrate on the task at hand without having to worry if I was either forgetting something or missing a deadline because I had it written down in front of me.

Scarpello: I played football and lacrosse all four years and played basketball my freshman year. Managing my time was difficult at first because I would get home from practice at six o’clock and then would have to eat dinner, do homework, and go to club practice. After my freshman year I learned what it took to manage my time. It showed me that if you do not do your schoolwork, you can’t play as well.

Schmidt: Throughout high school, I participated in 3 sports; soccer, wrestling, and lacrosse. Time management throughout each season was extremely important. With each sport, as athletes know, require more time then is allotted on the practice field. Between extra work and homework you had to create a system that allowed you to finish everything and do it well. My parents had a rule that if you didn’t finish your school work then you wouldn’t be allowed to participate. Academics are extremely important to them. Each season had its fair share of life lessons that I would carry for the rest of my athletic career. Being able to time manage at such a young age made it easier to do so at the Division 1 level.

Patterson: In high school, I played soccer and lacrosse. I would spend my time in the fall mainly focusing on soccer, but once the fall ball circuit started up I would do that on the weekends. No sports in the winter allowed me to get ready for the spring lacrosse season. My high school team held winter session practices and it gave me a lot of time to work out and stay in shape. Playing a fall and spring sport gave me a good expectation of what the workload is like playing at the collegiate level. Of course, the college workload is much more than playing a high school sport, but playing soccer and lacrosse allowed me to get used to what it is like playing sports all year round. Also, the schedule I had in high school, with going from soccer into offseason/preseason, then into the lacrosse season is similar to how the Division 1 lacrosse schedule works. I could look at soccer as the fall ball session, the winter session in high school was similar to the post fall ball session in lacrosse, and then once spring started, I’d get right into lacrosse season. Also playing sports all year in high school helped me stay organized with my studies. In order to keep good grades I had to be organized.

Danny Brady - Wagner

Danny Brady - Wagner

Question 3: What Was Your Favorite Part About Competing In Sports Other Than Lacrosse?

D. Brady: My favorite part about competing in hockey was the competitiveness on and off the ice to be the best. Being pushed by my other teammates’ competitiveness from a young age helped me become the man I am today, and to try to be a leader on and off the playing surface whether it be a field or a sheet of ice.

Wright: The physicality and psyche it takes to lock in, focus, and ultimately compete. Football is a battle. It’s a sport that requires lots of mental and physical preparation, even for a practice. You’ve got to be willing to sacrifice your body while reading the play and reacting to 21 other guys around you. It was pure chaos and I loved being in it.

J. Brady: My favorite part about competing in basketball was that it was very fun to play. It was fun because I grew up playing basketball with the same guys who I played with in high school. Even though I am not playing basketball in college it is still a favorite sport of mine.

Dwyer: My favorite part about competing in basketball was that I was playing in the paint as a center. I enjoyed the physical element of being the big man in the paint.

Noah Patterson - Wagner

Noah Patterson - Wagner

Question 4: What Drew You To The Game Of Lacrosse?

Patterson: My cousin Kier introduced my brother and I to lacrosse when we were young, I was probably in kindergarten and my brother was in third grade. He started playing right away, but I had to wait a few years before I could play competitively. The game was fast paced, physical, and it allowed players to be creative

Baker: I was drawn to the pace of play that comes with the sport. Things like up-tempo transition and physical play caught my eye and I saw my favorite parts of my two other favorite sports, football and basketball, being incorporated throughout the game.

D. Brady: Like hockey, the constant level of competition and physicality made me fall in love with lacrosse. When I was a kid, I wanted to start playing lacrosse when I watched a high school game near me, and saw that the players could hit each other with their sticks. Being the physical hockey player that I already was, it definitely appealed to me.

J. Brady: What drew me to the game of lacrosse was that it was something all of my friends were starting to learn and it was really fun and interesting. So as an athlete I wanted to try it out and loved playing it and stuck with it.

Tommy Scarpello-Wagner

Tommy Scarpello-Wagner

Question 5: With The Ever Growing Focus On Sport Specialization, What Made You Want To Compete In Various Sports Throughout High School?

Schmidt: As someone who has competed in multiple sports, I’ll be the first to tell you that no one sport is the same. Although there are factors in each that potentially translate on the field or mat, what you learn from actually competing in them is a whole different story. If I didn’t wrestle I don’t think I would be able to take rejection or hardship the same. Without soccer, I don’t think I could have excelled in a team sport, not knowing the focus on trust and the importance of a “position” team. If I just played lacrosse starting in 5th grade I’m not sure I’d be where I am today. I think athletes who have played multiple sports throughout high school possess a greater quality that couldn’t be taught from just one team or coach, it’s a mixture of all of them that allow you to excel further than most.

Scarpello: I always thought by playing one sport you used the same muscles and movements. When you play another sport, you use new muscles and movements that can translate to other sports. For example, I played defensive back in football and it helped my footwork so much for lacrosse because it is a lot of backpedaling and making quick cuts to cover.

Dwyer: I saw that I was able to be an impact player in all three sports so it drove me to keep wanting to play them.

J. Brady: Growing up and playing three sports, I did not see a need to focus on just one sport. I feel that playing multiple sports in high school really helps you develop as an athlete. Training different body parts and skills for each sport helps you in the end. Specializing in one sport is something you can still do while playing others.

Stephen Dwyer - Wagner

Stephen Dwyer- Wagner

Question 6: What Trait/Skill Did You Pick-Up In Another Sport That Translates To Lacrosse?

Schmidt: The most important trait I picked up from wrestling that translates on the lacrosse field is being able to deal with loss and the importance of practice when no one is watching. As a wrestler you’re alone on the mat, no one can help you… you are as vulnerable as it gets. If you slacked during practice it showed on the mat. In lacrosse, the extra work you put in when no one is watching is what showcases yourself as a player on the field come game time. Being able to learn from your mistakes and practice outside of the allotted team practice is what separates players game after game.

Wright: As a goalie, my experience as a Free Safety in Football taught the importance of being able to read the plays in front of me and communicate to your teammates.

Baker: I’ve been told that my footwork and lateral movement shows my football experience. I played cornerback at a high level in high school and it shows in different drills and different in-game situations.

Dwyer: The trait/skill that stood out to me from playing basketball is the footwork and endurance.

Tim Schmidt-Wagner

Tim Schmidt-Wagner

Question 7: What's Your Favorite Memory From High School, That Did Not Occur On The Lacrosse Field?

D. Brady: When I was a freshman in high school and my brother was a senior, we got to play hockey on the same team for the first time and nothing to this day has or will ever live up to the moment I was able to take a face-off with my brother on the ice with me.

Scarpello: There are too many events so I will say my junior year had the best memories. My brother was a senior and our quarterback and I was a receiver for the football team. Being able to play with him and catch touchdowns from him was so cool for me. To be able to hear the announcer say “Scarpello’s pass complete to Scarpello”. That was great for me and for my family to be able to watch us play together on Friday nights.

Wright: My favorite sports memory that did not occur on the Lacrosse field was a pick 6 on Senior night to win the game against our biggest rival.

Baker: In my senior year (2017) my football team at Episcopal Academy beat Malvern Prep in what was ranked the best football game in the state of Pennsylvania that year.

Jack Brady- Wagner

Jack Brady - Wagner

Question 8: Pick Four Teammates To Run With In Pick-Up Basketball

Scarpello: 1. Stephen Dwyer: His size and athletic ability is unmatched. 2. Jack Brady: Elite player who can shoot, dunk, and play defense. 3. Nic Ancona: Spot Up Shooter and can pile on assists. 4. Harrison Brown: He is basically Dennis Rodman.

Patterson: Jack Brady, Eli Fisher, Stephen Dwyer, and Connor Sweeney

J. Brady: Stephen Dwyer, Matt Cechini, Richard McKenna, and Connor Sweeney

Dwyer: Jack Brady, Tommy Scarpello, Dan Baker and Eli Fisher.


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