“Between the Pipes” Interview with Jenna Haring ’16 ~ Lake Shore and Lady Roc Goalie

“Between the Pipes” Interview with Jenna Haring ’16 ~ Lake Shore and Lady Roc Goalie

📁 Interviews, Uncategorized 🕔29.June 2015
“Between the Pipes” Interview with Jenna Haring ’16 ~ Lake Shore and Lady Roc Goalie

Name: Jenna Haring

Nickname: Jen


HS Grad Year: 2016

Hometown: Irving, NY

High School:Lake Shore

Travel Team: Lady Roc

Awards/Accolades: 2015 All WNY First Team, 2015 Team MVP, 2014 Team MVP




Do you like playing Goalie?

Because I am good at it, I’ve been doing it since I was a little girl and it is still fun after all these years.


How did you decide to become a Goalie?

When I was in 3rd grade I volunteered to be goalie on my youth team. I told my Mom that I wouldn’t cry if I got hit by the ball. Once I learned the basics, I thought it was really fun.

If you didn’t play lacrosse, what other sport would you play?

I’m not sure, maybe if they had girls football, I’d play that.




How did you like competing in the Guardian National Championship?

It was a lot of fun. I liked all the different events. It really is a great way to see what skills you are good at and which ones you need to work on. I loved meeting the other goalies!


You can’t attend this year due to a prior commitment :)  Tell us about that opportunity!

I am on the Haudenosaunee Nation Women’s U-19 team and we will be competing at the U-19 World Championships in Scotland. This will be my first trip out of the country, besides going to Canada, and I’m really excited to play against the best U-19 players in the world.




As a Goalie


What is your favorite lacrosse moment?

My high school team won our section championship last year and I had a really good game.  I had over 20 saves and our whole team was just happy!! It was my first championship & it felt really good!


How do you get yourself into the zone?

I like getting a good warm-up in before games. Making sure I have my angles and practicing good clears give me confidence going into a game.


What do you consider to be your BIGGEST STRENGTH?

My reaction time and hand-eye coordination.



What are you working on?

I’m working on being versatile. I don’t like the teams that I play thinking I have a weakness. I used to be bad at low shots, then I would hear people say “Shoot low”. Now I’m really good at low shots.



What do you appreciate most about your defense?

I like that I can talk them. If I give them pointers, they improve.


Why do you wear the number that you wear? Any special meaning?

There’s no special meaning. It was assigned to me freshman year and I kept it every year.


Do you have any Game Day rituals?

They start the night before! I make sure I have all my equipment and clothing in order. I try to get up a little earlier and start my day positive. Usually when I do that I have a good game.


How do you shake off a loss? Or do you?

I just look back on what I did or didn’t do and how I can improve for the next game.




If you plan to play lacrosse in college, what schools are you considering?

Lock Haven University, St. Joseph’s University, SUNY Binghamton, Monmouth University, Central Connecticut State & Longwood.





Whos the most influential person in your life? Why?

My Mom. She has invested a lot of time and $ in me and my lacrosse.  She believes in me 100% and she is honest with me. I can talk to her about anything. She pushes me to be my best.



People would be surprised that you are …?

Very artistic. I like painting and one of my favorite things to do is take pictures on my digital camera.




What are some of Your Favorite things?


Favorite Lacrosse Drill: Power and finesse


Favorite Lacrosse player: Myles Thompson




FAVORITE FAST FOOD: Wendy’s grilled chicken sandwich


FAVORITE APP?: Instagram


SUPERPOWER OF CHOICE: Teleportation, it would especially save time from long car rides to tournaments.




DREAM CAR? A Range Rover


FAVORITE QUOTE: Never give up!






Give us a question for our next interview:

What is the most important advice would you give a kid who wants to be a lacrosse goalie?


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