Q: What is your motivates you to play ultimate?
Ultimate is a way for me to open up, to be better, to challenge myself. I love the competition and comradery that emanate from the sport.
Q: What does your training regiment look like?
Tuesday: fitness training
Thursday: stretching and yoga
Saturday Sunday: team practice in Boston
Q: What have been some of the biggest challenges you have faced in this sport?
I went through two ACL tears ( 2011 R knee, 2013 L knee). I also have traveled everywhere to play at the highest level. I had practices in Quebec City when I lived in Trois Rivières, practices in Vancouver when I was on Team Canada, and now practices in Boston, all without having a car! And when I say travel - I mean the expenses too!
Q: What are your goals this year with Brute Squad?
A personal goal of mine is to always be better. I know that I have all aspects of my game to perfect. I want to be a better teammate. I want to perform at the highest level possible. This simple fact of practicing with Brute Squad allows me to reach these goals. I also want to help the team to be their best, competitively.
Q: What is a piece of advice you would give some up and coming athletes that want to take that next step into competitive play?
Know your strengths and use them; know your weaknesses and work on them. The best attitude to have is to always want to learn and be better. If you're ready to make the necessary efforts and to make your team your biggest priority, playing competitively is the right thing to do. You also need to be ready to live through highs and lows, and work as hard as you can!