Accomplishing Goals as a Division III Student Athlete
By Peter Windsor
A senior team captain on the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse team, Peter Windsor is a 2012 preseason honorable mention All-America as a long-stick midfielder.
The best part of my Division III experience is that I learned what was important. Prior to college, lacrosse was life; I played at a top high school team in the best conference in the country, the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA). There was only one focus and that was lacrosse. However, once getting to college it became evident that lacrosse was a secondary obligation. This obviously reduced pressure but it did not take away the competitiveness of lacrosse. We still compete and work extremely hard to succeed but the reason I went to college was to learn, have fun, and get the most out of my experience. I can honestly say that without playing lacrosse at the Division III level, I would not have completely fulfilled those three goals.
The last Division III Week feature for Tuesday, April 10 was written by Jasmine Jones, a junior team captain on the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team, and will be sent out later this evening.