Q & A with Midfielder Caroline Margolis
Feb. 6, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
Caroline Margolis is a midfielder from Raleigh, N.C., who now enters her second season with the lacrosse program. As a freshman she played in 20 games, making 18 starts. The Ravenscroft School product totaled 16 draw controls, 11 ground balls, six goals, and two assists during her rookie campaign. Margolis took some time out of her schedule to sit down with bceagles.com and answer a few questions about the upcoming season.
Q: You played a vital part on the team your rookie season, playing in all 20 games and starting in 18. Do you have the same expectations for this season?
Margolis: Yeah, I think we have the same core group returning so hopefully I can still get a lot of playing time and make an impact.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about this upcoming season?
Margolis: I think we are going to be a lot better than we were last year. Like I said, we have the same core group returning and our newcomers provide more depth than we had last year.
Q: What is your favorite part about being a member of this team?
Margolis: We are all a really tight knit group of girls. We aren’t a very big team compared to the other ACC teams so our relationships are a lot stronger on and off the field which is nice.
Q: Can you talk about being a student-athlete?
Margolis: I love being a student-athlete here at BC. I think some of the challenges come in with traveling because we have to miss class and get the notes from classmates, but it is definitely a big reward because you get to spend time with 23 of your best friends and compete in the best conference in college athletics. It’s definitely great to feel part of something at such a large school.
Q: Do you have a role model or athlete you look up to?
Margolis: I love Sidney Crosby, captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. I read a Sports Illustrated article on him and I think he is one of the few premier athletes that is still so humble. He talked about getting the captainship and declining because he didn’t feel ready for it. He can play with anyone and he just makes his teammates so much better. I think that is such a rare quality.
Q: Do you have any pregame rituals?
Margolis: I usually go to the training room and get stem treatment. I like to just listen to music and go over our game plan while I am in the training room.
The Boston College lacrosse team kicks off its season at Notre Dame on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.