MLAX Senior Reflections: Ryan McNamara
May 1, 2017
This is part of a series on the Marquette experiences of the men's lacrosse team's 2017 senior class.
Ryan McNamara, a finance and real estate major, will leave Marquette as its all-time leader in seven statistical categories, including games played and started, points, goals and shots. He was a USILA All-American in 2016 when he set the new MU standard for goals (40) and points (57) in a campaign.
1. What is the biggest thing you learned from your time at Marquette?
RM: The biggest thing that I learned from my time at Marquette is taking things one step at a time. As an athlete, there are so many things that you must do with lacrosse, school, and social life, it can be overwhelming. So just focusing on the next thing in front of you allows you to be fully present in the moment and not worrying about other things.
2. What are you most proud of accomplishing at Marquette (as a team and individually)?
RM: I am most proud of winning the BIG EAST Championship last year. It was something that we had talked about before the season. Beating Denver, ranked No. 1 at the time, in their own stadium to win the championship is an awesome accomplishment.
3. What advice would you give future members of the Marquette lacrosse program?
RM: I would tell future Marquette players not to take things too seriously, mistakes happen all the time. The most important thing is what you do next.
4. Most memorable moment?
RM: Some memorable moments (other than the BIG EAST Championship) were going to Disney on spring break and the trip to Italy last summer.
5. Was there anything else that made your Marquette experience special?
RM: All the relationships that I made here, I would say that Marquette really is like a family. I have made relationships here that will stay with me for a lifetime.
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