"Meet Me Monday" Series - Australian Squad Players Week 2

Each week we invite our members to “Meet” our Victorian contracted representatives on the Men’s and Women’s Australian squads through weekly player profiles.

This week, we profile Williamstown Women’s defender/midfielder Lauren Hunter and Williamstown Lacrosse Club Attacker Cal Gibson. 


First to the plate, we have Lauren:

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Credit Lauren Hunter

1.     Name: Lauren Hunter

2.     Club: Williamstown Women’s Lacrosse Club

3.     Position: Defence/Midfield

4.     Favourite Lacrosse Memory? Stepping out onto the field for the Gold medal game in the 2011 U19 World Cup in Hannover, Germany

5.     Favourite drill/exercise to do at home? At the moment just LOTS OF RUNNING!

6.     What do you enjoy most about the lacrosse community? I just love having the feeling of belonging to something unique!

7.     How did you start playing lacrosse? My Mum played for Australia so as a kid I use to go along with her to training; I started playing when I was about 5!

8.     Favourite country and/or state to play against? I could name a few! At World Cup I think obviously England, USA and Canada are always massive games with big rivalries for different reasons – I love the feeling of going in as the underdog against particularly the USA. I think Victoria have a great rivalry with both SA and WA, I really enjoy Nationals and getting out there in the BIG V!

9.     Any pregame superstitions? None in particular but I’m a bit of a germ freak so most of my behaviour before a game is to do with that….I wash my mouthguard with soap and a few other strange little habits.

10.  Go to pregame meal? Can’t go passed a smashed avo with haloumi. 

11.  3 people living or dead you would invite to dinner and why? My Nan and Pop because I would just love to see them once more and just sit and have a yarn to them and tell them about my life – I’m not really sure who else!

12.  Any social media handles for people to follow you on? @laurenemmahunter on Instagram :)


Coming up next, we have Cal Gibson:

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Credit Cal Gibson

1. Name: Cal Gibson

2. Club: Williamstown Lacrosse Club

3. Position: Attack

4. Favourite Lacrosse Memory? Playing first game with my little brother

5. Favourite drill/exercise to do at home? Wall ball

6. What do you enjoy most about the lacrosse community? Having a beer after the game with all the players from other Clubs.

7. How did you start playing lacrosse? Old man played

8. Favourite country and/or state to play against? WA

9. Any pregame superstitions? Same Jocks

10. Go to pregame meal? Churger

11. 3 people living or dead you would invite to dinner and why? Smella, Sully & Shags, always a good laugh.

Thanks to Lauren and Cal for participation in this series. We hope you have enjoyed some insight into some of the Victorian representative on our Senior Australian squads. Check back next Monday for our next two profiles.

 

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