By: Jessica Stonesiter
Shane O’Keefe (’14) is a productive, aggressive player on the men’s lacrosse team. He is tied for second on the team with 10 points and leads the Blazers with six assists.
The team recently traveled to Neumann University and scored a 6-5 victory. O’Keefe scored four points in the team’s success, and assisted teammate Spencer Freemon in the game-winning goal.
“I like to make everyone else around me better, and at the end of the game it doesn’t matter to me how many goals I score, it only matters what the final result of the game is,” said O’Keefe.
“I’m looking for the best competition available at this level,” said O’Keefe, “I simply believe in Hood and that we have the potential to be a nasty lacrosse team.”
The road to success has had its trying times for the first-year lacrosse player, who entered the regular season with a knee injury that forced him to sit out the first three games.
“I am only a freshman and I have the best defenders for the other team guarding me, who are typically juniors and seniors, so every game is a challenge, but I am ready for that,” said O’Keefe.
O’Keefe has been playing lacrosse since he was in the second grade and is a native ofSouth Glastonbury,CT.“I will never be satisfied with my play,” said O’Keefe. No matter how many goals or assists I get, there is always something that can be improved.”
O’Keefe is a management major and would like to own a restaurant one day.