Q and A with Hornet of the Week Andrew Fawkes
The Lynchburg College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our Hornet of the Week. The 27th student-athlete selected this year is men's lacrosse junior Andrew Fawkes.
Fawkes made his first career start against #16 Gettysburg College and surrendered just three goals in over 57 minutes in goal while making 12 saves in the #11 Hornets 12-6 victory. It was the junior's first collegiate victory.
You made your first career start on Saturday against a tough team in Gettysburg. What were the nerves like when they scored two early goals? How did your confidence grow as you made save after save and your team pulled ahead by a wide margin?
In regards to the game, as a team we came into the game really prepared on what Gettysburg was going to throw at us. Because of this, our team was not flustered after the two early goals Gettysburg put in. The defense played extremely well in this game and as a result it made my job pretty easy because most of the shots were outside and I started to see the ball pretty well. While the defense played well, so did the offense and as a result we were able to create such a large scoring margin throughout the second and third quarter.
What is your favorite thing about Lynchburg men's lacrosse?
My favorite part about the team is probably the guys because it's like having 50 best friends who will do anything for each other.
What do you like most about Lynchburg College?
My favorite part about Lynchburg is probably the community because everyone is really nice and there is a lot of support for athletics here.
In your mind, what does it mean to be a student-athlete and how has Lynchburg helped you out?
In my mind, being a student-athlete is managing schoolwork with a collegiate sport. Both are very time consuming, but if you put in the right amount a time for both then you can be very successful. All my professors and my coaches have been a great help to me in keeping academics first and athletics second and taking care of the little things in order to be successful.