Q and A with Hornet of the Week Caroline Kilby
The Lynchburg College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our Hornet of the Week. The 32nd student-athlete selected this year is women's lacrosse senior Caroline Kilby.
Kilby provided a huge offensive spark for the Hornets as Lynchburg went 2-0 on the week. She collected six goals and an assist while adding a ground ball and two caused turnovers in defeats of Virginia Wesleyan College and Bridgewater College.
You had six goals and an assist to help the Hornets to a pair of wins. What did it feel like to have such a strong performance (2 goals, 1 assist, 1 ground ball, 2 caused turnovers) on your Senior Day?
Saturday was so exciting. Having all of our families and friends there for Senior Day was my motivation going into the game. I did not only want to play for the other three seniors, the team, and coaches, but for all of the people that have been supporting me throughout my Lynchburg lacrosse career. My final season is coming to an end so I am trying to play my hardest knowing that I only have a few games left. During Senior Day, our coaches and teammates made it known how much they appreciate the four years the seniors have put in, and in return all I could have done was play hard and play for the win for them.
What is your favorite thing about Lynchburg women's lacrosse?
Lynchburg women's lacrosse has given me a role while I have been a college student. I have been granted with great coaches and a team at Lynchburg. The feeling of having a second family while being away from home is so comforting. The family-like relationships really show when parents and friends come to watch our games; it is a rewarding feeling. I have been lucky enough to share so many memories with my teammates since my freshman year up until today. I know I have my teammates to fall back onto and the friendships I have made are irreplaceable. Every girl on the team today has impacted my life in some way, and there are bonds that cannot be broken because of the events we have gone through together. My teammates are the people that make playing fun, and they keep me coming to practice every day.
What do you like most about Lynchburg College?
The environment Lynchburg College creates for its students is very relaxed and comfortable; I believe this is a huge reason why I have enjoyed my time at LC. I am able to create personal relationships with much of the student body here as well as my professors. The professors in the education and art departments all know me by name and are willing to help out with anything, especially if it has to deal with my future.
In your mind, what does it mean to be a student-athlete and how has Lynchburg helped you out?
A student-athlete is someone who is committed to both their academics and team. I know I have worked hard to keep my grades up along with the rest of my team. There are times when we complain there are not enough hours in a day, but we know we will reach our final goals if we continue to work hard and push each other. Lynchburg College respects the athletes' schedules and there is always room to make changes or rearrangements if necessary. I have gained a lot of respect for all athletes on campus, because I know we work to balance academics, sports, and our social lives.