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C.J. Kemp
Fairfield University #6
Division I

Name

C.J. Kemp
Year I am a senior set to graduate on May 18, 2003.
School Fairfield University
Height 5'9
Weight 175
Lacrosse Number & Why In high school I was #3 because Brian Dougherty was one of my role models. As a kid, I grew up watching him and trying to model my play after him. When I arrived at Fairfield University, #3 wasn’t available so I switched to #6.
High School & Hometown Georgetown Prep, Potomac MD
High School Achievements
& Recognition
All American, North/South All-Star Game, Maryland Senior All-Star Game, 2nd team All-State, 1st team All-Met Washington Post, 2x All-IAC, 2x Team MVP, Team Captain.

College Achievements
& Recognition

2002 - Honorable Mention All-American, 1st Team Great West Lacrosse League, Player of the Year for Great West Lacrosse League.
2003 – Pre-season Honorable Mention All-American, Team Captain
Years Played Lax 12
Years Played Goalie 12
Other Positions none
Preferred Gear STX
Favorite food Wet Chicken
Favorite cd Phil Collins Greatest Hits
Favorite movie It’s a tie between Revenge of the Nerds and Back to the Future.
   
Why do you play?
I love the challenges and pressures of the playing goalie. It has allowed me to meet many friends, play against the best lacrosse players in college, and visit some of the top institutions in the country.
Why are you a goalie?
When I was in fifth grade, I transferred to Mater Dei School in Bethesda, Maryland. The fifth/sixth lacrosse team didn’t have a goalie so I tried it and ended up going undefeated with a victory over Landon. I have stuck with it ever since and have used lacrosse to help pay for my college education.
How important is the goalie position?
I believe goalie and the face off position to be equally important. They are both critical positions on the field that can dictate the outcome of a game. A good goalie cannot only control the defensive side of the field but can create transition goals as well. A goalie must be the general and direct his troops.
Any advice for aspiring goalies?
The one thing you have realize when playing goalie is that you are going to get scored on. You must forget and focus on the next shot. I believe goalie to be 80% mental and 20% physical.
Quote regarding the goalie position
Big players play big in big games.

 

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