Jenny Markey is the definition of the ultimate workhorse. The 2x Under Armor All American is getting ready for her final season as a Mount Sinai Mustang before taking her talents upstate to Syracuse. Markey is coming off of a phenomenal 2019 season which saw her rack up 27 goals. Markey reflected on her time at Mount Sinai and how she’s gotten to where she is today in a recent interview with the LILJ.
Q. How did you decide to continue your lacrosse career at Syracuse?
A. I decided to commit to Syracuse University for many reasons such as the academics and great extra help programs. A big deciding factor for me was the coaching and the team chemistry. At Syracuse the atmosphere is made to be extremely welcoming and friendly, you can tell all the girls on the team get along very nicely and the coaches make you feel as comfortable as possible.
Q. What are you most looking forward to in your final season at Mount Sinai?
A. For my final season playing for Mt. Sinai I’m looking forward to the pasta parties with the team and hopefully making it back to the County Championship.
Q. Have you learned anything throughout your time at Mount Sinai that you can take with you to Syracuse?
A. Playing for Mt. Sinai lacrosse has taught me how to be a good teammate, to always go 100%, 100% of the time, and that on time is late.
Q. Of the teams that you’ve played for, is their one in particular that stands out from the rest?
A. Out of all the teams I’ve played for one that stands out to me is Under Armour. Under Armour has always been my favorite tournaments and I’ve always loved how even though we don’t get to have many practices before hand the girls on the team have so much talent that we’re able to make plays and freelance effortlessly so quickly.
Q. Who are some of the people that have helped you get to where you are today?
A. Some of the people that have helped me get to where I am today are my parents, Coach Al Bertelone, coach Pete VanMiddelem, Coach Carol Rose, Coach Mark Russell, Coach Carron, & Coach Curcio. Throughout the years they have all pushed me to try harder, work out, train, and showed me what it means to be apart of a team.
Q. Is there any piece of advice you’ve gotten from anyone that has always stuck with you?
A. Some advice that I’ve gotten that has always stuck with me is to always be kind and a nice person because at the end of the day all you’re stuck with is yourself, so you’re going to want to be stuck with a person you like.