After a stellar high school career, Sophia Taglich is now playing for an outstanding lacrosse program at Boston College. The 2019 All-American defender is looking to become even better while playing for BC. Sophia started playing lacrosse at a young age and it has helped turn her into the person she is today. Read more about Sophia in a recent interview with the LILJ.
Q: How has the adjustment been going from high school athlete to a college athlete?
The most notable difference between collegiate and high school lacrosse is the overall speed of the game. The sheer athleticism and skill of college athletes inevitably leads to a faster more physical game. Furthermore, the game is more tactical. To truly succeed on the field a player must be well versed on the rules and strategies. Greater emphasis is also placed on the controllable aspects of the game like strength, conditioning, and stick skills.
Q: Why Boston College?
I chose Boston College because it has a stellar academic reputation and an exceptional lacrosse program. The beauty of the campus and it’s proximity to the city of Boston also factored in my decision.
Q: What other schools were you considering?
I was considering schools like Princeton and the other Ivy League schools, but once I visited BC, I instantly knew it was the right fit.
Q: What is the goal in your freshman season at Boston College?
As a freshman I have set challenging, but realistic, goals for myself. I hope to continue to develop as a player and to have a meaningful impact in every game. We have a highly skilled team with great senior leadership, so I am trying to learn as much as a can from them and incorporate it into my personal play.
Q: Do you see lacrosse being part of your life in any way after college?
Lacrosse has played a central role in my life since fourth grade. It has taught me the importance of discipline and hard-work; these are lessons I with utilize in future endeavors. I am not quite sure what the future holds for me in terms of playing lacrosse post college, but lacrosse has truly helped shape who I am. I love playing the game and hope to see it grow for generations to come.