After a fantastic four years at North Babylon, Kailyn Hart is ready for the next step in her playing career. The college freshman is the latest addition to Stony Brook’s Lacrosse Program, joining a long list of A+ talent. In doing so, she hopes to continue the great success that the program has had in recent years. Before the start of the new season, Hart talked with the LILJ about her playing history and what she hopes to get out of her first year at the school. Click below to read the full interview!
Q: Congrats on your first season at Stony Brook. What do you hope to get most out of your freshman year?
A: One thing I hope to get out of my freshman year is killing it on the field and in the classroom along side with all my teammates. Also winning a National Championship is a big goal for us for the 2020 season.
Q: What was it about Stony Brook that you liked the most?
A: The thing I liked most about Stony Brook is being so close to home and staying on Long Island where I grew up. Another thing I loved about Stony Brook is the work ethic, and competitiveness I’ve watched the team have in the past years. They are coached, by one of the best coaches, to be nothing but the best. Not only was lacrosse a factor in my decision but also the great education they provide for my major.
Q: What made you start playing lacrosse?
A: I was pretty much born into the game. My dad played in college and I spent my childhood around the game of lacrosse. I am the youngest of 3 so i grew up watching my brother and sister play and had the stick in my hand at a very young age.
Q: Who has had the greatest impact on your career and why?
A: As far as my career, there are really different stages of me playing that I was influenced by different people. I would say i always looked up to my brother and sister. My dad was my coach growing up till I started playing club and school lax. My club coach Pete Mitchell with yellow jackets reinforced the confidence my dad gave me as a player. As I look back on the recruiting years. I knew coach (Joe Spallina) was someone that would make me a better player. As I watched Kylie Ohlmiller play at Stony Brook as lefty attack and have great success. I knew I wanted the same for myself and the team I would be on.
Q: Is there any advice you want to give North Babylon this season?
A: North Babylon is not the strongest program but I can only tell the girls who love the game to keep loving it and keep practicing. Play hard because it will all pay off one day. Also always have fun doing it!