Junior midfielder Ava Fernandes is an absolute force on the offensive side of the ball. She comes from a family of great athletes including two sisters that she loves playing with. After previously playing for the Comsewogue Warriors, she is now ready to begin her new journey as a Longwood Lion. Since the beginning of the school year, Ava has hit the ground running with her new teammates preparing in every way possible for the 2020 season. While she is still going through the recruiting process, it has always been a dream of hers to play at the colligate level alongside her older sister. If the 2020 season does get canceled, Ava’s goals will remain the same and it just means that she will come back even stronger in 2021. Read more about Ava’s lacrosse background in this recent interview with the LILJ.
Q. Do you have any colleges in mind that you’re considering playing for?
A. I am currently very interested in Manhattan College. It would be a dream come true to play with my older sister Julia again, especially at the college level.
Q. After a great statistical season last year, do you feel there are ways you can get even better?
A. Absolutely! there is always room for improvement. I have been working hard to be a step faster and of course keeping my stick skills consistency up.
Q. Was there anything in particular that you were most looking forward to this season?
A. Me and my team at Longwood High School have been working since September on moving the ball as a team. We all feel that we could’ve proven to be something special this year.
Q. With the possibility of not having a 2020 season, does it give you extra motivation to come back even stronger in 2021?
A. This year has made it clear to me that everyday is a gift that should not be taken for granted. If the season is cancelled I know me and my teammates will come back stronger in 2021.
Q. Are there any goals that you hope to accomplish during the rest your time at Longwood?
A. One of our biggest goals was to make it to playoffs this year. Selfishly, my biggest goal is to help my younger sister Mia flourish on the offensive end of the field.