Jameson Smith is an asset to his Bayport Blue Point Team. The sophomore made a splash last year scoring 31 goals, 15 assists, and had an impressive 46 points. Smith did this all with a loaded roster of Bayport Attackman, which has carved him a key offensive role. The departure of fellow Attackman, Devin Benvenutti leaves Smith with a greater leadership and playing role in 2020. It is a challenge, according to the sophomore, that he will be ready to take on. Before the start of the new season, the LILJ sat down with Smith to discuss his journey as a player and the 2020 season. He cites ball movement and team chemistry as vital in Bayport Blue Point’s success. See below to read the full interview!
Q: How did you get started playing lacrosse?
A: I started playing lacrosse at about 5 years old with my next door neighbor.
Q: Who has had the greatest impact on your sports career?
A: I would say my dad has had the greatest impact on my sports career. He is always pushing me to be better.
Q: The team went 12-2 in an extremely competitive conference. What can you say about the team’s dynamic and play that led to such success?
A: Our team was just very well rounded and we all understood what everyone’s strengths were and we took advantage of it.
Q: List some of the strongest aspects of your play?
A: I would say the strongest aspect of my game is dodging and looking for the open teammate. I’ve always prided myself on being the best teammate I can be and I try and look for the open man whenever I can.
Q: What are you looking forward to most in 2020 and how does it feel that the season may unfortunately be cancelled?
A: I’m probably looking forward to just the thought that the season could still happen and how much I wanna get out on that field with all my teammates. The season possibly being cancelled is really killing me and I’m doing whatever I can to stay ready and in shape for the possibility of the season still happening.