As part of Division III Week, we are giving our fans the opportunity to learn more about our student-athletes. Let's get to know Lindsey Elgin...
Sport: Field Hockey
Major: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Kent County, Maryland
High School: Kent County High School
When did you start playing your sport and how did you get involved with it?
I started playing field hockey when I was in sixth grade. I got involved with it through my sister who at the time was playing in high school. I loved the aggressiveness of the game and how fast paced it was when watching her, and she introduced me to the sport that has now become my life.
What is your greatest athletic accomplishment?
My greatest athletic accomplishment was breaking my high school's record for the most goals scored in a varsity career, which was previously held by my sister.
What is your favorite memory of playing at Salisbury University?
Beating The College of New Jersey in overtime on their own field.
Who is your biggest hero, athletically or otherwise, and why?
My biggest hero is my mom. She is the strongest person I know, and she has taught me to never give up on anything or anyone. No matter what, she always keeps a smile on her face and fights through the tough times to reach her goals in life.
What is your favorite part of being a student (not just a student-athlete) at Salisbury University?
My favorite part of being a student at Salisbury is having professors and advisors who advocate for your success. Being a student-athlete is not always the easiest job, especially when it comes to scheduling classes, so having those individuals who fight for you is very helpful.
What do you like to do when you're not at practice, at a game or in class?
In my free time I like to hang out with my family, my boyfriend, and my teammates who have become my best friends.
What are your plans after graduation?
After graduation I plan to teach at an elementary school until I eventually take over my mom's day care center one day.
Favorite food: Mac & Cheese
Favorite movie/book: Fast Five
Dogs or cats: I have a miniature schnauzer named Snickers
Go-to song before a big game/event: We Own it by 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalfia
Favorite TV show (all time): Friends
Favorite music genre: Country
Favorite sports team (not Salisbury University): New England Patriots