Men's Lacrosse

Senior Spotlight: Adam Trombley and Steve Knezick

April 18, 2014

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For the Ohio State men's lacrosse team, Saturday marks the final regular season home game of the season. The squad takes on Air Force at 1 p.m. in Ohio Stadium in an important ECAC Lacrosse League game, with the league title on the line. Prior to the matchup with the Falcons, the 10 members of the senior class will be recognized.

Leading up to the game, each member of the class will be featured online. Adam Trombley, from Penn Yan, N.Y., and Steve Knezick, a native of Columbus, N.J., are highlighted today. Read below for a Q&A with the seniors.

Adam Trombley, Attack
Why did you decide to play lacrosse?
I think I picked up my first stick when I was three. I come from a small town (Penn Yan, N.Y.... AKA “God's Country”) that lives for lacrosse and has a great youth program. Also many of my older cousins played, along with my older brother. I have always looked up to them and wanted to be just like my brother growing up.

What are your biggest accomplishments on and off the lacrosse field?
My biggest accomplishment on the lacrosse field would be helping my team win the ECAC title last year. My biggest accomplishment off the field will be graduating in two weeks (hopefully I didn't just jinx myself).

What basic rules does Coach Myers try to instill in you on and off the field?
I can’t even begin to explain everything I have learned, not only in terms of lacrosse, but also in life in general. If I had to name a couple, it would be “move your feet” and “family first.”

Do you have any pregame rituals?
I eat one piece of bacon at breakfast and wear bright orange spandex.

What are your plans post-graduation?
Take a trip across the country, move into a house with my brother and four friends, and then work for my dad until I find a job or decide on grad school.

How do you go about setting your goals?
I set my goals as high as possible and if they are not met I find out why, try and fix it, and then move on to the next thing.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I have the greatest friends and family anyone could ask for. I wouldn’t trade them for anything. They have supported me far past anything I could have ever imagined. I am inspired by all of them in different ways.

What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?
My greatest challenge is balancing family, friends, school, lacrosse and fun. I am someone who tries to pack an unrealistic amount of stuff into one day and sometimes that comes back to bite me. I manage this by never taking naps and drinking a lot of coffee. Throughout the last few years I have also learned how to prioritize better, but I’m still not perfect.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I can put my legs behind my head.

Steve Knezick, Midfield
Describe one or two things you do in your training that are keys to your success.
Some key things that have led to my success are my work ethic and stubborn attitude. Once I have my mind set on a goal, I never give up.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I most definitely draw all my inspiration from my teammates. There are many times I have wanted to give up during sprints or not work out during winter and summer breaks, but knowing my teammates are counting on me is enough motivation to keep pushing myself and keep pushing them to succeed.

What is the most rewarding part about being a Buckeye?
The most rewarding thing about being a Buckeye is playing for a university that bleeds scarlet and gray. There aren’t many schools with such deep rooted traditions as Ohio State.

Do you remember the moment when you became interested in playing lacrosse?
I didn’t start playing lacrosse until the 10th grade. I truly became interested when I found out I could put on shoulder pads, a helmet and hit other kids with a stick.

List five words that best describe you.
Caring, Outgoing, Tenacious, Fun and Adventurous

What are your plans post-graduation?
Post-graduation I plan on interning under my father and understanding how to run the family business, Pinelands Nursery.

What are your biggest accomplishments on and off the lacrosse field?
My biggest accomplishment in lacrosse was being part of and working with my team to win the ECAC tournament.

What do you love most about lacrosse?
I love lacrosse because it is so athletic, competitive and a contact sport. Just being out there with my team, working hard and being part of something bigger than me is another reason why I love lacrosse and working to achieve a goal with all my brothers.

What do like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I love to spend time fishing, hunting or playing my guitar.

If you have a free day, what are some of your favorite things to do away from lacrosse?
If I have a free day away from lacrosse, you can find me fishing in the Olentangy River or golfing with some teammates.


 

 

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