Senior women’s lacrosse player Marissa Fisher
Sean Malone: You and your team are off to a great start , 7-0 so far. Talk about this experience.
Marissa Fisher: This year, we have come out with such a great first half of the season, and like you said, we are 7-0. I have never been on this team when we are 7-0. It is a happy place right now.
SM: You beat both Stonehill, who was ranked ninth in the nation, and Dowling who is very good as well. Talk about those wins.
MF: All teams within the North region are amazing; they are always [good] competition. The fact that we beat both of them is incredible, and I am proud of my team for doing that. Both are very hard teams; all four of my years here they have been such good competition, and again it was a great feeling that we beat them.
SM: What was the key in those games?
MF: It starts with defense and goes all the way through to attack. We work really hard to make sure that on both ends everyone feels comfortable with what they are doing. We trust everyone on the team holding the ball. We have three freshman and we still trust them all to hold the ball. It is a really good feeling, and the fact that we are all comfortable with each other makes the team what it is.
SM: You mentioned the youth on this team. There are a lot of young players on this team with sophomores like Courtney Ackland and even your sister, Corrine Fisher. How is it playing in college with your sister? Is it cool or do you have a rivalry with each other?
MF: My sister is incredibly talented. The only rivalry we have is when we run during practice and she tries to beat me.
SM: Can she beat you?
MF: Oh yeah, she is so fast. Even through high school, playing with her has always been so much fun. I think we connect really well and I trust her completely with every decision she makes.
SM: You mention the speed of your sister. Who is faster, her, Kathryn Campbell, or Brittany Ast?
MF: Brittany Ast.
SM: Do you guys ever consider moving her up to midfield where you can take advantage of her speed more?
MF: No, she is a phenomenal defender. We need her on defense, and we need her speed on defense. What if we are playing against an attacker who has speed too? We need speed there. She does a really good job of running up and down the field though, don’t get me wrong; she transitions the ball for us a lot, which is such a good asset for us.
SM: Talk about how it feels to be a leader on the team when there are a lot of young players on the team.
MF: We actually have a bunch of leaders on the team. It is not just one or two people, the whole team is pretty good at leading. Any of the underclassmen can ask any of the upperclassmen any questions, and we all have the same answers, which is great because it means we are all on the same page. That’s a really, really good thing with such hard competition coming up.Tweet