While McDaniel men’s lacrosse fans might not have heard of sophomore midfielder Michael Marks, they might get to in the future. While he hasn’t played in very many, Marks may be one of the most seasoned players on the team in terms of experience.
An international relations major, Marks has been playing lacrosse for the past fifteen years. He has enjoyed his years playing lacrosse.
“I like playing lacrosse because of the competitive aspect of it.” Marks said.
Marks came to McDaniel after a successful four year career at St Vincent-St Pallotti High School, a private Catholic high school in Laurel, Maryland.
Right away, Marks was successful. He helped his team win the Conference “B” Title of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) in only his freshmen season.
Marks also earned individual accomplishments at Pallotti. He was named the team’s most improved player during his sophomore season and parlayed that into being named team MVP in his senior season, ending a remarkable high school career.
Marks has been at his best when he is in the faceoff circle. Last season, he won 48.7% of the face-offs that he took in the 13 games he played in. His most memorable moment in lacrosse also occurred in the face-off circle his junior year of high school when he won every face off he attempted in a game against conference rival John Carroll.
As an international relations major, Marks hopes to one day work for a government agency that deals with issues or conflicts. When he is not playing lacrosse, Marks enjoys playing other sports, watching movies, and hanging out with his friends.
Based on his past successes and experience, Marks’ future at McDaniel looks bright, and he may replicate his successes at Pallotti on the Hill. That would get McDaniel fans to notice him.