By Bradley Schlegel
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 11/2/15
WESTTOWN, Pa. – Liv Truesdell often travels two hours to practice with her club team on Long Island from New York City.
On Sunday she made an even longer trip to participate in the 2015 Girls Philly Showcase. But it was well worth her time and effort.
Truesdell – a 2018 midfielder for Convent of the Sacred Heart, an all-girls Catholic school in the city – was named to the Fab 40 All-Star Team at event, hosted by NXT’s Showcase Lacrosse at Westtown School outside Philadelphia.
“This was a long day,” she said. “But I think it was totally worth it. I’d do anything for lacrosse.”
Each weekend, Truesdell travels from her home on the east side of Manhattan to Long Island to practice with her club team, the Long Island Express. She said traffic is always an issue.
Truesdell, who started playing lacrosse in fifth grade, has few friends who participate in the sport. She said the desire to compete with girls outside the city motivates her.
“One reason I love lacrosse is because I get to escape the city,” she said.
Another reason is the opportunity to work with new teammates. Truesdell said her ability to adapt to similar situations will help her later in life.
“Coming here was a little scary,” she said. “I’ve never seen any of these people before. But the girls were great, and I loved working with them.
“I think that’s important. I just came here to get better.”
Truesdell also answered these questions:
How was the competition and what did you do to adjust to the level?
Truesdell: “I think everyone was on their A game. I think everynoe was working real hard. I just had to step up my game and push myself.”
What are you looking for in a college, athletically and academically?
Truesdell: “I want to go to a college with high academic standards and a school with a quality lacrosse program. It depends on the school.”
What did you learn from the event that you can utilize the rest of the fall and the spring season?
Truesdell: “In our practices we worked a lot on 3 vs. 2 and getting open and always making sure to stay close to the opposing attacker when you are on defense. I think I can definitely work that into my game.”