By Liam Day
A leader is someone that can be looked up to. Someone that strives to be the best at what they do. Noah Williamson, the captain of the varsity lacrosse team, resembles a leader in his sports and academics. Perfectly balancing these two were what he considers the hardest parts of high school. A long four years of hard practice after school leading to hours and hours of studying and doing homework during his free time at home. Giving up spending time with friends or attending sports events payed off, giving him a nearly perfect GPA and exceptional play on the field. Of course, success in high school starts with academics.
Through high school, Williamson’s favorite teacher was Mrs. Hammond, who helped him with math. Mrs. Hammond made math easy for him in making math one of Williamson’s favorite subjects. However, he plans to study kinesiology at the University of Maryland in which he has already been accepted. He felt that this college offered a high level education, it was close by, and gave him a good opportunity in sports such as lacrosse. The University of Maryland was one of his dream colleges growing up, being the college he would root for in sports. His parents also felt that Maryland was the right move for him with a reasonable in state tuition. Aside from academics, Williamson’s favorite part of highschool was playing lacrosse.
Lacrosse is something Noah hopes to continue into college. He said, “I would hope to play at Maryland, but being realistic, I will be playing club lacrosse either way.” He started lacrosse at age seven and. He was chosen as the varsity lacrosse captain last year as a result of his experience. He briefly describes himself as a perfectionist and sometimes OCD. Others describe him the same way and also believe that he is a good leader on the lacrosse field. He partially looks forward to college with the opportunities it offers. He understands that it will be difficult and require much more effort than high school. In college, balancing sports and academics is only half of the scheduling that is needed. Balancing the timing of classes during the week and knowing where he must be and when is a huge responsibility. However, he says he will miss high school at Glenelg and still remembers his favorite moment from his Junior year when Glenelg beat undefeated Howard 6-5.