Thursday, March 7, 2013

Meet the NGE: Linden Stevens

2012 Tom Lay Jr. Memorial
Trophy Winner (MVP)
#89 Linden Stevens
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 210

2012 Stats:
18 games - 25 goals - 33 assists - 34 pim - 58 points

When did you first start playing lacrosse?
I started playing lax for Newtown when I was 4 years old for Peanuts and I’ve been playing ever since

What is your favorite lacrosse memory?
My favorite moment is when our Bantam team went to Provincials.  It was the first big tournament I went to as a young lax player in the Newtown Minors system.

Who were your favorite players growing up and why?
My favorite lax players growing up would have to be my uncles, older cousins, and elders because they were all I watched growing up. That's who I learned from.  Ever since I was real young I can remember sitting and watching NGE games at the Gil Lay Arena.

What does it mean to for you to play for Newtown?
It means everything to play for Newtown because that's my hometown and where it all started for me.  As far back as I can remember, Newtown was always winning CanAm Championships and making a run for the Presidents Cup.  It would mean everything to me if I could win a Pres Cup with the team I always looked up to.

How did it feel to be honored as the team MVP for 2012?
It felt pretty damn good to win MVP last year because we had a great team and it could’ve went to anybody on our team.  We all worked hard and played harder.  It was special to me because getting the MVP votes from our coaching staff was very humbling.

What are your thoughts on this year’s team and the upcoming 2013 season?
My thoughts on this year’s upcoming season are we’re going to come out strong and never let up on any team.  We have been coming out hard and running like never before in practice so far in this 2013 year.  I just see us coming out better than ever before. It’s going to be a good year and a solid squad once again. Presidents Cup, here we come!

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