Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Meet the NGE: Preston Lay

All-Around player & 50 pt. man
Preston "Press" Lay
#52 Preston Lay
Position: Forward
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205

2012 Stats:
15 games - 29 goals - 21 assists - 12 pim - 50 points

When did you first start playing lacrosse?
I first started playing when I was 2 years old.  I could run, shoot, and score before I could read. 

What is your favorite lacrosse memory?
My favorite memory would have to be winning the OLA Zone 9 championship as a peewee. We only had 9 guys against a St. Catherine's team with a full bench. We won 9 to 4 and my coach carried me off the floor. Even better... they put St. Catherine's name on the trophy before the game even started!

Who were your favorite players growing up and why?
My favorite players growing up were Paul Gait and John Tavares. Pretending to be one of them in the backyard playing against your friends was the best.  My father as well! One of the best goalies of all time: hands down!

What does it mean to you to play for Newtown?
Playing for Newtown means a lot. I take pride in putting on that green and yellow. It's a tradition. You're really part of something special when you are on this team. We have a rich lacrosse history full of tragedies and triumphs, championships and titles. I hope to carry that on for our future Eagles.

How did it feel to put up 50 points this season?
50 points?! Wow really?! That's it? (laughs) I didn't even know I had that many. Wish I could have netted more goals. We would've been representing CanAm at the Cup.

What are your thoughts on this year's team and the upcoming 2013 season?
This year's team is going to be good. We have a lot of talent returning. We know what it's going to take to get to the Cup... and we're running those steps to get there. Still have a bitter taste in my mouth because of how we finished last season. We are hungry for a title. Nothing is getting in our way but ourselves.

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