|Club||Todd Francis||Tampa Tarpons||Tampa||Fl|
|High School||Todd Francis|
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Lefty Attack that also plays X. Junior Season: 2nd Line Middie. Played this position instead of attack because the team needed speed and did not have depth at middie. Played very few minutes at attack. One of 3 sophomores to make the Varsity team in 2017. Sophomore Season: Minimal playing time due to team loaded with seniors and juniors, plus a brand new head coach.
Adopted at age 5 from State of Florida system. Hispanic background.
Summer job at Village Inn Restaurant in Tampa as host and cashier.
Taking an online course during summer and volunteering for a week during international 2018 UANA Jr. PanAm Water Polo Championships in Clearwater.
I want to pursue my education while being part of a team that values teamwork, brotherhood and being the best you can be.
Sometimes being a leader doesn't mean being the vocal one. Leading by action is just as important. I was part of an incredible leadership opportunity with Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge. They help wounded Special Ops military veterans recover and deal with the mental and physical issues of war. II spent 10 days in Key West on the Naval base, with a group of veterans and Gold Star families participating in a special program. My Gold Star roommate lost his Dad in combat. He played lacrosse so we immediately had something in common and got really close. We talked a lot. Spending time with PTSD veterans and others that were missing limbs struggle to get their scuba diving certification, hearing their experiences and talking to kids that lost a parent had a great impact on me. I used to play video war games like Call of Duty. That experience taught me that those games don't come close to what real war is, and the cost to those warriors and their families. I never played those games again. It was a personal decision, but I told friends and asked that they stop doing it too. Instead we are active outside because of the freedom provided by our military. I play lacrosse the same way. I am not the one talking trash. I lead by example. Do your job. Do it well and help your team be successful. Its the same team philosophy as the Special Operation warriors.
I work hard in the off season to prepare by being part of a crossfit box and weightlifting. I religiously pursue getting my mind and body ready for the season by doing crossfit. It is not only a terrific way to prepare for the season, but is some of the best overall athletic training you can possibly do. It tests you to your limits and pushes you beyond those limits. You learn more about how your body reacts and responds, while really listening to your body. Its a great way to train for lacrosse.
My personal philosophy has been to do for others. At a young age I was always involved in community service through church and school. My early circumstances were not good and I have always felt compelled to help others as a way of showing gratitude to my parents for my adoption. It could have been much worse for me but I was lucky. I have given my time to several worthwhile local charities because change can be affected through individual actions. My parents changed my life and I want to contribute in some small way to making a difference for others. It can be life changing!