PeaceLaxBlog Q&A: Archbishop Spalding ‘22, Attackman, Race Ripley – Navy commit
Huge thank you to my family, coaches, and teammates for challenging me to be great.Race Ripley –
PLB: What made you choose this school?
RR: The United Stated Naval Academy prepares men and women to be professional officers of competence, character, and compassion. The school was a great fit for me in terms of the campus, atmosphere, the coaches and their style of coaching, academics, and the opportunities after graduation.
Awards and Accolades
Summer 2020: UA highlight call back game. UA junior showcase team. Juniors Open #6 player. Juniors Open multiple “player of game”. Not Summer kickoff standout. Nike National Maryland All-Star Team. Project 9 Invitee. Elite 8 champion and all tournament team.
PLB: How has the COVID-19 Pandemic affected you?
RR: Really made me focus on where I am weak in my game. I ended up putting a lot of time in the weight room and working on speed and agility.
PLB: How would you describe your recruiting process?
RR: I had a handful of schools reach out, however you can only go to one! I had a lot of no’s the first couple of days. With the schools I was interested in I was able to talk to the coaches, maybe a player, and then did my own homework on the school to see if it was the best fit. And it didn’t take long to see that Navy was really the best fit for me as a student athlete.
PLB: Club Program:
RR: Hawks 2022
PLB: What do you want to be when you grow up? And Why?
RR: I want to follow the same path as my dad; owning a private equity firm.
PLB: Favorite Song currently?
RR: Levels- Avicii
PLB: What kind of stick do you play with?
RR: Evo 5 with a maverick shaft. I like a mid high pocket with a good amount of hold, I play a lot of box lacrosse.
PLB: Favorite Quotes that You Live By?
1. Good is average, anyone can be good. It takes sacrifice and hard work to be great, strive to be great.
2. Process over outcome
3. You must be in control of yourself before you can control your performanceWhat do you do for fun?I really enjoy being with family, friends, boating, and 3by lacrosse.
PLB: Favorite Food?