ST. MARY'S ANNAPOLIS (MD) & MD UNITED JUNIOR MIDFIELD/ATTACK - COMMITTED TO GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
PEACE LACROSSE BLOG: What made you choose this school?
GRACIE DRIGGS: I chose Georgetown because of its perfect balance of amazing academics and its incredible lacrosse team. The coaching staff made me feel so comfortable and excited to be apart of the Hoya Family! Georgetown is closer to home for me and I will also get the chance to play with my sister for 2 years. I loved the team environment and the gorgeous campus so much. I cannot wait to get to the Hilltop!
PLB: Awards and Accolades
GD: IAAM “A” Conference Varsity Starter Since Freshman Year for HS 2020 UA All America Baltimore Highlight Team (Regional Champions) 2019 UA All America Baltimore Command Team (Tournament Champions) 2019 IL Women UAAA Tournament Standout 2020+2019 UA 150 Selection 2019 Kellie Thompson Shiley Lacrosse Award (HS) Lacrosse Magazine 2019+2020 Top 2022s Selection Lacrosse Magazine 2020 Top 2022s Midfielder Selection
PLB: How has the COVID-19 Pandemic affected you?
GD: The pandemic definitely made recruiting a lot more complicated with no in person visits or conversations. Coaches did an incredible job of adapting and helping us be informed to make the best decision for us. I think when lacrosse was postponed this spring it made me and my teammates want to keep working hard and keep pushing each other from a distance to be ready from when we could be on a field again.
PLB: How would you describe your recruiting process?
GD: My recruiting process was a very exciting and quick one. I had narrowed down my top list of schools this summer and I was so excited to hear from them on September 1st. After phone calls and zooms, I took some time to visit a few campuses on my own and try to get a better feel of the schools. In the end, I just had a feeling about Georgetown that I didn’t get from any other school and I knew it was the place for me.
PLB: What kind of stick do you play with?
GD: I play with and Under Armour Head and an STX shaft.
PLB: Favorite Quotes that You Live By?
“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.” – Taylor Swift
“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.” -Mia Hamm
PLB:What do you do for fun?
GD: For fun I enjoy going to the beach, hanging out with my friends, paddle boarding, playing guitar, and spending time with my family and cousins.
PLB: What do you want to be when you grow up? And Why?
GD: I want to be a pediatric surgeon because I enjoy working with kids and being a surgeon has always been a dream of mine. The other job I am considering is a position in law enforcement like the FBI, CIA, or Homeland Security.
PLB: Once Coronavirus is over where would you like to visit?
GD: I would love to visit Greece, Ireland, and France,.
PLB: Favorite Song currently?
GD: Gorgeous – Taylor Swift
PLB: Favorite Food?
GD: My fav food is Açaí Bowls! Açaí bowls with granola, bananas, and cacao nibs are SO good!
I want to thank my family, especially my Mom and Dad and who have been my biggest supporters for my entire lacrosse career and who helped me learn and love the game. I want to thank my coaches, especially Mindy Jones and CP Billingsley who have always pushed me to be better and work harder no matter what. They have done anything and everything to help me achieve my dream. I want to thank all of my high school and club teammates who have supported me and always helped me get better as a player and person. And a special thanks to my sister who always played with me and helped me to get to this point. Thank you!!