Jim Ryan, Edgewood, lacrosse

Q & A --

April 15, 2007|By BILL FREE

Edgewood senior attackman Jim Ryan has scored three goals and contributed seven assists in the Rams' 3-2 start this season. He is one of four team captains and a two-year starter. Ryan also is an outstanding football player as an offensive guard-linebacker, and was the school's National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete this past season. In addition to being a two-sport standout, Ryan ranks fifth in his class with a weighted 4.1 grade point average and plans to study business at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society.

What was the reason for the team's two-game slide after a 3-0 start?

We not only played two of the better teams on our schedule [Leonardtown, Bel Air], but we definitely didn't play up to our potential. We just got frustrated with each other and started arguing. Everything was rushed and we didn't settle down at all.

What's the future hold for you in lacrosse and football?

I'm going to Furman and they don't have a varsity lacrosse team down there, but I'll probably play club lacrosse.

What's your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

I like to hang out with my friends and I like to work out a lot.

Are you a high-scoring attackman or do you prefer to help set up teammates to score?

I'd say I'm probably more of the second one. I do score, but I'm definitely not a high-scoring attackman.

What do you want most to accomplish on the lacrosse field before you leave Edgewood?

I don't really have anything I personally want to accomplish. I want the team to do well, go to the regional playoffs and make it to states at UMBC. We definitely have the potential to go a long way. We talk it up every day in practice.

What's been the most memorable game in your Edgewood career?

I think so far it was last year against Parkville, when we went into double overtime and ended up coming out on top, 8-7. It was close all the way through.

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