The Under The Helmet series continues, checking in with Waterford Defensemen and Captain Justin Anthony. Anthony is a senior for the Ravens and has also played for Utah Starz, Utah Select and West Coast Starz. Anthony has committed to play lacrosse for Hendrix College which is a small NCAA D-III school just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. While and Hendrix, Anthony will study for a minor in Economics with a major in Business Administration. Before heading to college, Anthony will play with the American Revolution team in London and Denmark.
Utah Lacrosse News: What is your favorite lacrosse memory?
Justin Anthony: My favorite lacrosse memory was in my Sophomore year and we were playing Juan Diego in the first round of the playoffs. Very few people thought we were going to win and sure enough we were able to pull off the upset. We had tons of fans there supporting us which made it that much better.
ULN: When/Where/Why did you first start playing lacrosse?
JA: I started playing lacrosse in 5th grade at The Waterford School. A few of my friends who had been playing for a while, Daniel Hudson and Seth Egan, had invited me to come out for a practice. I went for one practice and decided I loved it! Then I convinced my parents to buy me the gear.
ULN: What is the first thing you would do when Waterford wins the Championship this year? Who would be the first person you would call or text?
JA: After celebrating with my team I would find my parents and thank them for all that they have done and put up with in order for me to get to that spot. The first person I would call would be my best friend, if she wasn’t already at that game.
ULN: What is your current stick of choice?
JA: I am currently using a Gait db803 with an STX Surgeon.
ULN: What is your favorite pregame ritual?
JA: My favorite pregame ritual is before every game I listen to three songs. I chose the three songs in the beginning of the season and keep them through out the whole season. I don’t change them even if they get annoying. The three for this year are yet to be determined.
ULN: Besides your own home field, what is your favorite field to play lacrosse on?
JA: Juan Diego because not only is it the nicest field in the state but it is also one of the loudest.
ULN: How/Why did you pick your jersey number?
JA: When I was in seventh grade my grandma passed away. A few months before she had passed away she gave me a lacrosse ornament. The ornament had a lacrosse guy with the number 31 on it wearing a team USA jersey. Ever since I got that ornament I have been 31 in memory of my grandmother.
ULN: Who is on your iPod these days?
JA: Nicki Minaj, Drake, Eminem
ULN: What Hollywood star would play you in a movie about your life?
JA: Ben Stiller
ULN: What is your favorite, can’t miss TV show at the moment?
JA: Modern Family
ULN: What movie could you watch 1,000 times and not get sick of it?
JA: The Hangover
ULN: What is your favorite fast food?
JA: Taco Bell
ULN: When not playing lacrosse, what are you doing in your free time?
JA: I really like to work at Tribal West Lacrosse as much as I can and other than that I just like to hang with friends and relax.
ULN: M&M’s or Skittles?
ULN: Brine, STX, Warrior or Maverik?
ULN: Cats or Dogs?
ULN: Favorite pizza place?
Thanks Justin, best of luck this season.
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