Jan. 18, 2014
Senior, Attack, 5-11
In 20 days, the Vanderbilt lacrosse team begins the 2014 season on Feb. 7 at Kennesaw State. To get ready for the 19th season in program history, vucommodores.com will spotlight all 29 players and coaches Cathy Swezey, Susan Ellis and Julie Gardner. This segment will offer an inside look into the team on and off the field.
Today, Sarah Tustin, who wears jersey No. 20, continues our countdown. At 5-foot-11, the senior from Horsham, Pa., is the tallest player on the team. Unfortunately, she played in just two games last year due to injury.
"She is a great kid and a very good leader in her own way," coach Cathy Swezey said. "Some kids don't have to be on the field to lead and I think she does a good job of that."
Tustin has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll all three years. She is pursuing a major in communications with a minor in managerial studies: leadership and organization.
Age I picked up a lacrosse stick: 11 years old
When I was a kid tried to be like: My brother (Joe, 25)
The thing that impresses me the most about Coach Swezey: Her knowledge of the game
Favorite part about playing at Vanderbilt: The team and Nashville
Favorite sport other than lacrosse: Field hockey
Favorite musical performer: Drake
Favorite movie: The Hunger Games
Nobody can believe I watch this show: Once Upon A Time or American Horror Story
Favorite midnight snack: Pizza or Qdoba
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Nick Foles
Favorite thing to do away from lacrosse: Ski
Favorite aspect of Nashville: The music scene and vibe
The person I'd love to trade places with for a day: Beyonce
What I would do if I won the lottery: Travel the world and get to each continent
Ultimate vacation destination: Switzerland
The most famous person I've met: Taylor Swift
Biggest influence in my life: My parents
My advice to young people: Don't stress the small things