Countdown to lacrosse: Sarah Tustin

Jan. 18, 2014

Sarah Tustin

Senior, Attack, 5-11
Horsham, Pa.

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, 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



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