Women's Lacrosse
Countdown to lacrosse: Maggie Forker

Feb. 3, 2014

Maggie Forker

Junior, Defender, 5-1
Havertown, Pa.

In four days, the Vanderbilt lacrosse team begins the 2014 season on Friday 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, Maggie Forker, who wears jersey No. 4, continues our countdown. A junior from Havertown, Pa., she played in 13 games and started two last year. She is a medicine, health and society major and has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll the past two years.

Age I picked up a lacrosse stick: Seven years old

When I was a kid I tried to be like: My sister (Chloe)

The thing that impresses me most about Coach Swezey: How much she cares about us

Favorite part about playing at Vanderbilt: The people

Favorite sport other than lacrosse: Field hockey

Favorite musical performer: Justin Bieber

Favorite movie: We Bought a Zoo

Nobody can believe I watch this TV show: Real World

Favorite midnight snack: Chips

Favorite thing about myself: My shoe collection

Worst habit: Online shopping

Dream Date: April 23. Because it's not too hot and not too cold and all you need is a light jacket

The best tasting food I can make: Eggplant parm

Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: DeSean Jackson

Talent I’d most like to have: Sing

Favorite thing to do away from lacrosse: Hang out with friends

One thing my hometown is famous for: Philly cheesesteaks

My best non-athletic talent: Watching Netflix for extensive periods of time

Favorite aspect of Nashville: There is always something to do

Superstitions: Same clothes every game if I win wearing it

The person I’d love to trade places with for a day: Selena Gomez

What I would do if I won the lottery: Pay my parents back for all the money they spent on me

Ultimate vacation destination: Greek islands

The best advice I’ve received: “You have to beat the best to be the best” – (Former Vanderbilt All-American) Ally Carey

The most famous person I’ve met: JC Chasez

Biggest influence in my life: My family

Most important thing I’ve learned since coming to Vanderbilt: Work hard, play hard

My advice to young people is: Don’t take yourself too seriously



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