Checking in with Jake Graves
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 07/28/2013
TOWSON, Md. - sat down with fifth-year senior Jake Graves of the Towson men's lacrosse team for a brief, getting-to-know-you chat. Graves has struggled with hand injuries throughout his career, including one at the end of the 2013 season.

1. How’s your hand?
Jake Graves: My hand is good. It is almost completely healed, though it's not straight…

2. With Andrew Wascavage's graduation, there’s an open spot in net. What do you think it will take to earn that spot?
JG: I think it will take hard work and focus to earn the starting spot. There are a lot of good goalies on this team and each of us has a very good opportunity this year. I think whoever can maintain his focus and energy throughout the entire year will earn the starting job.

3. Any fun summer plans? What’s your favorite thing to do over the summer?
JG: My only plans over the summer are to work. I live at the beach and work on a boat so it's always a good summer for me doing what I love.

4. As a fifth-year senior and one who’s had his share of injury issues, how do you think you can contribute as a leader on what is going to be a young team again?
JG: With all of my injuries in the four years I have played at Towson, I have a great perspective on how much every single minute of games and practice means. Some young guys don’t realize yet how short a college career is. I believe that I can motivate those guys to cherish every second of it and work hard to make their four years count.

5. Did you end up working back at the marina? Tell me a little about your job, if so.
JG: Yes, I work at Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Md. I am a mate on the charter boat Reel Chaos. We take parties of up to six people on full day offshore fishing trips. We catch sharks, tunas, marlin, dolphin, and wahoo. It’s a great job, though it's not easy and it is extremely time consuming.
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