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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Davis Crayner

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Windermere Prep senior Davis Crayner recently played in the Florida Lacrosse News Senior All-Star Game.
by: Danielle Hendrix Associate Editor

Windermere Prep senior Davis Crayner was selected for and competed in the fifth annual Florida Lacrosse News Senior All-Star Game Saturday, April 30, in Jupiter. This season, Crayner scored a total of 36 goals, averaging three per game.

 

What was your reaction after being named to the team?

My coach nominated me and Florida Lacrosse selected me out of a group of around 150 kids. I thought it was awesome and a great opportunity for the school — being able to represent Windermere Prep.

Describe the Windermere Prep team dynamic.

We’re doing well, we’re kind of a new team and we have a lot of young kids, so they’re mainly learning. (Coach) JoJo Marasco is really developing kids into great players — he’s a pro player and knows all the rules and everything about the game. He’s really developed me as a player and developed the team.

How did you start playing lacrosse?

I started playing when I was in fourth grade, and I played with West County Lacrosse. I mainly started playing because of my brother, because he taught me the game and taught me to play. I guess I just grew into it and have played it since then.

What’s the most challenging part of lacrosse for you?

Probably the stamina you have to have running up and down the field as a midfielder, and being able to go through hits, stay on your feet and get a shot.

What are your plans for after high school?

I was accepted to Florida State and am going to try out for the club lacrosse team there. Hopefully I’ll make the team and continue my four years there. I’m thinking about majoring in finance.

Do you have a favorite song lyric or quote?

It’s probably a Kendrick Lamar quote: “All my life I want money and power.” It just shows how he sets his goals and I’m kind of like that — I like to set my goals and achieve them, and I guess that would be one of my dream goals in life.

Who’s been your biggest cheerleader or inspiration?

Probably my girlfriend. She’s been with me for a while — since about ninth grade — and she’s been through a lot of lacrosse games, a lot of other sports games and she’s helped me through a lot of it.

If you could be any movie or TV character, who would you be?

Probably the main character in Interstellar. Ever since I was young I really liked space and the planets, and in that movie he travels through space and figures out a fifth dimension, I guess, and it’s pretty cool.

What else do you like to do for fun?

I played football this year. I like cars and I go to car races a lot with my dad, the Formula One races and stuff like that.

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