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16 Motivational Quotes from Team USA

May 15, 2014    13298 Views

By Lane Errington | @lane_errington

16 Motivational Quotes

John Strohsacker

We asked the U.S. Men’s National Team to weigh in on the best advice they’ve ever received from a coach. Here’s what they had to say.

Matt AbbottMatt Abbott, midfield

“Play for the guy standing next to you.”

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Jesse BernhardtJesse Bernhardt, defense

“One thing happens every day: You either get better or you get worse.”

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Dan BurnsDan Burns, midfield

“Stop thinking and just play.”
– Dave Cottle, Maryland

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Ned CrottyNed Crotty, attack

“Don't dwell on mistakes, because it will only cause more.”

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Tucker DurkinTucker Durkin, defense

“Play with a controlled aggression.”

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Michael EvansMichael Evans, defense

“It’s all about the little things.”

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Kyle HartzellKyle Hartzell, defense

“Outwork the guy next to you.”
– Jim Berkman, Salisbury

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Marcus HolmanMarcus Holman, attack

“If you can pick up a ground ball you’ll play for any team you want.”

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David LawsonDavid Lawson, midfield

“The difference between you and me is I don’t forget how good you are, but you do.”
– Ron Caputo, Duke

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Kevin LeveilleKevin Leveille, attack

“Be fast on the field physically, but play slow mentally. Basically, play hard but play smart.”

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Matt MackridesMatt Mackrides, midfield

"If you do not hustle in every facet of the game, there is no room for you in this sport."

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Brendan MundorfBrendan Mundorf, attack

"There are guys who play lacrosse, and there are lacrosse players."

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Paul RabilPaul Rabil, midfield

“Character is what you do when no one is watching.”

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Jesse SchwartzmanJesse Schwartzman, goalie

“Move on to the next one. You can’t make every save or score every shot. Have a short memory and get the next one.”

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Max SeibaldMax Seibald, midfield

“Play with no fear of failure.”

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Steele StanwickSteele Stanwick, attack

“Be cool to the pizza dude.”
– Dom Starsia, Virginia

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