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16 Motivational Quotes from Team USA

May 15, 2014    50556 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.”


Jesse BernhardtJesse Bernhardt, defense

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


Dan BurnsDan Burns, midfield

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


Ned CrottyNed Crotty, attack

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


Tucker DurkinTucker Durkin, defense

“Play with a controlled aggression.”


Michael EvansMichael Evans, defense

“It’s all about the little things.”


Kyle HartzellKyle Hartzell, defense

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


Marcus HolmanMarcus Holman, attack

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


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


Kevin LeveilleKevin Leveille, attack

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


Matt MackridesMatt Mackrides, midfield

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


Brendan MundorfBrendan Mundorf, attack

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


Paul RabilPaul Rabil, midfield

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


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.”


Max SeibaldMax Seibald, midfield

“Play with no fear of failure.”


Steele StanwickSteele Stanwick, attack

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


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