U.S. U19 midfielder Kerrigan Miller, a junior at Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) High School who is committed to the University of Southern California, is one of 18 members of the U.S. women's under-19 team that will go for gold this summer in Scotland at the FIL World Championship.

In the video below, Miller talks about one of her role models and why it’s important for young girls to have players to look up to in women’s lacrosse.

 

“Lindsey Munday is a sick player. She’s fearless on the crease, she has the craziest stick skills I’ve ever seen, and she just has fun with it. Everything is so fluid, she makes it look easy and it’s so natural for her. And she’s an awesome coach. So that’s why she’s one of my role models.

It’s definitely important to have a role model. Someone you look up to and you want to play like them. It’s like setting a goal for yourself, it’s a goal but a real person. It’s everything you want to be and you just strive to be like them.

I would always watch my older sisters. I would go to all their lacrosse tournaments and I just looked up to them so much. I would always want to be like them, play like them. From the start, I would go to their practices, go to their tournaments, always ask them to play in the yard just so I could be like them.”

Kerrigan is one of the 25 U.S. Women’s National Under-19 Team players featured in our recent “Be You” video, where the girls talk about how playing lacrosse has helped them embrace their individuality and become strong, capable and confident young women. Check it out below.

 

Watch more from the “Be You” series with Team USA at YouTube.com/USLacrosse, and look for more short one-on-one videos this spring with the top high school girls’ players in the country who will go for gold this summer in Scotland.

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