Q & A With Signee Hanna John

Lacrosse standout will continue her career with the University of Louisville after earning 110 saves in the 2022 season


Q: What is your earliest memory of playing your sport? 

A: I was in second grade, and this girl was standing in the crease,and I was playing defense on her, and I got really mad, and I started yelling at her, and she was in 8th grade.

Q: What made you stick with your sport all these years?

A: It was just something I enjoyed doing. I’ve never been that great at anything before.

Q: Who are some of your athletic heroes, people you look up to in your sport? Why do they stand out? 

A: My personal coach has been to several world cups as well as national championships. A goalie in the professional league, his playing style and attitude is something I really look up to.

Q: What factors led you to sign with the college/university that you chose? What made that school stand out? 

A: I really like the culture of the school that I picked. It’s in the best lacrosse conference, and that’s where I wanted to be.

Q: What course of study or major do you plan to pursue at your college or university? 

A: I will be majoring in Exercise Science.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most while playing a sport while attending college?

A: Just getting to play a high level of lacrosse.

Q: What are you anxious about as you transition to attend and play in college?

A: Balancing the school work and the lacrosse at the same time.

Q: What regulations/rules did you encounter regarding recruiting and signing? 

A: We are not allowed to talk to colleges until Sept. 1 of junior year. You don’t know what’s going to happen that first day.

Q: What is one thing you would change about your recruiting/signing process and why?

A: There’s not much I would change. Maybe, I would like it to happen sooner.

Q: It is hard for a school to tick all the boxes a student athlete might have. What are some sacrifices you had to make in order to attend your chosen school?

A: In girls lacrosse there’s not much money. Either you go somewhere to play the sport that you love and have a lot of debt or you don’t.

Q: What advice would you give to the next class of student athletes who will go through the process of recruitment?

A: Relax and have fun. 

Q: What advice would you give to your past self regarding your athletic career? 

A: It’s going to happen. Chill out.

Q: Who are some people you would like to thank for helping you get to where you are today? How did they assist you? 

A: My parents, my coaches and teammates supported me so much.

Q: What is your favorite memory as a Cougar athlete? 

A: Winning the conference championship this year.