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Athlete of Spring Break: Hudgins ’14 serves as key component to winning streak

The junior co-captain of the lacrosse team led her squad with 24 goals and eight assists this season

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Senior Staff Writer
Monday, April 1, 2013

The women’s lacrosse team ended a four-game wining streak with a narrow loss Saturday to Dartmouth 8-7 in Hanover. The squad is currently 7-2, 1-2 Ivy, and co-captain Bre Hudgins ’14 has been key to the Bears’ success. She entered the season ranked 20th All-Time at Brown with 47 career draw controls and currently leads the team with 24 goals and eight assists. In a March 22 home victory against the University of Southern California, Hudgins scored her third goal of the game with less than 16 seconds remaining in the second overtime period to lift the Bears 9-8 over the Trojans. For her strong attacking performances, The Herald has named Hudgins Athlete of Spring Break.

 

You scored three goals against USC and three against Saint Mary’s College of California. How excited were you?

The USC game was our second overtime win of the season, and it was really exciting to come out of that game with a win. Both teams battled the whole game, and it was a great experience where we came together as a group to come out on top. As a team, we got better in both games and that’s the most important thing.

 

The team was on a four-game winning streak and then Dartmouth just barely won on Saturday. Was this a tough game?

Dartmouth was definitely a tough loss but an experience that was necessary for our team to be successful for the rest of the season. We learned a lot in that game and definitely never want to have that feeling after a game again.

 

What are the team’s goals for the season? What are your goals individually?

Our first team goal is just to be our best and stay true to who we are as a team, and hopefully by doing that we will make it to the Ivy League tournament and from there to the NCAA tournament. My goal is to lead this team on and off the field and help keep everyone motivated and always going hard.

 

Does the team have any pre-game rituals?

Everyone usually does their own thing until ten minutes before the coaches come in to talk to us. One of the rituals we do as a group is decide on a word that everyone will write on their wrist or hand to make sure everyone is on the same page for the game.

 

What are your interests outside of lacrosse?

I like to spend as much time as possible with my family, but when I am at school I’m usually wrapped up in about six different TV shows.

 

Who is your role model?

There are a lot of people in my family who I look up to. Both of my parents and my aunt have always taught me about the importance of family and making sure my priorities are straight. If it weren’t for the three of them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

 

What are you concentrating in and why?

I’m concentrating in psychology. I’m really interested in working with kids, and hopefully after a few more years of school, I will get to be a children’s psychologist.

 

Do you see yourself playing lacrosse after college?

Hopefully. If not playing, I’m definitely interested in coaching.