Profile : Alexis Robinson

Interview with lacrosse player Alexis Robinson.


Photo courtesy of The Talon

Alexis Robinson captured while playing lacrosse.

Lacrosse player, twin sister and watermelon enthusiast –– senior Alexis Robinson will soon be blocking her last points on the field for Oak Park High School.

Robinson’s favorite school subject is history, and her favorite sport is (surprise!) lacrosse. She has played lacrosse for roughly eight years. After beginning in middle school, Robinson has stuck with it ever since, in addition to other travel teams. “[My favorite part of lacrosse is] all the people I have met,” Robinson said.

What is one of your best memories playing lacrosse?

 My best memory playing lacrosse would be my sophomore year winning the championship. That year, we came with a lot of fire, because we had just lost the championship the season before. It was such an honor to play with such a great group of girls and I learned a lot about myself as a player that year. Also, we got a trophy, so that’s pretty cool.

What is the story of how you got into lacrosse?

I got into lacrosse because of my brother. I went with him to go get his gear, and he signed up to play. And once I saw all the stuff he was getting I thought it looked so cool. Only later did I find out that the boys’ game is different than the girls’ game. However, I still ended up getting the gear anyways, because I became a goalie.

What have you learned while playing lacrosse?

A: I have learned so many things playing lacrosse. But I would have to say my top one was learning how to be myself. When I first started in middle school I was a very shy kid and didn’t have many friends. However, over the years lacrosse has taught me how to come out of my shell and accept the person that I am.

What are your favorite hobbies?

 I have no hobbies. Lacrosse is life.

If you had to live on a deserted island with one thing, what would it be and why?

If I had to live on a deserted island with one thing it would be watermelon. Because why the heck not?

What is one job you would love to have?

One job I would love to have is to be a teacher. I love learning and I love sharing the things that I have learned.

What’s one memory you remember from your elementary school years?

A: I absolutely hated elementary school. I remember sitting on a bench before culmination thinking how I was so excited to go to middle school.

Thoughts about pineapple on pizza?

 I love it! Pineapple does belong on pizza. I don’t care what people say.

If you could choose someone to narrate your life, who would it be?

If I could choose someone to narrate my life it would probably be Morgan Freeman. I mean, who doesn’t want this man to narrate their lives?

Chocolate or vanilla ice cream?

Neither –– I like strawberry and rock’n pop swirl. One, I really like strawberries, and two, an ice cream that has candy in it that pops is so addicting.