My favorite sports event/memory/moment is ... having my lacrosse team be chosen to compete in the NCAA Division III Lacrosse tournament during my sophomore year. As a lacrosse team, we had experienced highs and lows in the season, playing challenging competition every time we stepped out onto the field. We had always aspired to go as far as we could in conference play and had hopes of continuing to play after our regular season ended. I remember sitting with my teammates watching the broadcast of the team selection and when Drew University came up on the screen, there was no better feeling. Looking back, I know it wouldn’t have possible if it weren’t for our teamwork, hard work, and dedication to push ourselves and each other. Now as a coach, I try to use that experience to encourage players to work for each other every time they step on the field as opposed to focusing on their individual success.
Aileen Musynske joins Centercourt Girls Lacrosse with a background in education and years of coaching experience at the youth and high school level. She received her undergraduate degree from Drew University and her master’s degree in education from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. While at Drew, she was named a First Team All Conference player as a senior, Second Team All Conference player as a junior, and was a part of the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll and Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll for two and three years respectively. She was twice honored by the conference as Offensive Player of the Week and ranked third in the league in points during her senior year. Aileen is currently an English teacher in Denville, NJ and is the assistant lacrosse coach at Glen Ridge High School.