My favorite sports event/memory/moment is ... Being able to participate and see the growth of lacrosse internationally when I had the honor of playing in two international tournaments in Berlin, Germany, and Prague, Czech Republic with USA Athletes International in 2008.
Nate Small grew up in southern Maryland and started playing lacrosse in the 7th grade. He attended Great Mills High School where he played attack and midfield earning 1st team all-conference SMAC, as well as honorable mention for the Washington Post All Extra Team his senior year (2003). After playing one season for the Anne Arundel Pioneers (NJCAA), Small transferred to Centenary College of New Jersey (NCAA Division III) in the spring of 2006. Small played three seasons for the Cyclones where he was a three-year starter at Midfield and Attack. During his senior year Small was named team captain as well as earning first team all-conference honors (Pennsylvania Athletic Conference), and was also named a USILA Scholar All-American in 2008. From 2015-2018 Small was an assistant coach for the Michigan State men’s lacrosse team with MSU winning its first ever MCLA Division I National Championship in 2018.