(CBS Native Sports activities)–The final weekend of competitors within the new Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse league begins Friday evening on CBS Sports activities Community and there hasn’t been a greater player within the league than Taylor Cummings. The previous College of Maryland star and 2x nationwide champion has racked up 1,507 factors in 12 video games because of her glorious particular person performances and presence on a number of profitable groups over the previous few weeks.
CBS Native’s DJ Sixsmith caught up with Cummings to debate what it has been prefer to play on this new skilled girls’s lacrosse league, how she has constructed her Taylor Cummings Lacrosse enterprise off the sphere and the way forward for the game in America and world wide. Group Cummings battles Group Ohlmiller at 5pm EST/PST on CBS Sports activities Community on Friday.
“It’s been lots of enjoyable to play with teammates previous and new,” mentioned Cummings. “It’s been actually nice to fulfill lots of new folks, play with totally different folks each week and have our video games streamed on TV. One of many greatest surprises was how straightforward it was to gel with new folks every week. In faculty, you’re employed with lots of the identical folks for 4 years and it takes some time to construct that chemistry, however right here that chemistry is constructing actually shortly.”
“My massive focus is to assist my groups win and that’s what my focus has been since I began enjoying workforce sports activities after I was six years previous,” mentioned Cummings. “From that regard, it feels actually pure and the person facet of this can be a little totally different in that just one champion is topped ultimately. I simply attempt to give attention to no matter I can do individually to assist my workforce win and wherever I fall on the leaderboard every week, that’s simply the way it performs out.”
The 27-year-old Cummings is taken into account by many to be the face of girls’s lacrosse in America. The midfielder led the College of Maryland to consecutive nationwide championships in 2014 and 2015 and has a thriving enterprise of the sphere known as Taylor Cummings Lacrosse the place she coaches and offers ladies classes. Cummings is actually inspired by the expansion of the game and the way forward for lacrosse.
“After I began it was very a lot an east coast dominated sport. You principally performed in Maryland and New York and that was it,” mentioned Cummings. “To see lacrosse develop throughout the nation and the world, to see lacrosse get within the Olympics, to having new renditions of latest female and male skilled lacrosse, that’s actually thrilling for our sport. It reveals that the curiosity is there. Groups will proceed to be constructed on the faculty stage, highschool stage and membership scenes. I feel at each stage we’re seeing exponential progress. It may possibly solely imply good issues for the female and male variations of our sport sooner or later.”
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