The Question Corner: Men’s lacrosse’s Peter Covington on how he first got into the sport, advice to freshmen

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James Tananan Kamnuedkhun

Sophomore Peter Covington holds possession for Lindenwood during their home opener on Feb. 8 against Florida Tech.

Billy Woods, Reporter

Peter Covington, a sophomore transfer from Christopher Newport University, a Division III school in Virginia Beach, was awarded the GLVC Offensive Player of the Week for the men’s lacrosse team. 

On Feb. 15, Covington scored a career-high six goals and assisted on two others to lead the Lions to their second win of the season in a 23-6 blowout at Mars Hill University. The Lions are now 3-0 and ranked 15th nationally. The Lions travel to Lewis University on Feb. 26 before their next home game on Mar. 3 against Lynn University. 

The finance major and St. Louis native spoke to Lindenlink about the rest of the season and his expectations moving forward. 

Q: With lacrosse not being a marquee sport in America, how did you start playing and continue to love the game? 

Peter- “Lacrosse is pretty big on the east coast, and that’s where my dad is from. He introduced me to the game in fourth grade and I’ve been playing ever since.” 

Q: Do you have any team rituals? 

Peter- “Before our first game, the freshmen have to wear their helmets around all day. I didn’t have to do it as a transfer, even though it’s my first year.” 

Q: As an underclassman, what are your expectations for this season? 

Peter- “We’re a pretty young team, but I think we’re playing well and moving the ball well. Expectations are to be able to continue to play well and improve and hopefully make the NCAA tournament.”  

Q: Any tips to give incoming freshmen or transfer students? 

Peter- “Meet new people and just embrace the process.” 

Q: Spellmann or Evans? 

Peter- “Spellmann. I usually go to Qdoba a lot.”