Spencer Small’s earliest memory of playing lacrosse was actually one he’d rather forget.
“I remember when I was in middle school and made their B team,” he explains. “I was pretty upset about it, so I used it as motivation to get pulled up to the A team and eventually did.”
Since that initial slight, Small rose through the ranks to first become a star on Torrey Pines High’s varsity lacrosse squad, and then graduate to playing Syracuse; one of the top schools for the sport in the country. (His path also included a stint at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas.)
“I committed to Syracuse the day before Christmas and I remember it being the best present I have ever...