Meet Costa Rica's 2017 LtN Scholar, Valentina!

With the start of 2017 underway, LtN Costa Rica has gained a new scholar, Valentina! Valentina is in 6th grade and travels to school outside of Potrero with her scholarship. We sat down with her to hear about her plans for the year and what she likes about LtN . . . 



How old are you?

12 years old.


Do you have any siblings?

Yes I have two sisters.


How long have you been playing lacrosse?

I’ve been playing lacrosse since the Lacrosse the Nations programs started in Potrero! So I believe it’s been about four years now.


Do you like defense or offense more?

I love defense. I think it’s more fun for me because I get to run after the other players and try to steal the ball from them. It’s a little bit harder than offense, but that makes it more fun!


How did you spend your vacation?

My vacation was good, I spent most of it with my family here in Potrero and also spent some time in San Jose. We went to the beach a lot and just hung out together.


How is your day-to-day schedule going to change now that you are an LtN scholar?

My schedule is going to change a lot now that I am an LtN Scholar and going to start studying at the Colegio. I leave for school around 7am and usually don’t return home until 5pm, so my day will be a lot busier. Because of this, it will be harder for me to participate in lacrosse practices throughout the week, but I will now be responsible for helping Carolina coach on the weekends in Potrero and Brasilito. It will be different to be in the new role as a coach, but I am very excited to work with the younger players and help them.


What are you most excited for this year?

I’m really excited to start school at the Colegio, I’m going to meet a lot of new people there and be able to make more friends. And of course I’m excited for lacrosse.


What is your favorite subject in school?

My favorite subject is probably Español. I like English too, but I find it very hard.


What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a chef! I have a very big family, and I always have a lot of fun cooking for them and helping in the kitchen.