With the start of a new year, we have another great addition to the LtN Scholar group here in Nicaragua! Luis, 17 years old, has joined our local coaching staff for Club Esperanza. Along with helping instruct our weekly practices, Luis will be attending Miguel Ramirez Goyena High School to earn his diploma. We sat down with Luis this past week to share his lacrosse experience, his expectations for this upcoming year, and to hear a little bit more about our newest LtN Scholar!
Do you have any siblings?
I have two sisters. Keyling is 5 years old and Rosa is 19. And I have my brother, Juan Carlos, who is 15 (and plays lacrosse at Club Esperanza as well).
How long have you been playing lacrosse?
What is your favorite memory from playing lacrosse?
This would have to be the second LtN Cup, when my team won the Cup for the Club.
How will your day-to-day schedule change now that you are an LtN scholar?
Everything is going to be different. My classmates now will see me like a coach not like a teammate – as a leader. I am going to start going to school, I am going to be a lot busier studying, prepping my uniform for school every day and teaching lacrosse. My routine is going to be totally different, but that is good for my future. I am going to school from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm, then I get back home and will study the LtN curriculum [for our team discussions] before practice.
What do you plan on studying?
Accounting - I like math a lot!
What are you most looking forward to this upcoming year?
To complete my scholar year, achieve my goals of being a good coach, and to teach to others what I have learned. I want to invite more kids and young people to come to lacrosse and increase attendance in our programs.
What do you like to do in you free time?
I like to hang out with my cousins, who I am very close with, and play video games with them.
Luis is an unbelievable role model for our young players. We are so excited to have him as a part of our team and cannot wait to see all that he accomplishes this year both on the field and in the classroom!