This week’s Feature Friday is featuring the one and only, JEN FOX! Jen is a Braintree native (go WAMPS!) who played at Merrimack College (Go Warriors!) and is a phenomenal coach. Currently coaching at Roger Williams University (Go Hawks!), Jen was recognized for her greatness and was named Coach of the year! Way to go, JFox. We are so lucky to have you as a part of our LXC FAM!
Name: Jen Fox
Hometown: Braintree, MA
School: Braintree High Schoool
Total years with Laxachusetts: 4+
Favorite position: I played defense in college but have really grown to love the midfield position! You get to do it all: shoot, assist, ride, make big stops on defense, and battle on the draw circle! Not to mention, midfielders are usually the fastest and grittiest kids on a team!
Where did you play in college? Merrimack College
If you could eat 1 thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Salmon
What is your favorite subject in school? In college I loved all my marketing and advertising classes
Do you have any pre-game rituals? I have 2 game-day playlists I must listen to! On my drives into work on game days, I must listen to one particular game-day playlist I created then in my office or bus ride (for away games) I need to listen to my 2nd favorite game-day playlist! It’s all about the pump up music- even for coaches!!
Who is one person that you look up to? Why? Tough to pick just one… but if I had to pick, I’d have to say my very first college coach at Merrimack, Katie Lambert-Conover. “Lambert”, as we call her, was my first real strong female role model. Lambert pushed my teammates and I to be better in every aspect of the game and even though she gave us tough-love at times, I truly believe she taught us life-long lessons and skills that I now continue pass on to my players. Lambert also never gave up on me which she very well could have. I honestly believe that if she didn’t push me to be better both on and off the lacrosse field, I wouldn’t have had such an amazing experience in college which I truly believe led me to falling deeper in love with the game of lacrosse and ultimately leading me down my coaching career path. Lambert currently coaches at Stonehill College now and not only kicks butt there as a coach but also kicks some serious butt as a mom and wife as well. She, along with so many other coaching moms (Tracey Sullivan, Acacia Walker) continue to kick butt and impress me with juggling both lacrosse and family life while making it all look so easy!! I want to be them when I grow up!! #futuremomgoals
Besides lacrosse, what do you like to do in your free time? I love the ocean so spending quality time with family and friends especially by the ocean is a must! I’m a BIG Newport, RI fan so spending time there is always a must when I have free time!
What is your favorite stick trick? Love me some TWIZZLER shots!
Do you have any hidden talents? Not many people know this but I was a competitive dancer for 12 years.
If you were an animal, what would you be? A HAWK! GO RWU!!
Where do you coach? What is most special about that place? I coach at Roger Williams University in beautiful Bristol, RI. I’d have to say the location and the people make this place super special and one of a kind! Our campus is literally steps from the ocean and there’s a great sense of community here! Feels like home to me!
What is your favorite LAX memory? Up until today, I’d have to say winning the CCC conference championship last year and then experiencing the first round of the NCAA DIII tournament! It was truly one of the best experiences of my entire life!