ROCHESTER, NY (July 1, 2017): We continue our Q&A series with Midfielder Jordan MacIntosh. He just won his first NLL Championship with the Georgia Swarm. He returned to action with the Rattlers last weekend against the New York Lizards.
Name: Jordan MacIntosh
Check out Jordan’s answers below:
Q: What are your thoughts on the game against the Atlanta Blaze last Saturday night?
It was a tough way to lose. I thought we did a great job rallying in the fourth to score six goals and take the lead. We have to do a better job in our starts and start executing earlier in the game.
Q: The Georgia Swarm just won the NLL Championship, talk about the season and the series against the defending champion Rush?
It was an amazing season. The final series was a pretty wild experience, especially Game 2. I am happy we got it done and now can focus on the Rattlers getting back to a championship game.
Q: What do you guys have to do tomorrow in order to win over the Bayhawks?
A better start is key. We need to come out flying. I think having more time together as an offensive unit will start to pay off against the Bayhawks.
Q: Talk about the play of the younger guys like Zed Williams, Ryan McNamara, etc?
Zed and Ryan are fantastic. Ryan is a shifty dodger with a heavy shot, he has made some jaw dropping plays and is a key cog in getting the offense started. Zed is fun to play with, we have a similar background in that we are pretty box heavy players, I think that is a hug positive because we are able to adapt some of those box moves to field. I feel like we just scratched the surface last week of how we can work together and create scoring chances.
Q: Favorite pre-game music to listen to?
I am all over the place. Anything but country!
Q: What is your favorite activity outside of lacrosse?
Their is not much time! Between my job at Hudl and playing on the weekends, its hard to work in new hobbies. I would say the thing I enjoy the most is hanging out in Boston with my fiancee and dog. Its always nice to come home to them after a weekend away and see them.
Q: Who do you look up to currently and why?
I started working in technology two and a half years ago. Its been a very fun space to be in and I have really fallen in love with it. I look up to the people who start these huge companies from scratch. It takes a lot of the same traits you need in sports; grit, determination, work ethic, focus. A couple of people I am inspired by are Elon Musk, Miguel McKelvey and Joe Gebbia.
Q: What is the one thing that you need on a daily basis?
Coffee. Two a day.
Q: What was the best advice you were ever given?
Never let someone tell you, you can’t do something
Q: Favorite place to eat before a game in Rochester or Georgia?
Rochester - Dibellas. Georgia - Pregame Qdoba at the arena