Mahopac junior Mike Argila is teh starting goalie on the boys lacrosse team.
How old were you when you started playing lacrosse and how did you get started?
Third grade and my aunt bought me and my two brothers lacrosse sticks then we started playing.
What is your favorite part about being a part of the boys lacrosse team at Mahopac?
Building friendships that I know will last forever and making memories.
How do you see your role on the team, and how much do you value being a leader?
I see my role as being the defensive leader and being a role model to my other teammates.
How much progress have you made as a goalie since you first started?
I used to just stand there and hope for the best but now I’ve learned new skills and techniques to make me the player I am today.
What is your favorite team activity, pregame or postgame ritual that you shared with your teammates?
Getting a Twix ice cream bar before every game.
What was the most memorable part about this past season?
The competition practices between offense and defense every week.
What contributed to the team’s improvement from the prior season?
All the players buying into the season.
Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?
My parents because they always encourage me to be the best I can be.
Tell us one thing about yourself that not a lot of people know?
It’s not always fun and games. Sometimes I tend to be hard on myself being goalie because I don’t like letting my team down.
Do you plan on continuing to play lacrosse in college? If yes, where are you going and why did you choose that school?
Yes, I am still on the hunt for a school but I know I am looking at schools south to get away from the cold weather.
Do you know what you want to study in college? If yes, what and why?
I am still undecided but I know I want to still be involved in lacrossse.
Who is your favorite professional athlete?
Tom Brady is my favorite athlete because he’s determined and nothing can stop him.
What is your favorite music to listen to warming up for a game?
Upbeat and fast music.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Teleportation because I could be anywhere at any time.
If you could pick one place to visit on vacation that you’ve never been to, where would you go and why?
Croatia because it’s beautiful there and it has a lot of fun activities.
What is your favorite food to eat before or after a game?
After a game I always get a chicken alla vodka wedge.
Best place to eat in Mahopac and why?
Mike and Joe’s because it’s close to my house and they have the best food.
For a young athlete growing up in Mahopac, what would you tell them about the experience of being part of the boys lacrosse program and why should they go out for the team?
It’s truly a great experience and you will remember times like these forever.