Jan. 26, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
Navy women's lacrosse senior Dominique Wright
is the latest Midshipman to be featured in the 'Meet the Mid' series. Wright was a member of the women's track team at Navy as a freshman, but then picked up the sport of lacrosse in 2010. Wright started seven games on defense in her first year and became a full-time starter on defense in 2011.
The Navy women's lacrosse team will open its fifth season of Division I varsity lacrosse at High Point on February 11. The Mids will have their home opener on February 15 against William & Mary at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy has won the past two Patriot League championships and advanced to both the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Tournament.
Name: Dominique Wright
Nickname: Domatron (Allison Fondale), Dom (everyone else)
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Service Selection: Surface Warfare
The Best Thing About Playing Navy Women's Lacrosse Is: The bond. Being at an institution like this, we all have the same common mission on and off the field and we all understand that we are here for something way bigger than lacrosse. This understanding and the daily rigors that we each experience is what brings us together and is what makes our bond unique. Our in-house slogan is "We All We Got." If you look past the grammar, it truly means that we all know at the end of the day, no matter what, we will have our teammates by our side.
My First Memory of Lacrosse: I started playing when I was a sophomore here at Navy. I had never even seen a women's lacrosse game in high school, but I do remember my friends talking about how easy of a sport it was to catch on to.
My Proudest Moment at Navy Is: When I caused the turnover that led to us tying the game against Colgate in the 2011 Patriot League championship game.
If I Could Trade Places With One of My Teammates For A Day It Would Be: Aimee Gennaro. Aimee not only spells her name in a unique way, but she is also a very unique person. Her passion and motivation cannot be matched. She cares so much about everything that she associates her name with and it truly inspires me. Or Sarah George, so I can have red hair.
The Biggest Surprise On Our Team In 2012 Will Be: Our defense.
Team I Would Like To Add To Our Schedule: Syracuse
My Most Memorable Sports Moment Is: When I competed in my first Junior Olympics. It was July of 1999 in the blazing heat of Omaha, Nebraska. I was nine years old and had never seen a track meet so big in my life. It was so hot that after we crossed the finish line they threw soaking wet towels on us to cool us off.
Something My Teammates Would Be Surprised To Know Is That: I don't actually like being called Dom.
My Dream Job: Is to be a lawyer.
My Hometown Is Famous For: Being the nation's capital.
The Best Sporting Event That I Have Ever Attended: The Penn Relays
My Favorite Professional Team: St. Louis Rams
My Favorite Professional Athlete: Flo-Jo (Florence Griffith Joyner)
My Favorite "Other" Navy Team: Women's Soccer
My Favorite Class I Have Taken At Navy: Matrix Theory