Athlete of the Week: Joe Kruy – Boys Lacrosse

Joe Kruy ’12 tied a season high four goals in the 8-7 loss to Brewster Academy on Wednesday. He took command late in the game, scoring the last two Andover goals to get Andover back into the game. His efforts earned him The Phillipian’s Athlete of the Week.

Q: When did you start playing lacrosse?

A: I started laxing in third grade as a goalie. I realized I liked inflicting pain more than receiving it, so I switched to a position where I could hurt people.

Q: What are your goals for the season?

A: If we can put the ball in the net more than the other team does, that would be a success.

Q: Why are you the only guy that doesn’t wear midcalves?

A: Did you see me today?

Q: Favorite lacrosse memory?

A: Brewster…last year.

Q: Favorite pregame song?

A: I would say its a House Mix. Heart Vacancy (DJs from Mars), Turbulence (Lil Jon and Steve Aoki and Laidback Luke), Fight Club is Closed (Dada Life), White Noise/ Red Meat (Dada Life), OMG We R the Dirty Bit (Usher, Ke$ha, Black Eyed Peas) are my jams right now.

Q: Any pregame rituals?

A: Hit myself repeatedly all over my body with my shaft to stimulate muscle explosiveness.

Q: You have had leg cramping problems in the past. Any specific ways to help those cramps?

A: Drinking a lot of pickle juice from Commons. My boy Raphael hooks me up.

Q: How comfy is your pillow?

A: The narrow width of my sleeping spoon is perfect for my pinhead.

Q: Everyone knows you are jacked. What is the max for bench press and squat?

A: Benching I would say I max out at 315 lbs. As for squats, it is probably close to 475 lbs.

Q: Why the number change?

A: Two words…in cognito.