March 27, 2023

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Diamond in the Rough: Andrew Cook

Andrew Cook is a class of 2024 Goalie from Torrey Pines High School. He is committed to John Hopkins to join the class of 2028 and continue his lacrosse career at a very well-respected program led by head coach Peter Milliman. 

Cook is a very dynamic goalie and is committed to play at one of the top Division 1 Schools in the country for a reason. He is a well-rounded prospect and can not only stop shots at an impressive rate, but he also clears the ball well and creates transition opportunities for his team. 

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What is something you would want college coaches to know about you? “I have an unusual passion for the sport of lacrosse and I have a really good work ethic.”

What makes you unique as an athlete?  “My mindset of always trying to get better no matter what the circumstance is.” 

What are important characteristics of a school that you look for during recruitment? Why did you choose Johns Hopkins?  “I was looking for somewhere with very good academics and a solid division one lacrosse program. I chose Johns Hopkins because not only did it have those two, but it also has a great history of lacrosse, and being on Homewood field is a dream I’ve had since I was a little kid.”

How do you want to improve as an athlete? “I want to get bigger and stronger, get quicker feet, and play more sports to get more athletic.” 

Do you have any goals for your junior season?  “Yes, I want to lead my team to another CIF championship and have more leadership.”

What is your biggest strength as a lacrosse player? “I would say my stick skills and ability to catch the ball on shots and not flop around too much. I also have a very cool head when I get scored on. I am never too high and never too low.” 

What challenges come along with playing a lesser-known sport like lacrosse? “A lot of the times lacrosse players don’t get the recognition from their hard work as much as other sports do.” 

What is your proudest lacrosse achievement? “Either starting my freshman year and winning the CIF championship or winning and being MVP of the CIF championship game with 18 saves my sophomore year.”

What is an example of you overcoming adversity as an athlete? “My freshman year I broke my fingers five times. It was super hard to just sit there and not be able to play but I finally got healed up and fixed my gloves.” 

If you had to compare yourself to a college of a professional player, Who would it be? Why?  “He retired already but definitely John Galloway. I feel like we have a similar build and playing style. I grew up watching him and he has always been my favorite professional player.”

What’s your favorite lacrosse memory?  “Beating St. Ignatius after going down 6-0 in the first quarter or beating La Costa Canyon in the semi-finals in double OT.” 

Who is someone you look up to off the lacrosse field?  “David Goggins. He shows that nothing is impossible.” 

What role do you play as a leader on the team? “I am pretty vocal and lead by example. I try to get all my boys out on the field to take shots on me, hit the wall, get some footwork in, or play mini lax.”

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