Athlete of the Week Q&A: Amie Dickson
Each week, BRSN sits down for a Q & A session with the BRSN Athlete of the Week. This week, we caught up with Athlete of the Week Sophomore Cornell Women’s Lacrosse midfielder Amie Dickson following her nine-point week in helping the Big Red knock off Colgate and Yale.
BRSN: Amie, thanks for taking the time out to speak with us. You’ve had a terrific start to the season so far and currently lead the team in points with 19 over just four games. What has been working for you this year, and what’s helped lead to your success on the field?
AD: I really think that confidence has been a huge factor for me this season, and not being nervous that I am going to make a mistake and turn over the ball. I have been successful with really being a threat to drive as well as knowing when to pull out and draw the double so that I can find the open girl and feed.
BRSN: On Wednesday, you finished with a career high six points and posted an additional three against Yale on Saturday. How did it feel to have such a career day and be a major contributor in both games?
AD: It felt really great being a major contributor in both Colgate and Yale, but the element that has made us so strong on offense is that we have so many different threats and different players scoring and contributing.
BRSN: The team has had a great start to the 2015 season, but how important was it to get the win in your first Ivy League action of the year? How does this set the tone for the remainder of the team’s conference matchups?
AD: I think our win against Yale was really important for us to see where we stand in the Ivy League considering Yale is a very strong team, and also to make a statement with our Ivy opener that we are ready to compete at the top level.
BRSN: You’ve made a big leap from your rookie year and have been able to consistently provide offensive production this season. Can you talk about your development process in the offseason and the fall? Where have you seen the biggest improvements in your own game?
AD: I was hurt most of the fall with a quad injury so I really just worked on my stick skills and shooting, specifically on improving my lefty shot as much as I could. I think I have seen the most improvement with my dodges to the goal and my shot selection.
BRSN: How has the weather affected the team’s preparation or overall play in games and practices?
AD: It is unfortunate that we have had to go inside some days, but for the most part we have embraced the cold this season, which has been beneficial towards our full field game, specifically rides and clears.
BRSN: What are some of your interests outside of lacrosse?
AD: I like to play tennis, soccer, and ice hockey, and I was a competitive diver growing up.
BRSN: What is one thing that most people don’t know about you that you would like to share with fans of Cornell and, more specifically, Big Red lacrosse?
AD: My vocal chords are permanently damaged so I lose my voice very often.