Butler University freshman Journey Fischbeck (San Juan Hills ’16) is the Athlete’s Choice Workhorse of the Week. Fischbeck flew a bit under the recruiting radar as a high school player, and did not land a Division 1 offer until January of her senior year. Thanks to hard work and persistence, Fischbeck’s stock rose after many recruiting classes were closed, and she received the late (by today’s recruiting standards) offer from the Bulldogs.
Like a true Workhorse, the hard work did not stop after Fischbeck got her offer. An intense off-season training program had her prepared for the speed and intensity of D1 women’s lacrosse. Fischbeck proved she is ready for the next level this weekend by registering two goals, one assist, one groundball, and one takeaway in the Bulldogs’ season opener. She also has the memory of being in the starting lineup for the first game in program history.
“I think off season training is the most important aspect to performing well in college,” Fischbeck said by text message. “For the past 4 years, I weight lifted, speed-trained and lacrosse-trained at Athletes Choice. Having that experience made the transition much easier, I was confident in myself on the field and in the training room.”
Those who know Fischbeck best knew that her attitude and work ethic would serve her well in college.
“I’m really proud to see her succeeding at the next level,” Michael Welter, Fischbeck’s high school coach said by email. “It takes a lot of dedication and hard work to get to where she is today and I think she is a model example to all the younger girls coming up and hoping to play at a collegiate level.”
“I’m sure all of Orange County is proud but San Juan Hills High School is especially beaming as this is the first lacrosse athlete (boy or girl) from San Juan Hills to move on to college and play,” Welter continued. “I’m excited to follow her this spring and see how she and all the Butler Bulldogs do in their first season at D1. I’m also excited to have her back this summer mentoring all the younger athletes about how to compete at a college level.”
And what is it like to score your first college goal?
“To be honest I don’t remember scoring my first goal because of adrenaline,” Fischbeck said. After scoring, I don’t think I’ve ever screamed as loud as I did. I can’t even describe that feeling, I’m going to remember it forever.”
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