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Draft Pick Q&A: Challen Rogers

Name: Challen Rogers          Height: 6’4’               Weight: 225 lbs

Shoots: Right                         Hometown: Coquitlam, BC  Position: Transition

Minor Lacrosse Organization: Coquitlam Adanacs

Junior Lacrosse Team: Coquitlam Jr. A Adanacs

College Team: Stony Brook University

Twitter: @ChallenRogers

Instagram: @challenrogers23

 

What type of player you are?

I’m a defensive player who loves to push the pace and run the floor in transition.

What is your pre-game meal?

I’m not the pickiest when it comes to a pre-game meal, but if I were to choose one it would be grilled chicken with pasta and steamed vegetables.

Do you have any superstitions or pre-game rituals?

In college I had a routine from the time I walked in until we walked out for the game, however when it comes to box lacrosse I don’t have many pre-game rituals. The only one I can think of is re-taping my stick.

Who has been the biggest influence on your lacrosse career?

Throughout my minor and junior career I had plenty of amazing coaches that were influential on my lacrosse career. However, the most influential person has been my mother. She was always at my games whether outside in the freezing rain or in the hot arenas.

What jersey number did you wear growing up?

Throughout minor lacrosse I was 14 and 24, and then in my last year of midget I wore 64. I couldn’t tell you why I picked the number 64; I think it was just the biggest. In my junior career, I wore 55; it was just the number that I was given.

What NLL Player did you most look up to as a kid?

When I was younger, the DVD War on The Floor was pretty big in the lacrosse world. I want to say I had three copies of it at one point. With that being said, I idolized Jim Veltman. He was a defensive and loose ball powerhouse, but also was a great offensive player.

What is your favourite memory from Junior lacrosse?

Favorite memory from junior lacrosse had to be showing up to the arena battling with my best friends everyday. I always knew they’d give everything they had, and they knew I would do the same. Although we could never solidify a Minto Cup, I wouldn’t have wanted to go to battle with any other group.

What is your favourite memory from College lacrosse?

My favourite memory from College Lacrosse has to be my junior year when we beat Princeton. It was the first time we beat a ranked opponent in numerous years, and a game we all clicked and put it all together.

What do you think will be the toughest/biggest adjustment to pro lacrosse?

I think the toughest adjustment to pro lacrosse will be the fact that every team is an all-star team. With such small rosters and so few teams, every team is great. With that being said, I think the speed and skill will be the hardest transition to overcome.

What is one fun fact about you that not many people know about?

I’d prefer my fries frozen.

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