March 18, 2010
Maggie Zentgraf, a senior on the women’s Fighting Irish lacrosse team, returns as a two-time monogram winner. The Charlottesville, Va. native was selected to the 2009 BIG EAST Academic All-Star team and is one of the team captains for the 2009-2010 season. She recently sat down with UND.com to tell us more about herself.
1) What is your major and why did you choose it?
Sociology. I just happened upon it really; I took a required sociology class sophomore year and was convinced it was what I needed to be doing. I want to be a social worker, and maybe an architect. I guess I’ll figure out how to combine those two after graduation.
2) What do you miss most about your hometown?
The mountains. I grew up on a farm right next to the mountains and I miss it everyday.
3) What do you plan to do after graduation?
I’m working for a carpenter at home this summer and trying to make as much money as possible so I can move out of my parent’s house.
4) What is your most memorable athletic achievement?
Being named captain this year.
5) If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Barack Obama. I just want to talk to him.
6) What are three words that describe you?
Entertaining, loud, crazy.
7) What are some of your hobbies outside of lacrosse?
I’m a huge architecture nerd. I also enjoy playing music, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and playing stickball.
9) Who is your biggest role model?
10) What are you most likely to do after a tough game?
11) Do you have any nicknames?
Marge, Hame, Z.
12) What is your most favorite place on Notre Dame’s campus?
13) What quote do you live by?
“Keep calm and carry on.”
14) How did you initially get involved in lacrosse?
My whole family played but my brother was the first one to put a stick in my hand.
15) What prompted you to attend Notre Dame?
My official visit was phenomenal. I was convinced very soon after I set foot on this campus that I needed to come here.
17) What are some of your favorite movies?
“Superbad”, “Billy Elliott”, “Last of the Mohicans”, “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Rear Window”.
18) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Somewhere far away doing social work and building houses.
19) What has been your most favorite class at Notre Dame so far?
Global Sociology with Professor Jackie Smith
20) What is your favorite part about playing lacrosse for the Fighting Irish?
Putting on that uniform!
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