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Sarasota Athlete of the Week: Alexandra Hernandez

The Riverview High lacrosse senior provides leadership and scoring for the Rams.

Riverview High girls lacrosse senior Alexandra Hernandez.
Riverview High girls lacrosse senior Alexandra Hernandez.
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Alexandra Hernandez is a senior on the Riverview High girls lacrosse team. Hernandez, an attacker, provides leadership and scoring for the Rams. Hernandez had two goals and an assist Feb. 19 in the Rams' 19-7 home win over Lakewood Ranch High. 

When did you start playing lacrosse?

I started during my freshman year. All my friends were playing so I decided to play. I just wanted to be included. It took me until the beginning of my sophomore season to actually get the hang of it. 

What is the appeal to you?

I love the team. The group of girls we have here is small but we're all like family. 

What is your best skill?

Oh, I don't know. I'll say getting open for the girls coming up the field (in transition) and on clears. 

What have you been working to improve? 

I think my stick skills have improved a lot this year, just in catching and throwing. I've been practicing more and I can see the improvement. 

What is your favorite memory?

Beating Newsome High in overtime last year. It was just a cool moment for our team. 

What is the outlook for this year's team?

It's probably the best team I have been on. We all take criticism well from each other and respect each other and that's a big help. 

What is your favorite food?

I love pasta, especially Alfredo. 

What is your favorite TV show?

"Prison Break." Watch it. It's great. 

What is your favorite school subject?

I love my yearbook class. It's fun. It's a chance to be creative and put something together. 

What are your hobbies?

I like to go to the beach and tan. Should I say I like to read? (Laughs.) Oh, in my free time I like to practice with (senior teammate) Susan Lowther. That's what I do. 

Which superpower would you pick?

I would want to be invisible so I could spy on everyone. 

What is the best advice you have received?

Honestly, it is probably Susan telling me I need to get open for passes more. That made me realize that I need to work harder. 

Finish this sentence: "Alexandra Hernandez is …"

Sarcastic. Sarcasm is my way of coping with everything. 



Ryan Kohn

Ryan Kohn is the sports editor for Sarasota and East County and a Missouri School of Journalism graduate. He was born and raised in Olney, Maryland. His biggest inspirations are Wright Thompson and Alex Ovechkin. His strongest belief is that mint chip ice cream is unbeatable.

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