April 27, 2017
This is part of a series on the Marquette experiences of the men's lacrosse team's 2017 senior class.
Andy DeMichiei has been a starter for the better part of the last two years on attack and in the midfield. The 2017 Senior CLASS Award candidate is a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection as an accounting and finance major and is MU's single-game record holder with seven goals at St. John's as a junior.
1. What is the biggest thing you learned from your time at Marquette?
AD: The biggest thing that I have learned from my time at Marquette is how to be part of something that is bigger than yourself. Every action that I take, as an athlete, shows the values of our program and being part of the team has help me to realize this. When making decisions, I have to put the team in front of myself and do what is best for the team and not what is best for me personally.
2. What are you most proud of accomplishing at Marquette (as a team and individually)?
AD: I am most proud of winning the BIG EAST Championship. Although we don't try to focus on end goals, the feeling that I had after that game was like no feeling I have ever had before.
3. What advice would you give future members of the Marquette lacrosse program?
AD: I would tell future members of the team to not lose sight of the reason we all play the game. You can't really make a living out of lacrosse so the main reason everyone plays it is for the love of the game and to have fun playing it. When there's a lot of pressure and you're in the big game sometimes it is hard to have fun, but having fun is the reason mostly everyone who is still playing in college plays. HAVE FUN
4. Most memorable moment(s)?
AD: Winning the BIG EAST Championship
5. Was there anything else that made your Marquette experience special?
AD: The family culture at Marquette. This has allowed me to make friendships that will last a life time and be part of the closest team I have ever been a part of.