by Andrew Garda

The 2018 girls lacrosse season has had a lot of high points for junior Lily Pryor. She scored her 100th career goal, the Cougars had their first winning season since 2007 and have gradually put the county on notice that MKA lacrosse can’t be ignored.

For Pryor, there’s still work to be done though, and she looks forward to building on a successful season during her senior year.

“Although we didn’t necessarily reach the goals that I wanted for us — going further in states and counties, winning a Prep championship — we set ourselves up well for next year, so I am hoping we can do even better. I think next year we’re going to be playing Montclair, West Essex, Verona again, Glen Ridge — all the big teams in the county — so I really want us to keep showing up to those games and winning them. That’d be a good way to end my senior year.”

Pryor recently took a few minutes out of her day to chat with us and let us get to know a little bit more about her for this week’s Athlete Spotlight.

What do you do for fun?

So, I love to hang out with my friends on the weekends. I like to listen to music also. I babysit all the time, so I love hanging out with little kids. I intern at the MKA primary school. And during summers I work at a camp because I love being around kids.

What kind of music do you like?

I like hip hop and rap music. Drake and Chance the Rapper are my favorite artists to listen to.

Have you started thinking about college?

I visited some colleges, and talked to some coaches as well, but we’ll see how that ends up. Right now, I’d like to go into either business or psychology. In terms of size, I don’t want too small, but I also don’t want a huge school. I want a good medium sized school.

Do you have summer plans?

I’m going to be a nanny for one of the kids I babysit. I’m also applying to a few lacrosse tournaments this summer and going to the beach a lot. I have my license now so, that’ll be good.

Whatare you looking forward to for senior year?

Junior year has been all focused on my grades and testing. I still want to try and do my best in school because obviously those grades still matter for college. But hopefully I’ll apply early decision somewhere and then I’ll know by November or December. That way I can make the most of my senior year with my friends and my class. We’re such a small grade, I want to make a lot of memories with my classmates and finish off the year with good memories.