QuickStick Q&A: Illinois Wesleyan’s Nick Winter

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and we’ve got another QuickStick Q&A for you all. We caught up with Illinois Wesleyan captain and senior midfielder Nick Winter. Nick has been an impact player since he stepped on campus and last season lead the Titans to a Conference Championship and the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament. Expectations are high once again for IWU and they can’t wait to get going.

Last year was arguably the best season in program history in which you won a conference championship and made it to the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. Make the case for why your team could go deep in the postseason again (conference or national).
This is my 4th and final season playing for IWU and so far this season our team has looked far better than we have at this point in the season in any of those previous years. The bloodthirsty team mentality and blue-collar attitude passed down from the seniors last year is what I think you can contribute this early success to. I expect even more success this year than we had last year.
What song is most often playing in your locker room? 
Anything by Kodak Black.
What game is everyone most looking forward to this season? 
This year’s rematch of last years last-second win at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Toughest matchup you’ve ever faced? (can be team matchup, or personal in college or HS)
Last year’s sweet-sixteen game against Dennison. They were so talented from top to bottom.
Favorite lacrosse memory?
Winning the programs first NCAA Tournament game against Aurora last year.
Who’s the funniest guy in your locker room?
Funniest guy in the locker room is Rick Johnston for sure.
Favorite non-lacrosse activity to do with your teammates? 
Playing Fortnite together after practice.
If you had one last meal to eat, what would it be?
Chocolate chip pancakes.
Who was your favorite athlete when you were a kid?
Peyton Manning.
Mannequin Challenge or Harlem Shake? 
I guess the mannequin challenge.

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