NLC Nation Connects with Sergio Salcido


With just a few months until the Maverik National Lacrosse Classic, we’ve been learning a lot about our athletes participating this July. One of the common responses we’ve received from our athletes is in regard to the popularity of men’s lacrosse player Sergio Salcido. The Syracuse Alum started his collegiate journey as a walk-on who earned his way to a starting midfield position for SU and now plays professionally for the Florida Launch in the MLL. 

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO SEE YOUR NAME TAGGED IN POSTS FOR THE NLC WITH PLAYERS STATING YOU’RE THEIR FAVORITE PLAYER?

“Well, it’s always humbling to see so many young players who look up to me as a role model. It’s greatly appreciated and I want to let everyone know it motivates me as well to continue improving my game, setting the best possible example, and to be a resource to anyone who needs advice.”

LACROSSE HAS SEEN A HUGE GROWTH IN THE PAST DECADE. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT HOW THIS GROWTH HAS AFFECTED YOU AND WHAT GOT YOU INTO PLAYING LACROSSE?

“I think it is incredible to see how many players all over the world are playing this sport. I fell in love with lacrosse from the minute I started the playing. It’s great to see how this sport has grown since I began playing. The competition is getting better each year!”


WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THE PLAYERS TODAY AS THEY ARE JUST STARTING THEIR SPRING SEASON? 

“The most important part of all of this is to have fun! Smile, play fast, and hustle hard - enjoy the opportunity! Don’t worry about points or statistics, but be the best at the game itself, the points & statistics will come from there.”


Thank you, Sergio, for taking the time to talk with us and to give advice for the players! The Maverik National Lacrosse Classic is still holding Regional Qualifiers for the event, take a look here to see if we’re stopping by your area! To register for the Regional Qualifier and become a part of NLC Nation click here