Give & Go: U.S. Team and Former Syracuse Sensation Kayla Treanor


This article appears in the April 2020 edition of US Lacrosse Magazine. Don’t get the mag? Head to to subscribe.

What was your senior quote in your high school yearbook?

“Ships in harbor are safe, but that’s not what ships were built for.”

If you owned a boat, what would you name it?

The “Gracie Lou,” after my niece.

If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Larry Bird, and I would want my dad to be there. He has always loved him. 

What animal best describes your play?

A bird. I think I see the game well, like a bird’s-eye view. 

Who’s your favorite athlete?

Right now, Sabrina Ionescu. She is helping to change the landscape for women in sports. 

What’s one thing lacrosse really needs?

More support for the women’s game at every level. 

What is the best gift anyone has given to you?

My sister becoming a mother. 

If you were the Eighth Dwarf, what would your name be?

Chatty. I will talk to anyone.

What website or app do you wish existed?

An app to answer my texts back. I am really bad with my phone, so it would be helpful to have an app to get back to people quicker. 

Have you ever been told you look like someone famous? Who?

No, but I have been told I sound like Beyonce.

from Trevor Baptiste)

If you were a flavor of Gatorade, which flavor would you be?

Blue. It is the best flavor by far. 

(from @ainsleymacleod on Instagram)

How long is too long to try and fake out a defender on the crease?

When you dodge hard enough that a slide commits to you, then it is time to move the ball. When you go 1v1 and no one slides, go hard and do what you have to do to beat her!

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