Player Profile: Alex Bellem


Junior Alex Bellem fights for the ball against Falls Church last year on April 10.

Luke Elkins, Sports Editor

How long have you been playing lacrosse?
I’ve been playing lacrosse for 6 years.

How did you discover your interest in lacrosse?
I discovered my interest in lacrosse was back in 6th grade and I really needed a spring sport so it was just by chance that I found out about it.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
My favorite athlete is [lacrosse player] Paul Rabil because of how much he does for the community and he’s also really good.

What inspires you to play lacrosse?
Something that inspires me to play lacrosse is the contact of the sport and the feeling of hitting a really nice shot on the field

How have your friends and family supported you?
My friends and family help me by supporting me constantly and a lot of friends have joined the team too.

What’s the best advice you’ve received?
I think the best advice that I received was to take chances and don’t be afraid to just shoot the ball.

What is your daily training routine?
My daily training routine is wake up and do 35-50 pushups in 10 by 10 sets and then I do the same before I go to bed.

What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I like to win Fortnite games with my boys.
What’s your favorite song to listen to before a game?
The lacrosse team actually has its own little mix of songs that I listen to before games, but I can’t give out the information of which songs it is.

What’s your favorite pre-game meal?
I actually don’t like to eat a lot for pregame meals, but when I do eat it’s usually a bagel and Nature Valley Crunch Bar.

What’s your favorite part about lacrosse?
My favorite part about lacrosse is the mixture of physicality and finesse that allows you to do a variety of different things on the field.

What advice would you give to lacrosse beginners?
My advice to lacrosse beginners is to practice wall ball as much as possible and also practice your off hand early.