Student athlete profile - Tommy Webster

Tommy Webster



What drew you to the sport?

I like fast-paced sports and had been playing soccer. I thought being to hit people with sticks was kind of fun.

What did it mean to set the program record for career goals earlier this month?

It was a surreal feeling, just being able to get a record even though COVID took my freshman season away.

What's special about the team?

I just really like being around a group of guys that all want to go out and do the same thing and help one another get better.

How would your teammates describe you?

I hope as a fun person and someone that's pretty hardworking, that likes to go out and win.

What are your pre-game routines?

I like to eat pasta before every game and listen to music. I like Lil' Baby, 21 Savage and Pop Smoke.

What's your goal for the season?

I want to continue to grow the program and grow the sport, and create a culture that will stay with the program to encourage everybody to come and play lacrosse and feel comfortable and get better as an athlete.

Have you play other Central sports?

I played football freshman and sophomore years. I also was on the bowling team this year.

Any special talents?

I can juggle.

Where are you heading after Central?

I've committed to play lacrosse at York College of Pennsylvania. I plan to study business entrepreneurship.

Why does coach Joe Battaglia value Webster?

Tommy is an incredible young man. He is a team captain, and his leadership has been immeasurable. He always brings a positive can-do attitude, and the team feeds off his energy. He is "the guy" on the field and plays such a huge role in our offensive success. He is a high-energy, high-tempo player who never backs down on the field. He has continued to cement himself as one of the best players in our program's history, notching his 100th career point on March 23 and breaking the program record for career goals scored with his 78th career goal on April 4. The entire coaching staff is incredibly proud of this young man and cannot wait to see what his future holds.

- profile by Ken Knutson, photo by Jim Slonoff

Author Bio

Ken Knutson is associate editor of The Hinsdalean