Student athlete profile - Finn Bergin

Finn Bergin

Clarendon Hills

When did you first start playing lacrosse?

Freshman year. I was only playing baseball at Central and I needed something to do in the spring. I had a few friends playing and decided to try it out.

What do you enjoy most about the sport?

Specifically this year is definitely the team. We have a really close group of guys and it's just been really special. There are a lot of new varsity players. It's been cool to see them fill their roles and develop into bigger guys on our team.

What is most challenging for you?

This year it's been kind of recognizing that this is the end of my lacrosse career. There are only so many practices, so many games left. And also as one of the leaders of the team, knowing that I kind of have to be at my best at all times to set an example for the rest of the team.

What is your most important job as team captain?

I'd say probably morale, just keeping everybody happy. We've definitely seen that when we're having fun together, we're playing better.

What is your goal for the season?

We definitely want to make a long run in May when the playoffs come around, extend the season for the seniors.

What are your plans for next year?

I'm going to the University of Virginia to study commerce with one of the other captains on the lacrosse team, Josh Randell. I'm really excited.

Why does coach Joe Battaglia like having Bergin on the team?

Finn is one of our senior captains and has been an incredible leader throughout the off-season and during the season. He embodies the leadership qualities that are essential for team cohesion and success. His positive energy and excitement is infectious, uplifting the team's morale in every challenging situation. As a captain, he holds his teammates accountable, and coaches his fellow teammates up. His knack for getting the team hyped up before, during and after games injects an invaluable sense of motivation and determination into our team's collective mindset. Our entire coaching staff is incredibly proud of this young man and everything he brings to the table. We can't wait to see what is in store for Finn in the future.

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Pamela Lannom is editor of The Hinsdalean