Women’s lacrosse senior midfielder Emily Goss has been a scoring machine for the Royals this season. Her strong performances earned her back-to-back titles of Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week in her sport. In a game against Goucher College, Goss scored eight goals to tie the conference’s single game record. She has scored a team-leading 26 goals on the season. Goss has been a consistent force for the Royals this season, but largely credits her teammates for her accomplishments.
“It’s not just one person that scores a goal; it’s the team all together,” Goss said.
Like a true team player, Goss spoke assuredly of the team effort that contributed to her accomplishments. Goss noted that her teammates are “unselfish” and just focused on scoring the goal together.
“If there’s an open player in front of the goal, our first look is to pass it off to the teammate to score,” Goss said.
As a senior in her final season, Goss said she is focusing on their remaining games and staying in the moment. When the season ends, it will not be the end of Goss’s involvement in the sport. She is already a part of a women’s summer league and plans to coach lacrosse in the future. Although her Scranton career will be ending, Goss said she will be taking a lot with her from the sport.
“It’s taught me how to work with people as a team. My teammates are my family. They’re more than just teammates, they’re sisters,” Goss said.
Outside of her team family, Goss comes from a family that is no stranger to sports. Goss is a triplet, with one brother playing football and another playing lacrosse. Collegiate-level sports are common for her triplet siblings. When Goss graduates, she plans to use her elementary education major to either enter the workforce or go to graduate school for special education. When Goss leaves for the next phase of her life, she said she feels confident in the younger players taking over the team.
“I definitely feel good leaving the team in the hands of the other grades. We have a lot of girls that are great,” Goss said.
Her highlight this year was beating Susquehanna University this season in double overtime.
“We went into double overtime. We knew it was going to be a tough game, it always is with them, but we got the big win,” Goss said.
Speaking on her college career as a whole, Goss noted how positive the experience has been.
“It’s been one of the best parts of my college experience here,” she said.