by Shelby Eden

headshot_2_Wirtz_Emily

Year: Junior
Major: Marketing
Hometown: Blaine, MN

Q: If you could be any kind of animal, what would you be and why?
A: If I could be any animal I would probably be a wolf because they’re beautiful animals. Also, because they travel in packs, they’re tough and they can live in Minnesota. 

Q: If you weren’t playing lacrosse at UNW, what sport would you play?
A: If I wasn’t playing college lacrosse, I would be playing hockey. I played hockey for 11 years, and I still play in tournaments sometimes. I love watching hockey and would love to coach hockey someday.

Q: If you could go on a trip tomorrow, where would you go?
A: I’ve always wanted to go to Germany. I took four years of German during high school and got college credit for two of the years. Part of my family heritage is German, so I think it’d be the perfect trip for me.

Q: Do you have any secret talents?
A: People tell me I’m a good singer, but I don’t usually like singing in front of people; so that’s one hidden talent I have.

Wirtz in Action

Wirtz (#23) with the ball against Southwestern University over spring break. Wirtz has started all games so far in the Eagles’ inaugural season (photo courtesy of Calli Durst).

Q: What was your dream job as a kid and what is it now?
A: My dream job as a kid was to be an artist, now my dream job would be sports marketing or own my own business. 

Q: If you could binge watch any show on Netflix, what would it be?
A: Right now I watch Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix. I’ve never seen it before, so I started at season one last semester, it’s pretty good so far. I also like watching documentaries, Netflix has some interesting ones.

Q: What is your favorite aspect of lacrosse?
A: I love the creative aspect of lacrosse. On the field you have the freedom to be as creative as you want to be. There’s so many different ways to score, to make a play, to get around a defender. I always try different trick shots and love learning new plays.

Q: Nike or Adidas?
A: I have always liked Nike, since I’ve played both hockey and lacrosse for so long Nike was one brand that offers equipment in both sports. I have Bauer (owned by Nike) skates and Nike cleats.

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