April 26, 2013
BERKELEY - Saturday's contest against No. 14 Stanford will mark the final appearance at Memorial Stadium for the seniors on the California lacrosse team. The graduating Golden Bears had some farewell words to share with CalBears.com
Defender Sarah Milik
"My time at Cal has been an invaluable experience for me. I know that the people I have met, along with the experience that lacrosse has given me, has prepared me for anything that the future has to offer. I love Cal and I will always cherish the years that I have spent here. This school has made me a better friend, student, athlete and person. I will always be grateful to Cal for this."
Attacker Megan Takacs
"Being a student-athlete at Cal has truly been the best four years of my life. I have met the most down-to-earth, genuine, interesting and cool people who I am lucky to call my friends. I have been continuously challenged on the field and in the classroom, which has pushed me to new limits that seemed unimaginable before being a student-athlete here. I am both thankful and humbled that I will be able to call myself a student-athlete alum in a few short weeks. Go Bears!!"
Attacker Melissa Humphrey
"My last four years at Cal have really been the best and most defining moments of my life. Being challenged with balancing such rigorous academic and athletic standards every day has shown me that I'm stronger and more prepared for the "real world" than I could have ever thought possible. I'm so thankful to have been able to establish such meaningful relationships with my teammates, my coaches and the staff at Cal. My love for this Golden Bear Family will last me a lifetime. Cal has been continuously named as one of the best universities in the world, and after my time here, I know that doesn't even begin to cover what a great place this is!"
Attacker Alexa Rozelle
"These past four years at Cal have truly been life changing. There has been a mixture of both tough and amazing times that have ultimately shaped who I am today. There are so many experiences that being a student-athlete enables, and it is something that you must take advantage of and savor while you still have the chance. Most of all, what I will take away from my college experience is the time spent with my team, whether it be on or off the field. We have gone through so much together, becoming closer every day and those are friendships that will last a very long time. We always jokingly refer to each other as our sisters, but in reality that is basically what we have become."
Midfielder Ana Cyr
"My time at Cal as a student-athlete has proven to be the best decision I have made thus far. Berkeley has a lot to offer academically, athletically and socially. Getting the opportunity to compete at the highest level athletically and academically has provided me with many challenging opportunities that allowed me to grow in all aspects of my life. Coming to Cal as an athlete you have an immediate family and built-in group of friends and support system. I have made a home away from home with my athletic family that I am sad to leave behind, but "once a bear always a bear" and I look forward to following the success of all my friends and the new chapter in my life."
Tomorrow's game can be seen live on the Pac-12 Networks at 1 p.m.