Triad Athletes, a San Diego based youth lacrosse training program, welcomes Crystal Egger.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OUR TRIAD ATHLETES?
I think most of us can relate to the terrifying feeling of doing something completely outside of your comfort zone. Maybe it’s trying out for a team sport, taking a surf lesson or standing up in front of a crowd. Ultimately, we are simply afraid to fail but that is where the growth and the magic happens.
WHAT MADE YOU PURSUE A CAREER IN METEOROLOGY?
Well, growing up in Southern California I can’t say I had a wild or unforgettable weather event that left a lasting mark on me. However, I absolutely loved math and science as a kid. On a whim, I enrolled in a college TV/Radio course and explored “doing the weather” for our small on-campus newscast. I was fascinated by the idea of forecasting and putting the pieces of the weather puzzle together. It presented a new challenge every day.
I also knew that weather was a universal topic and a perfect conversation starter, so I continued to gravitate towards “the weather wall” even more. I decided to enroll in Meteorology 101 and see if it was the right fit for me. The rest is history.
WHAT SPORTS DID YOU PLAY GROWING UP?
Growing up I was a competitive swimmer through my elementary and junior high years. Being the only girl in my family, I also played co-ed sports with my brothers – soccer, basketball and baseball. When I eventually joined the all-girls soccer team at an older age, I felt like I had an edge after running the field with the boys.
Today, I’m busy shuttling my kids to sports all week and excitedly cheering from the sidelines. I want them to learn about teamwork, respect and resiliency like I did. There’s a level of tenacity I gained through competitive sports that has allowed me to be courageous as an adult, take career risks and get back up when I fail.
Triad Athletes is a San Diego youth lacrosse training program focused on growing womens lacrosse on the west coast.