27 Margaret Polanin
27 Margaret Polanin
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chatham, NJ
High School: Mount St. Mary Academy
Position: A

2011: Served as a student assistant coach, while missing the season due to injury … 2010: Appeared in eight games, earning two starts … Scored three goals on the season, including two against St. Mary’s … Also earned six draw controls … 2009: Played in seven games, starting five ... Scored one goal and assisted another, both of which came against Bryant ... Finished the year with 11 draw controls, including six against Bryant, and one caused turnover ... Before Brown: Polanin played lacrosse at Mt. St. Mary Academy for four years and soccer for two ... Was also on the cross country (1 year) and indoor track (2 years) teams ... Lacrosse team captain ... Scored over 200 goals in her high school career ... Named First Team All-Conference ... Named to the North Team for the High School All-Star games ... Played club for the Tri-State All- Stars ... Named Second-Team All-Galaxy for club ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Personal: The daughter of John and Bridget Polanin, Margaret has two brothers, John and Mike, and one sister, Mary Kate ... Concentrating in Human Biology.

Polanin’s Career Highs
2, vs. St. Mary’s (3/30/10)
1, vs. Bryant (4/7/09)
2, 2x, last St. Mary’s (3/30/10)
5, vs. Bryant (4/7/09)
Caused Turnovers:
1, at Boston College (3/11/09)
Draw Controls:
6, vs. Bryant (4/7/09)

Polanin's Career Stats
2011took the season off due to injury

Off the field with Margaret
Why I chose Brown…Because of the inviting feeling I felt when stepping into campus, even before meeting Keely and the team.
The thing I like most about Brown…The people. Whether it's my teammates, my professors, or fellow students in my classes, everyone brings something different to the table
Favorite class at Brown…Pathology to Power. It is a class on disabilities and the way in which society views and sometimes creates disability in our world. Taking this course even made me change my concentration theme to disability in society.
Favorite Brown tradition…Walking through the VanWickle gates
Favorite Brown athletics tradition … Letter sweaters are my favorite Brown athletic tradition because when you see someone else wearing one you know that it couldn't be bought and that they went through everything you did to get it.
People who have had the greatest influence on my athletic career …My parents
Superpower I would want (why)...Teleportation so I could go home for a few hours, or see the world in between classes
Favorite Food...Anything made with potatoes
Pre-game ritual…Glass of chocolate milk in the ratty
What I wouldn’t do for a million dollars…Give up milk
My life's theme song...Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
Favorite book…Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Favorite character in literature…Winnie the Pooh
Teammate who has a future in stand up comedy…Tara Rooke
Teammate I would describe as “team mom”…Macie Winship
What three things I would take with me on a deserted island…Soccer ball, matches, and flares
Place I want to travel...Prague
Favorite Olympic sport…Skeleton
If I could be a professional athlete, I would compete in…Soccer
Favorite Coach McDonald quote…"like a knife fight"
Pet Peeve...Fake laughter
Where I would spend $1,000...Costco
My dream car...Jeep Grand Cherokee, navy blue
My ideal day ...Spending the day in Ocean City, NJ on the beach with all my aunts, uncles, and cousins
Item that best describes me…My smile
Favorite pair of shoes...Flip flops
Top five most-played songs on my iPod …"Sinners Like Me"-Eric Church, "Stay Beautiful"-Taylor Swift, "Colder Weather"-Zac Brown Band, "As I Am"-Goo Goo Dolls, "Show Goes On"-Lupe Fiasco
Most notable thing about my hometown…Voted the top town to live in in New Jersey
Coolest thing in my bedroom growing up…Bean bag chair I wouldn't let any of my siblings sit in
Person in history (past or present) I would most like to meet…My Dad's father
Most embarrassing Brown moment…Forgetting my mouth guard my first career game
If I had 24 hours to live, I would…Live the same way i do every day but eat Chipotle for every meal
Where I see myself in 10 years…Licensed physical therapist, married, coaching my kids sport's teams, and still running
My post-school ambition…Go to grad school and work as a physical therapist for a professional sports team