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Chatting with Northeast Lacrosse Senior Amber Andino

After high school, Amber Andino plans to attend the University of Maryland and major in biochemistry.

Patch stopped by the girls varsity lacrosse practice and spoke with defensive captain Amber Andino, 18, about her lacrosse career and her plans for the future.

Pasadena Patch: You have been on the varsity lacrosse team for three years. What is one of your favorite memories?
Amber Andino:
My favorite memory is pretty much practice every day. We have a really good time [at practice]. We are kind of a joking and fun team, but we are still serious in the right moments. This is my favorite team to play with out of all of the sports teams I have been with; we just get along so well. It’s a good group.

Pasadena Patch: What other groups or activities do you participate in at Northeast?
Andino:
I play varsity soccer for Northeast. I am also in a few clubs. I am in the Young Democrats Club. I am also in Interact club, where we go out and do things for needy people in the community. It is fun to help everyone else out.

Pasadena Patch: What do you like best about Northeast High School?
Andino:
The kids are really good here. It isn’t really a lot of cliques like most people think are in high school. We all communicate well when necessary. No one is afraid to say something to someone else and I like that. We aren’t shy and timid we are outgoing and will talk to anyone.

Pasadena Patch: How is the season going so far?
Andino:
I think our season is going really well. We have made a lot of improvements over the last year; and a lot of other coaches, parents and referees have seen us progress. It is a really positive way to end—in terms of having more wins this year than we have in the past.

Pasadena Patch: You are a senior, so what are your plans for next year?
Andino:
I am going to the University of Maryland, College Park for the pre-med program. I want to major in biochemistry and I want to be a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. I’m aiming high!

In case you missed it, here is . Check back on Monday for another inside look at the members of the Northeast varsity girls lacrosse team.

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