When the Florida Launch kick off the 2017 season at April’s training camp, 13 supplemental draftees will look to make an impact in the MLL. We caught up with Austin Geisler to get to know more about the former High Point goalie.
Birthday: July 14, 1991
College: High Point University
Years in MLL: 2
Q & A
Favorite part about the MLL:
Competing against the best players in the world
What are your 2017 Lacrosse goals?
Help the organization compete for the playoffs
What are you most excited for about the Florida Launch?
Playing in a new area of the country to help spread the game. And getting the chance to play with my college teammates, Pat Farrell and Matt Thistle.
How did you feel about going into the Supplemental Draft?
I had interest from a few teams, including the Launch, and was excited to see where I would land after being with Denver and Ohio the previous two seasons.
Who is your Lacrosse role model?
Tillman Johnson and Greg Cattrano
What is your pregame ritual?
I eat chicken parm the night before every game. The day of the game I shave, clip my nails and listen to Explosions in the Sky. I’ve had the same routine since my sophomore year of college.
What is your favorite quote?
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” -Calvin Coolidge
What are four things you have to travel with for every game?
iPod, razor, nail clippers, and a book.
This or That
Cookies or Brownies – Chocolate chip cookies
Dog or Cat – DOG
Mario or Luigi – Mario
LeBron or MJ – LeBron
Netflix or Hulu – Netflix
The Launch are set to return to action on April 22 as a part of a three game roadshow dubbed “The Florida Tour.” The tour will take professional lacrosse to three different Florida cities for the first time. The Launch head back to FAU Stadium on June 10 to face the New York Lizards. To reserve your seat for all of the action, visit www.floridalaunchlacrosse.com/tickets or call 561-923-9067 for more information.