Keep Doubting: Mike Stone

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If you’re not tall enough to reach your goals, reach higher.

Mike Stone Lacrosse Player

As a high school lacrosse player, Mike did really well, but was constantly overlooked because of his size. When it came time to be recruited to college a lot of his DI scholarships offers fell apart because he was too small. The coaches simply didn’t believe in him.

“Back in high school I was 5’10″/5’11″ and anywhere from 140lbs-160/165lbs. D1 schools are looking for guys who are 6’2″- 6’4″ around 200lbs and I didn’t fit that mold for them. It wasn’t about how hard I would play or what I could bring, it was all about my size.”

Unable to get the attention of the top Division 1 coaches, Mike ended up playing D111 lacrosse, which had not been his focus. Mike continued to work hard and eventually proved his doubters wrong by getting drafted to play professionally.

“I was the smallest guy on my high school team, I was the smallest guy on my college team, and now I’m the smallest guy on my pro team.”

“I think it’s most important to just believe in yourself. You have to work hard, but you also have to have confidence, and know that your abilities can take you to the next level. If you have that belief in yourself, and you’re willing to put in the time, the sky’s the limit.”

“If you have that belief in yourself, and you’re willing to put in the time, the skys the limit.”

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