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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2003 - People. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8508.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2003 - People. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8508

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2003 - People, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 28, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8508.

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Title Houstonian 2003
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Title People
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript A UH player's life... Christopher Smink found that playing lacrosse at UH was fun, but life was more than just a game. It only looks like hard work Smink stays in shape for his "brutal" lacrosse matches by working out at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Although be \ isited the center regularly to lift weights, Smink admitted that watching ^irls kept him motivated long after his i ■ an to wai photo hv Dixie Ann Dalton Christopher Smink, a sophomore Psychology major, became a dedicated lacrosse player when he was a child. He fought battles, and he won many of them. He appreciated his life and the sport of lacrosse passionately. This is his story. If you have to ask, "What is lacrosse?," the best man to answer that question was Smink, the goalie for the University of Houston Cougars lacrosse team. He said, "Lacrosse combines the skills of hockey, baseball and soccer. It is played outdoors on a football size field with goals on each end. The goal area (where I am) is a six foot by six foot area." He proceeded with, "The ball is the size of a tennis ball, and we use Lacrosse sticks to hit and slap the ball — and sometimes the opponents. It is a contact sport, to say the least. It can be very brutal. However, we are only allowed to 'slap' the glove, arm and stick areas." When Smink was in elementary and junior high school, he played with the Montgomery Youth Lacrosse Association in Maryland. In high school, he went on to play for the Thomas S. Wootton Patriots, from 1996-2000. "I spent five years in high school because of my experience with ADHD/' Smink said. "The school district had an eight semester rule for participating in athletics. My family and I ended up taking the Montgomery County School District to court, and we eventually won." When the case was finally closed, Smink was allowed to participate in the season's last three games, which his team won. In 2000, after graduating from Wootton High School, Smink came to Houston and began taking classes at the UH. "Sun, fun, and girls brought me here," Smink said. He earned the title of cofounder of the Cougar lacrosse team, because he was one of the first to play in the fall of 2001. "We defeated Houston's Club Metro during that season. They hadn't lost a game in five years, and we beat them by one goal!" Smink said. With graduation planned for 2005, he did a good job of balancing his school life, hobbies and job. He worked part-time as a waiter at Joe's Crab Shack. As a hobby he enjoyed spinning and producing house and techno music. "I even have an area in my dorm dedicated to just that," Smink said. He also treasured his time alone while working out at the new recreation center on campus. "I loved playing racquetball, working out and checking out girls at the recreation center. That was my home. I went every night!" by Dixie Ann Dalton mrf^r^rrfmr mn^rrr