The goalie. Lacrosse’s unsung hero. Keeper of the net. Last line of defense. A player whose contribution never shows up on the scoreboard at the end of a game but whose efforts may have determined the outcome.

They say there is a personality-a “type”- that tends to choose the same position on the field.

Attackers like the limelight. Defenders crave the physicality—midfielders like a sampling of both. And goalies only function with the weight of the world on their shoulders. After all, goalies are people who voluntarily put themselves in the line of fire. And the good ones never flinch.

~ Dana Czapnik (ESPN writer)