Athlete of the Month: Bradley Grossman

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Bradley Grossman showed up at CHS in a big way. No one knew what to expect from the senior Landon transfer, but it is certain that no one can be disappointed by his performance on the lacrosse field, as he has become one of the leaders of the team, not only through his coachability, but also with his amazing talent.

Known for his aggression and “take no prisoners” attitude, Grossman immediately made his presence known when he arrived at CHS. As an attack for the boys varsity lacrosse team, Grossman is one of the most potent goal scorers and has developed into a leader in both his play and his attitude on the field. It has become quite clear that Grossman fears nothing once he steps on to the field. He acknowledges that getting dirty and rubbing elbows with competitors is part of the appeal of lacrosse.

“The best aspect of Grossman’s game is his lack of fear,” assistant boys lacrosse coach Wayne Olan said. “He initiates contact, plays extremely aggressive. He doesn’t mind getting dirty.”

Grossman began playing competitive lacrosse in the fifth grade. He transferred to CHS with years of lacrosse experience, including time on the high school lacrosse team at Landon. Upon arriving at CHS, Grossman made an immediate impact on the team through both his understanding of the game and talented play as well as his hard work.

“He contributed right away,” Olan said. “He has been a crucial part of the team’s offense and he has a very high knowledge of the game.”

Although Grossman stands out on the lacrosse field, he is dedicated to other sports as well.

“I can only play in some summer lacrosse tournaments in the offseason because I also play football and ice hockey,” Grossman said, ” But I like the physicality of lacrosse and scoring goals.”

Lacrosse runs in Grossman’s family. His older brother Michael was a standout lacrosse player in high school, and went on to play Division I lacrosse at Princeton University. Grossman cites his brother as the most helpful person to his lacrosse career.

“My brother won the 2008 All-Met player of the year and has taught me most of what I know about the game of lacrosse,” Grossman said.

As for the future, Grossman intends to play club lacrosse at Miami of Ohio, where he plans to go in the fall. He has set goals for both himself and for the team as a whole, and his willingness to make sacrifices for his team will help lead him to achieve those goals.

“My individual goal is to be All-Met at the end of the season and my team goal is for CHS to win states,” Grossman said.

Although a new player to the team, it has been easy for Grossman to stand out among his teammates, and his dedication and intensity is obvious to everyone.

“As a new player, he did not disappoint,” Olan said. “He backs his teammates and leads by example every time he plays.”