ICE Breakers: Max Cartor
Max Cartor traveled from Louisville, KY to Baltimore, MD for our Intensive Club Experience where he embarked on college tours up and down the Mid-Atlantic to look at schools of all different sizes, types and levels of lacrosse. And while all of those roads eventually led him back to Kentucky to attend Bellarmine University, the lessons and guidance he received at ICE helped him in that journey.
We caught up with our first ICE netminder to hear more about his experience in the Bluegrass State, how his love for math helped him pick Bellarmine, and what he is up to today (hint: it’s more math).
What was your favorite memory from your ICE experience?
“My favorite memory was getting the opportunity to meet a bunch of guys from across the country that I wouldn’t have met without the experience. Traveling to several different colleges up and down the east coast also helped me make my college decision, which was incredibly valuable.”
How did the Intensive Club Experience help shape you?
“ICE was very helpful in that it showed me a lot of different types of colleges and helped me understand what to expect from the college experience. It gave me good insight into what to look for in a college. Getting to spend time in the dorms of Goucher showed what it would be like to live on my own. Seeing all the colleges we visited made me realize that I liked smaller schools and Bellarmine offered a great campus with new dorms and a math department that appealed to me.”
Talk a little bit about Bellarmine, what should people know? Any favorite memories?
“People may not realize some of the big names that have come through Bellarmine lacrosse over the years. Fellow goalie Dillon Ward was a 2013 graduate, a Tewaaraton nominee and continued on in the MLL, NLL and for Team Canada where he was the 2014 World Games MVP.
One of the best parts of my college experience was playing in the SoCon tournament for the first time my freshman year. Beating #18 Marquette in double overtime my junior year was another memory that stands out.”
What have you been up to since graduating?
“I am now in the University of Louisville Math PhD program as a GTA. I am also helping coach high school lacrosse at my alma mater St. Xavier in Louisville.”
Good luck Max, we look forward to reading your dissertation!