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Senior Spotlight: Alex Wohl

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.–Alex is a Marketing major hoping to start his career at an advertising agency. He attended Eastview High School where he was a two-year captain, and won a State Championship in 2012.

After missing his freshman season due to a torn ACL, Wohl proved himself as a valuable team player. In his sophomore campaign, he registered 3 goals, 1 assist, and 20 groundballs playing primarily as a defensive-midfielder. However his most notable performance that year was against Minn-Duluth. Wohl relieved Matt Jorgensen, who was struggling with the flu, midway through the second quarter. Wohl–who had never played goalie in lacrosse (but was a hockey goalie through high school)–had 7 saves to help the Gophers win the game in triple OT.

In his junior year, Wohl was named First Team All-UMLC as a defensive midfielder–collecting 20 groundballs with 1 goal and 1 assist. During his senior seaon, he transitioned to an offensive midfielder, playing on the second midfield unit. Throughout his Gopher career, Wohl has totalled 8 goals, 8 assists, 47 ground balls, and a .636 save percentage.

When and how did you start playing lacrosse?

I started playing lacrosse in 8th grade. Like most I was a baseball reject, and it was the first year Eastview had a youth program.

What is your spirit animal?

A Puffin. It is claimed to be a long-time friend of the Rockhopper penguin.

What are your plans after graduation?

I am flying to Italy the day after my graduation with my Brand Management class.

Most memorable moment as a Gopher?

My sophomore year when I was thrown in as goalie and helped the team beat Duluth in Triple OT on my 21st birthday.

Which of your current or former teammates had the greatest impact on you?

It’s tough to pick out just one. The boys that come through this program are awesome. These guys are my best friends and will last a lifetime. SQUAD.

Do you have any superstitions? Pregame rituals?

Dry Scoops!

What has been your favorite class you have taken at Minnesota?

Golf! But if that doesn’t count, MKTG 4050 Advertising and Promotion

What is one piece of advice you have for incoming freshmen?

Whatever it is you’re doing be present. Give 100% effort/focus in the moment.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I can spot a dog from very far away.

Favorite sport other than lacrosse?


Favorite athlete?

Rob Gronkowski

Favorite food?

Buffalo Chicken anything. Wings, sandwich, pizza, salad, you name it.

Favorite movie?

Miracle. I will never get sick of watching/quoting that movie.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why

I wish I could control time. College goes by quick it would be fun to do it all over again.

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