With barely any seniors who played on the varsity as sophomores the last time the Falmouth High School boys’ lacrosse team had a season, coach Rory Morse knows that there will be a lot of learning on the job for his Clippers this year. One player he doesn’t have to worry about, though, is midfielder Nate Carr.
The senior was one of the only FHS players to get called up as sophomores to play, and with a work ethic that is second to none, Carr is ready to go. That readiness does not just concern playing the game on the field, but also leading. Coach Morse told him after the first day of practice that he was going to be leaned on, and the veteran’s response was telling.
“That’s what I’m here for, Coach,” Carr said.
Nate is the son of Pauline Peters and Jim Carr. In school, history is Nathan’s favorite subject. He said that his most-prized possession is his favorite pair of shoes. He said that Nas is his favorite recording artist, “Scarface” is his favorite movie, and “Prison Break” is his favorite TV show. His go-to meal is Thanksgiving fare: turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing.
How did you get involved with lacrosse? How much do you enjoy it? What was your role on the team?
I got involved with lacrosse in 1st grade after being taken out of Munchkin soccer. I enjoy lacrosse so much. My role on the team is faceoffs, as well as playing midfield but while growing up I played about every position possible.
Describe your feelings when you found out that you were going to get to play a senior season this year after the spring sports were canceled.
I was obviously so happy when I found out that we would have a season this year. After being robbed of a season last year, I have been waiting to finally get back on the field. It’s nice that getting to play will make everything seem a little bit more normal after everything changed so much.
You are one of the the only returning seniors for the Clippers. How much of a leadership role do you feel you will be responsible to take on, and how will you address that?
Harry Hennessy and I got called up to varsity together our freshman year. I hope that I can lead the team both on and off the field. I hope I can help the younger kids adjust and I hope that they aren’t afraid to approach me about anything.
How do you think the team will adapt to having not played together as a group last year? What needs to happen for the team to have a successful season?
I feel that the team will adapt well although we didn’t all get to play as a group last year. As a team we need to work hard and stay optimistic to have a successful season.
What do you think a scouting report would say about you?
I’d hope that a scouting report would say that I’m outgoing on the field and always trying to get others involved, no matter the situation.
If you could replay one game that you have played in, which one would it be? Why?
My favorite game that I played in was playing Hanover my sophomore season. We lost this game, and it was an important game that would keep us going as a team. This game taught me that I wanted to come back the best that I could and as a team. This is why I feel that a game that was a loss is a game that I would absolutely replay, if I had the chance to.
What do you consider the highlight of your athletic career so far?
The highlight of my career athletically so far has definitely been making it to playoffs freshman and sophomore years. These years taught me early on how good it felt to win and chase our goals as a team, but along the way the losses were always important as well.
Do you have any sports-related superstitions? If so, what are they?
My only sports superstitions are music. If I don’t listen to music before games, then I feel that it throws me off.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from playing sports?
The most important thing I’ve learned from playing sports is that energy and mindset are everything. These two things are so key in every sport and it’s been a struggle for me to learn this but it’s so important.
Was there anything that you accomplished or worked on improving during quarantine that you’re proud of?
During quarantine I went to the gym as much as possible and would work as hard as I could with my brother, doing anything to stay active.
Is there anyone that you would like to thank?
I would like to thank my family, friends and coaches for making me the person that I am today. Coach (Rory) Morse has done a great job coaching different high school teams and has taught me an unlimited amount of things and I truly appreciate him for that.
What’s the most interesting place you’ve ever visited? Is there somewhere in the world that you’ve always dreamed of going? Why?
The most interesting place I’ve ever visited is definitely Las Vegas. The city is very fast and attracts people with an ADHD brain like myself. I dream of going to Jamaica or Alaska.
Your mother is a local dog groomer, and you and your brother have been very involved with dogs throughout your lives. What has that experience been like, and what do the animals mean to you?
With my mom being a local dog groomer, we definitely have been very involved with dogs throughout our lives. The experience of dogs and different animals has been awesome and has taught me so many things. The thing I truly love about animals is that they all have different personalities.
What is something about you that people would be surprised to learn?
I have ADHD.
Describe your idea of the perfect day.
My idea of a perfect day would be getting active with my friends and being out and about. I love to get out and be social and just have fun. I’m always on the go, and it drives my mom crazy.
What are your post high school plans?
My post high school plans are to attend Saint Michael’s and study health sciences.