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Red Elephants News · Boys Lacrosse Player of the Week 4/11/18: Ben St. John


Ben St. John is a senior midfielder for the boys lacrosse team at Gainesville High School. This is his second year as a member of the team. As one of the team’s oldest players, he helps lead the group through adversity and tough play. We recently got a chance to interview him.

What fictional place would you most like to go to?

St. John: Narnia. It’s beautiful.

What skill would you like to master?

St. John: I’d love to learn to surf the waves in Cali. I don’t want anything more than that in life. I just want to shred some gnar.

What are some small things that make your day better?

St. John: Orange juice in the morning and listening to Gucci Mane on the way to school. I couldn’t get through the day without it. At lunchtime, I always go out and get food so that I can refuel for the rest of my day.

What is something you’re interested in that many people don’t know about?

St. John: I love to play chess. It’s a game of both peace and war at the same time, and every move matters.

What would you rate a 10/10?

St. John: The meatball hoagie at Mellow Mushroom is definitely a 10/10. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

What movie title best describes your life?

St. John: The Wolf of Wall Street. I have the spirit of a wolf inside me and do a little bit of stock trading on the side.


With only six games left in his senior season, Ben’s lacrosse career is coming to a close. It has been a pleasure to watch him give it his all on the field.