Men’s Lacrosse Captain Dorman Hopes to Incorporate On-Field Leadership Into Future Career

April 06, 2016

BY: Mike Richardson

Andrew Dorman Mechanical Engineering MajorALLIANCE, Ohio - Captain of the men’s lacrosse team, Andrew Dorman ’16 is the silent leader that every team should have. A mechanical engineering major, of Medina, Dorman is a part of a senior class unlike any other.

Entering the University of Mount Union in 2012, Dorman became a member of the newly formed varsity men’s sport, lacrosse. The team had close to 30 members at the beginning of academic year. By the time spring came around and the season was underway, there were only 19 members left. Fast-forward to present day and the original team has lost a few people along the way, as the number is now 12.

Dorman is close with his fellow senior lacrosse teammates, living with seven of them in what is referred to as the “GOAT House”.

“Being a student athlete has also helped my life as a student socially. My teammates are my best friends.” Dorman said. “I plan to have friendships with these boys that will last a life time.”

As a successful student athlete, Dorman knows how to manage all aspects of his life whether that be academics, athletics, family and friends. He puts an emphasis on developing relationships with fellow classmates and professors.

He said, “After going through 4 years of engineering I have learned how important good business, communication and people skills are to developing a career.”

Dorman plans to go sky diving one day with his seven roommates so he can cross it off his bucket list. In his spare time when he is not busy being a student athlete, Dorman enjoys cross-fit work outs and dirt biking. He describes how he saved up money after his first job to buy his own dirt bike.

“Growing up my toys just got bigger as I got older,” he said. “Once I landed my first job and was able to afford it, I became very interested in dirt bikes. I spent most of my money buying new parts and continued to improve my bike.”

This sparked his interest in the engineering major and further pursued the field at Mount Union for his undergraduate career. He plans on taking the GRE exam the week after graduation to get his MBA in the future.

Dorman is part of a senior capstone class that is developing grants for non-profit organizations in the Alliance area, which led to him volunteering some time at the Beech Creek Botanical Gardens this semester.

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