Athletes of the Block 7
 
RAM STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT - BLOCK 7

Sydney Cooper - Lacrosse (Jr.)
     
Charlie Zilaitis - Track and Field (Sr.)
Birthdate: December 29, 1995 Birthdate: June 4, 1995
Parents' Names: Tanya and Sam Cooper Parents' Names: Frank and Marcelle Zilaitis
Hometown: Morton, IL Hometown: Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Why Cornell?
I chose Cornell because of the block plan and the resources offered for pre-health students through the Dimensions program. Being able to help start a lacrosse team was another contributing factor in my decision.

Why Cornell?
Block plan and a small campus.
 
What is your major and why?
Biochemistry and molecular biology - I want to be a physician's assistant in orthopedics and this major will prepare me most for grad school and my professional career.
What is your major and why?
Kinesiology - I love sports and wanted to stay around physical fitness in general.
What class are you currently taking? 
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
What class are you currently taking? 
Testing and Prescription

Favorite Professor and why? 
Jai Shanata - His classes are tough and he really challenges his students, but he is a great professor and truly works to see his students succeed by being available to help whenever needed. 

Favorite Professor and why? 
Steve DeVries - Having been a student-athelte himself, he is always easy to relate to and he is absolutely hilarious.
Favorite Hobby: Playing sports and being outside Favorite Hobby: Napping
Favorite Food: Mac and cheese Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Movie: Miracle Favorite Movie: The Longest Yard
What are you currently binge watching on Netflix?
13 Reasons Why
What are you currently binge watching on Netflix?
Just finished 13 Reasons Why
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Blackhawks Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite Athlete: Cami Granato or Andrew Shaw Favorite Athlete: Rob Gronkowski
Favorite Musical Group: I don't really have a favorite group or artist. I like a lot of music and listen to almost anything.

Favorite Musical Group: 

Favorite Social Media App: Facebook

Favorite Social Media App: Snapchat


Favorite Spot of Campus: Ink Pond

Favorite Spot on Campus: Anywhere outside when it's warm

Favorite Cornell Athletic Memory/Tradition: 
Getting to ring the victory bell after our first conference win in program history.

Favorite Cornell Athletic Memory/Tradition:
Earning my first two All-America Awards this year.
10 years from now...
I will be working as a Physician's Assistant in orthopedic surgery, hopefully living near either the mountains or the beach.
  10 years from now...
This is a great question that I do not have an answer to.
Favorite Quote:
"You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone." 
-Herb Brooks
  Favorite Quote:
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one." 
-John Wooden
Accomplishments: Had 6 goals and 1 assist in last game, breaking her season point record with 2 games left. 14 total goals in the block, leading the team in scoring, points,  and assists.   Accomplishments: Placed in the top 8 in either hammer, discus, or javelin 10 times last block, ranked 5th in the nation in hammer, 8th in shot, and 48th in discus.