Cobra Spotlight- Ryan Maurer, John Elliott & Tim Ryan, Men's Lacrosse

The "Cobra Spotlight" is a weekly highlight of a student-athlete at Coker College. Each week we take a different athlete from a different sport and display some facets to get more familiar with them. This week we take a look at Ryan Maurer, John Elliott and Tim Ryan, members of the men's lacrosse team.

Name: Ryan Neil Maurer

Sport: Men’s lacrosse

Position: Attackman

Hometown: Mt. Sinai, N.Y.

Year: Super senior 

Major: Education with a concentration in elementary education. At this point though, just give me a diploma, I don’t care what field it’s in.

Why did you choose Coker? I choose Coker because it gave me a chance to play lacrosse, for the Cobras that is.   

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? It’s a toss-up between Josh Smith tripping over his own feet and face-planting or Timmy Smith face-planting after failing to pick up a ground ball.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Band Fest

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? Throw it down with the men’s basketball team.

Favorite class: Chem. Lab

Favorite professor: Dr. John Williams  

Plans after graduation: Move to California and start my acting career.  

Favorite movie: Dumb and Dumber

Favorite type of music: Country

Favorite food: New York Pizza

Favorite sports team: Jets

Favorite color: Johns Hopkins Blue

Favorite TV show: Scrubs

Most prized possession:  My lacrosse sticks

What is something people may not know about you? I love tattoos and I have some.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Everyone calls me by my last name, Maurer

One word that describes you: Funny

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Name: John Elliott                

Sport: Men’s lacrosse

Position: Defender

Hometown: Lindenhurst, N.Y.

Year: Junior

Major: Business administration with a concentration in sport management.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? I would have to say playing with my brother for his last year of college lacrosse.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? When I got my first dog, Dilly.

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own?  Men’s golf

Favorite class: Coaching with Dan Schmotzer

Favorite professor: It is between Suzanne Parker and John Jewell. Peace, Love and Puka Shells!

Plans after graduation: Let’s get to graduation first. It’s a marathon not a sprint, right?

Favorite movie: Any movie that Will Ferrell is in

Favorite type of music: Polka

Favorite food: Oreo milkshakes

Favorite sports team: The Flint Tropics

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite TV show: Entourage

Most prized possession: My lacrosse sticks

What is something people may not know about you? I have a deep fear of ketchup.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? I used to have the nickname Jelliott, someone forgot to put the period after the ‘J’ on my football jersey. Not to mention, I was a little ‘plump’ back then.

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Name: Timothy Ryan          

Sport: Men’s lacrosse

Position: Goalie

Hometown: North Scituate, R.I.

Year: Junior

Major: Criminology

Why did you choose Coker? I wanted to be a part of Coker’s new lacrosse program. Also, I love the cafeteria and Wi-Fi.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? My first college game against Shorter University my freshmen year.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Having our bus towed in Philadelphia my freshman year.

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? Men’s golf, because there is no running.

Favorite class: History

Favorite professor: Dr. Lay

Plans after graduation: Win the lottery or find a job in my field of study.

Favorite movie: Miracle

Favorite type of music: Anything

Favorite food: Clam chowder

Favorite sports team: German curling team

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones

Most prized possession: My phone, but I seem to lose it a lot.

What is something people may not know about you? I have three first names (Timothy Vincent Ryan).

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Teammates call me ‘Chowder’, because I am from New England and love clam chowder.

One word that describes you: Broke…