Towson midfielders focusing on their future
The lives of Randall Cooper and Mitchell Rosensweig have centered on lacrosse. Now the Towson senior midfielders are preparing for life after lacrosse.
Cooper and Rosensweig are putting the finishing touches on successful academic careers.
Cooper, 23, is a biology major who has earned only three B's en route to compiling a 3.849 cumulative grade point average. The surprising thing is that Cooper, who wants to specialize in orthopedic medicine with a focus on youth-aged athletes, admits he wasn't much of a student at Friends, where he recorded a 2.9 GPA.
Cooper said his transformation began in the latter half of his senior year in high school when he tagged along with a family friend who was a general surgeon as part of a work study program.
"After spending about a month and a half with him, I decided that medicine was what I wanted to go into," Cooper said. "After that, I knew I’d have to put in the time and effort if I wanted to go to med school. That kind of turned it around for me."
Cooper isn’t a slouch on the lacrosse field either. He has posted 31 goals and 25 assists in the past two seasons, and his 25 points ranked third among the Tigers last year.
Rosensweig, 21, is a business administration major with a 3.644 cumulative GPA who wants to pursue a degree in sports law with an eye on becoming a sports agent. The Pikesville graduate credited his mother Fran, an educator in the Baltimore County public school system, and his father Jeffrey with instilling a strong work ethic.
"They were always on my back since middle school, making sure I did well," said Rosensweig, who returns as the nation’s fourth most successful faceoff specialist, winning 58.4 percent of them last season.