20 QUESTIONS WITH MARK STEENHUIS
Features | 3/1/2011 1:45:40 PM | Mark Steenhuis
Mark Steenhuis (Photo: Bill Wippert)

Jillian from Buffalo: Who have most people told you is your doppelganger?
A:  The only person that I’m told that I look like is Roger Daltrey from The Who.

Frank from Amherst: As a transition player, do you feel you are playing a more strict transition role this year rather than more of an overall offensive role as in years past?
A: Yes, definitely. It’s a bit of a change.

Evan from Buffalo: Where do you get your orange shoes?
A: Reebok sponsors the NLL, and they design and supply me with the orange shoes.

Adam from North Tonawanda: What is the coolest thing or place you and teammates have seen or done while on a road trip?
A: Probably when we were playing against Anaheim a few years ago and we went to Huntington Beach where we tried surfing.

Jason from Cheektowaga: When a fan sees you in public, (for example, at Target), how do you prefer them to act? Cool and collected, rabid and screaming, or somewhere in the middle?
A:  It doesn’t really matter to me.  It’s just neat for me to be in a position where                somebody actually wants to come up and meet me.

Lauren from Cheektowaga: What is your real job?
A:  I own a landscaping company.  I do that during the spring and summer months and I also play box and field lacrosse when the Bandits season is over.

Mike from New Jersey: Do you have any tips on how you string your sticks up with Marc Mesh, in order to create a nice bag but still keep a quick release?
A: I try to keep the sidewalls tight and mess around with the bottom pull string for your pocket depth.  Sometimes you’ll get a quicker release depending on what kind of head you’re using as well.  I prefer to use the Reebok 9K.

Will from Orchard Park: What's the best prank you've pulled?
A:  The Giant Leaner.  You lean a few buckets of water on the top of someone’s door, and when they open it, the water buckets all come down and soak the person.

Allie from East Aurora: Do you have any pre- or post-game superstitions?
A:  Normally if we win the previous game, I try to do everything the same as I did that day.

Grant from Buffalo: On "The X", it's revealed that you guys call Steve Priolo "Big Baby" and call Chris Corbeil "Vidal Sassoon" and "Pert Plus". So, what's your nickname?
A:  Most people just call me Steener, short for my last name.  I don’t really get                 anything else.

Rob from Cheektowaga: How does it feel having such a deep lineup of talented guys behind you, especially with Mike Thompson between the pipes?
A:  It feels great.  Anytime you can play with guys of that caliber, it makes the games that much easier.  Mikey’s playing great and it’s nice to have a force like that behind us.

Robert from Cheektowaga: When you first entered the lacrosse world, who did you aspire to be like as a player?
A:  I used to just watch all the players and tried to take what I liked from their games and incorporate it into mine. 

Jim from Buffalo: What's your favorite band or kind of music?
A: My favorite kind of music would have to be Indie Rock right now and my favorite bands are Shout Out Louds and Band of Horses.

Paige from Cheektowaga: Why are you so darn cute?
A:  Because my mama made me this way.  Thanks!

Joe from Amherst: What is the conditioning and training like that you do during your season and what conditioning and training do you do in the offseason?
A:  In the off-season I try to do lots of cardio and have the stick in my hands as much as possible.  During the season you tone it down a bit due to the practices and games that you play, but still try to get to the gym a few times a week.

Mike from Buffalo: Which player(s) is the most vocal in the locker room or on the bench during a game?
A:  I’d have to say it’s kind of a bunch of people, nobody really stands out... everybody contributes in the locker room and on the bench.

Emery from Salamanca: Are you good friends with Johnny Tavares?
A:  I would consider us pretty close.  We’ve played together for a long time.

Jessica from Depew: How do you balance family life and with the demands of being a professional athlete?
A:  I don’t!!!  I get in trouble for it all the time.

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