5 - Janie Gion
Janie Gion
Height: 5-8
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Northfield, IL
High School: New Trier
Position: A

Before Brown: A two-sport athlete at New Trier High School, where current Brown sophomore Erin Roos also played, Gion was a three-year starter on the lacrosse team and also played basketball for one season … Helped to lead New Trier to back-to-back finishes as State Runners-Up (2009, 2010) … Was a two-time (2010, 2011) All-American, Academic All-American, All-State, and All-Conference honoree … Recipient of team’s Most Valuable Player Award in 2011, helping to lead the team to its third straight Conference Championship as a senior captain … Finished third all-time in New Trier history for career goals (141), assists (87), points (228), and draw controls (107) … Broke New Trier records during her senior season for points in a game (10) and assists in a game (7) … Had career-highs in 2010 of 63 goals, 46 assists, and 109 points … Also earned a career-high 53 draw controls in 2011 … Played club lacrosse for Wildcat Elite … Selected for the 2010 Midwest Under Armour All-America team … Also played on the 2010 Illinois/Wisconsin team for the National Tournament … Honor Roll student all four years of high school … Member of Spanish Honor Society … Personal: The daughter of Ronald and Paula Gion, Janie has one brother, George, who is a senior on the lacrosse team at Wittenberg, and one sister, Jacqueline … Undecided on a concentration.

Off the Field with Janie
Why I chose Brown...The opportunity to challenge myself both academically and athletically at a campus I love
Favorite class at Brown...GISP
Favorite Brown tradition...Graduation procession through the Van Wickle Gates
Favorite Brown athletics tradition...Big Bear/Little Bear
People who have had the greatest influence on my athletic career...My older brother, George
Superpower I would want...To control time
Favorite Food...Sushi
Pre-game ritual...Look over plays and listen to music
What I wouldn't do for a million dollars...Swim with sharks
Favorite movie from this past year...The Fighter
TV show I want to be on...Friends
Favorite Book...The Great Gatsby
Favorite character in literature...Tarzan
My first job was...A lacrosse coach
Teammate I would change places with...Kaela McGilloway
Teammate who has a future in stand up comedy...Tara Rooke
Teammate I would describe as "team mom"...Julia Keller
What three things I would take with me on a deserted island...My dog, Nellie, music, and a cooler with my favorite foods
Place I want to travel...Greece
Favorite sport other than lacrosse...Hockey
Favorite Olympic sport...Alpine skiing
If I could be a professional athlete, I would compete in...Tennis
Most hated conditioning drill...Fast laps
Where I would spend $1,000...Lulu Lemon
My dream car...Jeep Grand Wagoneer
My ideal day...Spending a day at my friend's lake house on a boat
Favorite pair of shoes...Any sandals
Most notable thing about my hometown...Breakfast Club was filmed in my high school library
Coolest thing in my bedroom growing up...My older sister, Jacqueline-we shared a room growing up and it was a lot of fun
Most embarrassing Brown moment...My front bike tire fell off in front of everyone outside the Ratty
If I had to compete on the Amazing Race, the teammate I would pick as my partner would be...Nancy Baker
Where I see myself in 10 years...Working at a job I love