Carter will add speed, left-handed scoring punch to midfield
May 10, 2018 | Acworth, Ga.
Cameron Carter was destined to go to Liberty University, but it wasn't clear until this past fall that he would play for the Flames' men's lacrosse team.
"It has always been a dream school for me," said Carter, whose parents, Keith and Carrie, both graduated from Liberty and whose older brother, Connor, is currently a student pursuing a degree in global studies.
Carter visited Liberty for its College For A Weekend (CFAW) this past fall, which corresponded with the Flames' recruiting showcase, when Flames Head Coach Kyle McQuillan sold him on the program.
"I had visited five times before but that was when I got interested in Liberty lacrosse," said Carter, who got an inside look at the locker room and clubhouse facility at the Liberty Lacrosse Fields. "I'm very excited for atmosphere up there, the fellowship with the team, and I am looking forward to the fast-moving pace of the collegiate game."
A former starting quarterback for Allatoona (Ga.) High School, Carter stopped playing football his senior year to specialize in lacrosse, a sport he picked up in sixth grade after shifting his focus from baseball.
Now he is a prolific left-handed scorer at midfield for the Buccaneers, who won the Georgia Class 6A/7A state championship his freshman year and are looking to return to the Final Four this spring. A second-year captain in his fourth year on varsity, he has scored a team-high 40 goals and distributed 20 assists.
"The biggest component I bring is my speed," Carter said. "I'm very quick and agile, and I'm also a lefty, which gives me an advantage."
He looks forward to helping the Flames return to the MCLA Division I National Championships, after they took top-seeded Chapman to overtime in the quarterfinals on Tuesday in Salt Lake City, ending their first appearance in that tournament.
"I hope to be able to play next year and put up some points to actually make an impact to keep the team at that high level," said Carter, who wants to study business marketing and sales, following his father's lead.