Editor’s note: We’re back with another installment of our new series called Wolf of the MCLA! Thanks to the support of Wolf Athletics, we’re selecting, interviewing, and honoring impressive student-athletes who are competing in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association throughout the 2014-15 college lacrosse season. Each new member of the “Wolf Pack” will receive a Ghost shaft as an award for his accomplishments. We hope you enjoy![mks_separator style=”solid” height=”4″]
Welcome to the Pack a man that can do it all, a transfer from the Empire State back to his roots in Texas, let’s get to know midfield/attack hybrid, Bucky Desadier.
Bucky spent a year with Binghampton in New York before taking his southern grown lacrosse talents back to his home state, making an immediate impact on Coach Mike Brand’s Texas State Bobcats. This kid put up big numbers in the LSA and we’ve heard that we can expect huge things again in 2015!
Just check him out from back in his high school days!
Most just know him by his first name, but let’s get to know
#18 #57, Bucky Desadier.
Bucky Desadier – Wolf of the MCLA
Full Name: Bucky Desadier
Position: Midfield and Attack
Key Stats: 3.14 Points per game, 27 goals, and 15 ground balls as a freshman
College: Texas State University (MCLA Division I)
High School: Houston Christian High School (TX)
LAS: When you aren’t playing lacrosse, what are your hobbies off of the field?
Desadier: When I’m not playing lacrosse, I like to work out, go mountain biking or kayaking. I also play the drums, cook/grill and eat as much food as possible, play the NHL video game at a highly addictive level and I watch a lot of sports on TV.
Do you play any other sports?
I played basketball and football in high school but now I only play lacrosse competitively. I do still play basketball and football occasionally for footwork or just for fun.
Where did the name Bucky come from?
Bucky is not my real name, Zachary is my legal name, but I have been called by Bucky my whole life.
I remember my first day at school in second grade when the teacher was taking attendance and said “Zachary Desadier”. I was confused and told her Desadier was my last name but I did not know who Zachary was.
I went home and told my parents about it and that is when they told me for the first time “Oh yeah, your real name is Zachary”. The number 7 is both my parent’s lucky number so me and my siblings all have 7 letter legal names.
As for where Bucky came from, my dad chose it and told me he named me after the great Texas A&M (where my dad went to college) quarterback Bucky Richardson. I love the name Bucky because it is different.
Favorite shoes in your collection?
My favorite shoes in my collection are 100% some old school Barry Sanders Nike retro turf dogs that I got my freshman year of high school. I got them for $25 and they are still together and functional.
What’s your idea of a perfect meal?
So many ideas. Food is awesome.
I think the most perfect meal I have had to date though was on my birthday when my parents took me to a Brazilian steakhouse and I got to eat endless filet Mignon and cheesy mashed potatoes.
Needless to say I weighed about 8 pounds more walking out of the restaurant and fell asleep right when I got home from being so stuffed.
What is your pre-game ritual?
The night before I always eat a lot of pasta if possible.
The day of, I try to wake up at least 4 hours before game time so my body has time to fully wake up. I always get a playlist of music going ASAP (always starting with the Houston Legend Fat pat).
Other than that, right before the game, I just work on dialing in certain shots I like to take and learn how the field I am on makes the ball bounce on that particular day.
Do you consider yourself a lone wolf, leader of the pack, or committed teammate?
I am just a committed teammate who is going to do whatever it takes to have the best practice or game on any day, have fun, and win.
How many years have you been playing lacrosse and where did you find your start?
I started playing lacrosse in 4th grade I believe.
My dad played in college in the 70’s and brought down one of his old sticks and bucket helmet from the attic one day and asked if I wanted to learn how to play and I said yes.
What made you choose to go play for Coach Brand at Texas State?
I wanted to stay in Texas and play after I went to New York my freshman year.
Being out of the state made me realize how much I took the culture and location for granted. I hate cold weather and love the heat.
After deciding I wanted to stay in Texas to play, I looked up Texas State’s club team and saw they had just finished their first year with Brand as a head coach. I looked at the year before and saw that Brand really turned the team around record wise in just being there for one year.
I gave him a call that day (sometime in June 2013) and told him I wanted to come be a part of what he was doing. I could not be happier with where I am.
We have even more guys and coaches on board this year that are extremely committed and knowledgeable and we are looking for huge success in this upcoming season.
It’s pretty remarkable to earn 1st Team All-LSA and Honorable Mention All-America Honors for the MCLA as a freshman, what are your goals for 2015?
2014 was actually my sophomore year, I played at Binghamton in New York my freshman year (hopefully I can try to get that year back and play another season).
Anyways, the goal 2015 for Texas State lacrosse is to win the LSA conference and go deep in the national tournament. I could care less about personal achievements as long as the team is successful.
How do you plan to help lead the Bobcats in 2015 as one of the only returning scorers from last year?
I need to help teach our offense as much as possible in practice, and just communicate and be patient in games.
We have loads of talent this year and the guys surrounding me will help make everything run smoothly.[mks_separator style=”solid” height=”4″]
Congratulations to Bucky, and a special thanks to Coach Brand and the Texas State University Bobcats for nominating him as our third Wolf of the MCLA!
To learn more about the Bobcats, visit the team’s website at TXStateLacrosse.com