This weekend we had 12 of our teams compete in our Boston Strong tournament in Taunton, MA! Our girls played against other teams from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. All of the teams at Boston Strong brought their A game. Playing in theses short sided games highlighted stick work, speed, hustle, quickness and teamwork.
As always, everyone needs to be working on their stick skills and fitness outside of LXC practice. This is an expectation for our club. Especially with spring seasons right around the corner, we want to make sure that our players are as ready as ever to compete!
And now, onto the PLAYERS OF THE WEEKEND!!! These players were chosen by their coaches because they played with heart, constantly were hustling, and left all of their effort on the field! Congratulations, ladies!
Players of the Weekend
Red…Brooke McLoy : Brooke worked tirelessly all over the field, whether she was a defender, midfielder, or attacker. Two most impressive moments from Sunday: in our fourth game, Brooke made a clutch catch at the top of the crease and scored a beautiful behind the back shot. Then, in our semi final game against Mass Elite Gold, Brooke was selected to represent our team in a Braveheart. Brooke lost the draw, but as the other player got the ball and began to drive down to our goal, she was patient, staying with her attacker, and timing a perfect back check to get the ball back. Brooke scooped up the ground ball and worked her way back down the field winning the braveheart with a well placed shot to the low corner! What an amazing show of athleticism and game sense
Green (HS)… Shea Jenkins : Shea was a force to be reckoned with all over the field! Her high energy play brings the team up, and she was jumping double teams and causing turnovers everywhere! Shea’s speed and accurate shooting was turning heads in Taunton!
Congrats our January 2018 Wall Ball Winners! This month’s challenge winners are getting a NEW Crux head with LXC Strung MESH! Congrats girls!
Kylee Horlbeck 2020
Sadie Estey 2019
Bella Juliano 2023
Maggie Slimbaugh 2025
This week, we are featuring one of our players new to LXC this year who is off to an AMAZING start! Meet our harp-playing, dog-loving, speedy attacker, Rae Hanlon!
Name: Rae Hanlon
Hometown: South Hamilton, MA
School: Brookwood School
Total years with Laxachusetts: 1
Favorite position: Attack
If you could eat 1 thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Ceasar salad and steak
What is your favorite subject in school? English
Do you have any pre-game rituals? Listening to my special playlist to get “hyped”.
Who is one person that you look up to? Why? My dad! He is funny, smart, kind
and a truly incredible person. He is always practicing lacrosse with me and my
older brother. If I could be just like him when I grow up, I would be the happiest
Besides lacrosse, what do you like to do in your free time? I love to play with my
two dogs Chip and Dale, play soccer, READ! (especially the Serafina series for
the hundredth time), play piano hang out with friends, listen to 70s and 80s music
(it is so much better than the music nowadays) and make concoctions that may
or may not explode from time to time.
What is your favorite stick trick? BTB and Around the World.
Do you have any hidden talents? I play the harp and I can make an amazing
goat sound (it’s so accurate that when I was on a field trip at a farm, my friend
actually thought there was a goat!).
If you were an animal, what would you be? Peregrine Falcon
What is your favorite part of Lacrosse? Winning as a team and hanging with
friends between games.
You asked for an update on our first graduating class of LXC in 2017, and we listened! Below is our second post of “Where are they Wednesday” with LXC ’17 graduate Caroline Galligan! Learn about the chemistry major and scroll down for some words of wisdom to our current LXC Players!!
Name: Caroline Galligan
Former High School: Marshfield High School
Total Years Playing Lacrosse: 10 years
University Attending: Western Connecticut State University
Field of Study / Major: Chemistry
Favorite spot on campus: The Library
Favorite part of college lacrosse: The best part to me, was arriving at college, already having a group of friends when I first got to school!
Hardest part of college lacrosse: Keeping up with faster paced practices and games. There are no plays off!
How many players are on your lacrosse team? 23
Favorite position on the field: Attack
Current position you are playing: Attack
Fall Ball Highlight: Scoring the first goal in our first fall ball game (GO CAROLINE!).
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Being able to fly
Any advice for our LXC players interested in playing in college? Yes! If you are interested in playing lacrosse in college I would 100% recommend it. I have loved every second of being a part of a college lacrosse team and I don’t regret my decision to play at all. It is time consuming, but very rewarding as well!
Way to go Caroline!!! We look forward to watching how Western Connecticut does this upcoming season! #DREAMBIG #LXC
Don’t blink or you’ll miss her! 2019 Sammy Gorrasi is as speedy and shifty as they come! This week we feature Sammy, our Cape Cod native who plays Midfield, Attack, and always comes to practice and games with a smile on her face ready to run! Go Sammy Go!
Name: Sammy Gorrasi
Hometown: Sandwich, MA
School: Sandwich High School
Total years with Laxachusetts: 3
Favorite position: Attack of Mid
If you could eat 1 thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Bread or steak
What is your favorite subject in school? Video Production
Do you have any pre-game rituals? Listen to music
Who is one person that you look up to? Why? My brothers because they’ve taught me that in tough situations, suck it up and don’t complain
Besides lacrosse, what do you like to do in your free time? I like to travel, bake, play with my dogs, and make musical mashups with my piano and computer
What is your favorite stick trick? Twizzler/BTB
Do you have any hidden talents? I can blink like really really fast…..like REALLY fast
If you were an animal, what would you be? A dog, easily……I love dogs more than absolutely anything
What is your favorite part of Lacrosse? Kicking butt with my awesome teammates
What a fun Sunday for our Youth and High School teams competing in the 4 v 4 “Beantown Battle” at the new Union Point Sports Complex! Our teams played small sided half field games all day, a great opportunity to work on our spacing, teamwork, and stick work in tight spaces. These games highlighted stick work, shooting form and the agility of our players! We are so glad we had so many teams come out to play, and the coaching staff was impressed by how much each player and team improved as the day went on. Shout out to our GOALIES for fielding tons of shots, and switching back and fourth with the opposing team – you rocked!
And now onto our Players of the Weekend!!!
2023 Patriots: Tye Snowden and Paige Curran! The whole 2023 Patriots team played awesome today making it to the semi finals against a predominantly 8th grade bracket! In addition to solid two way play, Paige led the team in scoring, with 3 of her goals coming in the win in the Quarter Finals. Tye played well on both sides of the ball and singlehandedly brought the Patriots our third win by beating a Mass Elite player in a Brave Heart!
2023 Bruins: Sally Hunter! Sally added so much to our defense with her relentless effort and field sense. She quickly recognized when she should slide, always locked on the double team, and had her stick in the passing lane when she realized that she had 2 players. Her constant pressure caused turnovers, forced bad passes, and flustered our opponents. Although she may be little she be fierce!!
2022 Hunter: Casey Mitchell! Casey was a leader on the field, getting herself open on the crease, as well as sharing the ball with her teammates. She was always re-defending, looking for the open player, and sliding quickly. Casey also shined on ground ball possessions, boxing out her opposition and beating them to the ball ball. As always, Casey was coachable, listening to feedback and making changes. Casey’s smile and enthusiasm is contagious and she helped contribute to our teams overall energy and success!
2022 Army: Stella MacLellan! Stella worked extremely hard during each game. She made smart decisions with the ball on offense and was not scared to drive hard to goal! She matched up quickly on defense and communicated very well. Stella also helped our team win 3 games by winning THREE brave hearts! She won the draw for each brave heart and did not back down, even when she turned the ball over during the last one. She battled it out and came out on top!
2022 Emerald: Eva Chouinard! Eva was on fire at the Beantown Battle! Her offense, defense and shooting were amazing. She played aggressively, with confidence and made good decisions all over the field. Her off ball movement was strategic, setting picks for her teammates to drive and shoot. Eva also worked on drawing the double team and moving the ball to the open player. She was key in our 5-1 record (we lost in a brave heart on a questionable call, but whose keeping track?!) that put us in the playoffs. Nice work Eva!
2022 Lime: Meaghan Sheehan! Meaghan was a consistent hard worker and to end, playing great defense and always ready to pick up the ground balls. She is a smart player, always looking for opportunities to set up a teammate for a good opportunity. She never let up!
2021 White: Elizabeth Driscoll ! Elizabeth was huge in net this weekend. She made great stops, good clears, and improved as the day went on. So glad we had her as an anchor in net during the Beantown Battle! Great work, Elizabeth!
2021 Pink: Paige Rocha! Paige played great in net and was a key player on defense. She was very vocal and she had some key saves that definitely helped us make it to playoffs. She was also playing multiple games in a row due to having to play for other teams but was always ready for our games.
2021 Yellow: Nora Lema! Nora was a force on our team this weekend. Her strong and precise stick skills were crucial to our successes this weekend. Nora played strong and intense defense throughout the tournament and really stepped up to be a leader on the field when we needed her. Great job, Nora!
2021 Purple: Sophie Shuman! Sophie gave all out effort every time she stepped on the field. She also was super eager to get better, consistently asking for feedback and where she could improve. Keep up the hard work Soph!
2020 Orange: Caroline Linscott! She did all the things we emphasize in practice! She battled for ground balls using her body to box out players from other teams. She doubled the ball and forced turnovers on defense. On offense she was setting picks and doing X cuts! She also got a couple goals by great cuts on the crease and “draw and dumps”. Couldn’t ask for more as a coach!
2020 Red: Mattea Del Peschio! Mattea was all over the field on Sunday! She put pressure on the ball, slid to the double teams, drove to the cage, and helped her teammates balance the field. She was versatile, and gave it 150% every time she stepped on the field. Mattea has a drive to compete, and does a great job of bringing up the energy for her entire team. Great work Mattea!
LXC Black: Sara Addeche! Sara came out so strong from the start of the tournament this weekend and never skipped a beat! She had solid shooters coming at her all day and really stepped up to make some unbelievable saves! She made it look east! Her team really fed off of her energy with every big stop! Way to go, Sara!