It was another whirlwind weekend with out LXC family! This weekend LXC was represented at the Harvard Summer Splash in Cambridge, MA, and the IWLCA Capital Cup in Midlothian, VA! At Harvard, our girls showed off their stick skills and battled through heat, rain, and of course, Storrow Drive traffic. Down in Midlothian, our high school teams played with intensity and grit against different clubs from across the US, through downpours of rain, and hot/humid weather!
We had two title winners, one in VA and one in MA this weekend. Our Midlothian Champion, 2021 Black, finished 5-1 for the weekend and played in the division final against Mass Elite, winning 8-7. What an absolute battle! The whole team played lights OUT. Our Harvard Champion, 2024 Hunter, finished 6-0 for the weekend in their games! They beat Salt City Snipers, for the win at Harvard Splash! Well done girls!!!
We are very proud of how all of our teams played this weekend! As a reminder, with try-outs coming up, it is VERY important that you keep working on your stick work and fitness. Now is not the time to put your stick down… IT WILL SHOW! As all of our players are competitive and looking to improve, take a look at your summer feedback from the coaches, this will help you zone in on specific things you need to work on! Enjoy a few lax free weeks and see you all at tryouts!!
And now, onto our Players of the Weekend!
2026/2027 Green : Lilya Bazinet
This weekend, Lilya was a key player and leader on settled defense. She anticipated her slides incredibly well and never backed down on doubles. Lilya was also a key contributor and spark in transition. Her vision and ability to find cutters helped our team move the ball quickly out of our defensive zone, which resulted in many fast break opportunities and fun, team goals. Keep up the awesome work, Lilya!
2024 Army : Willow Cyr
Willow had an unbelievable weekend and truly got better every game! Not only was she “wicked smaht” with the ball but she also did a phenomenal job on the draw and on the ride! Willow showed a lot of heart and hustle at Harvard and made her teammates look really good! Great job Willow!!
2026/2027 White : Rachel Train
Rachel played goalie in her second LXC tournament this weekend. She played awesome and helped keep us competitive our games with huge saves! She had no fear and came up with many long shot 50/50s with her hustle to the line. Keep up the good work Rachel!
2024 Hunter : Tess DeSantis
This weekend Tess played a crucial part in the reason as to why our team won the championship. Originally a defender, she played midfield for our team for the entirety of the games. She has an awesome box out on the draws and came up with huge wins on the circle. Her speed was noticed on the ride causing several turnovers, as well as pushing the ball hard on translation. To top that, she had several goals for the team as well.
2022 Jungle : Sorelle Lawton
New to the LXC girls program this year, Sorelle has played attack, Middie and defense in almost every tournament. Sorelle was relentless this weekend at the Harvard tournament, coming up with countless draw controls, transitioning the ball from our defensive end thru the midfield into our attack and running our offense thru our motion plays. Sorelle dominated her defenders and came up with ground balls all over the field, many of which resulted in a scoring play. Sorelle handled the weather on Sunday with zero issue and continued to work hard and make plays for her teammates. Congratulations to Sorelle for being our POTW!
Pine : Meaghan Sheehan
Meaghan is so reliable every game and is one of the hardest workers on the field. She was very feisty on the draw controls and did a phenomenal job on defense, especially in our last game. There were so many opportunities that she shut down with her timely and aggressive slide.
2022 Forest : Ava Brosnan
Ava did a great job this weekend. She had some key plays and great checks on the ride that helped us get the ball back and keep possession. She had some great shots and never hung her head. She also had the best positive attitude (even when we were about to play in the pouring rain). Great job Ava!
2023 Royal : Charlotte Spaulding
Charlotte was dominant at the draw circle as well as on settled attack AND defense. She knew when to push the fast break and when to take the ball to X and work for a good shot. Her 8 meters all had perfect placement. Her work at perfecting her non dom stick skills was very apparent all weekend. Keep hitting the wall with both hands and keep up the good work!!!
Blue : Anna Clair, Paige Curran, Whitney Dacko
LXC Blue had a TERRIFIC summer finishing 17-5-1 against some great competition! The girls competed every time out and was truly our pleasure to watch them improve and evolve as players! Harvard Summer Splash was no different, as the weather did not diminish the hard work of our whole team and these THREE individuals. Anna Clair – It seems every tourney we are asking Anna to switch positions at a moment’s notice and she always does and never lets us down! Her work at both ends of the field while playing middle was fun to watch! Paige Curran was our offensive player of the weekend scoring goals and assisting on others in all our games while showing some “next level” creativity while doing it! And finally, Whitney Dacko had a HUGE jump in her game all summer long, but was really on display this weekend, as she made some great defensive plays causing turnovers which led to us all watching “wide eyed” as she showcased her downfield speed! She also scored an impressive goal in transition!!
HS Silver : McKenzie Mullen
This weekend, McKenzie made a huge impact for us defensively. She cause lots of turnovers and came up with many ground balls, which lead to quick transitions and fast break goals. Kenzie communicated very well to her teammates and helped to organize the defense. Great work Kenzie, keep it up!
2019: Izzy Jackson
Izzy played wherever her team needed her on attack, midfield or defense throughout the whole weekend. She was consistent and contributed at every position! Izzy was a great teammate this weekend! Great job, Izzy!
2020 Green: Sydney Scales
Syd is an unbelievable midfielder. She is blazing fast, running opponents down from the opposite side of the field, and flies by her defender with ease on the attack end. She runs up and down with ease, and never seems to tire! Syd is always active, setting her teammates up for good opportunities, and looking to dodge at all times. She doesn’t rest on Defense either, she is a strong, aggressive defender that nobody wants to take 1v1. Keep hustling Syd!!
2020 Black: Madeline Hesse
All weekend Maddie had high intensity, hustle and played vert smart. She was always cutting to ball to help our her low defenders and middies in transition, had some unreal back doors on attack and finished her shots with ease. Maddie had some big goals when we really needed them and worked well with her teammates to either set them up for success or ride hard if there was a turnover. Awesome job this weekend, Maddie!!
2021 Green: Audrey Cole
Audrey was a huge part of our team’s success this weekend. Her draw controls, midfield runs, defensive stops and shots on attack were perfectly timed and fantastic. Audrey scored the game winning goal in our over time game to help us move on in playoffs. Her positive attitude, HUSTLE, lax IQ and overall awesomeness make her a pleasure to have on the team. Great job, Audrey!
2021 Black: Grace Mango and Lexi Swartz
2021 Black had a phenomenal end to their summer this weekend. They won their 2021 division, absolutely crushing the weekend! All of our ladies stood out this weekend and left it all on the field. Grace Mango and Lexi Shwartz both earned player of the weekend this summer. Grace came up with some major saves in net during the tournament and had a few game winning saves in our final game against Mass Elite. Lexi was a crucial part of our attack this weekend. Her shifty-ness and drive to net were excellent. Lexi scored a bunch of goals this weekend, including our game winner against Mass Elite. Awesome job, Grace and Lexi 🙂