Where are they Wednesday? Update from 2017 Deirdre Burchill!

Deirdre
We saw one of our 2017’s, Deirdre Burchill, this weekend at Boston Strong! Deirdre is a two sport athlete at Assumption playing field hockey AND lacrosse! Read about Deirdre’s college experience, and her advice for upcoming LXC players!
Name:  Deirdre Burchill.
Nickname: They call me Deedles or Deids.
Former High School:  Braintree High School (GO WAMPS!).
Years Playing Lacrosse:  9
College: Assumption College (with coach Abbey!).
Mascot: Greyhound.
Major: Undecided.
Favorite spot on campus: The dining hall.
Favorite part of Lacrosse: The new College level rules.
Hardest part of Lacrosse: Adjusting to the new rules.
How many players are on your team? 28 players.
Favorite position on the Field?  Just being on the field!
Current Position: Midfield.
Fall ball highlight: I played college field hockey during the fall.
If you could have a Superpower, what would it be?  If I had to choose a superpower, I would like to be able to read minds.
Advice for LXC girls interested in College Lacrosse:  Put in the work outside of practice and games.  you have to work out, play wallball, and constantly try to get better in order to be competitive in college.  The work outside of practice is hard and time consuming, but it certainly pays off.
Thank you Deirdre!! We can’t wait to watch you in action this Spring!!! #dreambig  #gohounds

Weekend Recap: Boston Strong!!!

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

Green (3/4)…Kyleigh Rabazzi and Abi McIntire : Kyleigh and Abi were an awesome example of what it means to be an all around player! They played wherever needed and never stopped hustling. Their intensity set the bar for the rest of the team. They both moved the ball well in transition and made smart passes to help us control the ball. Awesome job girls!
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White … Macy Watts : Macy was the hardest worker on the field. The team looked to Macy to run the midfield and make game changing plays. She never complained about running the midfield, and scored important goals through the tournament!
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Hunter…. Aubrey McMahon :  Aubrey was a force this weekend! She played aggressive end to end, hustling to 50/50 balls and causing turnovers in our ride. On the attacking end, She came up with some key plays including scoring the tying and winning goal against GSE with seconds left to end a hard back and forth battle. Aubrey is a team player and a true gamer!
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Emerald… Molly Ross : Molly is a great midfielder with excellent skills.  Molly did a great job going hard to goal when she’s on attack, and is a strong and aggressive defender on defense. Molly’s hard work stood out to the coaches this weekend because she was all over the field! Great work this weekend, Molly!
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Shamrock… Olivia  Sowersby and Caroline Villarin : Caroline is just full of heart and hustle. She listens, has great stick skills and is like a stealth bomber all over the field – always making plays. She is very impressive to watch because of her unselfish passion.  Her skill-set raised the level of play and set a tone of competitiveness for the entire tournament. Olivia hustled the entire day, gave her all on the field during every shift, and excelled at being a team player. She had a few good runs in the Midfield, but knew it wasn’t for her, so she asked to return to Defense, where she felt her skills would be “best utilized” (her words!). We admire that honesty and self-awareness in a 5th grade player.
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Royal… Emily Johnson :  Emily Johnson was one of the hardest workers I’ve seen in every single game. She never showed if she was tired and never gave up. Two things our team struggled with was shot placement and cutting for the goalie clears, she stepped up and did both with ease. She rode in the midfield and had some clutch goals for us to win some close games by 1. Awesome job Emily!!!
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Teal… Caitlin Conley :  Caitlin had a great attitude throughout the whole tournament, showed hustle and was making a difference all over the field during our games! Awesome job, Caitlin!!
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Blue… Anya Younie and Cam Flaherty  : Cam played a consistently high level in all facets of the game. She was especially strong in our clears as the “go to “ player when facing a tough re-defend. Anya’s play in goal was crucial to Blue making it to the Semi Finals. Anya keeps getting stronger with each tourney!
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Gold … Caroline Klim : Caroline played consistently throughout the day and came up huge with many goals for our team. Her low shots around the goalie were amazing! She played aggressively and with hustle throughout all of the games. Way to go, Caroline!
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Celtic… Isabel Pithie : Izzy was the backbone of our team during the tournament. She made crucial saves during each game and her clears set the tone for each play. Izzy’s communication and confidence rippled through the each of our games. Awesome work, Izzy!!!
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Bruins…  Lexi Swartz : Lexi has improved so much with her shooting accuracy!  Her sharp shooting put us ahead during a tie in the last second of one of our games!  Lexi always hustles on the field and is very speedy.  It’s clear that she has been working on her shooting, which puts her at the next level!
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Yellow… Caitlin Hicks : Caitlin was all over the field as a solid low defender, but also found herself transitioning the ball over the midfield and even playing a role on the attacking end. Several times Caitlin was able to nail her timing and intercept key passes into the middle of the scoring zone. If the ball went down in out defensive area, Caitlin was always there to pick it up and found a fantastic groove with her teammates, working double teams all over the field. Caitlin was on fire and it was so fun to watch her play on Sunday!
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Orange….Olivia Tilzey : Olivia hustled in each game whether we were winning and losing, playing offense or defense. When Liv got the ball from a teammate or by causing the turnover, she was quick to increase the tempo. Liv played with confidence and competed all day long. She was coachable and willing to try new things.
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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

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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 to our POTW at BOSTON STRONG!  We hope everyone has an amazing week, please remember to do some wall ball and work on your stickwork!!!

January 2018 Wall Ball Winners Announced!!

Congrats our January 2018 Wall Ball Winners!  This month’s challenge winners are getting a NEW Crux head with LXC Strung MESH!  Congrats girls!

High School Winners:
Kylee Horlbeck 2020
Sadie Estey 2019
Middle School Winner:
Bella Juliano 2023
Youth Winner:
Maggie Slimbaugh 2025
If you missed out in January, keep an eye out for our next challenge starting after February vacation!
#Dreambig #Wallballislife #Stickwork

Feature Friday: Rae Hanlon!

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

Age: 11

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

person alive.

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.

Where Are They Wednesday: 2017 Caroline Galligan!

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

Mascot:       Colonials

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

Feature Friday: Sammy Gorrasi!!!

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 

Age: 16

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

 

Beantown Battle!!

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!!

2023 Red Sox: Kaitlin Watts! Kaitlin played very well this weekend. She lead the offense with strong drives to the net. She scored on nearly every shot after throwing a Great fake. She caused multiple turnovers with her intensity and aggressive play on defense. She was an all around player and leader this weekend! Awesome job Kaitlin!!
2022 Shamrock: Maddie Miller!  Maddy consistently worked hard throughout the day. She never took a play off, and because of this, she caused turnovers on defense, and made standout plays on the offensive end!  Maddie made a significant impact in the small sided 4v4 setting! Great work Maddie!

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!

LXC Violet: Olivia Kerrigan!  What a performance! Olivia’s quick hands kept our team in competition with many of our opponents. With such fast pace games, Liv gave our team second chance opportunities on many occasions with her big time saves. Additionally, smart decision making on the clear allowed us to possess and score!

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