FINAL 2018 Summer Recap!!! Harvard Splash and Capital Cup!

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 🙂

Special Edition Weekend Update: Under Armour All American

Last weekend, 9 of our Laxachusetts girls played in the Under Armour (UA) All American tournament in Baltimore, Maryland. In order to get on to this team, players attended a tryout, and went through two rounds of selection. This tryout process, and elite tournament was a great experience for our players!

All of our players showcased their grit, hard work, and talent in their games.  Having the opportunity to represent New England and LXC in such a high intensity tournament is an honor,  and we could not be more proud of our players who competed in the tournament!!

Here are the girls who competed in the Under Armour tournament;

Team Highlight 2019/2020 : Reed Cole

Highlight finished 4-0 in games this weekend and made it to the championship round for their bracket, finishing 5-1 for the tournament. Reed was an impact player on the defense and in the midfield at UA. She was a lethal defender, showcasing her footwork and strength in her 1v1 defense. Reed’s willingness to take a risk, her communication to teammates and positive attitude made her a standout member of the team!

Team Command 2021/2022 :  Audrey Cole, Alana Taveres, Lauren Tolve, Kendall Travis and Lila Trussel

Command finished 3-1 for the tournament. Ending in the 5th seed, losing in the quarter finals to New Jersey in a well fought game. Our LXC players were huge forces in the midfield! Both Kendall and Lauren were awesome on the draw. Kendall also had an amazing caused turnover on the defensive end against Upstate NY. Lila showcased her draw skills, and finished with 2 assists against Upstate NY. Audrey and Alana were flying through the midfield and pushing the fast break in transition. They were both quick to double in the high pressure defense. Overall, our girls added a tremendous amount of intensity to the weekend, and their lax IQ helped make quick decisions during games. Great job, Audrey, Alana, Lauren, Kendall and Lila!

Uncommitted Teams

The uncommitted team is comprised of four players from each region who have not yet committed to play lacrosse in college. Maddy King, Brooke McCloy and Anna Keney were among players from New England who were selected to play for these teams.

Uncommitted 2021 : Maddy King

Maddy did an awesome job this weekend and was a huge asset to her team. Playing in the midfield and on attack, she controlled crucial draw controls and scored the game winning goal for her team! Maddy representing New England and LXC on the 2021 team and we are so proud of how she played! Great job, Maddy!

Uncommitted 2022 : Brooke McCloy and Anna Kenney

Kudos to Brooke McLoy and Anna Kenney for representing LXC at the All-America Under Armour tournament as members of the Uncommitted 2022 team. Although they have been teammates since LXC started the girls program six years ago, Brooke (‘22 Red) and Anna (‘22 White) played against each other in Maryland. Both of them were strong and aggressive on offense and defense, and played their hearts out at Towson. They are fierce competitors who made us proud! Nice job Brooke and Anna!

 

Cape Cod Invitational!

A great day for lacrosse on beautiful Cape Cod!!! Our youth players took a trip to Barnstable to play some lax on Saturday June 23!  Our girls showed off their teamwork, hustle, and stickwork on the field, and our coaches were so impressed with our high energy play! Our LXC 23 blue team even won the tournament with just two subs! Shout out to all the players on the field, we love seeing everyone get better!

Now, for our players of the Weekend (POTW)!

LXC 22 Shamrock: Meghan Hoffman, Anna Rowley, and Lydia Carr! Meghan absolutely dominated the draw controls for us and was a really solid defender coming up with many caused turnovers. Anna plays with heart, she’s always working hard in all areas of the field. Causing turnovers both in the ride and settled defense, winning ground ball battles, and making great cuts in transition. Lydia was a feisty 1v1 defender, but also great awareness to help and crash. She was also very confident and capable carrying the ball out of the defense and handled pressure well.

LXC 22 Forest: Claire Moniz!  Claire started off the first game (in the pouring rain) as only wanting to play attack but when I asked her to play midfield she EXCELLED!  I played her there the rest of the tournament and she crushed it!  Her speed, stick skills and lax IQ really helped carry our team on the way to becoming champs!

LXC 23 Blue: Cailin Morrissey and Bella Juliano!  Two players that stood out were Cailin Morrissey and Bella Juliano. Cailin was all over the field on defense and the ball kept finding her, she consistently made great decisions with the ball and was a leader on the field! Bella was a force all day on attack, almost single handedly winning our third game in pool play, so great to see her healthy!! Overall, great team accomplishment!!

LXC 2023 Royal: Coco Hauck and Sally Hunter!  Coco has great skills, speed and hustle! She was a standout player all over the field!  Sally hustled and played different positions when we needed help there. She also had some awesome cuts through the 8 and a couple quick stick goals that were clutch! Great work girls!

LXC 23/24 Teal: Ali Labb! Ali did a great job taking command of the defense and stepped up to be a leader that everyone looked to.  She saw the field well and was able to help her teammates when they needed it.  She, along with the rest of the defense, made some great plays and fought hard through the tough games (and tough weather) until the final whistle.

LXC 24 Army: Eleanor Rosier!  El was such a standout for us this weekend!! Every game she improved and gained confidence in the midfield. She scored goals when we needed them, and even if her shot didn’t go in, she was working hard to get that ball back! She kept on shooting and made some huge plays for us. Her dodges in the midfield looked effortless as well as using both hands beating her defenders left and right. Keep up the amazing hustle El!!!

Happy 4th of July everyone!!!

#DREAMBIG #LXC #LAX

 

Live, Love, LAX!

Baltimore treated us well this past weekend at Live, Love Lax!!! Our 2020-2024’s traveled down to Maryland for our first out of state tournament this summer!  Our girls played with some of the best teams in the country.  We out-hustled our opponents, and gave them a run for their money! Many of our teams went undefeated, and our entire club proved that we have talented and athletic teams at LXC!

Players of the Weekend!

2024 Hunter: Meggie Doyle! Meggie was an absolute workhorse in the midfield, and played any position needed.  She was coachable, always looking to improve, and applied the coaches feedback to her play on the field  Way to go Meggie!

2023 Blue: Cammie Traveis!  Cammie played unbelievable this weekend.  She was an impact player on both sides of the field, making big plays on defense, finishing shots on attack, and winning the draw in the Midfield.  Cammie does it all with a smile on her face as she sprints past her opponents.  Great work Cammie!

2022 Jungle: Katie Geis! Big shout out to Katie Geis who was amazing in goal! She played aggressively, was fearless, and helped us ward off tough opponents.  She was the quarterback of our team and her confidence in goal motivated her teammates all weekend.  Katie also had some impressive clears that helped advance the ball for fast breaks to goal.  Keep it up Katie!!

2021 Black: Lexi Swartz!  Lexi played with heart and hustle every game this weekend.  Her ride was like no other, she dodged and drove to cage with blinding speed, and consistently finished her shots. Lexi has a great attitude, and played her tush off this weekend! Go Lexi!

2021 Green: Kendall Traveis! Kendall is the draw control queen! She is smooth in the midfield and relentless on the draw.  She made some big plays on both sides of the field, from interceptions on defense, to finishing on the attack.  Kendall played wherever the team needed her and never skipped a beat!  Wooohooo Kendall!

2020 Black: Sarah Falb! Sarah was consistent all weekend.  She was a presence on the circle, even taking a few draws and winning them directly to her teammates.  She was smart on attack, and finished her shots when they were really needed.  Yay Sarah!!

Great work to all of our players who traveled down to Live Love Lax!  A fantastic showing for LXC and another summer tournament in the books!

Our HS group has 2 weekends off from club tournaments, remember to HIT THE WALL and STAY ACTIVE since some of our biggest weekends are right around the corner! See you at Practice!

#DREAMBIG #LXC #LIVELOVELAX

LXC Players Slated to Play at the 2018 National Tournament

Our High School Laxachussetts players represented the club well at the annual MA/RI Regional Team Tryouts!  Members selected by coaches will play in the National Tournament on May 26-27 at Stonybrook University in Long Island, NY.  The tournament is played in the midst of the NCAA Division I National Tournament Final Four Competitions! This is such an exciting opportunity for our players, and we were happy to see so many familiar faces at the tryout!

Team 1:

Julia Barry (2019)

Meghan Curran (2019)

Abigail Godwin (2020)

Audra Tosone (2019)

Team 2:

Emily English-GK (2021)

Sadie Estey (2019)

Lily Trainor (2019)

Team 3:

Elizabeth Kirk (2021)

Sara Addeche-GK (2020)

Caroline Klim (2019)

Haley O’Connor (2019)

Kailey O’Neil (2019)

Team 4:

Abigail Downer (2019)

Meghan Keenan (2019)

Jenna Peccia -GK (2020)

Victoria Tormey (2019)

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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All Elite Tournament Wrap up!

This past weekend, we had the opportunity to attend our first winter tournament in Plymouth, The All Elite Tournament! This 7v7 tournament forced our girls to think outside of the box with quick transitions, fast break, slow break and big defensive plays. As a club, we were ready for the challenge, and had 2 teams win their division! Way to go Hunter and Celtic!! We are so proud of how all of our girls played!!!!

  A message from ALL coaches…

HIT THE WALL! Across all age groups, we need to clean up our stick skills. We have put a lot of time in during practices to work on our stick work, but it is SO IMPORTANT that you do your part outside of practice so we can move on to new concepts! During practices we will be starting stick work competitions. You will be competing against different locations to see what location can finish their stick work first….that means that YOU need to do your part by working on stick work outside of practice.

And now on the the Players of the Weekend…..

HunterTess DeSantis and Millie Gartland!  Tess and Millie were the back bone of our defense this weekend. Tess had phenomenal foot work, speed, and caused multiple turnovers during our games. Coming in with an awesome attitude that she would play “anywhere”, Tess showed determination and hard work all over the field. Millie did a phenomenal job in net this weekend. Her point blank saves, clears under pressure , and caused turnovers were a crucial part to our championship win. Great job Tess and Millie!!

LimeEsme Coes!  Esme stepped up huge for us this tournament. She was the first to communicate in the midfield and was extremely smart about being offsides and holding for her teammates, which is key in a 7v7 tournament. She was great on defense, coming up with caused turnovers, especially by jumping into the double teams. On offense, she made smart cuts, and was a great target inside, giving us opportunities to feed and score.  Esme did all the little things at every position on the field. Great job Esme!!!

BlueBella Juliano and Paige Curran!  Both girls played amazing in our games on Monday. They had lots of goals and assists for our team and played strong in the midfield. Our team was 3-0-1 for the day and both Bella and Paige were integral pieces to our success. The girls fought hard all day against some tough competition!

Pink: Meghan Lawson!  Super shout out to Meghan Lawson who earned player of the week recognition from the pink squad.  Meghan’s energy and hustle went above and beyond expectations on and off the field. Great Work Meghan!!

Red: Emma Davis!  Emma was aggressive all over the field! She settled the ball on offense, drew the double team, and quickly dumped the ball to the open player. She also came up with some key ground balls in the defensive end which resulted in goals for the team. Nice job, Emma!

OrangeCasey Mitchell!  Casey competed hard in every game and was always open to coaching. She’s a tremendous 1v1 defender and generated so many turnovers by reading the pass, to intercept the ball.  She did an excellent job in transition, dodging and moving the ball up the field. Great job, Casey!

Yellow: Julia Fortier!  Julia showed tremendous leadership and never gave up! Despite defensive breakdown at times, Julia continued to make HUGE saves! Her communication throughout the game was fantastic, and she was rock solid all day. Way to go, Julia!

Celtics: Mia Peterson!  Mia had great defensive slides and was crucial in transition.  She played team defense the entire tournament! Mia was constantly communicating to her teammates, sliding to help and being one of the most aggressive players on the field. Defense wins championships and we did!

Bruins: Genevieve Littlejohn!  Genevieve hustled very hard throughout the entire day.  She also showed great leadership, bringing the team together pre and post-game.  She always kept it positive and supported her teammates. Great job, Genevieve!

Shamrock: Macy Antonopoulos! Macy was a tenacious defender this past weekend.  Her aggressive play was noticed all over the field.  She was great 1v1, and had great defensive slides, and crashing.  Macy was a true leader on defense! Great work Macy!

Emerald: Elizabeth Blake!  Elizabeth played extremely well and understands the game very well.  She was crucial in helping to move the ball up the field, and was able to get a lot of shots on net to help us stay in the game!  Elizabeth was also willing to help out and play defense, and was very quick to recover from the midfield!