Where are they Wednesday: McKenzie Gallasso!


One of our 2017’s, McKenzie Gallasso, is starting strong at New England College!   McKenzie is one of our former goalies at LXC, from South Windsor, CT. McKenzie is a Kinesiology major at NEC, and tearing up the lacrosse field as a Freshman! We are so impressed by the season she is having this year that we wanted to update our LXC players and families on how things are going!

Last week the NEC Pilgrims went 3-0, adding to a 6-game winning streak. The Pilgrims are now 7-2 on the season, and McKenzie had her first collegiate shut out with 10 saves in a conference game!!  If that wasn’t enough, McKenzie went on to have 15 saves in a 18-17 overtime win against Gordon College, a team they haven’t beaten since 2010. With her all star performance, McKenzie earned defensive player and rookie of the week for the NAC Conference weekly honors!!!!!

We are so proud of our LXC players representing Laxachusetts at the college level!  Keep up the good work, McKenzie! We will be following you at New England college!

#Dreambig #LXC #classof2017

Where are they Wednesday? Update from 2017 Deirdre Burchill!

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

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

“Where Are They Wednesday” Featuring 2017 Annie Wilson!

The Laxachusetts Girls program is SO PROUD to have graduated our first recruited class last year! We decided to check-in with some of our former players to see what they are up to their first semester of college!  Kicking off our “Where are they Wednesday” is Annie Wilson,  a talented defender from the LXC class of 2017!  Annie was a stand out defender for us, and has successfully finished her first semester at St. Lawrence University! See what Annie has to say below about her college lax experience!

Name: Annie Wilson                                   

Nickname: Annwin

Former High School: Concord Carlisle High School

Total Years Playing Lacrosse: 13

College / University Attending: St Lawrence University

Mascot: Saints

Field of Study / Major: Psychology

Favorite spot on campus: My room

Favorite part of college lacrosse: The level of competition

Hardest part of college lacrosse:  It’s a huge step up from high school, a lot more work is expected from the coach and your team.

How many players are on your lacrosse team? 21

Favorite position on the field: Defense

Current position you are playing: Defense

Fall Ball Highlight: Winning all of games during the play day.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Being invisible

Any advice for our LXC players interested in playing in college?  There is a college out there for everyone and everyone will find the right college for themselves. Work hard and put in that extra time and you will be able to achieve great things!!

Such great advice from the wise Annie Wilson! Stay tuned to “where are they Wednesday” to see how some other 2017’s are enjoying their first semester of college lacrosse!

GO LXC!!!!