Feature Friday: Anna Kiernan!

This week, we feature Hingham native, Anna Kiernan.  Anna has been a standout player since joining LXC this summer! You can welcome Anna to LXC by sharing your guacamole with this Chipotle-loving laxer.  Learn more about Anna below!! 

Anna Kiernan

 

Name: Anna Kiernan

 

Age: 12

Hometown: Hingham, MA

School: Hingham Middle School

Total years with Laxachusetts: First year

Favorite position: Midfield

If you could eat 1 thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?  A chicken burrito with guacamole from Chipotle

What is your favorite subject in school?  English

Do you have any pre-game rituals?  I usually carpool with my friends and in the car we listen to upbeat songs and sing along!

Who is one person that you look up to? Why?  I look up to my mom because she always pushes me to do my best, and even though she works really hard as a nurse practitioner, she always finds the time to practice with me and my sisters and coach our town teams!

Besides lacrosse, what do you like to do in your free time?  I play field hockey, I ski, I waterski, I row, and I hang out with my family & friends!

What is your favorite stick trick? The rainbow

Do you have any hidden talents?  I can waterski with no hands!

If you were an animal, what would you be?  I would be a bluebird because I’ve always wanted to fly and my favorite color is blue.

What is your favorite part of Lacrosse?  My favorite part of lacrosse is winning draws, scoring goals, and setting my teammates up for good shots.

 

Watch Anna in the Midfield this spring at Hingham or at our Spring league starting soon! #LXC #featurefriday #laxislife

Feature Friday : Abby Mitchell

This weeks #FeatureFriday features the one and only Abby Mitchell, a Lowell, MA native who is an hard working player and great teammate to have! If you catch Abby before a game, ask if you can join in with her pre-game ritual….or ask what song she got pumped up with 🙂 ! Keep working hard Abby, you are the definition of a Laxachusetts-ian!!

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Name: Abigail Mitchell

Age: 15

Hometown: Lowell, MA

School: Lowell High School

Total years with Laxachusetts: 3

Favorite position: Defense

If you could eat 1 thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chicken Caesar Salad wrap

What is your favorite subject in school? History and Math

Do you have any pre-game rituals? My parents play (and sing)  80’s “Hair Band” music on the way to games to pump us up

Who is one person that you look up to? Why? My dad because he works hard and still has time to coach me and my siblings

Besides lacrosse, what do you like to do in your free time? Paint with watercolors, spend time with my friends and cuddle with my bunny Hazel.

What is your favorite stick trick? ATW

Do you have any hidden talents? I can water ski on one ski

If you were an animal, what would you be? A wolf, because they’re fierce but fluffy

What is your favorite part of Lacrosse? Stopping offensive plays and the comradery of my teammates

Feature Friday: Payton Van Meter

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This week, we’re featuring one of our newer players from Medfield, MA, Payton!  Payton has brought great energy to our winter practices and the coaches thought she stood out because she always shows up and works hard!  Read more below to get to know this former gymnast and dance enthusiast!

Name: Payton Van Meter

Age: 13

Hometown: Medfield

School: Blake Middle School

Years with Laxachusetts: 1

Favorite position: Attack

If you could eat 1 thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Hummus and
pita chips.

What is your favorite subject in school? Science or Social Studies.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? Stretching.

Who is one person that you look up to and why? My brother because he is an
amazing athlete and manages going to an incredible school and being a full time
sports player.

Besides lacrosse, what do you like to do in your free time? Dance

What is your favorite stick trick? When you throw it under your leg the catch it
above your leg.

Do you have any hidden talents? I was a gymnast for 9 years.

If you were an animal, what would you be? An ocelot because they are super fast
but also have their funny and lazy moments.

What is your favorite part of Lacrosse? Running past people and getting to have
a real team that you get to be apart of.

 

Follow Payton in Medfield this spring, or look for her on the field this summer at our LXC Tournaments! #dreambig #laxislife

Where are they Wednesday? Update from 2017 Deirdre Burchill!

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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.