The Chelmsford University women’s lacrosse team has a strong senior class of eight players dedicated to playing college lacrosse. They have been playing together since they were little, and their on-field contributions are impressive, but their true impact lies in their leadership abilities. The seniors work together and have subverted “traditional” grade-level roles to create a culture that puts the team ahead of themselves.
The team’s captain, Tori Apostolakes, is heading to Endicott and is a defensive lynchpin who has conceded under 10 goals in all but two of her games. She is joined by fellow seniors Remore Serra, Grace Campo, Shaylee Wright, and Molly Fox. Madeleine Dunbar, who plays for St. Anselm, has also scored for the Lions. Fellow senior captain Iona Committ’s Amelia Kelly is a midfielder who excels on both ends of the field. Up front, Kaitlyn Walsh, Olivia Hall, Maggie Roeber, and Annie Tiros round out the Lions’ dynamic senior class.
The team’s strength extends to the rest of the team, as every senior plays a valuable role in shaping a culture that puts the team ahead of themselves. The true equality of the Lions seniors extends to the rest of the team. The team’s coach, Winslow Townson-Rocas, says that there are no traditional grade-level roles on the team.
Chelmsford Lacrosse’s future remains bright with the strength of its youth program. International players often help out with youth practices during the season, and at the team’s senior night a week ago, dozens of young players from the Chelmsford University women’s lacrosse team attended the 2023 Grad Awards.
In other lacrosse news, the Foxboro Warriors won their 11th consecutive Hokkomock-Davenport championship with an 18-4 win over Oliver Ames. Paige Curran, Mya Walliyas, Val Beigel, Kate Noon, and Mary Collins are all offensive detonators for the team, while Jenny Gallagher and Ella Campbell are the defensive anchors.
The Hannover Hawks developed players from the junior national team and established a reputation. The team is ranked 8th in the D3 Power Rankings and has benefited from a particularly demanding schedule recently.
Finally, there are several upcoming lacrosse matches to keep an eye on, including Concord vs. Carlisle in Acton Boxborough, Ipswich at Beverly, Notre Dame (Hingham) vs. Newburyport, Sandwich vs. Norwell, and Lincoln Sudbury vs. Westwood.