HINGHAM - Anna Kenney, Brooke McLoy and Lindsay Wilmot all grew up near each other playing Hingham Girls Youth Lacrosse together as far back as third grade. A lot’s happened since then. They’re all now juniors at Thayer Academy in Braintree and have a big load off their shoulders after each recently committed to play lacrosse for a Division 1 college.
All three will attend a program nationally-ranked in the latest Nike/US Lacrosse D1 Pre-Season Top 25 poll. Kenney is headed for #2 Notre Dame, Wilmot to #12 Denver and McLoy is remaining closer to home with #17 Boston College.
That trio equals the three seniors from Hingham on the present Thayer squad also planning to play at a high college level. Emily English and Elizabeth Kirk are both headed to Boston College while Reedie Warwick is on her way to Washington and Lee University.
The local players, including Class of 2020 graduate Allison Joyce, helped Thayer win the Independent School League tournament back in 2019 over Brooks School. It was the fifth ISL title in program history.
Another Hingham resident, junior attack Elizabeth Gill, is hoping to show what she can do this spring for Thayer Academy Head Coach Anni Zukauskas.
“They’re really an awesome group of girls to work with,” Zukauskas said. “The town of Hingham has a tremendous lacrosse program and the girls came here already with some great chemistry because they grew up playing the game together.”
“Anna is a high impact player with a rock solid skill set. Brooke has the kind of speed you can’t teach and Lindsay is an athletic, smart and powerful defender.”
Zukauskas looks forward to hopefully having one more season with the seniors before they travel down their own roads.
According to Zukauskas, “Emily is an amazing goaltender who really anchors this team. Reedie is a captain and a phenomenal goal scorer and Elizabeth is an intense player who brings fire to the field.”
Wilmot said playing D1 lacrosse out west has been her dream for some time and Denver checked all of the right boxes for the avid skier.
“It’s a beautiful campus. I sort of knew it was the place for me when I saw it,” said Wilmot, who expects to shift from midfield to defense in college. “Fortunately they were interested in having me come out for the team.”
McLoy will follow in the cleats of her mother who played lacrosse at Boston College. She will potentially play attack at The Heights.
“I’ve been to a lot of games there and it seemed to be the right fit for me with the academics as well as the athletics. It’s where I’ve dreamed of going” McLoy said.
Kenney, a midfielder, also has a family connection with her school of choice. Her mom and grandfather both attended Notre Dame.
“I’ve grown up going to see games there and wanting to play for the school,” she said. “It’s an amazing program that’s doing really well right now.”
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