The Phillips Academy girls’ varsity lacrosse team is perennially among the top teams in all of New England. With remarkable consistency through the years, the team has enjoyed tremendous success in terms of wins and losses, and many individuals have earned recognition by being selected to play for the Lower New England teams at the US National Lacrosse Tournament. The Andover team is steeped in tradition, and its hallmarks are teamwork, effort and enthusiasm. Andover players are well prepared to play the game at the next level, and alumnae have gone onto to compete at such colleges as: Harvard, Yale, Brown, Cornell, Amherst, Bowdoin, Wesleyan and Trinity.
Phillips Academy fields three girls' lacrosse teams: varsity, junior varsity and a junior varsity two. Each spring over sixty-five girls participate in the program. Coaches at each level emphasize individual skill development and they aim to provide a sound tactical understanding of the game. Coaches at every level in the program played collegiate lacrosse, and they all bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their players. Each team also strives to provide a positive and enjoyable experience for all of its players. All three teams play competitive game schedules with the varsity playing against top-notch teams throughout the region. Whether a beginner or an experienced player, the Phillips Academy girls’ lacrosse program will provide each girl with an opportunity to play and develop to her fullest potential.
Seniors shine in final contest of the year
Brooke Keough '19 and Kelly McCarthy '19 combined for 6 goals and Meg Ward '19 added one.
Meg Ward '19 led the day with 7 goals over 2 games. Netminder Kennedy Everson '21 combined for 22 saves on the day.
9 goals combined from trio of captains, Ward, Caico, and McIntire
Katherine McIntire '19 controlled the draw 11 times in today's match up against Loomis.
Speed, sharp shooters, and fiesty play led Milton to the win.
Andover scored 3 quick goals to take the lead and battled it out for the whole game, earning goals from 4 different seniors.
Meg Ward '19 scored 2 goals and connected with Jackie McCarthy '19 three times in game against Governor's.
Draw Specialist Katherine McIntire '19 helped the team earn an impressive 17 total draw controls.
Goals from 7 different scorers and 9 of them assisted in 13-9 win against Groton.
Kennedy Everson '21 posted an extraordinary 25 saves in another nail biter- this time against St. Paul's
Pingree's sharp shooters were too much for Andover.
Andover played a balanced game of lacrosse earning goals from 7 different scorers for a 10-7 win.
Despite a two goal lead with 11:23 to go, Andover couldn't quite hold on to the victory as Deerfield scored three in the final three minutes to win by 1.
A 4 goal performance by Carly Kreytak '20 was not enough to pull Andover ahead of Nobles.
Brooke Keough's '19 goal with 2:13 left to play sealed Andover's victory.
Kennedy Everson '21 posted 15 saves and Juliet Gildehaus '20 buried 3 goals despite loss to talented Hotchkiss squad.
Andover was able to hold off Exeter in the final minutes of the game to preserve the win 9-8.
Brooks' precision passing and shooting was too much for the Big Blue as they fell 9-17.
Goals from 6 different attackers, outstanding midfield passing and strong defensive work kept Andover on top today against Choate.
Andover pulled within one on a last second first half goal by Katherine McIntire '19 and moved ahead with second half goals from Lilly Feeney '20 and Ashley Tucker '18, but Thayer's precision shooting prevailed.
Andover's aggressive defense was not enough to stop Loomis
Upper Attacker Kelly McCarthy scored a season high 4 goals and Senior Co-Captain Ananda Kao '16 finished with a hat trick and an assist in today's match up against Milton.
Goals from Brooke Keough '19, Carly Kreytak '20, and captain Ashley Tucker '18 helped pull the team into the lead in the final 1:23 of the game.
After trailing by one at the half, Andover rallies to pull away with the win.
Sophomore goalie Sophia Merageas registered 15 saves in Satuday's loss to Brewster and Jess Scott '20 was a force on defense.
Goals from 6 different players solidified Andover's win
Big Blue maintained composure despite Groton's aggressive play, even while playing with a player down for the final 9 and a half minutes of play.
Kennedy Everson '21 made an impressive 14 saves in the match today and Katherine McIntire helped the team with a season high 17 draw controls.
PA showed depth of talent with goals from 10 different players
Katherine McIntire'19 Dominates Draw Controls to help team come within one goal before the final whistle.
Co-Captain Ashley Tucker '18 scores game winner in the last minute and a half of regulation to seal the victory.