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Lacrosse - Varsity Girls


2018 Florida Trip Information Letter:

October 5, 2017

Dear Girls’ Lacrosse Parents & Players,

The Thayer girls’ lacrosse program will be traveling to Clearwater, Florida this March (3/19-3/23). We will be training through SPRING BREAK LACROSSE~ Clearwater, Florida

Our trip is set up to involve eventful days filled with conditioning, practices, games, and plenty of team bonding! We strongly believe this trip will forge a strong foundation for a hugely successful 2018 Thayer girls’ lacrosse season.

Attached are the details for the trip. As we book hotels and flights early, we do need to finalize our numbers soon. Please return the attached trip commitment agreement, signed as soon as possible (no later than Friday, October 20th).

For those families in need of financial assistance please email me as soon, as possible, with your request for aid. There is a required payment of $400 for all athletes attending. If families could indicate what they can afford to pay that will be helpful as we prepare to fundraise for the trip.

In the past, families have offered financial assistance for players in need. We welcome this support and thank you, in advance, for your generosity. As we said, this trip makes all of the difference for our program and we want everyone to be included.

Any additional questions or concerns please reach out at your convenience. GO, TIGERS!


Anni Zukauskas, Head Girls’ Varsity Coach

(781) 664-2295

Girls’ Spring Break Lacrosse Trip Details

Cost of the trip: $1,400

  • Non-refundable deposit of $400 due by Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Final payment of $1,000 due by Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

All Checks may be made payable to: Thayer Academy. In the memo section of the check please write: Girls’ Lacrosse Spring Break Trip

The cost of this trip will include the cost of the lacrosse training facilities/program/games, flight, along with breakfast & dinner daily. Students are asked to bring spending money that will cover lunch expenses daily.


Thayer will book a round-trip ticket for every athlete as part of this travel package. If players are planning to meet the team in Florida, parents will have to book airfare and provide ground travel to the facilities on their own. We will have our flight information available next week if you are interested in booking one-way travel with the team, which is convenient (traveling home, for example). We will deduct the cost of the flight from the overall trip payment if you choose this option. Please let us know if you will be flying/traveling separately, as soon as possible, as we will need to let our travel agent know.



Player Name: _______________________________ Grade:_____________

I am planning on attending the 2018 Spring Break Girls’ Lacrosse Trip. I understand that I am committing to the above cost and travel plans.

Player Signature:________________________________________

Parent Signature:________________________________________

Please return this form by Friday, October 20th. Any questions please contact Coach Zukauskas or Coach Bruno in the Admissions office.

2017 Award Winners:

MVP: Fiona Griffin

Coaches Award: Abby McGrath

All-League: Dylan Amonte, Devin Fitzpatrick

Honorable Mention: Anna Costello, Mairead Anderson

Thayer varsity girls' lacrosse has experienced unparalleled success in New England over the past fifteen years. Nationally ranked on Lax Power, we have won ISL titles, enjoyed undefeated seasons, and we have done it all with a consistent focus on teamwork and determined effort. Thayer won the ISL championship in 1993, 2001, 2010, and most recently in 2012. We were runners-up in the league in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2009, and 2011. Over the past fifteen years, the team has never dipped below fourth in the ISL final standings. Always at the top of the league, Thayer lacrosse emphasizes a team approach to play and a deep understanding of the game itself. Thayer is committed to consistent excellence.

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# Name Position Class Hometown
11 Dylan Amonte Midfield 2019 Norwell, MA
15 Mairead Anderson Attack/Midfield 2017 Scituate, MA
12 Ava Cornforth Midfield 2020 Milton, MA
16 Anna Costello Defense/Midfield 2018 Milton, MA
2 Devin Fitzpatrick Midfield 2019 Norwell, MA
3 Grace Foresteire Defense 2019 Plymouth, MA
9 Gabriella Grattan Defense 2020 Milton, MA
23 Fiona Griffin Midfield 2017 Duxbury, MA
24 Leanne Hayden Defense 2018 Cohasset, MA
21 Rachel Kraan Defense 2018 Hull, MA
5 Audrey Linell Defense 2020 Dedham, MA
4 Stephanie Lyons Defense 2018 Boston, MA
22 Abby McGrath Defense 2017 Hull, MA
14 Katherine Meehan Midfield 2017 Quincy, MA
23 Christina Meucci Attack 2019 Braintree, MA
13 Molly Mullally Defense 2018 Quincy, MA
6 Mary O'Donnell Attack 2018 Cohasset, MA
8 Ilona Perry Attack 2018 Dover, MA
20 Alexandra Rooney Attack/Midfield 2017 Milton, MA
18 Margaret Skillman Goalkeeper 2018 Hingham, MA
GK Emily Smith Goalkeeper 2018 Abington, MA
10 Mia Vaida Attack 2018 Westwood, MA
Meghan Webb Defense 2020 Kingston, MA

Coach Info

  • Anni Zukauskas
    Head Coach
    A 1994 Thayer alum, Anni first returned to Thayer in 2000. She taught painting and drawing in Thayer’s Upper School visual arts department from 2000 to 2007, worked as an admissions committee member, and also coached field hockey and lacrosse. After earning her master’s degree in administration from Boston College Anni served as associate director of admissions at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York, where she also taught visual arts and coached varsity lacrosse.In 2014 Anni returned to Thayer as associate director of admissions at Thayer Academy, and head varsity girls lacrosse coach. While a student at Thayer, Anni captained the Tigers’ field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse teams. She attended the University of Rochester, where she double majored in studio art and art history with a minor in education. She captained both the field hockey and lacrosse teams at the University of Rochester and still holds a number of school records. Anni is a member of both the Thayer Academy and University of Rochester athletic halls of fame. She lives in the Boston area with her husband Tom and their two young children, Anne Marie and T.J.
  • Elizabeth Bruno
    Assistant Coach
  • Anita Doar
    Assistant Coach
    Anita has been teaching upper school English and coaching varsity lacrosse at Thayer since 2014.  Prior to arriving at Thayer, she served as a teacher/coach at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT, at Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, VA, and at Glenalmond College in Perth, Scotland.  Anita earned her M.A. at Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English and her B.A. at Princeton University, where she also played lacrosse.
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