Lacrosse - Varsity Girls
2018 Season Recap:
The Varsity Girls Lacrosse team closes out a very strong 2018 season with a record of 10-5. The team was led by senior captains: Anna Costello, Leanne Hayden, and Maggie O’Donnell along with senior class members, Stephanie Lyons, Ilona Perry and Molly Mullally. This team epitomized hard work and true dedication to their teammates, which translated into great moments.
Some of those moments included one goal wins over very tough Tabor and Brooks teams. Another season highlight was an impressive 8-7 victory over ISL League Champion, Middlesex. A tough 7-6 loss to Nobles in the I.S.L Girls’ Lacrosse Tournament displayed a Thayer team with relentless fight and huge promise.
This 2018 team certainly carried on Thayer’s strong lacrosse tradition which is defined by pride and a commitment to excellence. The team was awarded by the coaches in the Independent school League to receive the I.S.L Team Sportsmanship Award which is a tremendous honor and speaks to this team’s high level of respect for each other and their opponents.
2018 Award Winners:
I.S.L. Sportsmanship Award
MVP: Anna Costello '18 & Dylan Amonte '19
Most Improved Players: Sophomore Class - Ava Cornforth, Ally Joyce, Olivia Lenaghan, and Audrey Linell
1st Team All League: Dylan Amonte '19, Anna Costello '18, Emily English '21, Maggie O’Donnell '18
Maggie O'Donnell - Colorado College
Anna Costello - Trinity College
|11||Dylan Amonte||Midfield||2019||Norwell, MA|
|12||Caroline Corcoran||Attack||2021||Milton, MA|
|4||Ava Cornforth||Defense||2020||Milton, MA|
|16||Anna Costello (captain)||Midfield||2018||Milton, MA|
|23||Emily English||Goalkeeper||2021||Hingham, MA|
|10||Kristen Feeney||Attack||2019||Canton, MA|
|2||Devin Fitzpatrick||Midfield||2019||Norwell, MA|
|3||Grace Foresteire||Defense||2019||Plymouth, MA|
|24||Leanne Hayden (captain)||Defense||2018||Cohasset, MA|
|17||Allison Joyce||Attack||2020||Hingham, MA|
|20||Claire Kennedy||Defense||2021||Marshfield, MA|
|9||Elizabeth Kirk||Midfield||2021||Hingham, MA|
|18||Mikaila Kitchen||Defense||2021||Randolph, MA|
|22||Olivia Lenaghan||Defense||2020||Hanover, MA|
|7||Audrey Linell||Defense||2020||Dedham, MA|
|1||Stephanie Lyons||Defense||2018||Boston, MA|
|21||Christina Meucci||Attack||2019||Braintree, MA|
|13||Molly Mullally||Defense||2018||Quincy, MA|
|6||Mary O'Donnell (captain)||Midfield||2018||Cohasset, MA|
|8||Ilona Perry||Attack||2018||Dover, MA|
|00||Margaret Skillman||Goalkeeper||2018||Hingham, MA|
|14||Reedie Warwick||Attack||2021||Hingham, MA|
|15||Madison Weber||Defense||2019||Walpole, MA|
Anni ZukauskasHead CoachA 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 BrunoAssistant CoachLiz began working at Thayer in 2013 as a part-time admission associate and an assistant coach for the girls' varsity ice hockey and lacrosse teams.Liz grew up just north of Boston, attended Brooks School in North Andover, Mass., and earned a BA in psychology at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. She was a four-year member and captain of Trinity’s varsity lacrosse team and loves sharing her lacrosse expertise as a coach for Thayer’s girls varsity team. Liz is delighted to be a part of Thayer’s close-knit community.
Anita DoarAssistant CoachAnita 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.