Varsity Lacrosse Team 2017
Westover lacrosse continues to build the program as it looks to attract players with substantial playing experience. The program teaches the importance of good sportsmanship, healthful lifestyle choices and teamwork. Members of the team set goals as a group as well as individually for each game as well as the season. The athletes support each other in practices and games and challenge each other to improve every day. Players look to further their playing experience and join Westover alums already playing at the collegiate level.
Westover Lacrosse boasted the school's first Academic All American in 2008. USLacrosse named the Wildcat midfielder based on her Lacrosse accomplishments; four-year starter and captain, two-time New England All Star, over 100 points for her final two seasons and her academic prowess. In 2013, Westover had a Brine All-American and WNE All-Star and in 2015, another Wildcat attacker reached her 100th career goal. The Wildcats won the CISAC title in 2015.
The 2017 team will work to improve last year's record with the addition of new team members and dedicated veterans. The team is coached by new Head Coach, Eric Mathieu and assistant coach Kendra Galusha, and led by seniors Allie Hawley, Joana Pacheco, and Becca Lundie.
Westover was represented well in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference this winter with five athletes being named All-NEPSAC in swimming and basketball.
The varsity swimmers are honored as National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) Silver Level Scholar team for earning a team GPA of above 3.5.
At the Winter Sports Awards held on March 1, each team was recognized and the girls were awarded their letters, pins, and certificates. Nineteen students received team awards, while four were recognized as All-CISAC (Connecticut Independent School Athletic Conference), three as CISAC Honorable Mention, and one as a NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council) All-Star.
The Swim Team's successes at the New England Prep School Swimming and Diving Division III Championships included its first New England Champion.