Student Profile: National Recognition for Groton Girls Lax Player

Maeve McMahon ’13 has received the Heather Leigh Albert Award, one of the highest national honors in girls lacrosse. She received the award after the 2012 US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament, in which she played for the victorious New England team, helping bring the region to a long-overdue tournament victory.

The Heather Leigh Albert Award goes to the best player in the Schoolgirls’ Division—the sport’s high school category. Past recipients include U.S. World Cup team members Lauren Aumiller and Katie Chrest and numerous collegiate All-Americans and U.S. National Team members.



Maeve, who has committed to play at Harvard after graduating from Groton, also was named to participate in the 2012 Under Armour Underclassmen Elite Stars Lacrosse Tournament, featuring top players who will graduate in 2013-15.

At Groton, she has led and inspired her teammates. “Maeve has been a real presence on our team this spring,” says Coach Martha Gracey. “She plays everywhere on the field, bringing incredible athleticism and intensity to every aspect of play. She is also one of the most creative lacrosse players you could hope to see. We are delighted to see her recognized at the national level.”

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