Lacrosse - Girls 1st Team
Lacrosse - Girls 1st Team
Brooks plays in the highly competitive Independent School League (ISL), where the 1st girls lacrosse team has made a name for itself due to a "team-first" mentality and hard work. In the 2019 season, 14 different players contributed goals, the defense was characterized by fast footwork and great communication, and the goaltending was at the top of the league. A highlight was making it to the ISL Invitational Tournament championship game for the first time ever.
A product of cohesive teamwork, numerous student-athletes have received individual honors for their performances. In recent years, Brooks players have earned recognition on the local, regional and national levels. In the past two seasons, we've had numerous players earn All-League, All-American and Academic All-American honors, including the Jackie Pitts Award for an exceptional player who is also invested in the development of the game in her community.
Upon graduation, Brooks lacrosse players are well-prepared for the college game. Recent Brooks alumnae have gone on to compete at top Division I and Division III schools including The University at Albany, Bates College, Colby College, College of the Holy Cross, Davidson College, Denison University, St. Lawrence University, Trinity College and Tufts University.
In recent years, the team has kicked things off with a pre-season trip during March break. Last year, they traveled to Clearwater, Florida to participate in the Spring Break Lacrosse Program. The trip provided plenty of practice time, team bonding and competitive scrimmages against programs from across the east coast.
The past two seasons were some of Brooks’ best in several years, and the program has re-positioned itself at the top of the ISL. If you are interested in playing lacrosse at Brooks, we hope that you will schedule a visit to campus through the Admission Office.
Carly Churchill '10 attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she played Division 1 lacrosse and majored in environmental studies. Prior to coming back to Brooks, the associate director of alumni relations was a faculty member at Forman School in Litchfield, Connecticut. During her tenure as a goalkeeper for the Brooks girls 1st lacrosse team, she was a two-time captain, as well as an All-American and two-time Academic All-American. Churchill is honored to head up the lacrosse program and continue the tradition of excellence that those before her have maintained. She enjoys being back on the Brooks campus and having the opportunity to mentor student-athletes.
Coach Kinney graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Penn., in May 2019 with a degree in History & Sociology. At Lafayette, she was a member of the Division 1 women's lacrosse program, played defense and served as team captain in her senior year. She was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll multiple times. While in high school at the Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, she played on the girls 1st lacrosse team all four years and served as the team captain in her final year. Kinney played club lacrosse for T3 Lacrosse and was given the opportunity to be an assistant coach for the 9th and 10th grade teams in the summer of 2019.