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May 12, 2013

Around the Horn with Kristy Robertson, Haverhill lacrosse

Kristy Robertson scored 85 goals last year and could reach the 100-mark this spring. The two-year Haverhill captain had 68 goals through 11 games.

She already has games of 13 and 12 goals.

“She’s the most dedicated individual I’ve ever met,” said Hillie coach Melinda Cripps. “On the field, in the class and as a person, the’s the most dedicated individual I’ve ever met.”

In this week’s Around the Horn, the National Honor Society student speaks of her scoring touch, why she made her college decision as a junior and why her sophomore year was so frustrating.

What’s it like putting up such impressive scoring numbers? “It’s been really fun. Especially since the team is much closer than last year.”

How have you been able to score 13 and 12 goals in a game? “I don’t count how many I get. I have to ask my parents afterward. Whatever the team needs. It always feels good.”

You must face special defenses? “A lot of games I’m double- and triple-teamed.”

Does that force you to be more of a playmaker? “Yes, definitely.”

What’s your favorite personal athletic achievement? “Last year when I got the MVC Defensive Player of the Year.”

Defensive?! “Yes, it was good to see they recognized my defensive skills as well as offensive.”

You committed to Southern New Hampshire as a junior. Why so early? “I fell in love with the school and I love the coach. I wanted to make an impact right away and I thought I could do it. I went for a couple visits and kept in touch.”

Did you ever have second thoughts? “No second thoughts. I knew I wanted to go there.”

How are you doing academically? “I think I’m 81st in (a class of 381). I’m in National Honor Society.”

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