EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Sports

December 15, 2012

Ex-Pentucket star earns lacrosse scholarship to BU

Pingree School senior lacrosse player Liz Jayne of Merrimac recently signed to play lacrosse for Boston University.

“It’s awesome,” Jayne said. “The whole recruiting process is long. But it’s very rewarding at the end, and it’s something that I knew that I wanted to do. So I’m very excited.”

Jayne, an attacker, was named a Cape Ann League All-Star while with Pentucket, where she racked up 99 goals during her freshman and sophomore years. Last year as a rookie at Pingree, she was named all-league and made the New England Prep All-Star team.

“I love everything about (lacrosse),” Jayne said. “I love how it’s a team sport. I love the feeling of a win. It’s awesome. It’s a fast-paced sport, which I really enjoy. And it’s been a family thing forever.”

Jayne picked up her first stick at the age of 6 and was brought up through the Pentucket Youth Program.

Sarah Powers, who coached her last year at Pingree, said, “She is a very skilled player, an excellent attacker. She was our highest scorer on the team too. She is like a sharpshooter when she shoots. Give her a corner, she’ll find the back of the net.

“She’s incredibly funny and goofy (too). She’s also a great role model because she works hard. She leads by example on the field, but off the field, she is very light-hearted.”

Another former Sachem now playing in the prep ranks, Kayla O’Connor of Governor’s, has signed with BC.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports

Local Sports Videos
Sports Videos
Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft NHL playoff preview: Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL playoff preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL playoff preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Carolina Panthers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Atlanta Falcons Too Hot or Too Cold: Brewers and Rangers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Oakland Raiders NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Houston Texans NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Jacksonville Jaguars Olympic Great Michael Phelps Ending Retirement Draft Preview: Chris Davis Draft Preview: Jay Prosch Watson: 'I'm always going to cry' Is the use of pine tar considered cheating? Draft Preview: Jake Matthews Draft Preview: L'Damian Washington
Boston Sports
Iginla hungry for first Stanley Cup Running Strong: How the Bruins National Anthem brought Boston together Patriots Talk TV: Should the Pats abandon the 2 TE system? Brad Stevens: Hopeful season was a 'learning experience' for young Celtics Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft NHL playoff preview: Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL playoff preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL playoff preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday McAdam: MLB replay system already affecting Sox Running Strong: Marathon Sports Manager, Shane O'Hara reflects back on Marathon bombings Merloni: An imperfect game we're trying to make perfect Felger sounds of on the MLB replay system McAdam: Pedroia D.L. stint 'not hard to imagine' NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Carolina Panthers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Atlanta Falcons Too Hot or Too Cold: Brewers and Rangers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Oakland Raiders