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June 27, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS

Local athlete earns national lacrosse honors

Elise Hennessey of Londonderry was selected as a U.S. Lacrosse All-American Honorable Mention. She just completed her sophomore year at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro.

Hennessey, who is a goalie, was selected for her outstanding performance between the pipes. She was the defensive anchor behind a team that finished 13-3 as 2013 Lakes Region Co-Champions. In just 16 games, she notched 228 saves and allowed only 83 goals. She is the first player in Brewster Academy’s girls lacrosse history to earn U.S. Lacrosse’s top honor of All-American.

“Elise showed tremendous growth this season as a player, and was instrumental in helping us win a share of the Lakes Region title,” said head coach Melissa Lawlor. “For her to be recognized for her dedication and commitment to improving herself and her teammates every day, especially as a sophomore, is quite an honor.”

Hennessey, who aspires to play top-level Division I lacrosse, is a three-sport athlete, also playing field hockey and ice hockey for the Bobcats.

“Elise’s contributions to Brewster athletics continues to impress,” said athletic director Matt Lawlor. “She is an outstanding athlete who is truly deserving of this honor and a great example of what it means to be a part of Bobcat Nation.”

Women, learn some serious outdoor skills

CONCORD — Women who want to learn outdoor skills can sign up for New Hampshire’s fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend workshop, Sept. 6-8, at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness. The workshop fee of $335 includes lodging for the weekend, plus all meals, instruction and equipment use.

Participants select sessions from archery, fishing and fly-fishing to camping, field dressing game, hiking, kayaking, rifle, shotgun, nature photography, outdoor survival, campfire cooking, mountain biking, map and compass, and more.

To register, visit nhbow.com and download the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman fall workshop brochure and mail-in registration form. To request a registration form, email aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov or call 271-3212. Registration forms will be accepted by regular mail only. Participants must be 18 years or older.

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