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Catherine Conley, Needham High girls’ lacrosse take aim at title run

Needham players Annee O’Connor (left) and Catherine Conley walk toward the sideline during a break in action at a recent lacrosse jamboree; below, O’Connor looks to make a save in goal.
Needham players Annee O’Connor (left) and Catherine Conley walk toward the sideline during a break in action at a recent lacrosse jamboree; below, O’Connor looks to make a save in goal.Photos by Jon Mahoney for The Boston Globe

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Catherine Conley was walking through the rain last week with a couple of her Needham High lacrosse teammates and coach Beth O’Brien following a scrimmage against Thayer Academy. The subject of records, specifically, the career points’ mark for the program, was broached.

Recent graduate Maddie Stenberg is the top Rocket in program history with 439 points. Conley enters her senior season with 313.

O’Brien acknowledged that the all-time mark is within reach, and Conley did not say a word. She did not need to. A quick raise of her eyebrows and an ever-so-slight smile said everything that needed to be said: Yes, she is aware she is 126 points away, and yes, she is gunning for the mark.

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