GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Winchester 17, Belmont 5

Saturday, Apr. 6, 2013, at Winchester

It was a day for milestones in Winchester. Megan Hennessey broke the Sachems’ career scoring record with a four-goal, four assist performance, and the 17-5 victory over Belmont marked coach Suzanne Ontso’s 300th win. In just the second game of her senior season, Hennessey has tallied a school-record 333 points. She ended the day with 117 assists, passing Katie Brookes for first all-time. Brookes graduated in 2002 and went on to play at the University of North Carolina and then with the Canadian national team. Hennessey is second in career goals to former teammate Lauren Sullivan, who graduated in 2010 and now plays at Notre Dame. Ontso is in her 19th season as varsity coach at Winchester and says that Hennessey “could very well be our best player ever. Finishing with four goals and four assists today is the perfect way to describe her as a player - balanced. She’s been a leader on the field since she was a freshman. She’s pushed people every day and has really helped us have continued success.” Hennessey didn’t realize she had claimed the record until hours after the game. Coach Ontso kept both milestones quiet in an effort to minimize the pressure. “I’m really excited,” Hennessey said. “It’s a real honor to be up there with Katie and Lauren.” Hennessey is also an All-Scholastic soccer player, but has committed to play lacrosse for Harvard next fall. "Lacrosse is my passion. I can’t wait to play at the next level.” Winchester’s next game will be Tuesday at home against Lexington.

 

Updated: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8:23 p.m.

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