Maeve McMahon '13

How did Groton prepare you for college lacrosse?
My experience on and off the field at Groton helped me develop time management skills, which have been incredibly useful in my academic and lacrosse success in college. Groton prepared me to balance these two important aspects of my life and made me realize that I can succeed in both of them. My transition from Groton to Harvard, in terms of balancing academics and athletics, was seamless because of this. Also, Groton encourages students to develop a strong work ethic in order to reach their potential. I believe this work ethic helps separate me as a lacrosse player in college. 
 
What was the highlight or favorite memory of your athletic career at Groton?
My favorite memory was during my senior year, when my field hockey team beat Brooks 1-0. I will always remember this game because all my teammates played with such heart, passion, and desire. Against a very talented Brooks team who advanced to the NEPSAC Class B finals that year, my team believed and showed that we could beat anyone in the league. Their play truly inspired me in that moment and is something I will never forget.

Athletic Accomplishments while at Groton
Varsity captain, MVP, All-ISL 2011-13; Frothingham Award for Groton's top female athlete (also played and captained field hockey and ice hockey)
2011-13 New England Prep All Star
2012 Lower New England Team 1 
2012 Heather Leigh Albert Award (for ability and spirit at the U.S. Lacrosse national tournament)
2012, 2013 First Team U.S. Lacrosse All-American
2013 Boston Globe New England Prep Athlete of the Year
2013 Under Armour All-American
2013 U.S. Academic All-American
U.S. National Schoolgirl Tournament Champion 

Maeve's Harvard athletic profile
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