Four members of the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team have been selected to represent Connecticut at the 2022 USA Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament, which will be held May 28 and 29 at Cedar Lane Regional Park in Maryland. Congratulations to Maya Sellinger ’23, Ashleen Hay ’23, Caroline Marich ’24, and Viv Boucher ’23.
The Frederick Gunn School was well represented at the regional tryouts, held April 10 at Choate Rosemary Hall. In all, seven members of the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team participated, including Georgie Charette ’23, Maddie Reed ’23, and Poppy Kellogg ’25, along with their Head Coach Rachel Hedden, who evaluated athletes at the tryout and will coach in the national tournament in May.
"I could not be more proud of the girls for representing Gunn Girls Lacrosse on a national level," Hedden said. "The best girls lacrosse players in the state from prep or public schools compete in this tryout and all of our athletes showed very well. It is not only crucial for the future of our program, but critical for their individual futures that they become exposed to lacrosse at this level and the coaches that recruit for it. I have been telling our team for months now that Gunn girls lacrosse is a force, and they are now starting to truly believe it."
According to the Connecticut Lacrosse Foundation, nearly 125 student-athletes tried out for the national team and 88 were selected. Sellinger (midfield) was selected to play on Team 1, Boucher (attack) and Hay (defense) were selected to Team 3, and Marich (defense) was selected to Team 4 for Connecticut.
The national tournament will include 47 regional teams that were selected following tryouts around the country and will allow student-athletes to showcase their talents to coaches representing more than 150 colleges. Since its inception in 1933, the National Tournament has evolved into one of the premier college recruiting events in the country, the foundation said.