Athletics at The Governor’s Academy is about outstanding performance- as our championship titles, college NCAA scholarship players, and world competitors will attest- but it is also about character.
Lacrosse - Girls Varsity
I.S.L. Co-Champions 2016
I.S.L. Runner-up 2017
The Governor's Academy has a strong tradition of excellence in girls lacrosse. Not only do we field strong teams, but players also compete on select teams at the National Tournament, All-American showcases and even on the U-19 World Cup team. After high school, many Academy players have gone on to play for some of the country’s top Division I and Division III programs at schools such as Duke, Syracuse, Boston College, University of North Carolina, the Naval Academy, University of Maryland, Virginia, UNH, Richmond, Davidson, Bowdoin, Middlebury, Hamilton, Trinity, William Smith, Union and Colby among others.
The Govs are led by Head Coach Roberta McLain. Coach McLain captained her college team, was inducted into the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Massachusetts Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2015, and remains active at the national level as a representative to the national governing body, US Lacrosse. Assistant Amy Block '06, played lacrosse as a student at Governor's and went on to play soccer, lacrosse and indoor track at Union College where she captained the soccer team in her senior year.
The Govs regular season, a 16-game schedule, usually includes games every Wednesday and Saturday. The season typically begins the first week in April and ends the third week in May. Every other year, the Governors travel to Costa Rica over March break for a preseason training and community service trip. Please find a link to the documentary of one of our most recent trips at the bottom of this page.
The team plays and practices on the Class of ’67 Turf Field. This 100x120 yard all-weather facility provides an outstanding venue for both games and practices. Many Academy athletes utilize the Alfond Fitness Center for cardio and free-weight training. Our state of the art sports medicine facility provides care for those who need attention to injuries and is staffed by two full time athletic trainers.
The coaches' goals for the program are to give the girls a positive team experience while also teaching them the skills they need to take their game to the next level. They believe the lessons learned on the field about being part of a team, goal setting and physical fitness will serve their players well beyond the Academy. Additionally, Coach McLain’s goal is to help any player who wants to play at the next level attain that goal. She has great connections with college coaches and works hard to assist with this process.
A number of players on recent teams have received individual league honors for their play during their careers at the Governor’s including numerous All-American, Academic All-American, All-NEPSAC honors and all ISL league selections.
This coming season, the Govs players will be watching many of their recent graduate teammates seeing great success at the Division 1 and top Division 3 levels in college:
Steph Tamasi '19 Connecticut College
Rory McPherson '19 Coast Guard Academy
Cara Nugent '21 Northwestern
Meghan Cole '22 Colgate
Emily Moore '22 Union
Click here to view the team's Costa Rica trip service trip documentary.
Regular practice times are 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays. Game days are Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Coaches: Roberta McLain, Amy Block '06, Sarah Powers
For more information, please email Head Coach Roberta McLain.
Head Coach Roberta McLain. Coach McLain captained her college team, was recently inducted into the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Massachusetts Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2015, and remains active at the national level as a representative to the national governing body, US Lacrosse.
Assistant Amy Block '06, played lacrosse as a student at Governor's and went on to play soccer, lacrosse and indoor track at Union College where she captained the soccer team in her senior year.
Assistant Sarah Powers, played lacrosse for Dartmouth College where she was the starting goaltender. During her time at Dartmouth, her team was nationally ranked, won the Ivy League three of the four years, and went to the NCAA final four. She has coached at the high school, middle school, town and club level for 25 years, watching dozens of her players continue on to have successful high school and college careers. Sarah is the Athletic Honor Society at her alma mater, Pingree School, both as a standout player and coach. She remains active in the national level as a selector for schoolgirls and other select teams.