Girls Varsity Lacrosse
The program competes as a Class B team in the WWNEPSLA. Our opponents include Canterbury School, Williston Northampton, Millbrook, Westover and Berkshire, to name a few. Practices and games focus on developing the basic fundamentals while instilling a college-style approach to fitness and strategy in all facets of the game. “Doing the little things well”, such as ground balls, draw controls, caused turnovers, and off-ball movement, is our mantra and a big point of emphasis in every practice. More importantly, the coaching staff is intentional with ingraining the values of teamwork, respect, hard work and having fun in everything that we do.
Head CoachIn coming to The Gunnery in 2004, Seth returned to his independent school roots. He spent his youth as a faculty child at the Cranbrook School and Blair Academy. Prior to his time at The Gunnery, Seth spent five years working at an environmental engineering and consulting firm located outside of Boston. He holds a BA in geosciences from Williams College and an MALS from Wesleyan University. Seth serves as the Assistant Head of School for Campus Life, the Director of Co-Curricular Programs, the Director of College Counseling, teaches mathematics and coaches lacrosse. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, fly fishing, and loving/hating the Red Sox. Seth lives on campus with his wife Anne, their son, David, and daughter, Sarah.
Emily Abelson graduated from Emmanuel College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Emily was a member of the women’s soccer and lacrosse teams at Emmanuel. She has worked in the admissions offices of Emmanuel College, Syracuse University and Georgetown University. In addition to her role as Associate Director of Admissions at The Gunnery, she is also an International Student Coordinator, International Admissions Counselor, Head Girls Soccer Coach, Assistant Girls Lacrosse Coach, Advisor, and a dorm parent in Browne dorm. During the summers, she coaches middle school girls lacrosse with LC River, 3D Lacrosse. In her free time, Emily is pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree from The Kogod School of Business at American University. She lives on campus, is an avid runner, reader and loves cooking.