Girls Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports

Athlete of the Week:Eliza Quigley ’15

Eliza Quigley ’15, a three-year Senior from Marblehead, Mass., is a force to be reckoned with on the lacrosse field. Standing at 5’9”, Quigley is a fearless competitor on the offensive front and a consistent contributor to the success of Andover Girls Lacrosse. She was a star in the team’s game against Nobles on Saturday after lighting up the scoreboard with three goals. A physical player, Quigley instills fear into opposing defenses with her deceptive quickness. Quigley is a dedicated lacrosse player and a leader on the field for all of her teammates. She will continue playing lacrosse next year at Williams College. For her outstanding performance this past week, Quigley has been awarded The Phillipian’s Athlete of the Week.

What does it mean to you to be a leader of the team?
Well, I missed about 90 percent of last season due to an injury. I feel like I missed a lot last season. It’s good to be back with the team and playing again. We have a good core group of Seniors who can lead the team. We have some good returners and promising newcomers.

What are your biggest strengths as a player?
Strength, speed and size. Playing attack, I get to hang out at the restraining line. The defense does their job and gets it to the midfielders who run it up the field, so I feel like I’m lucky enough to have them do their job and work the ball up the field. When I finally do get the ball, I always try and capitalize on chances. Everyone does their part to get the ball up there, so I need to take advantage of those chances.

What are your personal and team goals for the season, especially for a team that has over four straight seasons of a winning record?
For the team, just hoping that we can have another winning season, as you mentioned. Having it being Senior spring, I’m really just looking to have fun with it and finish on a high note. This is the last Varsity team that I will play for at Andover, so really just hoping that the team has fun and win some games. And, you know, the weather gets nice!

Apr 10, 2015