Although Kennedy Everson ’21 is a Junior, she brings eight years of experience and a passion for the game to Andover Girls Lacrosse. Everson first started playing in first grade in her hometown of Montclair, N.J., as an attacker. In fifth grade Everson switched to goalie, a position she has remained in ever since.
Everson said, “I love lacrosse because it is a sport that incorporates fitness, intelligence, and competitiveness into a game. I love playing lacrosse because, especially being a goalie, it allows me to be a leader on the field and to guide the team throughout the game.”
Everson brings high intensity, hard work, and dedication to every practice, according to teammates Brooke Keough ’19 and Megan Ward ’19.
Keough wrote in an email to The Phillipian, “Kennedy works so hard and is such an amazing goalie. We are so happy to have her on our team this year. She is a really great teammate, and her skill and effort is amazing.”
Ward added, “Kennedy is an amazing goalie. Not only does she make incredible saves, but she makes all of us better with her communication and intensity during practice.”
Everson has played for STEPS Lacrosse, a travel team based out of New Jersey, since first grade. Still, she feels that playing in high school will be a different and exciting experience.
Everson said, “I am so pumped to play with the team this year because of how skilled the team is, how special the team dynamics are, and also because it is my first time playing high school lacrosse. I am excited for all of the new opportunities, and to continue to get better and to improve on my weaker areas of my game.”
Everson’s enthusiastic and supportive demeanor both on and off the field makes her an exciting addition to the team this year, according to Ward and Keough.
Ward said, “Kennedy is such an awesome teammate. She’s super nice and always offers to help out with equipment when needed.”
Keough added, “Kennedy is super supportive and encouraging to everyone, and she is such an awesome addition to our team this year.”