Youth lacrosse on the rise in Southborough

Above: Algonquin in the state finals against Medfield earlier this month (photo by Chris Wraight)

Reader Chris pointed me to a profile in the Boston Globe last week on the Northborough-Southborough Youth Lacrosse Association. Participation in the program has been steadily increasing since it started 12 years ago, and it gets credit for training the athletes that took Algonquin all the way to the state finals this year for the first time ever.

Conor Healey recalls signing up for the Northborough-Southborough Youth Lacrosse Association eight years ago. He had no idea how to play the game.

His transformation into a 116-point scorer as a junior attack for Algonquin Regional High — and helping the Tomahawks advance to the Division 2 state championship game for the first time — is an affirmation that the program is a developmental tool.

But it’s not only the quality of players produced, but the quantity, that may raise the level of Algonquin to that of traditional powers like Medfield, which captured its second straight state title with a 13-9 win over the Tomahawks last Friday at Foley Field in Worcester. The Northborough-Southborough program is on the rise.

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