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Two 2020 Penguins Commit on the Same Day

The Penguins Select Lacrosse Club are proud to announce that two 2020 players have made their college choice. Teddy Willet (Norwood High School) has committed to NCAA Division II Assumption College, and Aidan Warrener (Bishop Hendricken High School) has committed to NCAA Division II Pace University. 

Willett, a standout defenseman and long stick midfielder from Norwood, was our first 2020 to commit. Teddy has been the backbone of the 2020 defense for 3+ years, and has excelled in the Penguins program. He can play both close defense and LSM, and is valuable for his tough play and hard work on the defensive side of the ball. Teddy is also great at clearing the ball, and a threat to score in transition. Teddy’s hard work has paid off, as he has chosen Division II Assumption College, where he will join 2017 Penguins alums Aidan Tefft and Adam Becker. 

Willett playing defense this summer at the PrimeTime Shootout

Later in the same day, we got word that Aidan Warrener, an attackman and midfielder out of Bishop Hendricken High School in Rhode Island, has decided to go to Pace University. Aidan has also been with the Penguins for the past 3+ years, and has been a constant force on the offensive end. Aidan has impressed the coaches with his smart playmaking and great shooting ability. He has been working really hard on improving his game, and we are super excited for his choice to go to DII power Pace. 

Warrener running the offense at the Bulldog Brawl

Penguins 2020 coach Alex Bunick had this to say about the commitments, “I am really proud of both Teddy and Aidan for committing to great institutions. Both guys have worked really hard on and off the field in this process to get to where they are today. I have enjoyed coaching both of them immensely, and I am really excited to see what they can do in the future!”

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2018 Penguins Capture PrimeTime Shootout Championship

The 2018 Penguins got off to a great start to this summer by taking home the 2018 championship at the PrimeTime Shootout at Babson College.

In Game 1 on Saturday, the Penguins took down the RI Bulldogs 12-8, but then fell to Team Central 8-1 in their second game of the day.
Although Saturday ended on a poor note, the team came back strong on Sunday.
“We started off strong early in the day, but the day ended on a tough note against a very strong Team Central team that got after us early, and really dominated both ends of the field,” said coach Tyler Low
Sunday’s big day started by winning their final two games of pool play — 9-3 over True Lacrosse and then 11-5 over Blackhawks — to advance to the playoffs.
In the playoffs, they beat the Clams 7-4 before advancing to the championship for a showdown against Team Central.
Team Central was the only team to go undefeated in pool play, so the Penguins knew they had their work cut out for them, especially after the first game, but they never gave up and ultimately came away with a 9-8 win in a 3 v. 3 Braveheart. A Tyler Grant face off win led to a Ryan Birch breakaway goal to seal the victory.
“I am very proud of the way our guys competed on Sunday, especially in the championship game. With the way Team Central dominated us and them earning a bye to the finals, our guys could have easily gone into the championship game a little bit down — instead, our guys responded in a bug way and competed hard for the duration of the game.” said Low
Sean Kim was strong in the Penguins cage throughout the playoffs, and Kyle Hirshom scored a huge game tying goal in the final seconds of regulation of the championship game.
The Penguins went 2-1-1 before falling to the eventual tournament winners, the NH Tomahawks, in the semi-finals last weekend at Bryant. They are looking forward to a big few days at the Legacy tournament this week.
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Three Penguins Named All-Americans

walpole high school lacrosseSome current Penguins players are getting some big time recognition!

Three members of the 2017 Penguins squad were named All-Americans.
Attackman Jake Hurley and midfielder Owen Hunter, both who play at Walpole high school, were both named 2017 Eastern Massachusetts Lacrosse Coaches Association second team All-Americans.
In addition, Connor Chambers, who attends Xavarian, was an academic All-American.
This is a great honor for all three players and we’re extremely proud to call them members of the Penguins family!
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Congrats Medfield Lacrosse 7A EMass Youth Champs

Medfield LacrosseCongratulations to Medfield Lacrosse 7A and 2022 Penguins Ryan McNeil, Brian Borteck, Connor Nee, and Jack Sokol on winning the EMASS Youth Championship this past weekend!

MedLax had wins over Duxbury, Cohasset, Hingham, and Team Maine! Keep up the good work, and good luck the rest of the way!