Anna Makover (‘21) Left
The now sophomore star lacrosse mid-field player, Anna Makover, has taken McMahon by storm. She scored the highest amount of goals (43) on her team and helped put them over the edge of going to States for the first time in eight years.
“It’s evident that the McMahon girls lacrosse program has been improving over its past couple seasons. I think this year we will be able to make States again and hopefully move forward in the tournament.”
She plays lacrosse non-stop during the offseason, while also participating in soccer and indoor track during the other sports seasons at Brien McMahon. Her drive to be the best not only carries out in lacrosse but in her academics and arts as well.
“I have been playing lacrosse non-stop and working out when I can and I feel like I have worked hard in the offseason...I’m expecting it’ll benefit me once we get into the season” says Makover.
“In school so far, I’ve been able to balance my work with sports. Playing soccer in the fall, running track in the winter, and playing lacrosse in the spring while maintaining high grades has been a difficult task that I’ve been able to achieve.”
Playing lacrosse in college has always been Makover’s dream and she is hoping to be committed by the fall of this year. Girls college lacrosse has gotten very competitive over the last couple of years, so in order to reach that level, Anna has been working as hard as she can.
“I have always loved playing the sport and meeting new people, so I think I would really enjoy being on a college team.”
With Darien beating our McMahon players for top college spots, Makover has had to participate in outside-of-school clubs like the CT Grizzlies which is one of the most respected club teams in our area and she has been competing with them since just fifth grade.
“Each summer I play in tournaments on a very competitive club team [CT Grizzlies], which takes up the first two months of my summer. Competing on this club team is a major accomplishment for me, being the only player from NHS/McMahon in the club in general.”
With her entire summer being filled with lacrosse and work, Makover has very little time to relax, but instead of hitting the pool, Anna went hiking through the Alps for the last three weeks of summer.