Vachon commits to Marywood

Vachon has been playing for Tri-State for five years.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lindsay Vachon

Vachon has been playing for Tri-State for five years.

by Julia Rooney, Multimedia Editor

Junior defenseman Lindsay Vachon has recently committed to play lacrosse and continue her education at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, a division three team and a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference.

“My parents and I drove down to Scranton and met with my soon to be college coaches and they asked me how I felt about attending their school and if I was comfortable answering that question. I said I was very comfortable about committing so early,” Vachon said.

Vachon has been a starting varsity player since freshmen year, and she was a key factor to the team’s 2015 league champion title.

“Lindsay does many things well, but her greatest asset is her voice. Constant communication is a requisite to a defenders success on the field,” said Glen Rock Girl’s Lacrosse Head Coach, Taryn Tabano.

Vachon is a member of the Tri-State U-17 club lacrosse team. She has been playing for the Tri-State program since Middle School.

Vachon’s Tri-State coach, Sue Montegari described her as,“a player that does the right thing, even if it may not be the most pleasant or easy route.”

Through the years, Vachon has a received several athletic achievements including being named a Tri-State all-star and a ShowTime lacrosse national recruiting spotlight member.

“Lindsay has great height and size on the lacrosse field as a defender. She is always very coachable and hardworking and those traits always show well on and off of the field,” said Montegari.

Vachon is the type of player that works best under pressure and encourages her teammates to do the same. Through times of fatigue, she still manages to motivate her teammates.

“Lindsay plays defense which is a very technical position, but I think she and her classmates continue to have great success on and off the field because they’re a mature and focused group of student-athletes,” said Tabano.

Lacrosse has always been Lindsay’s favorite sport but she is also a member of Glen Rock High School’s Cross Country team. Not only is Vachon a dedicated athlete but she also manages to maintain 3.4 GPA while keeping up a part-time job at Back Yard Living in Ridgewood, NJ.

“Between looking at schools for my sister, brother, and now myself I have been to almost 30 different schools and knew exactly what kind of campus I was looking for,” said Vachon.

When it came to choosing a school Vachon paid attention to more than just athletics; she made her decision based on majors, student-life, distance from home, comfortability and campus.

Vachon continued, “The school had everything I was looking for like a close team, close to a city, my major, a pretty campus, a coach who I felt I could talk to about anything, and if I were to have an injury I could still see myself on campus as just a student.”

Coaches from Salve Regina, who made an offer to her in November of 2014, as well as coaches from Iona College and Kings College were also interested in Vachon.