Modern Languages teacher Caitlin Villareal '12 has been selected to play with the Boston Storm, a professional lacrosse team, this summer. She is considered the Abbey's first female professional athlete.
The Boston Storm is part of the United Women's Lacrosse League, which is the first professional women's lacrosse league in the country. The UWLX drafted its first teams in April 2016 and kicked off its first 10-week inaugural season on May 28, 2016 during the 2016 Final Four weekend in Pennsylvania. The League consists of four teams representing Boston, Long Island, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Upon its inception, the League was featured in the New York Times and other major news outlets, garnering much attention and sponsorships.
Caitlin was an All-American, All-Region, and All-Conference athlete at Saint Anselm College and was named All-American at Portsmouth Abbey. In addition, she was the first Abbey student to score 200 goals in lacrosse. She serves as the assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach at the Abbey as well as a Spanish teacher. Congratulations, Caitlin!