Thursday, June 30, 2011
Sarah Biron is ESPN Boston Miss Lacrosse
Johns Hopkins commit Sarah Biron (88 goals, 31 assists) is ESPN Boston's first Miss Lacrosse after leading Westwood to a state title.
ESPNBoston.com and its High School section today announced that Sarah Biron, senior midfielder at Westwood High, is the recipient of its inaugural "Miss Lacrosse" award, to be presented annually to the top high school girls’ lacrosse player in Massachusetts.
The Miss Lacrosse award winner was chosen by a panel of experts made up of ESPNBoston.com staff and correspondents. Biron will be presented with the award from ESPNBoston's staff at a later date.
“It’s probably fitting that the presentation of the first Miss Lacrosse award in Massachusetts will be forever be attached to one of the state’s most historic programs,” said ESPNBoston.com high schools co-editor Brendan Hall, who coordinates the site's girls lacrosse coverage. "But even in a tradition-rich program that routinely churns out high-major Division 1 prospects in multiples, Sarah Biron managed to distinguish herself from the pack. She not only performed on the field, but carried a terrific demeanor off of it. We are proud to give her this award."
After earning honorable mention All-American honors a season ago, Biron returned to put in an even more dominant season this spring for the Wolverines, as they went 25-0-1 and captured their third Division 1 state championship in four seasons. Biron was one of three Wolverines to register 100 points this season, scoring 88 goals and 31 assists, to rack up All-American honors. Together with fellow All-Americans Laura McHoul and Kate Rich, they headed an attack that outscored the opposition an astounding 461-162, averaging nearly 18 goals per game.
For her career, Biron finished with 337 points (234 goals, 103 assists). She will continue her career next spring at Johns Hopkins University.
"It sounds cliché, but you can’t teach speed," Hall said. "And Sarah Biron certainly had some wheels. That was visibly evident in the way she controlled all facets of the game, whether it was charging at the cage, setting up a teammate, hustling back on defense or creating space in transition. She was certainly fun to watch."