The junior varsity team is an integral part of the program. Players have regular opportunity to enjoy healthy competition, improve their lacrosse skills, and move up to varsity. Walker’s lacrosse program continues to build momentum, and is attracting gifted student athletes with a strong desire to learn and excel.
Walker’s lacrosse team competes in the Class “C” Western New England Prep School League (NEPSAC). Walker’s won the Class “C” title in 2005, 2008, and 2009 and placed second in 2007. Walker’s lacrosse also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.
2021 Season Photo Album
Kathleen Minahan joins the lacrosse program for her second coaching gig at Walker’s, following nearly a decade of coaching in various sports including field hockey, lacrosse, and rowing. Coach Minahan, outside of serving as JV assistant coach, is chair of the History Department and an Upper School advisor. She resides in Cluett and serves as a dorm faculty member. Coach Minahan is currently in the process of completing her second master’s program at Teachers College, Columbia University.
This past season was one like no other. Regardless of the situation, the players responded in true Walker’s fashion. Never letting game cancellations get them down, the JV team was always ready to play and learn. It was a wonder to watch each player grow. Before our eyes, the players’ ability to catch, throw and implement lacrosse tactics blossomed. Additionally, the team never backed away from a challenge and consistently helped the varsity team in practice and in games. Though we were not able to compete for as much as we would have preferred, the players got better and came together as a team.