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Big Shots: Erin Laschinger, Notre Dame Prep (Md.)

by Jeff Seidel | Special to Lacrosse Magazine Online

Virginia-bound Erin Laschinger finished her senior season with 66 goals and 17 assists.

WHO SHE IS: Erin Laschinger is a multi-talented athlete who, if she can’t do it all, can do a whole lot. She was a great tennis player for Notre Dame Prep, a private school outside of Baltimore, in the fall. The senior then switched to running indoors and become one of the state’s top middle-distance runners before moving back to lacrosse in the spring -- her top sport. Laschinger is headed to Virginia next year to play lacrosse, but her versatility shone, as she’s one of the rare three-sport athletes left.
 
WHAT SHE DID: Laschinger had four goals in Sunday’s Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference title game loss to McDonogh. Her goal in the second half gave the Blazers a 10-9 edge, but McDonogh scored the last four goals to pull out a 13-10 victory and take home the championship. Laschinger said the Blazers had pointed to getting into the finals after losing in the semifinals last year, and she had a number of impressive performances this spring to help them do it.
 
WHY WE NOTICED: The midfielder played a big role in helping the Blazers reach the title game this season and nearly bringing home a championship. She finished with 66 goals and 17 assists, and combined with teammate Kelsi Bozel (71 goals, four in the title game) to give Notre Dame Prep a formidable one-two punch. Laschinger could use her athletic ability to do so many things, and it’s why she’ll be a big help to the Cavaliers next year in lacrosse.
 
WHAT SHE SAID: “I think this year, we were able to do so well because we played together as a team. No one played selfishly. Everyone worked hard and gave 100 percent every game. I think everyone remembered losing to John Carroll [and not making the championship] last year. It went to two overtimes that day, and we remembered that all year long.”
 
WHAT’S NEXT: Notre Dame Prep now is finished for the season. The championship game with McDonogh was the team’s last game.
 


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Previous "Big Shots" Honorees:

May 11- Erin Fowler, Hoggard (N.C.)
May 8 - Yanni Rindler, Wooton (Md.)
May 5 - Carmen Taplin, Hillsboro (Ore.)
May 5 - Drew Claytor, La Quinta (Calif.)
April 27 - Katie Schwarzmann, Century (Md.)
April 27 - Terrence O'Donnell, Lindenhurst (N.Y.)
April 17 - Christian Walsh, Boys' Latin (Md.)
April 16 - Maura Maher, Greensburg (Pa.) Central Catholic
April 9 - Lauren Natale, Harrison (Ga.)
April 9 - Mike Antinozzi, Fallston (Md.)
April 2 - Haley Sheehan, Great Valley (Pa.)
April 2 - Sam McDaniel, Loyola-Shreveport (La.)
March 26 - Bobby Braun, Coronado (Calif.)
March 26 - Jordyn Cook, Cy-Fair (Texas)