Canton Sports Guy: March 19 PreviewBy Chris Peltier
Although it has yet to garner the same national following as other major sports, lacrosse has been a popular choice among high school and collegiate athletes for a number of years. Thanks to the hard work of CHS head coach Bill Bendell and many others, the game has been growing increasingly prominent in Canton. Numerous residents have made their mark on the field in both levels of play.
Of the many notable CHS alumni continuing their athletic journey into college, Meghan Lennon is one of the most impressive. A three-sport athlete for four years, Meghan lettered in each of those seasons — giving her a “perfect score” of 12 varsity letters. That run of success has continued for the midfielder as a member of the Enidcott Gulls. After an explosive freshman campaign (22 goals, 17 assists), Lennon is showing no signs of a sophomore slump, already posting seven goals and two assists through her first three games. Two of those goals came in a March 14 double-overtime victory against the Wheaton Lyons.
Also continuing their lacrosse careers are two pivotal members of the 2013 season at Canton High School, Pat Ward and JC Marcone. The Bulldogs went 18-2 en route to the Division 3 state semifinals that year — the best season to date for the program.
Also a standout on the ice for the CHS hockey team, Ward had initially gone to Kents Hill School in Maine to continue his athletic career, and is now a freshman attacker for the Assumption Greyhounds.
In addition to playing three sports at CHS (lacrosse, hockey and golf), Marcone played four seasons of club lacrosse for Mass Elite and is currently a sophomore midfielder for the Southern New Hampshire Penmen. So far this season, he has one assist in two games played …
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