The 2022 USA Lacrosse/CHSCA All-America teams were recently announced and Sacred Heart Greenwich was certainly well represented.
Franny O’Brien, who competed on the Tigers’ Varsity A lacrosse team for four seasons, was named a USA Lacrosse/CHSCA All-America athlete for the second straight season.
A midfielder headed to Notre Dame, where she will continue her lacrosse career, O’Brien turned in another standout season for Sacred Heart. O’Brien, who graduated from Sacred Heart this month, helped power the Tigers offensively from her midfield position and enabled the team to gain key possessions by winning a wealth of draw controls throughout the season.
Besides being difficult for the opposition to defend, O’Brien provided great leadership on and off the field as one of Sacred Heart’s captains. She leaves the program as one of its all-time leading scorers.
Lauren Giuriceo, who also served as a captain for Sacred Heart this past season as a senior, earned USA Lacrosse Connecticut Academic All-America accolades, as did Laura O’Connor.
Giuriceo helped lead the defensive unit for Sacred Heart, sparking the team to an undefeated season. Giuriceo, who excelled for the Tigers’ Varsity A squad for several seasons, will bring her lacrosse skills to Middlebury College. Giuriceo was also honored with the Jackie Pitts Award, given to a senior who “goes above and beyond in service to her team, school and community. These athletes, who truly honor the game of lacrosse, are invested in the development of the game in their town and are exemplary teammates.”
O’Connor, a rising senior, has been a mainstay in goal for Sacred Heart’s successful Varsity A team. She rose to the occasion in goal throughout the season for the Tigers, making numerous impressive saves off shots from all angles.
Sacred Heart, will no doubt, be strong once again defensively, with O’Connor returning as a goalie in 2023.