Senior Paige Lennon is closing out her time at Huntington High School by capturing numerous awards. The latest is the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation’s 2019 scholarship.
Lennon is headed to the US Military Academy at West Point. She has been recruited to play on the NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse team there.
The LI Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation and the New York Lizards professional lacrosse club presented Lennon with a $1,000 scholarship award in recognition of her sensational performance with the Blue Devils and the outstanding leadership qualities she displayed as team captain.
A four year member of the Blue Devil varsity lacrosse team, Lennon capped off her Huntington career by garnering All-County honorable mention recognition this past spring.
“From her first days on the field to the present time, I have been impressed by her loyalty, respect, selflessness, honor, integrity and personal courage,” said Beth Vogelsang, Huntington’s head coach. “Paige not only demonstrated growth in many areas, but has shown leadership qualities beyond her years. West Point’s lacrosse team is going to be very lucky in the years ahead.”
The teenager also played on Huntington’s varsity soccer and basketball teams and volunteered with the Young Leaders youth development organization. She has captained teams in all three varsity sports.
Lennon, who plays midfield, enjoyed a superb senior season with 23 goals, eight assists, 27 draw controls, 14 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers.
“All teams require respectful and strong leaders who have a love and passion for the sport,” Vogelsang said. “Paige is exactly this person.”
Huntington’s Class of 2019 will graduate on Friday night. Lennon will head off to West Point a few days later.
“It takes a special type of person to commit to West Point and Paige is the perfect fit,” Vogelsang said.