Jenn Russell (Andover, Mass.) and Sarah Bullard (Needham, Mass.) have been playing lacrosse against each other, at various levels, for well over a decade, plenty of time to develop a rapport, a rivalry and a friendship.
Rivals when they overlapped for three years at North Carolina and Duke, where they were All-Americans, respectively, and for some years before that when they were leading Brooks School and Buckingham, Browne & Nichols, both have moved on to the next stages of their lives but remained close.
"Sarah and I are very good friends," Russell said. "We grew up playing against each other, not just in lacrosse but other sports as well. It’s been really nice to get to know each other off the field."
But they haven’t traded in their sticks entirely.