Lily Strohecker’s parents never had to ask her to clean her room.
The junior standout at Holderness School is on her own now, balancing her athletics and academics in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire for another year before heading to Annapolis, Md., to attend and play lacrosse at the U.S. Naval Academy.
A clean room is hardly the only reason she was attracted to the structure and demands of non-civilian college life at a service academy. But it probably won’t hurt, either.
“From a young age, my own room has always been completely organized,” she said. “My books are very neat. My clothes are rolled up in order.”