Two-sport standout Lia LaPrise decided the path of college lacrosse was right for her a few years ago.
We’re seeing now exactly how right it was.
UConn’s turnaround lacrosse season got nipped in the bud by the COVID-19 pandemic, but not before showing off a few blossoms. A 5-2 record already had produced two more wins than all of 2019, and the most impressive outcome may have been an 11-8, neutral-site loss to defending NCAA champion James Madison.
“Last year was a pretty tough year for us,” said LaPrise (Windsor, Conn.), a sophomore who was a standout in both soccer and lacrosse at Loomis Chaffee. “Not something we expected to happen. We all had this chip on our shoulder. We wanted to come back with a fire underneath us and show that UConn lacrosse is better than we showed last year.”