Lawrence: Lax player worth discussing
Over the years, Lawrence High School has educated exceptional athletes. Most commonly recognized are the outstanding football players the school shows off to Long Island. When the football season is over, many young men prepare to train for the following football season. However, when senior strong-safety Chris Donohue isn’t catching interceptions, he is scoring double hat tricks on the lacrosse field.
This year, as everyone applied for college, Donohue went through a different process than most seniors. He had to choose a school that offered him both academics and a lacrosse team he could join. After months of recruitment offers and college visits, Chris Donohue has decided to study and play at University of Detroit, in Michigan. On Friday, April 27, this young star signed with Detroit, excited to be playing for one of the top lacrosse schools in the country.
“I fell in love with the game as soon as I started playing it,” Donohue said. “Iremember picking up a lacrosse stick at seven years old and never wanting to put it down. Ten years later, I can’t believe I’m committing to a D1 university for lacrosse.”
Donohue is known for his dynamic playing, as both a short stick and a long pole. He has played varsity lacrosse for all four years of high school, and this year was chosen to be captain by his coaches.
“He pretty much plays every position for us except goalie,” said Michael Medrano, says Lawrence Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach. “Scooping ground balls, winning faceoffs, scoring and assisting goals, he really does it all. It’s going to be a huge loss not having him around next year.”