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Lily Mason

May 12, 2022

Between navigating ever-changing relationships and being asked to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life, high school can be a challenging time for students. But, for Kenyon College committed lacrosse player Lily Mason, having a tight-knit group of teammates she could always rely on made the process that much easier to manage. 

“I started playing lacrosse in third grade, and have continued to play lacrosse throughout high school, not only because of my love for the sport, but also the relationships I’ve been able to create with so many people, and the supportive community of female athletes,” Mason elaborates.

Throughout her time at ETHS, Mason has watched the team grow and develop—overcoming challenges and losses along the way. 

“Just since my freshman year at ETHS, our team has improved tremendously,” Mason notes. “Finishing our 2021 season in second place in the Central Suburban Conference was an incredible accomplishment for our team. With our current undefeated record this season, we are eager to continue to compete and push each other every day at practice.”

Moving into the college recruitment process, Mason sought out a school that would challenge her both academically and athletically, and that school, of course, was Kenyon College. 

“Kenyon has just been awarded the 2022 NCAC Women’s Lacrosse championship, after an undefeated conference record,” Mason elaborates. “I am beyond excited to be continuing my academic and athletic career with such a competitive team, that I know will challenge me every day.”

Despite all Mason has to look forward to in the coming years of her life, she also has a lot to miss about Evanston.

“ETHS is a special community with so many inspiring role models that have helped me grow athletically and academically, that I am certainly going to miss next year,” Mason concludes. 

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