With high school sports shut down, Hingham lacrosse player ready for another chance to contribute
Normally much of Hingham would be consumed by lacrosse right now.
However, like all spring sports, high school lacrosse was shut down this week due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A championship dream
George Egan dreamed about this season of lacrosse.
He is a senior goalie for the Hingham Lacrosse team. Last year he put together an impressive campaign between the pipes for the Division 1 state finalists. Egan was named an Eastern Massachusetts Lacrosse Coaches Association First Team All-American after making 217 saves, a 63.8 percent save percentage. He also recorded a 6.34 goals against average and was named to the All-Scholastics Boys Lacrosse Team.
While he was proud of the team’s performance last year, it wasn’t the dream he was hoping for. Winning a state championship was. And it was an achievable goal, considering Hingham made it to the MIAA Boys Lacrosse State Championship Division 1 tournament the last two seasons.
That is until last Tuesday.
That’s the day Egan and his teammates learned from Governor Baker that every sport was done.
Egan knew this season was completely out of his control and that he has to do his part. We are all in this together. He understands that the health and safety of not only his family and everyone in Hingham, but this country, is the top priority.
“I’m devastated about the loss of my Senior season, especially because I knew we were going to do big things this year. But, I wouldn’t change anything about the last 4 years playing for Hingham. I’m thankful for all my coaches and teammates and for all the great memories I made,” said Egan. Very quickly, Egan thought about a different ending. One he could control.
Playing for Division 1 University of Vermont
Next year, two of the better players on the University of Vermont men’s lacrosse roster will have the last name Egan. That’s because George Egan will join his brother Charlie on the team. Charlie, who as a freshman this year, played in all four games this spring as a face-off specialist. George and Charlie’s father Tom also played lacrosse at UVM from 1990-93.
“I’m very lucky to have plenty of lacrosse left in my future at UVM and to continue playing the game I love,” added Egan.
Egan’s club Laxachusetts wished all of their graduating players best of luck playing at the collegiate level.
In the meantime, could a reunion concert at South Shore Country Club be in the works for Egan’s middle school rock band Replay?