Simmons, who plays volleyball year-round, got her hair cut at Salon Avie in Topsfield earlier this month and then sent the hair out to be donated.
“My aunt is a breast cancer survivor and I needed to get my hair cut, so I thought I’d put two-and-two together,” Simmons said. “Why not just donate? My cousin did it a few years back, and it’s something my friends and I often talked about doing.
“It was an amazing experience. I had a smile on my face the whole next day. I always want to give back do things that are bigger than myself.”
Schatzel couldn’t commend Simmons enough on her good deed. Not only a leader on the court, Simmons is the true heart and soul of Chieftains, she said.
“I didn’t even know she was going to do it. Lexi’s humble like that,” said Schatzel, now in her fifth year as head coach. “It’s incredible to coach a kid like Lexi. She’s a natural born leader and class act. As one of the most skilled players on the court, the girls respect her for her leadership role. It’s been great to see her grow up.”
Simmons has lived in numerous states across the country. After moving from St. Louis to Boxford her freshman year of high school, Simmons brought with her true character and love of the game.
The Masconomet volleyball team will also be raffling off pink-themed baskets this month, with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.