While the Tanners may not still have the high-scoring, big name player they had in Heckman, Peabody does have an excellent, under-the-radar type standout in junior midfielder Reed Foster.
Foster probably will not lead the state in scoring, like Heckman did last year, but he’s an excellent all-around player who will do everything he can to keep Peabody competitive.
He rarely steps off the field and plays with a toughness that Peabody coach Anthony O’Donnell hopes is contagious.
On the local college scene, congratulations are in order for Gordon senior midfielder Anna Blomberg, who set a new goal scoring record for the Fighting Scots. With four goals in a win over Wentworth Saturday, Blomberg became the all-time leader in goals with 201. Blomberg passed Amy Zerr, who totaled 200 goals from 2002-05.
Lax Lowdown, a column on North Shore high school lacrosse, runs each Tuesday during the spring sports season in The Salem News. Contact staff writer Matt Jenkins at 978-338-2648, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @MattJenkins_SN.