Eleanor Lustig has no idea she was even close to recording her 100th career goal for the Waring School lacrosse team. The junior captain from Wenham came into the game against Gann Academy needing five to reach that coveted mark, and after reaching it coach Ambrose Devaney subbed for her. Waring won the game, 15-2.
“It was really cool,” said Lustig, who plays club lacrosse for Synergy in the summer. “I found out later coach had asked one of my friends to bring a camera to the game. I never kept track of any of my goals so it was a big surprise.”
Lustig works well with senior captain Emily Friend, who will play at William Smith next year. The two midfielders know each other’s every move.
“Eleanor does it all for the team,” said Devaney. “I believe she is the school’s first 100 goal scorer. Lacrosse is such a short season with only 11 or 12 games each year it is hard to do. She started when she was in the eighth grade, and she gets very involved in every aspect of the game. I think Eleanor scored her five on only six shots.”
Jean DePlacido is a longtime correspondent for The Salem News. Contact her at JMDeplacido@aol.com.