Sargent to play lacrosse for Chargers

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BRATTLEBORO — "Lauryn Sargent."

It's a name that will be heard over a loudspeaker for years to come, whether she's being introduced prior to women's lacrosse games at Colby-Sawyer College or getting called to a certain hospital room to tend to a patient.

"My career goal is to become a nurse practitioner. I have always wanted to be in the medical field," said the Brattleboro Union High School senior. "My mom and I were talking about career paths and she asked how I felt about being a nurse practitioner. I wasn't sure at first, but after doing some research I fell in love."

Sargent will attend the school in New London, N.H., starting this fall, and will play lacrosse for the Chargers.

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She was a starting defender for the BUHS girls lax team in 2019. The Colonels went 11-5 during that regular season, limiting eight different foes to less than 10 tallies in a game.

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"In lacrosse, you need your whole team working as one unit to succeed. That is why we made it so far my sophomore year and super close again in my junior year," she explained.

The Brattleboro resident will never forget making it to the Division 1 semifinals as a sophomore.

"I had never played in a lacrosse game that was that intense and team-based. We held each other together that game. Sadly the cards didn't fall in our favor, but it was definitely a game I will remember," stated Sargent, referring to a tough 7-6 loss to Middlebury in 2018.

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She would like to remain a defender at the next level.

"I will bring a positive attitude, hard work, and passion (to Colby-Sawyer's team). I love the sport and I can't wait to continue," Sargent remarked.

The Chargers went 10-7 in 2019 and had a 2-2 record when the remainder of the season was canceled this spring due to COVID-19 concerns. The Division 3 school was the runner-up in its conference tournament in both 2016 and 2018.


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