Senior and soon to be GM alum Abby Johansen signed her letter of intent for Old Dominion University on Wednesday after receiving a scholarship to play for the school’s Division 1 lacrosse team.
Johansen began playing Lacrosse in third grade and went on to join the Junior Varsity Mason girls team in eight grade. The team ended up having an undefeated record in the Dulles District that year.
Johansen’s teammates enjoy having such an incredible player and person on the team.
Senior teammate Amanda Rolander said, “I’m proud that Abby got the scholarship, because she’s been working so hard over the past seven years and she really enjoys it.” She continued, “It makes me really happy that after all the work she’s put in, she’s signed her letter of intent and it has all paid off.”
As a junior, Johansen led the George Mason varsity team to its very first undefeated season with a 13-0 record. This is made even more impressive by the fact that George Mason is a single A school that is forced to play in a double AA district. This means in lacrosse the school is playing teams from much larger schools.
Also last year, Johansen was placed on the all district first team and all region second team in
After signing her letter of intent however, the truth has been sealed that George Mason will be losing one of its most accomplished athletes.
Lacrosse coach Courtney Gibbons said, “It will be extremely difficult seeing her leave this year. She brings leadership on and off the field…she plays all over the field for us. She can play any position which makes her such a valuable player.”
Not only does Abby excel on the lacrosse field, but she also dominates on the basketball court. She helped the
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