"When the final whistle blew at Towson University’s Unitas Stadium and Boston College had beaten ACC rival Syracuse 16-10 to secure the program’s first-ever national title, former Franklin stars Annie Walsh and Erin Walsh were among the Eagles storming the field to celebrate and lift the championship trophy.
Amid all of the postgame revelry, the sisters, who have played on the same teams for years, were able to share a moment together and reflect on the experience of being champions.
“We just turned and looked at each other and were like we did it,” said Annie, a sophomore midfielder. “We were just standing on the field hugging. It was crazy. Erin was bawling her eyes out.”
While the national title was the culmination of the women’s lacrosse program’s growth from becoming a varsity sport in 1992 to its first trip to the NCAA tournament two decades later to the pinnacle of the sport this spring, it also added a trophy to the Walsh family’s already impressive legacy in Chestnut Hill (going back to parents Jack and Lisa meeting as undergrads at BC)."
Continue reading the article online -> https://t.co/PwkbnbPqhX #hockomock via @Josh_Perry10
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/HockomockSports/status/1402245276459540483
|Franklin grads Erin (left) and Annie Walsh hold the championship trophy after Boston College women’s lacrosse beat Syracuse to win the program’s first-ever national title. (Courtesy of Annie Walsh)|