Four goals a game is a regular feat for senior Liz Clegg, who continued her scoring streak this Saturday to help the women's lacrosse team defeat the University of New England 8-0.
Clegg has scored 18 points in her last four games, rounding out her season total thus far to 46 points—one of the most in the league. She is also one of the lead scorers on the field hockey team.
Growing up in Ohio, Clegg did not play on a lacrosse team until high school. She said the summer club team she joined after her freshman year helped her get up to speed with the sport.
"Lacrosse is pretty big now, but when I was in high school it was just emerging as a popular sport in Ohio," said Clegg. "All the big tournaments are in places like Maryland or New York, so traveling with a club team really stepped up my level of play."
Clegg continued to play for her club and high school teams every year until entering Bowdoin. She is now in her eighth varsity season with the College, and still cannot choose a favorite between her two sports, lacrosse and field hockey.
"Everyone always asks me," she said. "The truth is, I like whichever one I'm playing at that moment."
Clegg jokes that one sport she will never play however, is basketball.
"I'm not tall, I can't shoot to save my life—it's just pathetic."
Basketball may not be in her imminent future, but the NESCAC tournament is. Clegg and the rest of her team are currently preparing for the final weeks of the season.
"I'm so pumped. We have so much potential, we've improved, and I think we're ready to go."
After graduation this spring, Clegg will be moving to Cambridge, Mass. to work as an analyst at TIFF, an investment fund. Even so, she doesn't foresee putting her lacrosse stick down any time soon.
"I love the game and I know there are pick up groups around Boston that I will most definitely try out," said Clegg. "Plus, I will be back here to watch as many games as I can."
The women's lacrosse team will play in the NESCAC quarterfinals against No. 4 Amherst tomorrow.
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