At Hotchkiss we believe that education reaches beyond the boundaries of our classrooms and main building. The development of our students' non-cognitive skills; Boldness, Enthusiasm, Accountability, Respect, Commitment, Attitude, and Teamwork, or BEARCAT as we say, happens at our athletic venues on a daily basis.
We believe that there is more to the game of lacrosse than the game itself. We work the girls to be the best people, teammates, and athletes that they can be by presenting goals and challenges and supporting each other to achieve them. It is a give and take. We learn, laugh and play hard together!
I have brought my children up around these teams and they have not only taught the girls a thing or two about what it takes to be a good teammate but have been lucky enough to be on the receiving end as well.
-- Anna Traggio, Head Coach, Girls Varsity Lacrosse
The girls work very hard, both academically as well as athletically, to continue our winning tradition. In the last 18 years we have won the Western New England championship four times (2004, 2011, 2013, 2014) and the Founder’s League championship six times (2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014), finishing in the top three all other years but one.
The lacrosse program is fortunate to have top-notch facilities, including a designated turf field for varsity and an indoor turf field and field house for inclement weather. Other program resources include a strength and conditioning coach, a weight room, and an extensive training room.
Head Coach Anna Traggio Phone: 860-364-5720 Send email
Coach Traggio joined Hotchkiss in 2003 as an assistant coach for the girls’ varsity lacrosse team and became head varsity coach in 2004. She graduated from Brown University in 1993 with a degree in psychology. A three-year starter, Coach Traggio was named Honorable Mention All-Ivy in 1992 and 1993 as the second-leading points scorer both years.
Under Coach Traggio, the program has produced 16 All-Americans and 17 Academic All-Americans. Here is a list of the alumnae who have extended their lacrosse careers to the Division I and Division III levels:
Caroline Kirkendoll '05 -- Middlebury
Jess Buicko '05 -- Johns Hopkins
Haley Cook '06 -- Davidson
Kait Perrelle '06 -- Princeton
Sarah Downing '06 -- Vanderbilt
Cati Irvine '07 -- Trinity
Chase Delano '07 -- Middlebury
Hilary Morin '07 -- Bowdoin
Dana Brisbane '08 -- Dartmouth
Katie Ellis '08 -- Williams
Heather Marrison '09 -- Middlebury
Lindsey McKenna '10 -- Colby
Catherine Fowler '11 -- Middlebury
Claire Yackery '11 -- Richmond
Sydney Ellis '11 -- Dartmouth
Abby Hanson '12 -- Cornell
Amie Dickson '13 -- Cornell
Caitlin Callahan '14 -- Cornell
Elizabeth Wulf '14 -- Middlebury
Joey Coffy '14 -- Cornell
Priya Sivalingam '14 -- Williams
Yuna Hur '14 -- Brown
Callie Evarts '15 -- William and Mary
Hafsa Moinuddin '15 -- Brown
Holly Korn '15 -- Northwestern
Maria Bravo '16 -- Babson
Katie Miller '17 -- Bowdoin
Sophie Wilder '17 -- Trinity
Abigail Hillebrecht '19 -- Middlebury
Gianna Bruno '19 -- Colby
Jillian Mazzocca '19 -- Colby
Delaney Hayes '20 -- Marist
Julia Chai '20 -- Pennsylvania