Liz Hinton Commits to Denison University for Lacrosse

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Casey Ball, Social Media Director

After playing lacrosse for the past nine years, WHS senior Liz Hinton will continue her lacrosse career at Denison University for the next four years. Denison University in Ohio is Division lll for women’s lacrosse and plays teams everywhere from Wittenberg University in Ohio to places closer to where Liz learned her love for the game like Tufts University in Massachusetts.

“Ever since I started playing lacrosse, it has always been my dream to play in college, so I am really looking forward to the next four years at Denison,” Hinton said. 

Hinton was not only drawn to Denison for its competitive lacrosse program, but she also admired their reputable academics. Denison also holds a special place in Hinton’s heart.  From the minute Hinton stepped foot on the campus, she felt like it was the school she was meant to go to, and she is lucky enough to be able to play the sport she loves there too.

“One of my older sisters went to Denison so the first time I dropped her off I knew it was the school for me,” Hinton said. 

Along with their great lacrosse team, Hinton admires many other aspects the school has to offer too.

“I really wanted to go to a school that has students from all over the country with different backgrounds, which is exactly what Denison offers,” Hinton said. 

Hinton is a very ambitious and determined individual and hopes to make her time at Denison the best it can be, both on and off the field.

“At Denison I hope to win a conference championship and meet new people,” Hinton said. 

Hinton has been playing lacrosse ever since it was eligible in Walpole in third grade and decided to take her love for lacrosse one step further in seventh grade when she joined club Mass Elite and has been playing it ever since.

“Mass Elite has been such a great experience for me, I have met so many friends and traveled to cool places to play in tournaments with teams from all over,” Hinton said.

Hinton credits much of her success and passion for the sport to not only her club team, but also the Walpole youth program. Hinton’s love for lacrosse only grew with time, and she looks back on her four years in the WHS lacrosse program with nothing but praise and fond memories. Hinton has been a part of the Varsity team ever since her freshman year. 

“Coming into high school, I played midfield; however, it was Coach Tosone that moved me to defense which taught me my real love for the game. I was unsure how the transition of positions would be but I ended up loving the sport even more than I had. Coach Tosone was such a positive and influential person in my lacrosse career,” Hinton said.