Alexandra Delaney, a 2022 RHAM graduate, is headed to play college soccer.
“I’m excited to announce that I have decided to further my academic and athletic career at Lasell University,” Delaney announced on social media. “I want to thank everybody who has helped me along the way. Go Lasers!”
Soccer has been a major part of Delaney’s life, playing for the school in the fall and club soccer in the offseason.
This past spring she earned all-conference, capping a memorable four-year high school career. As a sophomore in 2020, she helped the team win a Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) title.
Outside of soccer, she excelled in the classroom at RHAM, taking honors and AP classes, as well as being the Treasurer of Student Council, a part of National Honor Society and the National Business Honor Society. She was also a member of DECA, Peer Helpers, and Power of Words — a club that aims to stamp out bullying.
The Hebron native said she’s had some incredible teachers at RHAM who she will miss and added that she is sad to be leaving her teammates and friends at the school.
Delaney had a variety of schools at various levels that recruited her, yet it was the Lasers of Lasell in Auburndale, Mass. that appealed to her the most.
“Lasell had everything I wanted,” Delaney said about the college, which is roughly 20 minutes outside of Boston. “It has my exact major and some other majors that I might be interested in for a minor. They have a very successful soccer team so I wanted to be part of a legacy that can keep on growing.”
Delaney will major in criminal justice as she joins her new team, coached by Vito LaFrancesca. LaFrancesca is entering his 16th season on the sidelines, leading the Lasers to eight Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) titles and eight Division III NCAA tournament appearances.
“The soccer team really seems like a sisterhood,” Delaney said after doing an overnight at the school. “They were all so friendly and so comfortable with one another. I can’t wait to be a part of that.”
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