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Welcome to our Friday Feature! This week we feature Annie who is an awesome 2021 from Yarmouth, ME! Annie is an impact player who is committed, driven and a talented member of our club! She recently took a trip to Nicaragua with Bridges to Community to help the communities with healthcare. We love her dedication and passion on and off the field and love coaching her! Read on to learn more about Annie.
Name: Annie Lowenstein
Year of Graduation: 2021
High School/Hometown: Yarmouth, ME
Favorite Sports: Lacrosse, soccer, tennis & attempting to ski
Years playing lacrosse? 7 years
Years playing with Maineiax? 6 years
What do you love about Maineiax? I love Maineiax because it gives me the opportunity to push myself, grow as a player and a teammate while also creating connections with girls from other towns who I may have never had the opportunity to meet otherwise.
What do you love about lacrosse? While I’m playing I am able to learn how to work with my teammates which is a skill that translates into many other aspects of my life. It also gives me the chance to work as hard as I can and try new things.
What is your favorite lacrosse memory? Coming back the next day to help coach my team, and cheer them on through our final games in a summer tournament after breaking my clavicle in a game the previous day.
How would one of your teammates describe you? I think my teammates might consider me to be a very passionate and a competitive player who cheers hard for them and is very positive.
How do you get pumped up for a lacrosse game? Mostly with loud music and the positive energy from the rest of my teammates.
How do you like to spend your free time? Hanging out with my friends, hiking in New Hampshire, spending summers on Squam Lake, taking my dogs for walks and getting various snacks with my sister, Ellie.
What is your favorite place in Maine? Harpswell!! It’s such a peaceful and beautiful place to be, as well as a special place my family used to stay at with my grandparents during the summer when I was younger!
Tell us about your recent trip. Last week, I went down to Nicaragua with my dad for the second year through a program called Bridges to Community. There, I was working in a medical clinic for remote communities who don’t receive proper healthcare. After working, the afternoon’s brought great times to play with the local kids on the village’s field. It was so crazy to be able to communicate and play with them despite the language barrier (and the various wild horses and pigs on the field with us.) It was such an amazing way to immerse myself into a place that has no refrigerators or running water, and a strict diet of rice and beans.
Who do you look up to as a mentor/role model? I idolized Grace O’Donnell when I was in middle school and she was playing lacrosse in high school because of how hard she works on the field and how well she sees the field. I connected with her at the Downeast Lacrosse Camp and we have been pals ever since. I have even made trips down to watch her play for Trinity.
What do you hope to accomplish in your lacrosse career? I really would love to play in college and meet some cool gals that love lacrosse from all around the country and continue to work hard and push myself.
What Annie’s coaches say about her: “Annie has been so fun to work with the last few years! She is always pushing herself to get better on the field, asking questions and taking risks to improve her game. In addition, Annie brings such a positive attitude to the team, listening thoughtfully to her teammates and sharing her authentic self with those around her.” – Christie Barnes
“Yay Annie! Annie is such a fun player to coach and always shows up ready to work hard and improve! She takes time after practice to ask about what she can work on and coaches love that. She’s a great player, a great teammate and I know her teammates and other coaches would say the same.” – Alex Spark