Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


July 19, 2012

Farnham twins starring against elite competition, ready for college lax


In May of her senior season, Anne received news she was one of just 44 players from across the country to be selected to the Under Armour All-American game.

"The head of the program called me and it was a huge surprise but very exciting," said Anne. "Going down to Maryland to play with girls that are all going to play at big-time colleges. Playing with the best of the best really helped me focus, and it showed me I can achieve whatever my goals are if I put my mind to it."

Not only was Anne selected, but she stood out, recording a game-high five ground balls. Her greatest cheerleader at the game, — her sister.

"It was a great experience to watch her play out there," said Kate. "It was a little weird not being out there with it, but we talked before and after the game and she was fine without me. She did great."

Anne and Kate will also see a rare separation this weekend when they play in the US Lacrosse All-American Showcase in at Disney World's Wide World of Sports complex, as just two of just 88 girls from around the country to be picked.

That's because Anne will be a member of "Team Freedom" and Kate will be playing for "Team Pride." But don't expect the sisters to go easy on one another when they meet up on the field.

"We're not going to back down," said Anne. "We have played on different teams before so we know what to do. We're still going to play our hardest and do what we have to even if it is against one another."

But while they may enjoy the occasional dual, the Farnhams will be teammates again when they report to UMass this fall as top recruits.

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