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Abby Maichin, A Bitter-Sweet Senior Year

Photo by Timothy Butler

In Abby Maichin’s Senior year she has been keeping herself occupied. A rising star in Long Island High School lacrosse, Maichin has one last year of HS before she ascends to new heights and plays for storied DI program, Notre Dame. To Abby’s credit, she’s taking her High School experience one season at a time. Right now, her focus is hoops, using the game as a platform to improve in all facets of her life. However, what excited us at the LILJ most is lacrosse season. Hear what Abby is looking forward to most about her lax season and read into her busy life as a superstar Senior from Huntington High School.

How has the start to your senior year been?

So far my senior year has been a little bitter-sweet but I am definitely enjoying it! It’s weird having a lot of last first throughout everything, but I’m having a great time and enjoying it with everyone around me.

How’s the early basketball season going?

We are off to a really strong start. Our team is compiled with a lot of athletes and we are using that to our strength. I’m looking forward to an extremely successful final year of basketball!

How has basketball made you a better lacrosse player?

Without basketball I would not be the athlete that I am today. Throughout my high school basketball career I have mentally and physically pushed my limits, and these experiences will forever help me during the rest of my athletic career.

What has been the highlight of your high school lacrosse career?

I am so grateful to have the opportunity to get to play next to my best friends that I made in PAL lacrosse and to continue this journey with them to the very end until we part our separate ways.

What made you decide to go to Notre Dame?

Notre Dame has been a life long dream of mine. Neither of my parents went to ND. My dad specifically was a huge Notre Dame fan and raised me to be one too. When I realized Notre Dame had a possibility to seriously be a reality I did everything in my power to make it happen!

What other schools were you looking at?

I was also considering Stony Brook, JMU, Michigan, Cornell, and Boston University.

What are you looking forward to the most this lacrosse season?

I am looking forward to just leaving everything out on the field. I want to end my high school lacrosse career with a bang, and to be able to confidently say that I wish I didn’t do anything differently.

Who’s your favorite athlete?

Obviously Kylie Ohlmiller! She started training me when I was in about 6th grade, before she was “The Kylie Ohlmiller”. She is, always has been and always will be an inspiration to me. She has shown me that if you set your mind to it that absolutely anything is possible.



  1. Estelle Peck says:

    Am so delighted you featured my granddaughter in your magazine. I remember well her love for lacrosse from an early age, as well as her attraction to ND. Abby is an extraordinary, caring, determined, well-rounded, responsible young woman who gives her all in everything she undertakes.
    Estelle Peck

    1. Hi Estelle, it is our pleasure! Her hard work, dedication, and love for the sport deserves to be recognized! Please be sure to tell 1 friend about the article and have them share with the world.

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