The game of lacrosse runs in Kayla Martello’s blood. She comes from a family of lacrosse players who have played the game at a high level. With three siblings that play at the collegiate level, Kayla is going down that path as well. After four great years playing for Sacred Heart, the next stop on her journey is Boston College where she will be playing for the Eagles. Even though the 2020 high school season has been cancelled, it doesn’t take away from everything that she accomplished on the field at Sacred Heart. She was part of a team that ended a 10 year drought to win the Catholic League Championship. Last season, Kayla was one of the top scorers on the team, and looks to keep ascending as a player when she takes the field at BC. Continue reading about Kayla down below in an interview with the LILJ.
Q. What were some of the deciding factors in choosing to play at Boston College?
A. I became really familiar with the BC lacrosse program when my close family friends started to play there. I had the opportunity to hear about the amazing experience they were having both academically and athletically. When I went to BC, I loved the campus, the coaches, the team atmosphere, and everything BC had to offer as a top academic institution with extremely competitive lacrosse.
Q. How disappointing is it that this season has been cancelled?
A. I have been really fortunate to be a part of the varsity lacrosse team at Sacred Heart since my freshman year and I was excited for this year to finish my high school lacrosse career strong. The team has a lot of young talent and we had been working really hard preparing for the season. I was looking forward to playing alongside my best friends for one last season.
Q. Is there any memory that stands out the most from your time at Sacred Heart?
A. I have loved everything about Sacred Heart both athletically and academically, but winning the catholic league championship my sophomore year was an unforgettable experience, especially since it was the first time we had won in 10 years.
Q. Who are some of the people that have helped you get to where you are today?
A. My parents have always been my biggest supporters and lacrosse has always been a significant part of my life. Starting with my dad who played lacrosse for over 30 years, as well as my sister and two brothers who play at the collegiate level, I was consistently pushed and challenged to keep growing and developing as a lacrosse player. I am also grateful to have received amazing direction and support from my coaches, Morgan Molinari O’Connor at Sacred Heart and my ICON Lacrosse club coaches, Pat McCabe, Melissa Rohr and Lauren Bianco.
Q. What are some of the ways you would describe yourself as a player?
A. I am extremely competitive and have always loved everything about challenging myself. I am and always have been a dedicated and hardworking person in everything I do in life. When I am playing lacrosse, I am intense and focused while at the same time looking to support and motivate my teammates. Every time I step on the field, I am eager and excited to play the sport I love.
Q. What are you most looking forward to when you take the field at BC?
A. I am looking forwarding to continuing to grow and develop as a player with the guidance of an amazing coaching staff and the experience of talented teammates. I am excited to build new and long-lasting friendships with my teammates and become part of the strong team culture at BC. I am also looking forward to playing alongside and against the top players in the country.