This is the second installment of our weekly “Where are they now?” feature in the Coastal Point sports pages, where we take a look at former Indian River High School student-athletes who have gone on to continue their scholastic and athletic careers at a college or university, or maybe they’ve even graduated from the college or university and are now doing some interesting things in their lives.
This week, we are looking back on former Indian River girls’ lacrosse player Maggie Allison, a 2015 graduate. The Fenwick Island resident is the daughter of Kim and Jamie Allison.
Allison will be entering her senior year at Mt. St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., this fall. She transferred to Mt. St. Mary’s after a season playing at fellow Division I program Towson University. She is majoring in elementary education and is a member of the school’s women’s lacrosse team.
This past season, Allison was a starter along the back line of defense. There, she started 16 of 17 games for her team, which finished the 2017 season with an overall mark of 10-7. They bowed out of the Northeast Conference Championship tournament in the first round after a narrow 9-8 loss to Bryant College.
Last season, she was among the team leaders in ground balls and caused turnovers, and she even picked up her first career assist. In the playoff game against Bryant, Allison posted a game-high three caused turnovers for “The Mount.”
There are two other relatively local players also at “The Mount” — Jillian Petito of Ocean City, Md., who graduated from Stephen Decatur High School, and Emily Davis of Salisbury, Md., who is from Parkside High School. All three will be seniors together this coming season.
During her time at IR, Allison was a member of the first girls’ lacrosse team and served as team captain in her senior season. She also earned the team’s Rookie of the Year honors, and was also named the team MVP. She won the Marines Female Athlete of the Year award as a senior.
Allison also played basketball and field hockey at IR, and was named team captain of those teams as well.
“I really like the competitive nature of lacrosse,” she said. “I enjoy the team aspect, and everyone feels like a second family — well, that’s sports in general, really.”
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By Jason Feather