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Checking in with ... Audrey Matson (Williams School)

(Editor's note: The Day will be publishing a profile of a spring athlete for each day the high school athletic season is suspended.)

School: The Williams School

Class: Senior

Sport: Girls' lacrosse

Position: Midfield

College choice: Between Tampa, Arizona and Clemson

Chosen major: Communications

Athlete you grew up admiring: Alex Morgan of the U.S. Women's Soccer team, not only was she an incredible athlete and always put her everything into each game, but she was a role model for all girls trying to stand out in the women's sports world.

Checking in with Audrey: "My time playing sports at Williams has been the most rewarding experience. I think the most important part of the team is that everyone is treated as one and has the same opportunity to succeed. With five years of Williams sports under my belt, I am still held accountable for the responsibilities instilled in me during my eighth-grade year."

What you need to know about Audrey: Matson arrived at Williams as an eighth-grader and immediately tried out for varsity sports despite still being in middle school. She wasn't successful right away but kept trying out until she earned a spot on the varsity basketball and lacrosse teams. Since then, she's been a fixture at the school in soccer and lacrosse. She has been a member of The Day's All-Area Girls' Lacrosse team three times, beginning as an eighth-grader in 2016, and was first named SENE Player of the Year in 2017, the first of three such honors. She led Williams to back-to-back league tournament titles in 2017-18 — the Blues were 13-0 in 2017 — and last season she finished with 33 goals and 14 assists. "As a senior, I value having relationships with the younger students, especially the middle-schoolers, since it was an easier experience for me having such welcoming and judgment-free upperclassmen," Matson said. A New London resident, Matson does not plan to compete after high school unless it's at the club or intramural level, but she has been staying in shape by playing catch in the backyard with her brother Garrett, she with her lacrosse stick and he with his baseball glove. Her favorite subject is English — she's currently taking a class called Psychology in Literature — and in her spare time she enjoys binge-watching The Bachelor.


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