Athlete of the Week – Connor Cronin

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You know what I’ve been thinking? Even against top competition, great players play great. It was an up-and-down week for the Marblehead lacrosse team, which saw an upset win against Nauset to advance to the Final Four, then a defeat – its first of the season – days later against Duxbury.

Already the single-season point leader in program history, Cronin went to work against Nauset. In Marblehead’s 13-9 win, he tucked six goals – efficient as ever, also, with three in each half.

From power-play finishes to bruising his way through defenders, Cronin was a human highlight reel. By the end of the game, the Magicians remained perfect at 21-0.

That said, all good things come to an end. Marblehead was bested 12-4 by Duxbury, but you know who still shined. Cronin ripped two goals while dishing out two assists, not backing down against powerhouse Duxbury, and a few lightning delays.

What a season it was for the Magicians, and Northeastern Conference MVP Cronin. To one of the best players in program history, good week.

  • Joey Barrett is the Daily Item's sports editor. He reports on local high schools, colleges, and professional teams. Prior to his current position, he worked for UMass Athletics, the Cape Cod Baseball League, and Gannett Media, among others. Barrett was also sports editor at Endicott College and treasurer of Endicott's Society of Professional Journalists branch.