Boys' Lacrosse: Athlete of the Year: Conor Garrahy
Conor Garrahy joined select company this year when he was voted a captain for the Hendricken lacrosse team for the second year in a row.
The Hawks’ leading scorer was also their leader.
“He was a tremendous asset for the team,” said head coach Kevin Murray. “He’s what you want in a kid. He works hard, he plays hard. He was a great motivator for the guys.”
Garrahy was part of a family dynasty in the Hendricken lacrosse program, with two older brothers coming before him. Both were goalies, but Conor plied his trade at the other end of the field. He was a strong contributor as a freshman and sophomore before scoring 39 goals last year and tallying 28 more this season. He was the team’s leading scorer both years. This season, he ranked ninth in Division I in goals.
“He was outstanding as a goal-scorer and he improved his overall game the last few years,” Murray said.
This season, he and his teammates hit some struggles out of the gate, winning only twice in their first five games. Seniors like Garrahy, Andrew Fera, Andrew Grady, Nick Mariano and Jon Finelli led a resurgence. The Hawks finished the regular season with four straight wins and made a run to the semifinals.
Fera led the team in points thanks to a big assist total. Grady, Finelli, Kyle Ellis and Tyler Williams chipped in as well, but when the Hawks needed a goal, there was no doubt who it was going to.
Garrahy was recently named an All-American and an Academic All-American. He’s also expected to be named first-team All-State.
“He had a great career at Hendricken,” Murray said.
Garrahy will attend Villanova University in the fall. The Hawks will move on without a Garrahy in uniform for the first time in a long time.
“The run of Garrahys is over,” Murray said. “We’ll miss him.”