MAU LAX 5/31/2022 (copy)

Mount Anthony's Elyse Altland (12) passes to a teammate during the first half of a 12-8 playoff win over Mount Mansfield. 

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BENNINGTON — Elyse Altland is a lethal goal scorer on the lacrosse field. The Mount Anthony Patriots midfielder knows how to put the ball in the back of the net, and made that a habit this spring.

Altland has been named as the 2022 Vermont News & Media girls lacrosse player of the year.

Altland set the tone in MAU’s season opener, scoring a team-high four goals against Mount Greylock. She tallied five more in a dominant 21-0 MAU win against Wahconah on May 14, including her 100th career goal.

Teams began focusing on MAU’s number one scoring threat as the season progressed. Altland’s stats took a bit of a hit, but her impact on the field remained as vital as ever.

The Patriots earned the No. 8 seed in the Division I playoffs after a 7-9 campaign, earning a home playoff opener against No. 9 Mount Mansfield.

Altland tallied two scores in that game, despite drawing double and triple teams consistently, helping extend MAU’s season with a 12-8 victory.

Altland was one of six local players to be named to the Southern Vermont League A Division first team this spring.

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Michael Mawson is the sports editor for Vermont News & Media. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of New Hampshire in 2019. Michael was the sports editor of UNH’s student newspaper where he covered NCAA Division I athletics.


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