Goalie Clare Boone transferred to St. Paul's School for Girls last season after spending two years as the starting goalie at Kennard-Dale in Fawn Grove, Pa., where she led the program to its first District 3 title. Boone continued that success at St. Paul's in the classroom and the lacrosse field. She has committed to play lacrosse at Yale.
Did you travel with a club team this summer?
Clare Boone: I play on TLC 2018 Red, and we traveled to Pennsylvania for one tournament this summer. The rest of our tournaments were local.
What are some of the areas of your game that you focused on improving?
CB: Since I am a goalie, I always focus on improving my hand quickness, footwork and clearing accuracy.
What are your goals for the upcoming high school season?
CB: For the upcoming high school season my main goal is to improve on last year's record. We lost quite a few one- or two-goal games last year, so my personal goal is trying to pick up another couple saves to put my team in a position to win those games.
What went into your decision to commit early to Yale?
CB: I knew that I wanted to play lacrosse in college, but choosing the school was a difficult decision, especially with recruiting being so early. I decided on Yale because I wanted to be challenged both in lacrosse and in academics. Being in the Ivy League, the academics couldn't be topped, and I was really excited about Coach [Erica] LaGrow's vision of building a top-notch lacrosse program. So all-around Yale was the perfect fit for me.
How has SPSFG prepared you for the challenge of balancing academics and athletics at such a prestigious school?
CB: The rigor of the academics and athletics at SPSFG has prepared me both by developing my skills and promoting time-management. Having the opportunity to take four AP classes in a year at SPSFG has taught me so much not only about each subject, but about staying on top of and finding time for my work with two-hour practices after school every day.