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Canton’s Abby Charron signs letter of intent to play lacrosse at UConn

Canton senior Abby Charron has signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at UConn. She is with her parents Jen and Andy Charron. (Photo courtesy Sean Cole)

CANTON, November 18 — Canton High senior Abby Charron has signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at the University of Connecticut in the spring of 2021.

Charron has had an outstanding athletic career at Canton earning All-State honors in multiple sports. In girls lacrosse, she has earned All-State honors three times. She has earned All-State honors twice in basketball and earned second team All-State honors last fall in field hockey.

Last spring, Charron scored a team-leading 75 goals with 55 assists and 155 draw controls for the lacrosse team. Winning control of the ball is crucial on draws, especially against good teams. She helped Canton win their third straight NCCC lacrosse championship. Her season was cut short when she was diagnosed with mononucleosis just before the Class S tournament began.

Charron was named All-American by U.S. Lacrosse and is Canton High’s first All-American selection since Karl Schilling was named a Parade Magazine All-American in boys soccer in 2003.

The Huskies, who will be moving to the Big East in the spring of 2021, went 3-14 last spring with a 1-4 record in the American Athletic Conference.

Charron is the fifth recent Canton player to accept a scholarship to play Division I lacrosse. Teammate Ashley Huff has signed a letter of intent to play at Stetson University in Florida beginning in 2021. Former teammates Amanda Gottlieb (New Hampshire), Grace Giancola (Vermont) and Ashley Potter (Marist) are already playing in college.

Kaitlin Oliver (St. Michael’s) and Charron’s older sister, Emma (Muhlenberg), are also playing collegiate lacrosse.

Back row, from left, Rachel Sullivan, girls lacrosse head coach Sean Cole, Laura DiMartino, Laura DelSanto and Ashley Huff. Front row, from left, Anna Miller, Abby Charron and Poet Watson. (Photo courtesy Sean Cole)

Abby Charron is a two-time All-State player in basketball and has helped Canton advance to the Class S championship last year, losing to Stamford-based Trinity Catholic. She averaged a team-leading 13.0 points a game to help the Warriors win their second straight NCCC championship. It was Canton’s second appearance in the title game in three years. The Warriors won the Class S title in 2016.

In field hockey, Charron earned second team All-State honors with a career-high 17 goals. She has scored 37 goals in four seasons for the Warriors.

 

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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