Severna Park High School has named Annie Haughton as its girls varsity head lacrosse coach for the 2023 season.
Haughton was previously the Falcons’ JV girls lacrosse head coach and compiled a record of 56-1-1 since 2015.
She also works as the coordinator of the school’s career readiness program. In that role, Haughton helps students prepare for college and career destinations.
A graduate of Frostburg State University, Haughton was a two-time captain and two-time Academic All-American on the women’s lacrosse team. Haughton also has club lacrosse experience being the head coach of the API/East Coast select team.
“I love every aspect of coaching; it’s the best part of the day,” said Haughton, who coached the current varsity players when they were on her JV teams at SPHS.
“I truly believe that athletics and competition teach the players so many life lessons from leadership skills to time management and relationship building,” Haughton said.
Haughton also appreciates the skill and knowledge her lacrosse players have before they enter the high school competition level.
“The players who I have coached on my JV squads are high-quality athletes and are well prepared by the Green Hornets feeder system, and we build upon that,” Haughton said. “They bring great energy to practice, and we also have very supportive parents and community involvement.”
Coaching at SPHS is rewarding because of the continued support of the booster program, high attendance at many games, and the parent-hosted team dinners, which galvanize the lacrosse team each year.
“The players want to learn, they work hard in practice, and have outstanding camaraderie because they have been teammates since they were in the Green Hornets organization,” Haughton said.
Haughton wants to give back to the Severna Park community by offering clinics to the Green Hornets and planning summer camps. She also wants to invite lacrosse alumni to speak to current players.
Admitting that coaching keeps her young, Haughton anticipates another competitive year for Anne Arundel County girls lacrosse and knows her players are excited about beginning practice this spring.
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