Payton Klepacki '22 named top prospect at lacrosse showcase
Wilbraham & Monson Academy’s Payton Klepacki ’22 made a quick impression on the Girls’ Lacrosse team, as she was voted a captain this season before playing a game for the Titans.
Payton made an impression at one of the biggest lacrosse camps in New England, too, earning just one of the four top prospect awards at the one-day 5 Star Prospect Day in Connecticut on March 7.
Payton, a midfielder, and the Titans open their season April 10 at the turf with a 2 p.m. game against Worcester Academy.
Payton on why she wanted to attend the prospect day: “It was a good opportunity to get film for colleges, and a lot of the NESCAC schools were going to be there and I’m interested in those schools.”
Payton on how she thought she performed at the prospect day: “I thought I played well but I always think I can do better. But a lot of coaches told me they recognized my hard work and how I put effort forth when I played. It was so windy that day - the net literally picked up during the all-star game and flew away.”
Payton on earning one of the four top prospect awards: “I was shocked just to make the all-star game because I was playing with really good people all around me. I was surprised. And then they announced the top players from the event, and I was named. I was really excited and thrilled.”
Payton on WMA’s upcoming season: “Things are going pretty well. We have some rebuilding to do this year but that’s what happens when you lose a bunch of seniors.”
Coach Christa Robinson regarding Payton’s impact at WMA: “Payton leads the team by example. Her passion, commitment and strong work ethic have all impacted her teammates in a positive way this season. She is always giving 110-percent effort in everything she does all while adding her good sense of humor. I am so excited to see her compete as a Titan, both offensively and defensively. She will be a key player for us this season.”