Alessandrini Ends Her HS Career with Milestone Performance

by Marc Narducci | May 30, 2024
Alessandrini Ends Her HS Career with Milestone Performance
Brooke Alessandrini certainly left her mark in her final high school lacrosse game for Washington Township. Even though Township lost a highly competitive 7-6 decision to Central Regional in a first-round South Jersey Group 4 tournament game, Alessandrini went over the 200-career goal mark.

She scored a hat trick in that finale, giving her 202 career goals.

With all her accomplishments, the person is even better than the player, according to Washington Township coach Sandy Stockl.

“She is a dream to coach,” Stockl said. 

And a nightmare to defend against. 

She scored 50 or more goals in three straight years, with 51 as a sophomore, 65 as a junior and 79 this year. (There were also seven as a freshman, stats courtesy of NJ.com). 

After her final game, she looked at the defeat in a practical manner.

“We came out with energy from the beginning,” she said. “As a senior it was more nerve-wracking than you typical [feel] but if we go down, we go down together. We have a huge senior class and are feeling the emotions, but we are feeling them together.”

There is also a sense of pride in hitting the 200-goal mark.

“I couldn’t have done it without everybody else, so it means as much to them as it does to me,” Alessandrini said. 

Next season Alessandrini will be on the ground floor as she will continue her education and lacrosse career at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The spring of 2025 will be the first year that Charlotte will be fielding a lacrosse program. 

“I think it will be going with a fresh mindset, a fresh team, a fresh set of girls and a coach that wants to win,” Alessandrini said. “I think we are going to do really well.”

Charlotte will compete in the American Athletic Conference. That is a conference where Temple competes. Several teams that are in other leagues, compete in the AAC in women’s lacrosse such as Florida, which won the division this season, and James Madison. 

“I hope freshman year we get to play at Temple,” she said. 

Alessandrini committed to Charlotte in October of her junior year. 

“It’s special to be invited to help start a new program,” she said. 

Alessandrini has always been a goal scorer in lacrosse, even in her younger days, something that should continue on the collegiate level. 

“I wasn’t a big scorer my freshman season, but I expanded my knowledge and learned and improved,” she said. 

So much so, that she became a major goal scorer while competing in South Jersey, which has long been known as a hotbed for girls’ lacrosse. 

While Alessandrini will miss playing at Washington Township, it’s now on to the next challenge, as she will take her scoring touch to Charlotte. 

Photo: Brooke Alessandrini of Washington Twp Lax / Marc Narducci

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