Clare Lochary

Clare LocharyClare Lochary is an assistant editor and columnist for Lacrosse Magazine, the monthly publication of US Lacrosse. Her work has also appeared in b magazine, The Baltimore Sun, The Durham-Herald Sun, the New York Times and National Journal magazine. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Clare Lochary's Columns

A trip to Africa gives Ryan Flanagan a new global perspective

March 07, 2011

Most people look up to Ryan Flanagan. They kinda have to. He’s 6-6.

“If you’re physically bigger than someone, they’re going to look up to you. It’s human nature. Standing out can be a strength,” said Flanagan, a senior defenseman for the nationally ranked North Carolina Tar Heels.

Being a leader is important to Ryan Flanagan. On the field, it comes naturally to him. The senior is a first-team All-American and the current co-winner of the Schmeisser Memorial Cup, an award… Continue Reading…

Blankenship fits the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award mold to a T

December 27, 2010

There aren’t many Ellie Blankenships in the world. More’s the pity.

Blankenship, a senior libero from the University of Northern Iowa, is the inaugural Lowe’s Senior CLASS award winner for volleyball. Her performance on the court, in the classroom and in the community has made her a figure of respect in volleyball-crazy Cedar Falls, where the Panthers attract an average of more than 2,000 fans per game.

“Volleyball’s very popular in Iowa. We have so much respect for volleyball… Continue Reading…

2009-10 saw record nominations, record voting and unrivaled winners

July 06, 2010

The 2009-10 academic season was a milestone year for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. There were record numbers of nominees and fan voting for several sports, which produced 90 finalists who excelled in all four categories of the award criteria – community, classroom, character and competition. On the field, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award winners boasted a collective 226-72-7 overall record; their accomplishments off the field are just as impressive. The winners selected from this stellar group… Continue Reading…