#NationalSigningDay2021: Avery Robertson signs women’s lacrosse at Naval Academy


courtesy of Avery Robertson

Avery Robertson, pictured with her family, signs her National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at the Naval Academy.

by Leah Bolger, Julian Rodriguez, and Brayden Gregory

On February 3, Avery Robertson signed to play lacrosse at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Navy Midshipmen women’s lacrosse team is an NCAA Division I college lacrosse team representing the United States Naval Academy as part of the Patriot League, whose mascot is “Bill the Goat.”

Robertson has played on Renegades Lacrosse Club team for 10 years and the varsity lacrosse team for four years. 

Robertson said, “I chose the Naval Academy because it is an elite and prestigious school with a highly competitive division one lacrosse. It is also a very structured environment where I will be surrounded by like-minded people who also want to serve their country.” 

Robertson playing with her Renegade’s Club lacrosse team. (courtesy of Avery Robertson)

Robertson plans to study oceanography, the study of the physical and biological properties of the ocean and atmosphere.

Robertson said, “After college I plan on completing my mandatory five years of service as a Surface Warfare Officer, possibly serving a few additional years.”

Stacy Robertson, Avery’s mother, said, “Avery knew she wanted to play college lacrosse at an early age and has worked very hard to be able to do just that”  

The Naval Academy is dedicated to creating and assembling leaders to serve the United States Navy. All graduates will serve for at least five years.  The process for acceptance is highly selective.  In the Class of 2022, over 16,000 students applied, and just over 1,000 students were accepted.

Stacey Robertson said, “To be honest I was very nervous when Avery chose Navy. As a mom, you always want your kids close and safe. But after I had some time to adjust and get some perspective I knew that it was a good match for Avery. She will get to do and see some pretty amazing things. She will be getting an outstanding education and be able to play lacrosse at the next level.  We couldn’t be more proud of her hard work and perseverance!” 

The Linganore Girls Varsity lacrosse coach, Brooke Wilson is extremely confident in Robertson’s abilities to play at the next level.

My experience coaching Avery has been memorable! She is one of the hardest workers I think I’ve ever coached. She has a passion for her team and for the game and she shows it on and off the field. This brought her into a leadership role on the team even as a freshman and sophomore,” said Wilson, “We’ve relied on her for a lot of big plays, but without her hard work in all the little moments (ground balls, 50-50 balls, re-defending in the midfield) we would be at a loss!” 

Robertson intercepts a pass in a game against North Hagerstown. (courtesy of Avery Robertson)

In the 2019 season, Navy had an outstanding record of 16-5 with an 8-1 record in the Patriot League conference. Their 2020 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic after only playing six games. Navy’s season will being on February 13 against George Mason University.

Overall, it is obvious that Avery Robertson is a true team player and a successful lacrosse player who will succeed superbly at the Naval Academy!