Massachusetts high school lacrosse star, 17, dies in boating accident

A high school lacrosse star lost his life Friday night in a shipwreck off Cape Cod.

Sadie Mauro, who was scheduled to start her senior year at Dover-Sherborn High School, has died at age 17 after going missing in Sesult Harbor.

The boat in which Mauro was traveling crashed and she was ejected after hitting a jetty.

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A 17-year-old lacrosse star died in a boating accident Friday

The Coast Guard and local dive teams recovered her body on a nearby beach about 90 minutes after the accident.

Mauro was part of the state championship team in both 2021 and 2022 as a midfielder/defender and was committed to playing for Gettysburg College, which won the 2017 and 2018 DIII national championships.

«Working as a team to achieve these successes and starting this season has been extremely rewarding and motivating. I can’t wait to continue my athletic and academic career in college.» Mauro once wrote.

«Sadie’s smile could light up a room, she had a heart of gold and the sweetest spirit,» the Dover-Sherborn High School principal said. john smith said. «She had a strong sense of self and loved adventure and anything outdoors. A hard-working student and a keen athlete, Sadie was effortlessly genuine and kind.»

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Sadie Mauro committed to play at Gettysburg College. (Patricio Smith/Getty Images)

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«The Dover-Sherborn community is strong and known for its strength and resilience in the face of unimaginable tragedy. We will continue to support each other in the days and weeks ahead as we surround Sadie’s family, friends and loved ones with care and love,» Dover-Sherborn Public Schools Superintendent Beth McCoy said through the statement. New York Post. «I will hug my children very tight tonight, I’m sure you will do the same.»

Six people were in the two that crashed: A 17-year-old man was taken to hospital with a head injury.

The accident remains under investigation, but initial reports say the boat was equipped with two 250-horsepower engines and was registered in Alabama.

Crews were sent into the waters Saturday to recover debris from the accident.

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Mauro’s high school team won the state title in 2021 and 2022. (Photos by Ben Solomon/NCAA via Getty Images)

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Smith said that «members of the counseling team will be available in addition to a crisis counselor from the Riverside Trauma Center and service dogs from the Dover and Sherborn police departments.»