Stang senior Julia Chausse signs commitment letter for Simmons University lacrosse

Mar 7, 2020

Bishop Stang Senior Julia Chausse signed a Commitment Letter last week to play for Simmons University Women’s Lacrosse team in Boston, a Division-3 team in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

Chausse’s parents, Don and Paula, her sister Emma, her grandparents Donald and Irene Chausse, and several friends were on hand for the signing. Bishop Stang administrative leaders and the girls’ lacrosse head coach Lauren Pratt were also in attendance.

According to a statement from Bishop Stang, Chausse has played lacrosse since the age of 5 and has been on the Bishop Stang Varsity Lacrosse team since her freshman year. She is looking to her final season playing at Stang but she will miss playing competitively alongside her sister when she is in college.

She first saw Simmons in her junior year, and felt it was a perfect fit all around, going on to meet Simmons lacrosse coach Molly Devilbiss at a tournament in the fall of her junior year.

After an overnight visit, Chausse said she felt immediately comfortable with the team. “I liked Coach Devilbiss from the first time I met her. I really like her coaching style and I am looking forward to learning from her,” she said.

Chausse will be studying in the Simmons’ Nursing program, and said that she is looking forward to the “opportunity to learn at some of the best teaching hospitals in the world, including Mass General, Dana Farber, Brigham and Women’s and more.”

At the signing, Chausse thanked her parents, Don and Paula, all of her grandparents, and her sister Emma for all of their love and support. She also thanked her friends, teammates, and coaches, particularly her dad and her club coach, Bill Villareal, for teaching her the game that she loves.

The signing took place at Bishop Stang High School on March 2.