College that local lacrosse star had committed to ‘heartbroken’ over deadly Cape Cod boat crash

SHERBORN, Mass. — The college that a local lacrosse star had committed to is ‘heartbroken’ over the deadly Cape Cod boat crash that happened this past weekend.

Sadie Mauro, a rising senior at Dover-Sherborn High School, was one of six passengers aboard a boat that struck a jetty off Cold Storage Beach around 9 p.m. Friday night. Dive teams recovered Sadie’s body hours later.

Mauro was an exceptional lacrosse player and committed to playing lacrosse at Gettysburg College in 2024.

“We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of Sadie Mauro, who was verbally committed to attend and play lacrosse at Gettysburg College in 2024,” said Charlotte Cunningham, Gettysburg’s head women’s lacrosse coach.

Cunningham says Mauro was an exceptional student, athlete, and person who the college was thrilled to have joined their program.

“This has been an unimaginable loss, and our team and the Gettysburg community is keeping Sadie’s family and friends in our thoughts and prayers as they mourn the loss of a daughter, sister, teammate, and friend,” Cunningham added.

Mauro joined the club across the team at Mass Elite Lacrosse about 5 years ago.

“She never took herself too seriously, she had a great sense of humor. She was always flipping something from a negative to a positive,” said Leslie Frank, one of Mauro’s lacrosse coaches at Mass Elite Lacrosse.

Her death marks the second time in about 18 months the school has suffered the tragic loss of a student. In February 2022, Owen Bingham, 18, died in a car crash.

Dover-Sherborn school leaders will have a crisis response team with grief counselors available Monday at the high school library from 10 a.m. until noon for anyone needing that extra support during this difficult time.

“We’re a small community, we’re a small school system,” Dover-Sherborn Principal John Smith said. “A lot of kids know each other and form friendships and they’ve known each other for years and years and years.”

Faculty are also in pain, Smith said — including him.

“I’m going to really, greatly miss her,” he said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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