Girls Lacrosse and Field Hockey Team Up for Charity 5K



The girls lacrosse and field hockey teams took part in a virtual 5-kilometer run, Miles for Vitty, on Saturday, October 24, to help raise money and awareness for an alumna who was severely injured when she fell off a ladder in August.

Diane Vitkus ’12, who played lacrosse at Loomis Chaffee, broke her C6 vertebra in the accident and is recovering and working to regain mobility and strength at Spaulding Rehabilitation in Boston, Massachusetts.

Thirty members of the field hockey and girls lacrosse team ran 3.4 miles (a bit more than a 5K) around the Loop Road on campus as participants and others made donations based on the total number of miles run.

At Loomis, Diane led the lacrosse team in total points (88), assists (34), and draw controls (52). She helped the Pelicans win a Founders League title and a Western New England Championship, and she earned a Coaches Award. She also was named to the High Honor Roll at Loomis. After graduation, Diane attended Brown University, where she played lacrosse for four years.

Diane is chronicling her journey on her Instagram page. To learn more, visit her page, @vittysvoyage, or check out her website.