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Anni McDonough Zukauskas

Anni McDonough Zukauskas


At Rochester:

  • Captain for both the lacrosse and field hockey teams
  • Led the team in scoring for both teams
  • Received First Team Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association honors in field hockey in 1998 and First Team honors in UCAA all four years for lacrosse
  • Named the New York State Player of the Year Award in 1998
  • Zukauskas holds the University records for all-time leading scorer and most goals scored in a game for lacrosse
  • Was the recipient of the Merle Spurrier Award at Rochester in her senior year


  • Joined the visual arts faculty and coaching staff at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass
  • Coached field hockey and girl’s lacrosse and helped lead the varsity girl’s lacrosse program to its second I.S.L. championship in the school’s history
  • Taught and coached at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn from 2007 to 2014
  • At Poly, she built the lacrosse program and rook the team to multiple state semifinal and final championship games
  • A school administrator, faculty, and head varsity lacrosse coach as of 2015 in Thayer Academy
  • Was inducted into Thayer’s Athletic Hall of Fame for her accomplishments as a student athlete and later as a coach in 2009
  • Now resides outside Boston, Mass., with her husband, Tom, and their two children, Anne Marie (5) and T.J. (4).