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Alumni Spotlight: Catching Up with Molly Little, Class of 2012

By February 24, 2022News

Molly Little ’12 is a gifted athlete whose talent and hard work has provided her with many exciting opportunities since graduating from Pennfield. We’ve loved cheering her on and following her adventures as a high school, collegiate, and professional athlete. 


Molly attended high school at Tabor Academy where she found success both on the field and in the classroom. She became interested in political science which she would continue to study in college. As a talented three season athlete, Molly ran cross country and played both basketball and lacrosse. Her strength as a lacrosse player landed her an athletic scholarship to the University of Vermont when she was only a sophomore. 


After graduating from Tabor, Molly spent her freshman year at University of Vermont before transferring to University of Denver to become a Pioneer. While in Denver, she served as team captain and was honored with several awards, including Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Molly graduated in May 2021, with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in both International Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies.


In 2021 Molly was selected to the USA Women’s National training team tryouts and drafted to the Athlete’s Unlimited Professional Lacrosse League, and she is excited to be back on the field in 2022. She is also working as an Assistant Lacrosse Coach at the University of Denver where she loves being on the field everyday alongside old teammates and coaches.


Pennfield helped launch Molly’s sports career…..

When Molly came to Pennfield she was in 4th grade and had been playing club lacrosse for 2 years. She was sad she couldn’t play on a team until she was in 6th grade, but I asked the girl’s coach if Molly could at least practice with the B team.

She she began practicing, and shortly thereafter was invited to play on the B team. Henry and I went to the first game, and we were wandering toward the field when we heard some Pennfield parents yelling to us to hurry up, that Molly was playing on the A team!