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LoHud Featured Interview – Kennedy Parent Laurie Trodden

Kennedy mother of 5, Laurie Trodden, was recently interviewed by LoHud as part of their “Mom in the Stands” feature.  You can view this article by picking up a copy of your local Westchester/Putnam County Journal News or by clicking here


Laurie Trodden, mother of Kennedy lacrosse players, Dylan and Brett Trodden:

Did you play any sports in high school?

No, I was a baton twirler at Westlake High School. That’s more like the halftime show at a footballgame, so it’s something.

Do you have any favorite sports teams?

The New York Giants. Being the wife of a football coach, and the mother of five boys, I didn’t have much of a choice.

How many of your sons have played on a team at Kennedy together at one time?

In ’07, Michael and Tyler played together. Then Tyler and Dylan played together last season and now Dylan and Brett play. So it’s always been two at a time.

What about your fifth son?

My oldest son, Matthew, didn’t play lacrosse, but he played football. In fact, they all played football from the time they hit fourth grade on.

So I guess you have experience being a mom in the stands?

I’m at every game and I’m the head of the Quarterback Club, which is like the Parents Association. We just make everything comfortable for the players and the coaches.

What’s the fondest memory of watching your sons play?

Well, the fondest memory was actually watching them play softball last spring. My husband was on third base, Tyler was on second, Matthew was on first and Michael hit a grand slam, to bring them all home. They spend a lot of time with each other and watching them play together is a wonderful thing.

Were they ever competitive against each or supportive of each other?

No, they’re really good at helping each other get better, which is nice.

— Terrence Watson




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