The athletic abilities of Lindsey Bolduc were exhibited early on in her Londonderry High School career, as she stepped into the goaltending position late that fall as Lady Lancers’ soccer coach Derek Dane was looking to tighten up his team’s goaltending play with the state tournament just around the corner.
Bolduc answered the call exceptionally mere months into her time as an LHS student/athlete, and over the next four years the spirited and intense redhead would show her mettle on the basketball court for coach John Fagula and – most impressively – on the softball diamond for Wayne MacDougall.
Opposing softball teams of the time couldn’t help notice Londonderry’s shortstop with the sensational throwing arm who frustrated defenses as the Lady Lancers’ great leadoff hitter.
The multi-sport standout selected Southern New Hampshire University, and after enduring a few struggles during her freshman season of 2013 last year, showed her true softball talents as an SNHU sophomore this past spring.
Bolduc was a stalwart for a team that went 31-15 overall and 16-9 in the Northeast-10 conference.
Converted to a second baseman, Bolduc appeared in all 46 of the Lady Penmen’s contests and was named an All-Northeast-10 Conference First-Team selection.
The former Lady Lancer led her team in runs batted in with 37 and doubles with 12, and she smacked 45 hits, bashed a total of seven home runs,and batted at a fine .315 clip.
The LHS graduate also totaled 25 runs scored and exhibited her knowledge of the strike zone and her patience by working her way to 19 walks.
Bolduc collected a career-best seven RBI in a 17-1 SNHU throttling of Lake Erie, going 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles, a home run, and two runs scored as well.
The former Lady Lancer standout also drove in four runs in a win against the University of the Sciences, and five against Assumption College in a contest in which she rapped two hits, including a double and a homer.
Bolduc’s growth into the college game from her freshman into her sophomore season is exemplified by the differences in statistics between the two campaigns.
During her frosh season of 2013, Bolduc played in 28 games and compiled a .239 batting average with 16 hits. She knocked three home runs and tallied 15 RBI. She notched her first collegiate hit and RBI when she singled to right field versus Georgian Court.
After the campaign the local rookie’s efforts and skills were recognized when she was named a Northeast-10 Third-Team All-Conference selection.
And another former Londonderry High multi-sport standout – Phil Latorre – also did himself and his alma mater proud this past spring in his junior lacrosse campaign at SNHU.
The ex-LHS ice hockey, golf, and lacrosse stalwart played in 14 contests for the 2014 SNHU men’s lax crew – with 13 starts – and he potted 13 goals and 12 assists for 25 points from his midfield position. LaTorre recorded a season-best four points on two occasions, bagging two goals and two assists in a win over Pace and one goal and three assists in a win over Saint Rose. The business administration major notched at least one point in eight different games during the campaign.
During his sophomore season of 2013, LaTorre started all 16 games for the Penmen and recorded 21 points, and as a freshman during the spring of 2012 the LHS grad played in all 14 games and tallied a team-high 37 ground balls for the Penmen. He registered his first collegiate point that season on an assist against Dowling.