Larsen twins strive for success at Saint Anselm

Derek Blanchard, Staff Writer

Ever since they stepped on the ice together for the first time in a maroon and gold jersey, senior twins Nick and Noah Larsen have been two of the best student athletes in the Class of 2020.

The identical twins are committed to play lacrosse at Saint Anselm College, following in the footsteps of their older brother, Matt Larsen, who played at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

The Larsens were two of the captains on the hockey team this season and are also lacrosse captains for the 2020 season. 

“We aren’t perfect as captains, but we try to agree on what’s best for the team,” Noah Larsen said. 

The brothers also train together, whether it’s working out in the weight room or shooting some lacrosse balls on a sunny day. Both twins earned all-star recognition and shared player of the year awards from several news channels that cover high school lacrosse.

“I want to be successful, and I want to win,” Nick Larsen said. 

Noah added that they like to push each other while training because they’re always competing against each other. 

When asked who is the superior twin, the answers weren’t surprising and emphasized their competitive nature.

“Look at Twitter,” Nick Larsen said, referencing an old tweet from T-Hawk Tweets, a student-led Twitter account that ran a poll asking students who was the superior twin when both twins had been lighting it up on the lacrosse field as sophomores. 

Hundreds of students voted, and Nick ended up winning by a small percent when all the votes had been counted.

“I’m the alpha, no question,” Noah Larsen said in response to the same question. 

As they prepare for the adjustment to college life, the Larsen twins added that they will not be rooming together at Saint Anselm, but they are prepared to continue performing at a high level and stay just as studious in the classroom as well.