WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Sept. 8, 2015) – William & Mary lacrosse head coach Hillary Fratzke has announced that eight student-athletes will join the program for the 2015-16 academic year.
“We are so excited about our incoming freshman class and what they will bring to the team as we start the fall,” Fratzke said. “In addition to being quality individuals of strong character, they are fierce competitors on the field who are excited to learn from and push their teammates. The team has put so much work over the past years to build a culture of accountability, passion and togetherness. I am confident the freshmen will contribute to that and help the team progress even further.”
The following is a brief look at the Tribe’s 2015-16 recruiting class:
Tustin, Calif. (Arnold O. Beckman High School)
Arnold O. Beckman
Four-year letterwinner as a goalie and midfielder for head coach Kelly Baker at Arnold O. Beckman High School … Honored as a U.S. Lacrosse All-American in 2015 … Two-time Academic All-American (2014, 2015) … Three-time all-league selection (2013, 2014, 2015) and two-time All-League MVP Goalie (2014, 2015) … Garnered first-team all-county accolades twice (2014, 2015) … Finished her career with a .600 save percentage and 664 saves … Posted a goals against average of 7.1 during her final two seasons … National AP Scholar …
Daughter of Tim and Kate Duchene … Father was a varsity swimmer at Penn … Enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, snorkeling, spending time with her dog and volunteering at a local animal shelter.
Austin, Texas (St. Stephens Episcopal School)
Five-year letterwinner as a midfielder for head coaches Charlotte Johnston (St. Stephens) and Anna Traggio (Hotchkiss School) … Honored as a US Lacrosse All-American in 2014 after garnering honorable mention distinction in 2013 … Two-time US Lacrosse Academic All-American (2013, 2014) … Three-time All-Southwest Preparatory Conference selection (2012, 2013, 2014) … Two-time team captain … Earned the 2014 Don Cunningham Award, which is presented to a senior who lettered in three sports during the senior year and demonstrated talent, leadership, dedication and sportsmanship … Member of Team Texas 1 in 2013 after being a Team Texas 2 choice in 2012 … One of just 50 players nationwide selected to the “the Ride,” which was an event held at Nike Headquarters in 2013 … Division 2 State All-Star for Central Texas Division in 2011 … Earned the Pascall Award, which honors academic achievement, four times … Five-year letterwinner in field hockey and a four-year letterwinner in swimming … Served as a captain one year with swimming … Played bass, toms and snare on the Thunder drum line for three years …
Daughter of Mark Evarts and Bonner Kyle … Sister, Hadie, plays lacrosse at the University of Michigan … Father played football and wrestled at Amherst College … Enjoys waterskiing and photography.
Bethel, Conn. (Bethel High School)
Four-year letterwinner as an attacker for head coaches Shelly Desisto (Bethel) and Courtney Tetrault (Kent School) … US Lacrosse Academic All-American in 2014 … Served as a team captain as a senior … Finished her high school career with 271 goals and 124 assists … Earned first-team all-state honors twice (2014, 2015) … Three-time all-conference selection … Garnered Brine All-America distinction as a junior … Senior All-Star Team selection in 2015 after totaling 71 goals and 64 assists during her final season … Earned second-team all-state honors as a sophomore … Three-time South Western Conference All-Academic Team honoree … Led team in goals and assists twice (2013, 2014) … Led team in draw controls and assists as a senior … Helped team win the 2014 SWC d2 championship … Four-year letterwinner on the field hockey team and earned all-state honors in 2014 … Also lettered once in basketball … Member of student government and National World Language Honor Society … Chosen as a distinguished scholar in art … Also served as a yearbook committee member and volunteered at lacrosse camps …
Daughter of Tim and Julia Gagnon … Enjoys playing ping pong and art.
West Chester, Pa. (West Chester East High School)
West Chester East
Four-year letterwinner as midfielder/defender for head coach Marie Pepper at West Chester East High School … Two-time team captain … Earned first-team all-league and first-team all-area as a senior after leading her team in every statistical category … Averaged 3.6 goals per game, 2.0 assists per game, 2.0 caused turnovers per game, 3.0 ground balls and 5.0 draw controls per game in 2015 … Ranked as the league’s fifth-highest scorer in the league as a senior … Garnered first-team all-league and second-team all-area honors as a junior … Earned Coaches Award as a freshman … Four-year letterwinner in basketball and two-year letterwinner in soccer … Served as a team captain in basketball … Member of the National Honor Society and Business Honor Society … Medal winner with the DECA Business Club … Volunteered with Best Buddies, Kare Club and Interact Club … Also volunteered as a tutor and mentor …
Daughter of Dan and Daphne Hager … Two cousins played Division I Lacrosse – Megan Hager (Delaware) and Caroline Hager (Loyola) … Enjoys cooking, going to the beach and working out.
Wayne, Pa. (Radnor High School)
Three-year letterwinner as a midfielder/attacker for head coach Brooke Fritz at Radnor High School … Two-time Academic All-American … Three-year letterwinner on the field hockey team … Member of the National Honor Society … Earned PTSA Art Award … Worked as a youth lacrosse coach and official …
Daughter of Donald and Kim Helms … Brother, Tyler, played soccer at Franklin and Marshall College … Enjoys painting, drawing and watching movies.
Cohasset, Mass. (Groton School)
Four-year letterwinner as a midfielder for head coach Rebecca Moor at Groton School … Served as a captain during her senior year … Two-time New England Prep School Women’s Lacrosse Association All-Star (2014, 2015) … Independent School League Honorable Mention Lacrosse selection twice (2014, 2015) … Earned the Charles Potter Award in 2015 … Lower New England Team 3 selection in 2014 … Also lettered three times on the field hockey team and served as a captain as a senior… Member of the Groton School Honor Roll and was a Cum Laude Graduate … Volunteered as a Groton School tutor and admissions ambassador … Member of the Groton School Spirit Committee and Student Activities Committee … Served as a prefect (dorm leadership position … Cohasset Farmers Market Scholarship recipient …
Daughter of Christopher and Maureen McElgunn … Brother, Jack, plays lacrosse at Skidmore College … Sister, Molly, played lacrosse at Hobart William Smith … Enjoys wood working, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Glen Gardner, N.J. (Voorhees High School)
Four-year letterwinner as a midfielder for head coaches Ann Bonavita and Courtney Thibeault at Voorhees High School … Finished her career with 108 goals and 47 assists … Served as a team captain as a senior and totaled 40 goals and 33 assists during her final season … Nominated for Wendy’s Heisman Award … Earned the 2015 Skyland Conference Scholar Athlete Award … Two-time first-team Skyland Conference All-Raritan selection (2014, 2015) … Chosen to the Hunterdon Democrat All-Area Team as a senior … Also tabbed to the Lehighvalleylive All-Area Second Team in 2015 … Honorable Mention 2014 Express Times All-Area Team in 2014 … Awarded her team’s Coaches Award as a junior … Skyland Conference All-Raritan Second Team choice in 2013 … Also named Express times All-Area Second Team and Honorable Mention Courier News as a sophomore … Earned team’s Unsung Hero Award in 2013 … Three-year letterwinner in field hockey and served as a captain as a senior … Garnered the Voorhees Booster Club Outstanding Leadership Award … Member of the National Honor Society … Graduated with High Honor Roll … Participated in Together We Are One, Spanish Club and Student High School Integration Program … Enjoys boing to the beach, snowboarding and reading …
Daughter of Mark and Linda Ryan … Father played football at the University of Delaware … Sister, Haleigh, played club lacrosse at the University of Delaware.
Walpole, Mass (St. Mark’s School)
Four-year letterwinner as a midfielder for head coach Channing Weymouth at St. Mark’s School … U.S. Lacrosse All-America selection in 2015 after totaling a single-season school record with 65 goals … Two-time U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American (2014, 2015) … Finished career with 149 goal, 54 assists and 157 draw controls … Tied a single-game school record with seven goals … Served as a team captain as a senior … Earned All-ISL honors in 2014 and 2015 … Helped team garner an ISL title as a senior after posting an undefeated record … ISL honorable mention selection in 2013 … Also lettered four times in field hockey and ice hockey … Earned St. Mark’s highest athletic honor, “Fearing Athletic Prize” Award, in 2015 … Also garnered St. Mark’s Scholar-Athlete Award and Lacrosse Prize as a senior … Served as Vice President of the Young Republican Club at St. Mark’s … Participated in Broadway Nights (2014) and One Act Plays (2014, 2015) …
Daughter of Pete and Sharon Torgerson … Father played ice hockey at Quinnipiac University and was a NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Official … Enjoys walking her dog, swimming, going for runs and spending time with family and friends.