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Davidson Lacrosse Adds Nine in Class of 2023

by | Jul 2, 2019 | Sports

Lacrosse Coach Kim Wayne talking to her players during a game in the 2019 season.


DAVIDSON, N.C.  — Head coach Kim Wayne of the Davidson women’s lacrosse program announced today the addition of nine recruits to the Class of 2023, who will join the program this coming Fall for the 2019-20 season. The class is comprised of scholar-athletes from the states of Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and North Carolina.

“I’m thrilled to welcome this freshmen class to the Wildcat family as they truly embody what Davidson College and our athletic department represent,” said Wayne, who will be entering her 12th season at the helm of the program. “Their hard work in the classroom and dedication to lacrosse both on and off the field are what attracted me to each one of them. They love the game and are ready to bring their passion and talent to Davidson. I am looking forward to the Fall and seeing how well they integrate themselves into the current team.”

The Wildcats will welcome to the Class of 2023: Molly Murphy (Foxborough, Mass.), Courtney Baehr (Glenwood, Md.), Erin Cooke (Woodstock, Md.), Amanda Monahan (Marblehead, Mass.), Riley Redpath (Wyndmoor, Pa.), Grace Fahey (Greenwich, Conn.), Margaret Anne Warner (Broughton, N.C.), Anna West (Hillsborough, N.C.) and Eva Finn (Darien, Conn.).

Meet the incoming class:

Molly Murphy
High School: Foxborough High School
Hometown: Foxborough Mass.
Lax Club: 3D New England
Position: Midfielder

Academic Honors: 2-time scholar-athlete for high school 

Athletic Honors: Hockomock League Lacrosse All Star … two-time Hockomock League Lacrosse All Star Honorable Mention … two-time Hockomock League Field Hockey Honorable Mention … played on team representing MA/RI team in national lacrosse tournament.

Why I wanted to attend Davidson: “I love how closely-knit the community is, the amazing academics, and the honor code.”

Courtney Baehr
High School: Glenelg High School
Hometown: Glenwood, Md.
Lax Club: Hero’s Lacrosse
Position: Defender

Academic Honors: AP Scholar silver medalist … Honor Roll / Principal’s Honor Roll every quarter of high school

Athletic Honors: three-time MD state champion … four-time regional champion … Letterman’s Club award … first-team all-county senior year … second-team all-county junior year … team captain senior year

Why I wanted to attend Davidson: “I wanted to attend Davidson because of the small class sizes and rigorous academic reputation.”

Erin Cooke
High School: Marriotts Ridge High School 
Hometown: Woodstock, Md.
Lax Club: Hero’s Lacrosse 
Position: Attacker

Academic Honors: 10-time Scholar Athlete … MBCA State All-Academic Girls’ Basketball 2018 & 2019 … National Honors Society Member 2018 & 2019 … Technical Honors Society Member 2019 

Athletic Honors: Played soccer and varsity basketball & lacrosse … four-year varsity lacrosse player … Howard County Girls Lacrosse Champions 2016 and 2019 … varsity Lacrosse Captain 2019 … second-team all-county girls lacrosse 2018 and 2019. 

Why I wanted to attend Davidson: “I’ve wanted to attend Davidson since I was in middle school, when my parents and I would travel to Davidson to visit my sister and watch Wildcat lacrosse games! As I grew older, I realized that I really wanted the challenge of Davidson academics and the opportunities that success at the college will open up for me.   The honor code was an attraction, as well, because it emphasizes personal accountability and respect for the work and property of others.” 

Amanda Monahan
High School: Brooks School
Hometown: Marblehead, Mass.
Lax Club: 3D New England
Position: Goalie

Academic Honors: Runner-up for Wilder Speaking Prize … Magnum Cum Laude with a High Distinction in Arts. 

Athletic Honors: All-ISL Honorable Mention 2018 … All-ISL Team 2019 … All-American 2019

Why I wanted to attend Davidson: “I want to attend Davidson because of the strong community aspect that is held as a very important value, as well as the mutual trust that is within the community.”

Riley Redpath
High School: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Hometown: Wyndmoor, Pa.
Lax Club: Ultimate Lacrosse
Position: Attacker

Academic Honors: Cum Laude (inducted in 2018/Junior Year) … 9th Grade French Award … 10th Grade French Award … High Honor Roll 2016, 2017, and 2018, Honor Roll 2019 … Recipient of the Smith College Book Award … Recipient of the Caroline Susan Jones Senior Award.

Athletic Honors: Varsity lacrosse captain 2018 and 2019 … varsity tennis Coaches Award 2016 and 2017 … varsity lacrosse Coaches Award 2017, 2018, and 2019 … Recipient of the Junior Vare Award in Memory of Johanna Sigmund … played varsity Tennis 2016 and 2017 … played varsity Field Hockey 2018 and 2019.

Why I wanted to attend Davidson: “I wanted to attend Davidson because it offers everything I have ever dreamed of when envisioning myself at college. Davidson has a beautiful campus, competitive lacrosse, challenging academics, wonderful, friendly people, and a happy, positive environment both within and surrounding campus.”

Grace Fahey
High School: Greenwich High School
Hometown: Greenwich, CT
Lax Club: CT Grizzlies
Position: Attacker

Academic Honors: National Merit Commended ScholarSenior Headmaster Award … Bella House Outstanding Student Award … National Honor Society Member … High Honor Roll all semesters.

Athletic Honors: Lacrosse– two-time Academic All-American (2018, 2019) … Under Armour All-American (2018) … US Lacrosse Team Connecticut – First Team (2018) … Captain (2019) … three-year varsity starter … team MVP (2019) leading team in goals, assists, and draw controls (54 G, 34 A, 46 DC) … All-State First Team (2019) … All-State Second Team (2018) … All-FCIAC Second Team (2018,2019) … FCIAC Exemplary Scholar-Athlete of the Spring (2019) … Field Hockey– four-year varsity starter … Team Captain (2019) … FCIAC Exemplary Scholar-Athlete of the Winter (2018-2019) … FCIAC Honorable Mention (2017-2018, 2018-2019) … also ran Varsity Cross Country in Fall of 2018.

Why I wanted to attend Davidson: “I wanted to attend Davidson because it is such a great school both athletically and academically and I knew it would push me in both categories. I was also very interested in Davidson’s Honor Code and think it will bring out my best version of myself. Lastly, when I visited for the first time I was shocked at how beautiful the campus was.”

Margaret Anne Warner 
High School: Needham Broughton High School
Hometown: Broughton, N.C.
Lax Club: Carolina fever
Position: Midfielder

Academic Honors: Four-time A/B Honor Roll … four-time academic all-conference … National Honor Society 11th-12th grade … Spanish Honor Society 12th grade.

Athletic Honors: four-year varsity lacrosse … three-time MVP for Broughton high school … four-time first-team all-conference pick … Conference Player of the Year as a senior prepster … earned All-American as a junior and senior … Broughton Female Athlete of the Year as a senior … named All-Metro Team as a junior.

Why I chose Davidson: “I chose Davidson because of the strong lacrosse program along with the exceptional academics.”

Anna West
High School: Durham Academy 
Hometown: Hillsborough, N.C.
Lax Club: Carolina Fever
Position: Attacker, Midfielder

Academic Honors: High Honors in Scholarship (2015-16) … Honors in Scholarship (2016-17) … High Honors in Scholarship (2017-18) … High Honors in Scholarship (2018-19) … 2017 Keith Waldman High School National Academic Award (Scholar of Distinction) … 2018 and 2019 Visual Arts Award … US Lacrosse Academic All-American.

Athletic Honors: US Lacrosse All-American (2018, 2019) … NCISAA All-State (2017, 2018, 2019) … First Team All-Triangle (2019) … TISAC All-Conference (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) … TISAC Conference Player of the Year (2018, 2019) … News and Observer All-Metro (2017, 2018, 2019) … 2017 North Carolina National Team … 2016 Under Armour Top 120 National Prodigies … varsity Lacrosse Most Outstanding Player (2018, 2019) … varsity Field Hockey Most Valuable Player (2019) … Team Captain (2018, 2019) … Ron Wilson MVP Award of Bull City All-Star Cullen Classic (Offensive Player of the Game) … 2019 Bob Bickel Lacrosse Award (Durham County High Schools Most Outstanding Lacrosse Player) … Durham Sports Club Scholar-Athlete Nominee … Recipient of the 2019 Mildred Barnes Scholarship (Durham County Scholar-Athlete of the Year).

Why I wanted to attend Davidson: “I chose Davidson because of the small class sizes and the strong sense of community that the students become a part of. I am looking forward to attending such a rigorous academic school, while still being able to compete at the Division I Level.” 

Eva Finn
High School: Darien High School
Hometown: Darien, CT
Lax Club: CT Grizzlies
Position: Defense
Athletic Honors: First-team All-FCIAC … first-team all-state.

Why I wanted to attend Davidson: “The small, interknit community paired with division one athletics and great academics attracted me to Davidson.”

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