William & Mary Announces Eight-Player Recruiting Class

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Aug. 2, 2010) -- William & Mary lacrosse head coach Christine Halfpenny has announced that eight student-athletes will join the program for the 2010-2011 academic year.

"I am pleased to announce the Tribe Lacrosse Class of 2014," Halfpenny said. "This group brings a great amount of competition to each position on the field. They are accomplished players with great attitudes, strong character and lots of pride. We are certain they will add depth and a new dynamic to our team immediately."

Having claimed regular-season conference titles in two of the last three years, the Tribe will enter the 2011 campaign next spring looking for its fourth consecutive double-digit win season. The following is a brief look at the Tribe's 2010-2011 recruiting class:

Maggie Bermingham
Annandale, Va.

Prep: Served as a captain two seasons for head coach Cindy Hook ... Tewaaraton Award nominee ... Three-time first-team All-Patriot District selection ... Two-time first-team All-Northern Region honoree ... Earned honorable mention All-Met distinction ... Also was named second-team All-Patriot District and second-team All-Northern Region once ... Recorded 28 goals, 57 ground balls and 56 caused turnovers as a senior ... Captained the field hockey team two years ... Two-time honorable mention All-Patriot District honoree ... Also earned second-team All-Patriot District accolades once ... Member of the National Honor Society and Business Honor Society ... Faculty Award Winner and earned the 3.5 GPA Award six times ... Personal: Born March 20, 1992 in Annandale, Va. ... Dad played football and James Madison and mom played field hockey at Randolph Macon ... Sister, Mary, plays lacrosse at Old Dominion.

Bridget Brown
Annapolis, Md.
Severn School

Prep: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Irene Sotiropoulos ... Earned the Varsity Players Award as a junior ... Also earned three letters in field hockey ... Served as a captain during her senior season ... Editor of the school newspaper ... Honor Roll student ... Personal: Daughter of Jamie and Kate Brown ... Born on March 19, 1992.

Jenna Dougherty
Moorestown, N.J.

Prep: Three-year letterwinner and starter for head coaches Deanna and KC Knobloch ... Helped team win the state championship three times ... Selected as the Midfielder Player of the Year in South Jersey as a senior ... Also earned honorable mention All-America and Academic All-America honors in 2010 ... Scored her 100th career goal during her senior season ... Earned multiple honors as a junior and senior, including: first-team Burlington County Scholastic League, first-team All-South Jersey, All-Burlington County, All-Group Three, All-Group Three South Jersey and second-team all-state ... Wore #51 (legacy lacrosse number at Moorestown) for three years ... Four-year letterwinner and starter in field hockey ... Captained the team as a senior ... Helped team win the state championship as a freshman ... Earned multiple postseason awards, including first-team all-South Jersey honors as a senior ... Academic All-American ... Graduated with High Honors ... Member of the Honor Roll three years ... Member of the Honors Service and Society ... Served as a Sunday School teacher for fourth graders ... Personal: Daughter of Rick and Wendy Dougherty ... Mom played field hockey at East Carolina ... Born on Nov. 18, 1991 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Alexi Farmakis
Wilton, Conn.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner for co-head coaches Cindy Wiseman and Ciara Thurlow ... Earned All-FCIAC and all-state honors as a senior ... All-FCIAC East and WLNE Team 2 as a junior ... Finished her career with 183 points on 128 goals and 55 assists ... Ranks 10th on the school's all-time scoring list ... Recorded 51 goals as a senior, the ninth-best single-season total in school history ... Three-year letter winner on the soccer team ... Earned academic honors every semester ... AP Scholar Award ... Commended Student in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program ... Extracurricular activities included Key Club, Habitat for Humanity Club and Recycling Club ... Volunteered as a coach's assistant and referee for youth leage lacrosse ... Personal: Daughter of Bill and Jennifer Farmakis ... Has a younger brother, Ryder ... Born on June 5, 1992 in Norwalk, Conn.

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