William & Mary Announces 2012 Recruiting Class

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (July 5, 2011) William and Mary lacrosse head coach Christine Halfpenny has announced that seven student-athletes will join the program for the 2011-2012 academic year. The talented incoming class includes three midfielders, two attackers, a defender and a goalkeeper.

"I am very excited to welcome this strong class of student-athletes to William & Mary," Halfpenny said. "Top to bottom this class brings experience to each position on the field. These players are outstanding students and strong athletes who are hungry to compete and win at the highest level. We are looking forward to seeing their personalities and styles mesh well with the returning squad but also continue to raise the level of our team as we strive towards a CAA Championship."

The Tribe has experienced tremendous success in recent years, as it has consistently ranked among the nation's top 20 and has earned four consecutive double-digit win seasons. The following is a brief look at the Tribe's 2011-12 recruiting class:

Lucy Ferguson
Goalkeeper
Montclair, N.J.
Montclair

Prep: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Ann Jennings at Montclair ... Honored as a US Lacrosse First Team All-American in 2011 ... Invited to the All-American Showcase/ESPN Rise Tournament in Florida following her senior season ... Finished her prep career with 985 saves and a 60 percent save percentage ... Garnered first-team all-league and first-team all-county honors in 2011 ... Also honored as the team's MVP as a senior ... Started all but five games of her high school career ... Selected as a US Lacrosse Honorable Mention All-American in 2010 ... U19 National Team Finalist following her junior year ... Ranked as the ninth best goalie nationally by ESPN Rise ... Chosen as a US Lacrosse Academic All-American in 2010 ... Third-team all-state selection as a junior ... Also garnered first-team All-North Jersey, first-team All-Essex County and first-team All-Essex County Tournament teams in '10 ... Metro Lacrosse Club Foundation Scholarship winner as a junior ... Member of the North New Jersey Team at the Women's Division National Tournament in 2010 (Team 1) and 2009 (Team 2) ... Participated in the Under Armour Underclassman Games in 2009 and 2010 ... First-team All-Essex County honoree in 2009 ... Earned the Most Promising Player Award in 2008 ... Earned three letters on the tennis team ... Chosen as a 2011 Essex County Scholar Athlete ... Member of the National Honor Society and the German Honor Society ... Garnered the MHS Community Service Award ... Served as a counselor at On the Ball Lacrosse Camp ... Volunteered as a youth league lacrosse coach ... Volunteered with Human Needs Food Pantry ... Made a community service trip to Yakima Indian Reservation (2009) and Peru (2007) ... Youth Member, Union Congregational Church Outreach Committee ... Personal: Daughter of David and Kelly Ferguson ... Father wrestled at Johns Hopkins University.

Sarah Gunter
Midfield
Alexandria, Va.
Hayfield

Prep: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Sarah Cohen at Hayfield ... Finished prep career as the school's all-time points leader with 230 (159 goals, 71 assists) ... Served as a captain during her senior season ... Honored as the district player of they year in 2011 ... Also earned first-team all-region and all-district honors as a senior ... Garnered first-team all-district and second-team all-region honors as a junior ... The fourth-ranked offensive player in the Northern Region in 2010 ... Honored as the team's MVP in 2010 ... Honorable mention all-district selection in 2009 ... Earned the JV Coach's Award in 2008 ... Also lettered in cheerleading and was a member of the junior varsity volleyball team for twoseasons ... Chosen as the JV volleyball captain and team MVP in 2009 ... Member of the Honor Roll multiple times (2005-11) ... Also selected to the Northern Region Athletic Honor Roll (2007-11) ... Member of the National Honor Society, the Science Honor Society and the Tri-Music Honor Society ... Member of the Math Team, Environmental Club, Yearbook staff and computer graphic design ... First chair alto saxophone in Advance Band/Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band ... Volunteered with Dreams for Kids Foundation ... Volunteered at Lane Elementary School ... Performed piano and alto saxophone at local nursing homes ... Volunteered at the Fall for Fairfax Kidsfest ... Personal: Daughter of William and Cecilia Gunter.

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