William & Mary Announces Recruiting Class for 2013-2014

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 29, 2013) William and Mary lacrosse head coach Brooke Ireland has announced that nine student-athletes will join the program for the 2013-14 academic year. The talented incoming class includes six midfielders, an attacker, a defender and a goalkeeper.

"I am very excited for my first recruiting class to join the Tribe program," head coach Brooke Ireland said. "These nine young women are exceptional not only on the field, but also in the classroom. I believe that they will contribute right away to our program and will build upon the foundation of our current team to earn the highest success that this program is capable of achieving. Their all around athleticism and drive, along with an already tight bond, will provide a very strong group."

The following is a brief look at the Tribe's 2013-14 recruiting class:

Mary Catherine Curran
Midfielder
Berwyn, Pa. (The Episcopal Academy)
Four-year letterwinner as a midfielder for head coach Amanda Vos Strache at The Episcopal Academy ... US Lacrosse Academic All-American in 2012 ... Served as a team captain as a senior ... Garnered All-Main Line and All-Inter-Ac honors in 2012 ... Helped her team win the Inter-Ac league title three times (2010-12) and the PAISSA state championship in 2011 and 2012 ... Also lettered in soccer ... International Cum Laude Society member ... National Latin Scholar ... Member of Esse Quam Videri senior leadership council ... Served on the community outreach board from 2010-13 and the disciplinary board in 2011 ... Earned the service award in 2011 ... Member of the student council ... High Honors recipient ... Earned the Dartmouth College Book Award for intellectual and athletic excellence ... Raised four puppies for The Seeing Eye ... Recognized with "Best Friend" award from The Seeing Eye.

Personal Information
Daughter of James and Lauren Curran ... Enjoys traveling ... Enjoyed participating as a competitive international Irish step dancer.

Courtney Donovan
Midfielder
Rose Valley, Pa. (Academy of Notre Dame)
Two-year letterwinner as a midfielder, attacker and defender for coach Cook at Academy of Notre Dame ... Garnered second-team All-Main Line honors in 2012 ... Earned honorable mention All-Delco distinction in 2012 ... Received the 2012 Impact Player Award ... Selected as the Teammate of the Year in soccer as a senior ... Served as a Student Council Representative from 2009-13 ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Forensics county champion ... National Spanish Exam Silver Medalist ... Earned Distinguished Honors from 2009-13 ... Member of the World Affairs Club, Glee Club and Youth Group.

Personal Information
Daughter of Dennis and Susanne Donovan ... Father wrestled at the University of Delaware ... Brother, Ryan, plays football at Franklin and Marshall University ... Enjoys reading, surfing and hiking.

Mary Flick
Midfielder
Moorestown, N.J. (Moorestown High School)
Three-year letterwinner as a midfielder for head coach Ali Collins at Moorestown Public High School ... Two-time Moorestown MVP ... Earned first-team all-county and first-team All-South Jersey honors in 2012 ... Chosen as the 2012 Burlington County Times Player of the Year ... Second-team All-Courier Post in 2012 ... Honored as a Senior All-Star ... Burlington County's leading scorer in 2011 and earned first-team all-county distinction ... Courier Post Group 3 first-team selection and All-Ledger All-Group 3 second-team choice in 2011 ... Garnered second-team all-county accolades in 2010 ... Lettered twice in field hockey ... Served as her homeroom representative ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal Information
Daughter of Ted and Debbie Flick ... Father played basketball at the University of Pennsylvania ... Enjoys shopping, working out, going to dinner and visiting New York City ... Will also play field hockey at W&M.

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