North Carolina Lacrosse Welcomes Top-Rated Freshman Class

Katie Kinsey played four years of lacrosse, basketball and lacrosse at the Annapolis Area Christian School, serving as team captain in all three sports and winning conference championships in soccer and basketball. She earned all-conference honors in soccer and lacrosse and was a member of the National Honor Society while also placing on the Principal's Honor Roll and the Distinguished Honor Roll. From an athletic family, one of her sisters played lacrosse at Belmont Abbey, another sister crewed at Clemson and her father played football at Western Maryland.

A native of Kennett Square, Pa., the 6-2 Sophie McCoy played four years each of lacrosse, basketball and volleyball at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Del. She was a two-time captain and all-conference choice on the lacrosse team, grabbing second-team all-state honors in 2012 and first-team accolades in 2013. She was a first-team all-state choice as a senior, leading Tower Hill to the state championship game this spring. McCoy also was a team captain in both volleyball and basketball, earning all-conference honors in both sports and all-state honors twice in volleyball. She was a two-time Academic All-America selection who was the chairman of the Blue-Gold Club as a senior. She won the Senior Athletic Award for Tower Hill School in 2013 and was an Academic Scholar with Honors all four years of her prep career. Her father, Doug, played baseball at the University of Virginia.

Kayla Miles posted 44 goals and 33 assists for 77 points as a senior at the Immaculate Heart Central HS last spring. She captained the squad as a junior and senior, earning First-Team All-Star honors both years. She was an all-star and the MVP of the Nike Cup tournament held in Syracuse, N.Y., and won the Boots Gaffney Award for excellence in athletics in her hometown of Watertown, N.Y. She also played four years of soccer and three years of basketball, earning First-Team All-Star honors in soccer. A member of the National Honor Society, Miles also worked with Faith Community Service all four years of high school.

Carly Reed is one of the top scorers in prep lacrosse history. She was a Nike/US Lacrosse All-America and its Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year in 2013 after recording 131 goals, 33 assists and 40 ground balls. Reed finished her career with 578 points and 475 goals, both of which were school records at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes HS. Her 475 goals are the second-most in girls high school lacrosse history behind eventual Tewaaraton Award winner Shannon Smith (Northwestern University). She was a two-time Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year, the Virginia state player of the year and an Under Armour All-America, scoring two goals with an assist in the all-star game this summer. She also was the MVP of the Under Armour Underclass game in 2011Reed also was a team MVP on the cross country team and a skilled soccer player. Inside Lacrosse ranked Reed the No. 4 overall freshman in the nation for 2014. In addition to lacrosse, she also played three years of soccer and ran cross country for a year in the 5K. Reed also was a Dean's List student in the classroom.

Caylee Waters is one of the nation's top incoming goalies and was the Nike/US Lacrosse Northeast Region Player of the Year at Darien (Conn.) HS. Also a US Lacrosse All-America, Waters posted 289 saves and a save percentage of 69 percent as a senior. Waters was a first-team all-state choice and the Connecticut Player of the Year and a first-team MSG Tri-State choice. She also played four years of soccer and was on the diving team as a freshman. She was a marshall during her high school class' graduation and was part of the Darien Depot Board, Safe Rides and Challenge (a baseball program that works with special needs children). From an Atlantic Coast Conference family, her mother was a diver at Clemson and her father was a diver at Virginia Tech. Her uncle, Tommy Craig, was a diver at Carolina.

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2013-08-22



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