Field Hockey Announces Five-Member 2014 Recruiting Class
Head Coach Jennifer Averill recently announced the five-member class for the 2014 season.

March 5, 2014

By Currie McFayden, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeHockey)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will bolster its ranks with five new additions to the field hockey program for the 2014 season as announced by Head Coach Jennifer Averill.

The class will be spearheaded by Yale transfer Georgia Holland, a highly-decorated player who has consistently been among the top players in the Ivy League throughout her collegiate career. In addition, all five recruits have experience playing in the midfield, an area where the Demon Deacons will be seeking replacements for Holly Brown and Taylor Rhea.

Three of the five players have seen time with the junior national teams, including Karlee Spirit who captained the U17 National Team during its trip to the Netherlands last year.

The recruiting class will be joining a talented program that went 12-9 and earned a 3-2 NCAA Tournament victory over No. 6 Old Dominion at the end of the 2013 season. That win pushed the Demon Deacons to their first spot in the NCAA Quarterfinals since 2009 and was their third over a top-10 team for the season.

Georgia Holland - Midfielder/Back - Stony Brook, N.Y. - Yale University
Joins the Demon Deacons after a four-year career at Yale... Served as captain for the Bulldogs during the 2013 season... Notched eight goals, four assists and 20 points during her senior season along with 10 defensive saves, good for the second-highest mark in the nation... Recipient of Yale's Francis Gordon Brown Prize that annually recognizes the athlete who best represents leadership, scholarship and service for the university... Served on both the U19 and U21 National Teams in stints from 2010-13... Earned unanimous First Team All-Ivy League accolades following the 2011 and 2013 seasons... Was the Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Year in 2010... Also named to the NFHCA Second Team All-Mideast Region and the ECAC Division I First Team in 2013... Named a four-time member of the NFHCA National Academic Squad from 2010-13... Attended Ward Melville High School and earned four letters in field hockey under Head Coaches Nancy Cole and Shannon Watson... Was a 2009 NFHCA High School First Team All-American... Also earned four letters in basketball and two in lacrosse.



Mackenzie Adams - Midfielder - Lake Forest, Ill. - Lake Forest High School
Earned three varsity letters in field hockey at Lake Forest High School under Head Coach Melanie Walsh... Took the Scouts to consecutive state championship victories in 2012 and 2013 and served as captain during both seasons... Was a 2013 selection as an All-State, All-Region and All-American player... Also named to the 2012 and 2013 All-Academic squads... Named to the Best of the Midwest team in 2011 and 2013... Former teammates include Halle Frain and Mackenzie Mick (North Carolina), Emily George (Iowa), Cori Conley (Penn State) and Kendall Youngblood (Connecticut).

Rachel Hirsch - Midfielder - Prospect, Ky. - Kentucky Country Day School
Earned four varsity letters and was a four-year starter in field hockey at Kentucky Country Day School under Head Coach Amy Charasika... Served as the captain of the Bearcats during the 2013 season... Was named to the Kentucky Select Second Team in 2011 and the First Team in 2013... Earned spots on the Futures Elite teams in 2012, 2013 and 2014... Saw time with the U17 Junior National Team in 2012... Named to the 2013 NFHCA High School National Academic Squad... Dished out 28 assists in her high school career playing along the back line... Was an All-American nominee in both 2012 and 2013... Also earned four letters and was a four-year starter in lacrosse, earning a state championship in 2012.

Brooks Doxey - Back/Midfielder - Richmond, Va. - Collegiate School
Earned four varsity letters in field hockey at the Collegiate School under Head Coach Karen Doxey... Led the Cougars to the LIS Championship in 2010 and 2011 before earning back-to-back state championships in 2012 and 2013... Was named All-LIS, All-State and All-Metro for three consecutive years (2011-2013)... Named an NFHCA All-South Region team member in 2012 and 2013... Honored as the All-State and All-Metro Player of the Year as a senior in 2013... Played in the National Futures Championships from 2010-2013 and was a member of the Futures Elite team in 2013 and 2014... Former teammates include Dodi Allocca (Davidson) and Libba Wharton (Appalachian State).

Karlee Spirit - Midfielder/Back - Voorhees, N.J. - Eastern High School
Earned four varsity letters in field hockey at Eastern High School under Head Coach Danyle Heilig... Led the Vikings to state championships in each of her four years on the squad and a No. 1 ranking nationally during her junior and senior seasons... Was a four-time All-Olympic Conference First Teamer... Honored as a regional and national All-American in 2012 and 2013... Named the 2013 Field Hockey Club of South Jersey Defensive Player of the Year... Served as the captain for the Vikings in her final two seasons... Captained the U17 National Team that toured the Netherlands in 2013... Member of the National Futures Championships for eight years... Attended the Junior Olympics... Also earned four letters, a conference championship and Second Team All-Conference honors in lacrosse.

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