Field Hockey Announces Five-Member 2014 Recruiting Class
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
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
Brooks Doxey - Back/Midfielder - Richmond, Va. - Collegiate School
Karlee Spirit - Midfielder/Back - Voorhees, N.J. - Eastern High School
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