July 11, 2007

McDonald Announces Class of 2011

July 11, 2007

PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown University women's lacrosse coach Keely McDonald '00 has announced the Class of 2011, consisting of 10 players. The third class recruited to Brown by McDonald and her staff, Brittany Boulanger (Boxford, MA), Alexa Caldwell (Middletown, DE), Bridget Carroll (Wilmette, IL), Tori Conway (Upper Arlington, OH), Ali Davala (Wilton, CT), Brooke Gallivan (Roswell, GA), Melissa Logan (Cleveland Heights, OH), Krissi Penikis (Swarthmore, PA), Paris Waterman (Newark, DE), and Macie Winship (Shrewsbury, MA) will enter Brown this fall and look to make an impact in the spring of 2008.

Boulanger joins the Bears from Masconomet Regional High School, where she was a four-year member of the lacrosse team and a three-year member of both the soccer and ice hockey teams. A three-time All-Cape Ann League selection (2005, 2006, 2007), Boulanger was named both the Cape Ann League Player of the Year and the Salem Evening News Player of the Year in 2006. An Eastern Mass. Girls Lacrosse Association All-Star in 2007, Boulanger finished her career as the all-time leading scorer in Masconomet history with 304 points (177g, 127a).

A three-sport athlete at St. Andrew's School, Caldwell played varsity lacrosse for four years as the starting d-wing, in addition to basketball and soccer. A three-time First Team All-Conference selection and two-time All-American in lacrosse, Caldwell was also named First Team All-State for three straight years. Caldwell, whose mother Darcy Fernald '82 played soccer at Brown and was the team captain in 1981, is also an accomplished soccer player, leading her soccer team in scoring for four years and breaking the St. Andrew's record for most goals in a season.

Carroll will look to make an impact in the midfield this season after earning All-State honors this past year. An Academic All-American, she was also selected to play in the 2007 All-Star game, earning All-Conference honors in 2006.

Conway is coming off a strong senior season for Upper Arlington High School, where she captained her lacrosse team to an Ohio Capital Conference Championship and the State Finals, where Upper Arlington finished as Runners-up. A four-year member of both the lacrosse and field hockey teams, Conway was named her team's Rookie of the Year in 2004, the Most Improved Player in 2005, and the Best Defensive Player in 2006 and 2007. A Second Team All-Region selection in 2006, Conway earned Second Team All-District this past season along with First Team All-Conference.

Davala was a four-year starter at Wilton High School, where she helped to lead her team to two Connecticut State Championships (2004 and 2006) and two finishes as State Finalists (2005 and 2007). A co-captain in 2007, Davala earned All-American honors to cap a four-year career in which she was twice named First Team All-FCIAC and twice named All-State (First Team in 2007, Second Team in 2006). The recipient of the Wilton Lacrosse Outstanding Senior Athlete Award, Davala finished her career ranked first in career scoring with 277 points. Her 57 goals in 2007 ranks second, while her 45 assists in 2007 ranks first. She also has the top ranking total for points in a season with 102 (2007) and she ranks second at Wilton for career ground balls (202).

Gallivan joins the Bears from Roswell High School in Georgia, where the lefty attacker was named an Honorable Mention All-American in 2007 and to the Georgia All-Star Team. An All-State selection in 2006, Gallivan was named Second Team All-State in 2005, earning Academic All-American honors as a junior.

A four-year starter on the lacrosse team at Cleveland Heights High School, Logan was named Second Team All-Northeast Ohio in 2007, earning the honor for the second straight year while finishing as her team's leading scorer. A two-time All-Tournament selection for the Ohio State Tournament, Logan helped to lead Cleveland Heights to the 2004 State Semifinals and a Runner-up finish in 2005, before winning the State Championship in 2006.

A graduate of Strath Haven High School, Penikis was a three-sport athlete, lettering in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. As a four-year starter for the lacrosse team, Penikis helped to lead Strath Haven to a 64-22 record, reaching the State semifinals twice, the State Quarterfinals once and the State finals once with a 20-3 record in 2007. A First Team All-Central League selection in 2007, Penikis was also named All-Delco and an All-Star by The News this past season.

Waterman, who was named the Delaware Sports Female Athlete of the Year, joins the Bears after a successful four-year career at the Sanford School. The first woman in Delaware history to earn First Team All-State honors in three sports (field hockey, basketball, lacrosse), Waterman was a three-time All-State selection in lacrosse, earning the honor three times for basketball and twice for field hockey. Waterman captained both the basketball and lacrosse teams as a senior, scoring 100 goals during her junior lacrosse season and 1000 points during her senior basketball season. She also led her basketball team in steals and assists with 99 steals and 115 assists.

Winship, who will also play ice hockey at Brown, joins the lacrosse program after a year at the Taft School. Prior to playing for Taft, Winship played for Shrewsbury High School, where she was named All-League for lacrosse in 2006.