On Friday, November 11 five Middlesex seniors gathered in the Barron room to sign their national letters of intent. Surrounded by friends, family, coaches and advisors, Hadley, Kathryn, Tabby, Julia and Jordan committed to playing for some of the top division I college athletic programs in the nation.
Hadley has been a four year member of the girls’ varsity lacrosse team and will be taking her talents to Northwestern University next fall. In 2010 and 2011, Hadley was named to the ISL All-League team and was a New England Preparatory Schools Women’s Lacrosse Association ( NEPSWLA) All- Star. In the summers of 2010 and 2011, Hadley lent her talents to team New England as a first team selectee at the national lacrosse tournament. She was also a finalist for the U-19 National team. For Middlesex, Hadley has been the leading scorer since her sophomore year and was sought after by many of the top division I lacrosse programs in the nation. This past summer, Hadley played for team New England at the prestigious Under Armour All-American lacrosse tournament. She is also a member of the girls’ varsity field hockey team.
Julia came to Middlesex her junior year and had an immediate impact on the lacrosse field. Next year, she will be trading her Middlesex jersey for Stanford’s. Julia was voted captain for the 2012 spring season for her incredible leadership and commitment to the varsity lacrosse team. In 2011, she was named to the All-ISL team for her contributions in the midfield as well as voted a NEPSWLA All-Star. Julia also plays varsity field hockey and basketball for Middlesex.
Tabby is well known for her incredible stick skills and vision on the field hockey field. She has been an integral part of the success of the varsity program since she arrived on campus as a sophomore. Next year, Tabby will be moving to Hanover, NH where she will play for Dartmouth College. The past two years, she has been voted to the All-League team by the ISL and was elected captain for the 2011 season. Tabby has helped lead the field hockey squad to post–season play every fall since she came to Middlesex.
As a member of the girls’ varsity crew program, Kathryn has led her team to a great deal of success on the water. She picked up the sport in the spring of 2010 and through hard work and dedication quickly moved up the rankings. With a sub 7:30 for 2k ergs, she was sought after by several college programs. Last spring, Kathryn and her teammates made it to the 2011 NEIRA’s where they had an impressive 5th place finish. Next fall, she will be rowing for the Fighting Irish at the University of Notre Dame. Kathryn was voted captain for the 2012 season for both crew and girls’ varsity basketball. She is also a member of the varsity field hockey team.
Jordan will not travel too far away from Middlesex as she heads off to Boston University next fall. Agganis Arena is the home of the BU women’s ice hockey program where she will have the opportunity to play in front of thousands of fans on a weekly basis. At Middlesex Jordan has been a tri-varsity athlete in soccer, ice hockey and softball since she arrived on campus as a freshman. Her sophomore and junior years, she was named to the ISL All-League team in both ice hockey and softball. Jordan was elected captain for the 2011-2012 ice hockey season as well as the 2012 softball season.
Of their achievements Athletic Director Joe Lang says: “What is most impressive to me about this collection of athletes is not only the competitive level they have reached, but also the variety of sports they have excelled in (field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse and crew). We are all very proud of the accomplishments these young women have achieved.