2016-2017 Fall Roster

No.
Name
High School
Hometown
1 Elle Fitzgerald '19Falmouth High School Falmouth, Maine

Elle has not decided on a major at Colby.

2015 season highlights: Fitzgerald played in 11 games for the Mules, scoring her first collegiate goal on three shots.

Before Colby:

Elle graduated from Falmouth High School, where she played field hockey and lacrosse. She was named the Falmouth Fall Female Athlete of the Year and earned all-conference and all-state honors.

3 Tori Brown '17Medfield High School Medfield, Mass.

Tori majors in Environmental Policy. She is a member of the Colby Cares About Kids program.

2015 season highlights: Brown played in 15 games for the Mules and had three shots from her defensive position. She was on the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III National Academic Squad.

2014 season highlights: Brown started all 16 games at defense for the Mules in her sophomore season. She was on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III National Academic Squad and was on the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.

2013 season highlights: Brown played in every game and had her first collegiate assist in a big 5-0 victory over Trinity. She was on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III National Academic Squad.

Before Colby:

Tori played field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse at Medfield High School. She was captain of her field hockey and ice hockey teams, on which she was recognized with the field hockey MVP and sportsmanship awards. Additionally, Tori was an ice hockey defensive MVP. Outside of sports, Tori was a member of the National Honors Society and the French Honors Society.

4 Kate Burkett '19Convent of the Sacred Heart Larchmont, N.Y.

Kate is majoring in Mathematical Sciences.

2016 lacrosse season highlights: Burkett played in 4 games for the Mules and made two starts, finishing the year with 2 goals, 2 assists, and 2 ground balls.

2015 field hockey season highlights: Kate played in 14 games and had seven starts. She was on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad.

Before Colby:

Kate graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart, where she played field hockey and lacrosse. She captained both teams her senior year, was a two-year lacrosse academic All-American and all-league in both sports.

5 Molly McGavick '18Lincoln-Sudbury Regional HS Sudbury, Mass.

Molly is an Environmental Science major at Colby. She is a Violence Prevention mentor, a Colby Cares About Kids mentor, and a member of the Colby Dancers. In the summer, Molly works as a camp counselor.

2015 season highlights: McGavick played in back for the Mules in her second year with the team.

2014 season highlights: McGavick saw time in back in her first season with the Mules.

Before Colby:

Molly played field hockey and lacrosse at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Molly was an LS Scholar and a member of the Cum Laude Society.

6 Kallie Hutchinson '19Yarmouth High School Pownal, Maine

Kallie is majoring in Biology (Neuroscience concentration) at Colby.

2015 season highlights: Hutchinson played in 11 games for the Mules in her first season, finishing the year with two goals, one assist, and eight shots.

Before Colby:

Kallie graduated from Yarmouth High School as a member of the field hockey, indoor track, and softball teams. She was a three-year all-academic selection and an all-state selection in field hockey her senior year.

7 Merrill Read '19University School Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wis.

Merrill is a Geology major at Colby.

2015 season highlights: Read played in six games in her first season with the team.

Before Colby:

Merrill graduated from the University School of Milwaukee, where she was a member of the field hockey, soccer, and alpine ski teams. She was a two-year captain in all three sports and was an honor roll student throughout her four years in high school.

9 Erika Smith '18Salem High School Salem, N.H.

Erika, who has a twin sister, Danielle, playing for Colby, is a Chemistry major and has a minor in Mathematics. She is a Colby Cares About Kids mentor.

2015 season highlights: Smith played in 10 games for the Mules in her second year with the team, finishing the year with one goal on two shots. She was a National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Scholar of Distinction, was on the NFHCA National Academic Squad, and the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.

2014 season highlights: Smith appeared in 15 games in her first season with the Mules and finished the year with one goal and one assist. She was on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad.

Before Colby:

Erika played field hockey and lacrosse at Salem (N.H.) High School. She was a captain her senior year for both teams. Erika was valedictorian, a member of the National Honor Society, and a New Hampshire Scholar. She earned honors as a NHIAA Scholar-Athlete, 2012 Fall Female Scholar-Athlete, 2014 Spring Female Scholar-Athlete, 2013 Field Hockey Coaches’ Award, 2014 Lacrosse Coaches’ Award, Eagle Tribune Field Hockey All-Star, played in NH-VT Twin State Game, and was New Hampshire All-State First Team for field hockey.

10 Sarah Gaffney '19Nashoba Regional High School Bolton, Mass.

Sarah has a double major in Education Studies (Human Development concentration) and Math Sciences (Statistics concentration). She also has a minor in Education.

2015 season highlights: Gaffney played in five games for the Mules, finishing the year with two shots. Sarah was on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad.

Before Colby:

Sarah graduated from Nashoba Regional High School, where she was a member of the field hockey, indoor track, and softball teams. She was awarded the Richard Phelps Scholar-Athlete Award.

11 Caroline Ferguson '17St Pauls School Weston, Mass.

Caroline majors in Philosophy and minors in Managerial Economics. She is the Local News Editor for the Colby Echo and also works in Campus Life during the school year.

2015 season highlights: Ferguson played in 15 games for the Mules, scoring one goal and tallying two assists on 21 shots.

2014 season highlights: Ferguson played in 15 games for the Mules in her sophomore season, making nine starts. Caroline finished the season with one goal on eight shots.

2013 season highlights: Caroline played in all 15 games and scored her first two collegiate goals.

Before Colby:

Caroline played field hockey and lacrosse at St. Paul's School. Served as a captain for field hockey and earned the Coaches Award, Sawyer Field Hockey Award, and was a Greaves Medal winner. Caroline was an All-Independent School League (ISL) First Team selection.

12 Meredith Keenan '18Immaculate High School Sherman, Conn.

Meredith is a double major in Government and French Studies at Colby. She is a member of the Colby Leadership Academy, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, a Government Research Assistant, and is a Mediocre a cappella member.

2015-16 ice hockey season highlights: Keenan played in 24 games for the Mules and tallied her first collegiate goal against Southern Maine. She was named to the NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team.

2015 field hockey season highlights: Keenan played in four games for the Mules, scoring one goal and recording two shots. She was on the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.

2014-2015 ice hockey season highlights: Keenan played in five games in her first season, as injuries cut her year short.

2014 field hockey season highlights: Keenan finished with two goals in her first year while playing in the midfield. She was on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad.

Before Colby:

Meredith graduated with Distinguished Honors from Immaculate High School, where she played field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse. She earned all-state honors in field hockey. She was a National Honor Society member, a National Field Hockey Academic Team selection. Meredith was a two-time All-FCIAC ice hockey selection.

14 Holli Olson '19Woodstock Union High School Ludlow, Vt.

Holli is a Math Sciences (Statistics concentration) major at Colby.

2015 season highlights: Olson saw limited playing time in her first season with the team.

Before Colby:

Holli graduated summa cum laude from Woodstock Union High School, where she was a member of the field hockey, alpine ski, and lacrosse teams. She was a two-year lacrosse captain and a senior captain for the field hockey team.

16 Kaleigh Hoffman '17Chelmsford High School North Chelmsford, Mass.

Kaleigh is a Government and Spanish double major at Colby and works in the Alumni Center during the year. Kaleigh is also a Colby Cares About Kids mentor and a member of the Student Planning Board. She also throws javelin on the track and field teams at Colby.

2015 field hockey season highlights: Hoffman played in 12 games on defense for the Mules in her junior season. Kaleigh was on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad and the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.

2015 outdoor track season highlights: Competing solely in the javelin for the second year, Hoffman finished 10th at the Jim Sheehan Memorial, third at the Colby Invitational, fifth at the Bowdoin Invitational, seventh at the NESCAC Championships, and 21st at the New England Division III Championships.

2014 field hockey season highlights: Hoffman was a player off the bench for the Mules on defense. She made the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad and the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.

2014 outdoor season highlights: Hoffman competed in three events for the Mules, taking eighth in the javelin and sixth in the long jump at the Bates Invitational, ninth in the javelin at the Bowdoin Invitational, and 11th in the javelin at the NESCAC Championships.

2013 field hockey season highlights: Hoffman played in back during her first year with the Mules. She was named a National Field Hockey Coaches Association Scholar of Distinction. Kaleigh also earned the NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad honor.

Before Colby:

Kaleigh played field hockey and competed in track and field at Chelmsford and captained both as a senior. She earned all-conference and scholar-athlete honors in field hockey.

17 McKayla Blanch '17Lawrence Academy at Groton Tewksbury, Mass.

McKayla is an Art History and Psychology double major at Colby and serves as a Colby Cares About Kids mentor.

2016 outdoor season highlights: Blanch started the outdoor season at the Colby Open helping the 4x400 meter relay team to a 1st place finish and bringing in three 2nd places in the 4x100 meter relay, the 200 meter dash, and the 400 meter dash, while setting a personal best in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.36. At the Aloha Relays, McKayla helped the 4x400 meter relay team to a 1st place finish, helped the 4x100 meter relay team to a 3rd place finish, and a 10th place finish in the 100 meter dash. McKayla started the championship season at the NESCAC Championships with 2nd place finishes in the 4x400 meter relay and 4x100 meter relay, an 8th place finish in the 400 meter dash, and a 10th place finish in the 200 meter dash. Blanch closed out her junior season at the New England DIII Championships helping the 4x400 meter relay team to a 1st place finish. McKayla was named to the All-Conference team as a part of Colby’s 4x100 meter relay and 4x400 meter relay teams, as well as receiving All-Academic honors.

2016 indoor track season highlights: Blanch took third with the 4x400-meter relay team at the Maine State Championships, eighth at the Open New England Championships, and second at the ECAC Division III Championship. She was named to the NESCAC Winter All-Academic team.

2015 field hockey season highlights: Blanch played in 15 games for the Mules, finishing the season with four goals, one assist, and 16 shots. She was on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad and the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.

2015 outdoor track season highlights: Blanch began her season at the Colby Invitational, taking fifth in the 200 meters, ninth in the 100 dash, second with the 400 relay team, and first with the 1,600 relay team. At the NESCAC Championships, Blanch helped the 1,600 relay take fifth. Blanch then finished the season by helping the 1,600 relay take fourth at the New England Division III Championships, seventh at the Open New England Championships, and third at the ECAC Championships.

2015 indoor track season highlights: Blanch and her teammates earned All-American honors for taking sixth in the 1,600-meter relay at the NCAA Division III Championships. She opened the season by taking eighth in the 400 meters and seventh in the 200 meters at the Bowdoin Invitational. At the Maine State Championships, Blanch took fourth with the 800 relay team and 10th in the 200 meters. At the New England Division III Championships, Blanch helped the 1,600 relay team take fourth and the 800 relay team take 11th. With the 1,600 relay team, Blanch took seventh at the Open New England Championships.

2014 field hockey season highlights: Blanch appeared in all 16 games for the Mules in 2014 and finished the season with eight goals and three assists. McKayla's goals placed her in a tie for second on the team in that category. She was on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad and the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.

2014 outdoor track season highlights: Blanch earned All-NESCAC honors for helping the 1,600 relay team take third at the league meet. She also was All-New England after the 1,600 squad took second. Blanch also helped the 400 relay team finish ninth at the NE Division III meet. She opened the season at the Corsair Classic, taking ninth in the 100 dash, eighth in the 200 meters, sixth with the 1,600 relay, and second with the 400 relay. At the Bates Invitational, Blanch helped the 400 relay finish second, placed fourth in the 200 meters and fifth in the 400. At the Bowdoin Invitational, Blanch was a member of the winning 1,600 relay team, placed eighth in the 200 meters, and fourth in the 400.

2014 indoor track season highlights: Blanch opened the season by taking 10th in the 200 meters and 11th in the 60 dash at the Bowdoin Invitational. At the Maine State Championships, Blanch took first with the 800 relay team, seventh in the 55 dash, and 11th in the 200. Blanch concluded her season with the 800 relay team, taking ninth at the New England Division III Championships and 27th at the ECAC Championships.

2013 field hockey season highlights: McKayla played in all 15 games, had one start, and was fourth on the team in scoring with four goals and three assists for 11 points. She had assists in league wins against Williams and Hamilton.

Before Colby:

Blanch played field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse at Lawrence Academy and captained all three as a senior She was a two-time team MVP and earned All-New England honors her senior year. McKayla was inducted into the Cum Laude Society in 2013. Blanch worked as a strength coach for Mike Boyles Strength and Conditioning during the summer of 2013.

18 Kelsey Poole '17Thayer Academy Scituate, Mass.

Kelsey majors in Religious Studies and has a minor in Managerial Economics. She is a member of the Mediocre a cappella group and the Investment Club. Kelsey works in the Financial Services Office on campus.

2015 season highlights: Poole played in 14 games for the Mules in her junior season while playing defense.

2014 season highlights: Poole appeared in 10 games in 2014 in her first season with the Mules.

Before Colby:

Kelsey, a transfer from Bentley University, is a 2013 graduate of Thayer Academy. Kelsey was named to the Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic Team and earned All-Independent School League honors twice for field hockey. Poole also competed in crew.

19 Hannah Hearn '17Hebron Academy Cornwall, N.Y.

Hannah is a Spanish major and a Colby Cares About Kids mentor at Colby.

2015 season highlights: Hearn, a captain, played in 15 games for the Mules in the midfield. She finished the season with three assists.

2014 season highlights: Hearn started all 16 games for the Mules in 2014 and finished the season with one assist.

2013 season highlights: Hannah started all 15 games in the midfield in her first year and had two assists. She had an assist in a 3-0 win over Williams. Hearn was on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III All-Academic Squad.

Before Colby:

Hannah played field hockey and lacrosse at Hebron Academy. She was team MVP in field hockey as a junior, a two-time all-conference selection for field hockey, and earned all-conference honors once for lacrosse.

20 Becca Moore '18Buckingham Browne & Nichols Sc Concord, Mass.

Becca is a History major at Colby.

2016 lacrosse season highlights: Moore played in 7 games and made 7 starts for the Mules, finishing the year with 2 ground balls and 3 caused turnovers.

2015 field hockey season highlights: Moore played in 15 games for the Mules, finishing the year with one goal and one assist. She was on the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.

2015 lacrosse season highlights: Becca appeared in three games for the Mules and earned three ground balls and three caused turnovers.

2014 field hockey season highlights: Moore appeared in 14 games for the Mules in 2014, finishing the year with one goal and one assist.

Before Colby:

Becca played field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse at Buckingham Browne & Nichols. She was a captain for all three teams. Becca earned all-league field hockey honors in 2013 and lacrosse honorable mention in 2014. She earned the Nichols Prize in 2014 and Citation of Academic Honor in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

21 Danielle Smith '18Salem High School Salem, N.H.

Danielle is a Chemistry (Biochemistry concentration) major and a Mathematics minor at Colby. Her twin sister, Erika, is also a member of the field hockey team.

2015 season highlights: Smith saw limited time in her second season with the team. She was a National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Scholar of Distinction, was on the NFHCA National Academic Squad, and the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.

2014 season highlights: Smith appeared in six games for the Mules in her first season with the team. She made the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad.

Before Colby:

Danielle played field hockey and lacrosse at Salem (N.H.) High School. Smith was New Hampshire All-State Second Team in 2012 for field hockey, NHIAA/NHADA Scholar-Athlete in 2014, and 2012 Salem High School Female Fall Scholar-Athlete.

22 Kat Restrepo '18Columbus Academy Columbus, Ohio

Kat has a double major in American Studies and Art History. She is a member of the Student Government Association, a Colby Cares About Kids mentor, the co-president of the Mediocre Acapella group, and a member of the Colby Leadership Academy.

2016 outdoor track season highlights: Restrepo started the outdoor season at the Colby Open with 6th place finishes in the hammer throw and discus, along with a personal best in the discus with a mark of 26.50m. At the Aloha Relays, Kat finished the hammer throw with a 5th place finish and a personal best with a mark of 40.80m. Kat finished out her sophomore year at the NESCAC Championships with an 11th place finish in the hammer throw. Kat also earned All-Academic honors.

2016 indoor track season highlights: Restrepo finished 15th in the weight throw at the Maine State Championships. She was named to the NESCAC Winter All-Academic team.

2015 field hockey season highlights: Restrepo played in 11 games for the Mules, she finished the season with four shots and her first collegiate goal as a defender. She was on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad and the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.

2014 field hockey season highlights: Restrepo saw time in back in her first year for the Mules. She was on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad.

Before Colby:

Kat played field hockey and lacrosse at Columbus Academy. She was field hockey captain and earned All-Ohio First Team field hockey honors. Kat was Academic All-Ohio and earned second team all-league lacrosse honors.

23 Anna Rudinski '19Choate Rosemary Hall Morristown, N.J.

Anna is a Psychology (Neuroscience concentration) major at Colby.

2015-16 ice hockey season highlights: Rudinski played in 18 games for the Mules after missing some time due to injury, finishing her first season with one goal and two assists while playing defense.

2015 field hockey season highlights: Rudinski played in 14 games for the Mules and had one goal, five assists, and 21 shots.

Before Colby:

Anna graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall, where she played field hockey and ice hockey. She was a member of the dean's list at Choate.

24 Andriana Pena '19Holland Hall School Tulsa, Okla.

Andriana has not declared a major at Colby.

2016 outdoor season highlights: Pena competed in the hammer throw at two meets, starting at the Bowdoin Invitational with a 6th place finish. Andriana finished out her first year at the Colby Open with a 4th place finish and a personal best with a mark of 37.09m.

2016 indoor track season highlights: Pena competed in both the shot put and weight throw in her first season. In the shot put, she finished ninth at the USM Open, 14th at the Bates tri-meet, 11th at the Bates Invitational, and seventh at the Bowdoin Invitational. In the weight throw, Andriana finished eighth at the USM Open, 11th at the Bates tri-meet and the Bates Invitational, and seventh at the Bowdoin Invitational.

2015 field hockey season highlights: Pena played in eight games for the Mules in her first season with the team.

Before Colby:

Andriana graduated from Holland Hall School, where she was a member of the field hockey and track and field teams. She was a member of the Headmaster's Honor Roll.

28 Riley Whitmyer '19Hathaway Brown School Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Riley has not decided on a major at Colby.

2015 season highlights: Whitmyer appeared in four games in goal for the Mules in her first season, making 13 saves.

Before Colby:

Riley graduated from Hathaway Brown School, where she played field hockey and lacrosse. She was named to the All-Ohio Second Team, the recipient of the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award, and named the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Goalie of the Year.


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