PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team will have a trio of captains leading the Quakers into the 2015 season as Meg Markham, Lydia Miller and Grace Newfrock have been selected as tri-captains.
“We have an excellent leadership group selected to serve as captains this season,” head coach Karin Corbett said. “They each bring something different to the team and lead in their own ways. There is no challenge this group isn’t afraid to take on and no obstacle they have shied away from during their careers. I am excited to work with this group over the course of the season as we strive towards our goal of an Ivy League championship and a deep NCAA Tournament run.”
Meg Markham is coming off a first-team All-American season in 2014 on defense for the Quakers. A three-year starter for the Red and Blue, she was named Ivy League Defender of the Year in 2014 and has accumulated two first-team IWLCA All-Region awards and a pair of first-team All-Ivy selections. Last season, Markham led the Ivy League in caused turnovers and was fifth nationally in caused turnovers-per-game en route to a Tewaaraton Award nomination. During the 2015 preseason, Markham was named an All-American by Inside Lacrosse and Lacrosse Magazine.
Lydia Miller returned from missing almost all of the 2013 season to play 15 games in 2014 on defense for the Quakers. She has appeared in 46 games over her career, starting 45, and earned second-team All-Region and All-Ivy honors in 2011. In addition to her work with the women’s lacrosse team, Miller is a member of Penn’s Naval ROTC program where she is a midshipman.
Grace Newfrock has seen her career curtailed by numerous knee injuries, but has still maintained her presence with the program each of the past three seasons. Her dedicated attempts to return from injury have served as an inspiration to her teammates the past three seasons and helped her earn he role as team captain.
Penn, ranked No. 14 in the latest IWLCA Coaches Poll opens the 2015 season at Delaware on February 21 at 1 p.m.