Lacrosse - Girls 1st Team
Lacrosse - Girls 1st Team
A product of cohesive teamwork, numerous student-athletes have received individual honors for their performances. In recent years, Brooks players have earned recognition on the local, regional and national levels. We've had numerous players earn All-League, All-NEPSAC, All-American and Academic All-American honors, including the Jackie Pitts Award for an exceptional player who is also invested in the development of the game in her community.
Upon graduation, Brooks lacrosse players are well prepared for the college game. Recent Brooks alumnae have gone on to compete at top Division I and Division III schools, including The University at Albany, Bates College, Colby College, College of the Holy Cross, Davidson College, Denison University, St. Lawrence University, Trinity College and Tufts University.
In recent years, the team has gone on pre-season trips to Florida during March break. These trips provide plenty of practice time, team bonding and competitive scrimmages against programs from across the east coast.
Girls lacrosse coach Julia Duffy has more than 14 years of collegiate head coaching experience across all three divisions, most recently as the head coach of Merrimack College, where she helped guide the Warriors to their first-ever NE10 Championship. Over the years she has coached 10 IWLCA All-Americans, multiple IWLCA All-Region players, conference players and has spent eight of her 14 seasons coaching top 25 programs. Duffy received her undergraduate degree from Hartwick College and has a master's degree in sports psychology from Ithaca College. She currently resides in Haverhill, Mass., with her yellow lab, Lilo.
Ingrid Knowles (she/her) joined the Brooks community in 2022. Previously, she spent five years at New Hampton School, where she served as the associate director for student life, head women's lacrosse coach and taught in the science and history departments. Before making her way East, Knowles taught at The Waterford School in Sandy, Utah and in Houston, Texas at KIPP Intrepid as a Teach For America corps member. She has a B.A. in Geology from Bates College and a M.Ed from the Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt University. At Brooks, Knowles previously served as dean of students, and is currently the director of student affairs. She also teaches in the science department and coaches. In her free time, she enjoys running, skiing and traveling. Knowles lives on campus in the Holcombe Apartment with her husband and their two dogs.