Women’s Soccer Adds Lea Lafield to 2003 Recruiting Class 5/21/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt women’s soccer head coach Ronnie Hill received her third commitment for the 2003 season, as forward Lea Lafield (Dallas, Texas/The Hockaday School) has committed to play for the Commodores. Lafield with join Susan McAleavey (Syosset, N.Y.) and Monica Buff (Lilburn, Ga.) in Hill’s recruiting class for next season.

For a biography and a quote from Hill on Lafield, please read below.

Lea Lafield
Dallas, Texas • The Hockaday School

High School: Member of The Hockaday School soccer team, where she has lettered all four years … Has started at forward all four years of high school … Earned All-State honors in 2002 … Led team in assists in 2000, 2001 and 2002 seasons … Soccer team ranked in the Top 50 nationally in 2001 and 2002 … Won SPC High School state championship in 2000 … SPC High School state finalist in 2001 and 2002 … Team won 2003 Fort Worth Invitational championship and 2001 Lake Highlands Invitational.

Club Team: Currently plays for the Dallas Sting Soccer Club … Region III finalist in 2001 with club team … Won Texas State Cup Championship in 2001, while being finalist in 1999, 2000 and 2002 … 2001 Spring Classic Champions … Lake Highlands Girls Classic League 2000 Grand Champions … Finalist at 1999 Kellogg’s Bowl and Plano Labor Day Tournament.

Personal: Lea Michele Lafield born November 29, 1984 ... Lea is one of Michele and Jack Lafield’s three children ... Member of the Head Mistress List from 2000-03, which is the highest level honor roll at The Hockaday School … Earned the Top Physics Award … Was also recruited by such schools as Wake Forest, Purdue, Missouri and South Carolina.

Comment on Lafield from Vanderbilt head coach Ronnie Hill
"We are really excited about Lea joining the Vanderbilt family. She has enjoyed a great deal of team success at the high school and club level, and we feel she can step right in and make an immediate contribution.”




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