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Princeton Women's Lacrosse Honors the Class of 2013

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 06/07/2013
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The Princeton women’s lacrosse program would like to acknowledge and congratulate the five outstanding seniors who comprised their Class of 2013. The 2013 senior class amassed an overall record of 36-31 and a 19-9 Ivy League record during their time at Princeton. They finished this season as the highest ranked Ivy League team in the deBeer Media Poll at No. 14 and were the runner-up in the Ivy League with a 6-1 record, with that lone loss coming in overtime. This class competed in three Ivy League Tournaments, winning it in 2011, and made two NCAA appearances, reaching the quarterfinals in 2011. This past season, the Class of 2013 led Princeton to the program’s 21st NCAA appearance, falling in double overtime to No. 6 Duke, in one of the greatest NCAA games in Princeton history.

Charlotte Davis was a strong presence in the Tiger midfield since her freshman year. Over her career, she competed in 66 games and made 55 starts. A dynamic challenger, she scored 77 goals and dished out 25 assists for the Tigers while collecting nine hat tricks along the way. Davis tallied her 100th career point against Dartmouth in the Ivy League semifinals this season. Her 62 ground balls, 38 caused turnovers and 36 draw controls attest to the impact she made all over the field. Davis played in the IWLCA North-South Senior All-Star game two weeks ago. Additionally she was named to the 2010 Ivy League All-Tournament Team and had the Capital One Cup Performance of the Week after her game against James Madison in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Davis graduated with a degree in economics.

Jenna Davis had a standout senior season for the Tigers. Fully recovered from an injury that kept her sidelined for her junior year, she rallied with a vengeance, and played a critical role in the Tigers’ defensive unit. One of the team’s most athletic players, she became a stalwart matchup defender and a key transition player. Over her career, she played in 44 games at midfield and on defense, and tallied 10 points to go along with 27 ground balls, 25 draw controls and 18 caused turnovers. Davis graduated with a degree in psychology.

Sam Ellis played in 60 career games and tallied 47 goals and 23 assists for 70 points. This season she posted hat tricks in three games, had two four-point games and had an impressive six-point game with four goals against No. 6 Penn State on Senior Day. But her impact went far beyond her ability to put the ball in the net. A non-stop hustler, Ellis created numerous opportunities for the Tigers with her consistent effort in transition. She added 29 ground balls, 16 draw controls and seven caused turnovers, many of which came at critical times for Princeton. This summer Ellis will play at the Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup for Team Israel. Ellis graduated with a degree in sociology.

Jaci Gassaway, a senior captain, played in 63 career games and had at least one point in 54 of those games. She started in every game as a sophomore and junior, and finished her career with 138 points on 102 goals and 36 assists. She ranks 20th on the all-time scoring list at Princeton and is just the 21st player in Princeton history to score 100 career goals. Gassaway had two stunning career-high seven-point games at Villanova and Brown in 2012. Additionally, she won 34 draw controls, 27 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers. Gassaway is a two-time first-team all-region player. She was a first-team All-Ivy pick in 2012 and an honorable mention in 2011 when she was named the Ivy League Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Remarkably, Gassaway was able to play her entire senior season after suffering an ACL tear in January. Gassaway graduated with a degree in psychology.

Our final senior, Caroline Rehfuss, was a two-year captain, who started in nearly every game of her Princeton career. She came to Princeton with the intentions of playing in the midfield, but moved to defense where her team needed her most in 2011. In 66 career games she had 72 ground balls, 54 caused turnovers, 39 draw controls and 27 points on 17 goals and 10 assists. This past season she was named first-team all-region and first-team All-Ivy League and was named to the IWLCA North-South Seniro All-Star game roster. Additionally in 2012 she was named Ivy League honorable mention. Her leadership set an example and was an inspiration for Tigers. Rehfuss graduated with a degree in anthropology.

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