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Ivy Champion Field Hockey Welcomes Class of 2018: Meet Lexi Quirk

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 06/06/2014
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Lexi Quirk is one of five members of field hockey's Class of 2018.
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications

After the 2013 season yielded another Ivy League championship trophy and NCAA Elite Eight appearance, the Princeton field hockey team will welcome five student-athletes to join the Tigers for the 2014 campaign.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2018,” said head coach Kristen Holmes-Winn. “They are a group of young women who thrive in competitive environments and have proven that they have the will and determination to rise to both the academic and athletic challenges inherent in the Princeton experience."

"They separated themselves during the recruiting process by their close alignment to the values of our program and a clear passion for all things Tiger Field Hockey. We are excited to see their talents unfold in the years to come,” Holmes-Winn added. 

Princeton field hockey will announce each member of the Class of 2018 individually, so be sure to tune into GoPrincetonTigers.com over the next two weeks to meet the newest additions to the program.

The fifth member of the incoming class to be introduced is striker Lexi Quirk from Needham, Mass.

A four-year varsity standout for Needham High School, Quirk was named MIP in 2010 while picking up MVP honors in 2012 and 2013. The Bay State's overall MVP during the 2013 campaign, Quirk also earned praise as a first-team all-star in each of those years.

Excelling as a multi-sport student-athlete, Quirk was also a member of the ice hockey, track & field and lacrosse teams, garnering praise on the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic squads.

Holmes-Winn on Quirk
"Lexi does not quit. She is strong, fast and plays the game with an urgency and desperation that propels her learning and development. Lexi is the type of kid who does not waste a moment—she is completely and utterly committed to getting the very most of herself everyday. We believe her drive, adaptability and personal habits will allow her to make an immediate impact at the collegiate level. In addition to her athletic talents, we are equally as excited for the positive energy and enthusiasm she will bring to Tiger Field Hockey." 


Favorite movie? 
The Lion King

What is your game day song? 
"Send it Up" by Kanye West

Favorite TV show? 
Modern Family

Sports idol? 
Shawn Thorton

Favorite International field hockey player ? 
Jamie Dwyer

Starbucks or Dunkin? 

You have $20 in your pocket. How are you spending it? 
I would use some of it on a team dinner at Chipotle and then save the rest for coffee.

Hockey, Baseball, Football or Basketball? 

Who’s the most famous person you know? 
I’m in a class with Aly Raisman’s brother (not sure if that counts)

Do you own rollerblades? If so why? 
Yes, my neighborhood was big into street hockey when I was little. I also used them as my form of transportation until I got my license.

Do you like country music? If so why?  
I like it, but only in the summer. If it’s the winter I can’t listen to it because it reminds me way to much of summer.

Would you rather be able to speak every language or play every instrument? 
Play every instrument

Would you rather be able to run 100mph or fly 10mph? 
Fly 10 mph.

Would you rather score 30 tap-in goals or 3 reverse top corner shots? 
30 tap-in goals.

If your mom played your dad at field hockey who would win? 
My Mom.

What’s your go to creation at Cold Stone?
I typically don’t like my toppings to be mixed in with my ice cream. I just like them on the side so I can eat them, so probably just plain chocolate.











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