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Sarah Gillespie

Mendham, N.J.
High School
Sarah Gillespie - Women's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers


• ACC All-Academic Team
• Started all 18 games on defense
• Finished with 16 ground balls, seven draw controls and seven caused turnovers
• Had a season-high three ground balls against Duke (3/26)
• Had a ground ball in 10 games
• Recorded two caused turnovers against Richmond (2/24) and Johns Hopkins (5/13)

• ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Started all 19 games
• 18 ground balls, seven caused turnovers and a draw control
• Caused three turnovers in the regular-season finale vs. Virginia Tech

• Appeared in 19 games with 10 starts
• Won a pair of draw controls in the victory over Richmond, also picking up two ground balls
• Caused turnovers at William & Mary (March 12) and American (April 1)
• ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Became a fixture of the Virginia defense in her rookie season, appearing in all but one game, starting 18 contests
• Won eight ground balls and seven draw controls while causing six turnovers in the season
• Had two ground balls at James Madison
• Had a ground ball, won a draw control and caused a turnover against Northwestern
• ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Three-year varsity athlete in lacrosse and soccer and a four-year letterwinner in winter track at Mendham High
• Holds school records in track in the 55m, 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m as well as being part of record-setting 4x200m and 4x400m relays
• Also holds the Morris County record in the 400m (indoors) of 57.13
• 2010 Morris County and NJSIAA State Sectional Champion for Spring Track in the 100m, 200, and 400m
• Academic All-American for lacrosse
• Part of two MHS teams that were crowned Morris County champions (2010-11) and were runners-up in her senior season (2012)
• Earned All-Morris County honors for lacrosse her senior season

• Full name is Sarah Gabrielle Gillespie
• Daughter of Timothy and Janet Gillespie. Father, Timothy, played football at Lehigh University
• Has a younger brother, Timothy
• 2009-12 ACE Academic Excellence Award at MHS
• 2009 Mendham High Distinguished Student Award
• Was a volunteer at Holly Manor Nursing Home and served as a Peer Leader at MHS
• Her major is Global Public Health

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