Jan. 24, 2013
With the U-M women's lacrosse program's first recruiting class in the books, all 28 members will now be featured in their own student-athlete spotlight, breaking down each future Wolverine, on and off the field.
Hadie Evarts is a three-time varsity letterwinner (2010, '11, '12) and will play her final season at St. Stephen's Episcopal School (Austin, Texas) this spring.
As a team captain in her junior year, she helped lead the Spartans to the Division 1 championship with an overall record of 14-7. Following the season, she was named a U.S. Lacrosse honorable mention All-American and U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American. Evarts also earned All-Southwest Preparatory Conference honors and was selected to the All-State team for the Central Texas Division.
As a sophomore, she helped St. Stephen's win the Division II championship with an overall record of 12-6. She received All-State and All-Southwest Preparatory Conference honors and was also a recipient of the Northern Rise All-Tournament Most Hustle Award. Following her sophomore season, Evarts earned a spot on Team Texas, the only team chosen to represent Texas at the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament.
Evarts began earning state and conference accolades early in her career, being named an All-Southwest Preparatory Conference Team member and State All-Star for the Central Texas Division as a freshman in 2010.
Evarts plays club lacrosse for XTEAM 2013 Black and the Texas Outlaws. She helped XTEAM 2013 Black win the Class of 2013 Division at the 2012 Sandstorm Girls Lacrosse Tournament. In 2011, she was named to the Sandstorm All-Tournament team. Evarts led the 2010 Texas Outlaws to a runner-up finish at the Texas Best Girls Lacrosse Tournament, earning the tournament's Offensive MVP award.
She is also a three-year letterwinner in field hockey and basketball, and was selected captain of the field hockey team as a junior and senior. Multi-sport athletes run in her family, as her father, Mark Evarts, was a member of the varsity wrestling team (1979-81) and varsity football team (1980-81) at Amherst College.
Evarts is a three-time Pascall Award winner, which honors student-athletes who receive a varsity letter in three sports per year and are on the Honor Roll each semester. She was also elected as a member of St. Stephen's 2012-13 Disciplinary Committee.
ACCORDING TO COACH ULEHLA
"Hadie is a steady and strong midfielder who is solid on both ends of the field. Not characteristically a flashy player, she uses a quiet persistence to get the job done. Our 'Lone Star' who hails from Texas, Hadie is a stellar student-athlete with a competitive yet supportive nature and can be relied upon to lead by example -- an asset that will be essential on Team One."
ACCORDING TO HADIE
St. Stephen's Episcopal School
What attracted you to the University of Michigan?
"The University of Michigan was very attractive to me because of the strong academics, beautiful campus, diverse student body, awesome athletic facilities, and incredible alumni network. Everyone I have met who has a relationship with the University of Michigan has been super enthusiastic, friendly, and supportive."
What are your thoughts about being part of Michigan's first women's lacrosse team?
"I am so excited to be a part of the first woman's lacrosse team. There will only ever be one 'Team One'. I am honored to be part of Team One and the beginning of many great traditions."
How has it been getting to know your future Wolverine teammates?
"Every one of my Wolverine teammates I have met so far has been incredible, and I cannot wait to meet them all. I feel very fortunate to be on the same team as them."
What do you like about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you've seen so far?
"Ann Arbor reminds me of Austin. I love Austin, and therefore I am sure that I am going to love Ann Arbor. One major difference is the climate. I am excited to live where there are four real seasons. I loved seeing campus last January after a big snow storm and I look forward to seeing much more snow!"
What is your favorite lacrosse moment of all-time?
"So far, my favorite lacrosse moment of all time was last year when my school team won the Central Texas Division 1 Championship. No one believed we could do it, yet we proved everyone wrong."
How did you first get involved in lacrosse?
"My mother was a major part of the reason I first began to play lacrosse. I was a very active child and she was constantly putting me in different sports so that I would have less energy when I got home. Lacrosse was just beginning in Austin, and when I was in third grade she found a team that was about 30 minutes away and signed me up. I have played ever since."
Do you have any talents or hobbies that you're willing to share? If so, please explain.
"I play on the Thunder Drumline at my school. We all play the different drums -- the snare, the toms and the bass -- at different school events and around town. I also love to water ski in the summer time."
Who is your role model, and why?
"My grandfather is one of my role models. He has worked hard his entire life, and he never gives up. He was a very successful doctor, is still working at age 81, and is a major reason why I want to be a doctor as well."
What do you enjoy doing when you're not playing lacrosse?
"I spend a lot of my time studying and preparing for school, and when it is not lacrosse season, I am playing either field hockey or basketball for school. Whenever I have free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family."
Favorite food ... My mom's homemade mac and cheese
Favorite band/artist ... I love listening to music. It all depends on what mood I am in
Favorite TV show ... Friday Night Lights
Favorite book ... The Help
Favorite movie ... Remember the Titans
Favorite subject/class taken ... Biology
Favorite athlete ... Michael Jordan
Favorite place to visit/vacation ... My grandparents in the Adirondack Mountains and my grandparents in Independence, Texas
Favorite sport besides lacrosse ... Basketball or field hockey
Favorite holiday ... Christmas. We always see my grandparents from Texas and it reminds me of how lucky I am to have such a supportive family.
Previous Student-Athlete Spotlights
Sophie duPhily (Jan. 22)
Madeline Dion (Jan. 17)
Kim Coughlan (Jan. 15)
Grace Collins (Jan. 10)
Natalie Carti (Jan. 8)
Bianca Brueckner (Dec. 20)
Allie Breitfeller (Dec. 18)
Emily Braun (Dec. 13)
Sara Beach (Dec. 11)
Jess Angerman (Dec. 6)
Regan Anderson (Dec. 4)
Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423