Jan. 29, 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.
Caroline Fitzpatrick is a two-time varsity letterwinner (2011, '12) and will play her final season at Thayer Academy (Braintree, Mass.) this spring.
As a junior, Fitzpatrick helped the Tigers to a perfect 15-0 record and an Independent School League title. Following the season, she earned All-Independent School League honorable mention honors. The right-handed midfielder plays club lacrosse for Revolution Lacrosse.
Fitzpatrick is also a three-year letterwinner is soccer (2010, '11, '12) and was named team captain her senior year. As a multi-sport athlete, she was also a member of the swimming team in 2009 and skiing team in 2012. College athletics run in her family, as her father, Peter Fitzpatrick, played squash at Bowdoin College from 1984-87.
As an honor roll student, Fitzpatrick is actively involved with Hope for Haiti and Habitat for Humanity.
ACCORDING TO COACH ULEHLA
"Caroline is an athletic player with exceptional intuition and a remarkable ability to read the game as it develops. This intrinsic instinct combined with a steady, team-oriented disposition allows her to assume the role of defensive playmaker with a quiet, behind-the-scenes method that is quite effective. A leader by example, Caroline will be relied upon for her on-field guidance."
ACCORDING TO CAROLINE
What attracted you to the University of Michigan?
"I was attracted to Michigan by the great academic reputation the school has and I really like how sports play such a daily and structured role in a student-athlete's life."
What are your thoughts about being part of Michigan's first women's lacrosse team?
"I'm so excited to be a part of Team One at Michigan. It is such a unique opportunity to be at the start of a new program at a University with such a high athletic reputation."
How has it been getting to know your future Wolverine teammates?
"It is so cool getting to know my future teammates that I'm going to be spending the next four years of my life with. I can already tell we are going to blend so well together."
What do you like about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you've seen so far?
"I was really impressed by how beautiful Ann Arbor is. In addition, I had the pleasure of experiencing downtown Ann Arbor on a football game day, and the school spirit throughout the town was incredible."
What is your favorite lacrosse moment of all-time?
"My favorite lacrosse moment was last spring when my high school team won our last game, earning us the league title and an undefeated season."
How did you first get involved in lacrosse?
"My town started offering it when I was in third grade and that's when I became very intrigued by the sport."
Do you have any talents or hobbies that you're willing to share? If so, please explain.
"I enjoy photography, painting and drawing, and design."
Who is your role model, and why?
"My older brother is my role model. He has a great sense of humor, is friendly to everybody, and knows when to be serious and when to have fun. I look up to his ability to balance all aspects of his life."
What do you enjoy doing when you're not playing lacrosse?
"I enjoy cooking and baking with my friends, playing tennis, going to the movies, and going skiing in the winter."
Favorite food ... Sushi
Favorite band/artist ... John Mayer
Favorite TV show ... Chicago Fire
Favorite book ... The Great Gatsby
Favorite movie ... Blue Crush
Favorite subject/class taken ... Marine Biology
Favorite athlete ... Hope Solo
Favorite place to visit/vacation ... Turks and Caicos
Favorite sport besides lacrosse ... Soccer
Favorite holiday ... Thanksgiving
Previous Student-Athlete Spotlights
Hadie Evarts (Jan. 24)
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
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