Women's Lacrosse Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kathy Quigley

March 7, 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.

Kathy Quigley is a three-time varsity letterwinner (2010, '11, '12) and will play her final season at Seaholm High School (Birmingham, Mich.) this spring. She has tallied 164 goals and 56 assists in three seasons for the Maples.

As a junior, Quigley helped lead Seaholm to the MSHAA Division I state title and a 15-8 overall record. She tallied 74 goals and 25 assists, and averaged two ground balls and two caused turnovers per game en route to earning honorable mention All-America, first team All-State and All-League honors.

In her sophomore season, her 55 goals and 22 assists helped lead Seaholm to a 15-7-3 record and runner-up regional finish. Following the season, she garnered All-State second team and All-League recognition.

Quigley made an immediate impact on varsity as a freshman, recording 35 goals and nine assists to help Seaholm finish 14-8 overall and conclude the season as regional finalists.

The right-handed midfielder also plays club lacrosse for the Detroit Lacrosse Club. In addition to playing lacrosse at Seaholm, Quigley is also a four-year varsity letterwinner in volleyball and two-time letterwinner in basketball.

Collegiate athletics run in the Quigley family, as her brother, Jack, is currently a junior on the baseball team at Northwestern University.

Off the field, the High Honor Roll student and AP Scholar is a member of National Honors Society.


"Kathy is an exceptional dynamic athlete with great size, strength, quickness and endurance in the midfield. One of three Michigan natives on our Team One roster, she understands the rich athletic tradition at U-M and the importance and meaning of the Block M. Kathy's tremendous pride and appreciation of having the privilege to be wearing that Block M while making history for the Maize and Blue is the type of school spirit we want our entire team and program to embody."


Quigley photo Kathy Quigley
Birmingham, Mich.

What attracted you to the University of Michigan?
"A lot of things, but mostly it was the ties that I have had with the school from a very young age. With my dad being an alum and growing up just 40 minutes away, U-M has always been a part of my life, so when they decided to start up a Division I lacrosse program it seemed like an absolute dream opportunity."

What are your thoughts about being part of Michigan first women's lacrosse team?
"I couldn't be more excited to be a part of something so unique and special. It's a true privilege to be a part of what I'm sure will be an amazing program, both now and in the future. I couldn't be more excited to play under such a great coaching staff and athletic program."

How has it been getting to know your future Wolverine teammates?
"Of the future teammates that I've met, I can say nothing but good things. I think it's really going to be a great group of girls who put great value on similar things. I know that my teammates and I all love lacrosse and want nothing more than for the program to be successful. I can't wait until we actually get to be in Ann Arbor together and can really be a team. "

What do you like about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you've seen so far?
"Everything. I love the atmosphere, the football games, the basketball games, the people and the winter snow. The U-M campus is one of a kind and I can't wait to spend my next four years there."

What is your favorite lacrosse moment of all-time?
"Last year in the state championship, we were in double overtime and the score was tied. We had overcome a two-goal deficit to tie it up in a matter of two minutes. I got fouled and got the ball at the goal line. I went and scored the winning goal with seven seconds left. We ended up winning the game and it was easily one of the greatest moments ever."

How did you first get involved in lacrosse?
"My big sister started playing when I was in fifth grade so I decided to follow in her footsteps and give it a try the following year as a sixth grader and it became a passion of mine almost right away."

Do you have any talents or hobbies that you're willing to share? If so, please explain.
"In addition to enjoying lacrosse, I also played varsity volleyball for four years in high school and enjoyed it so much. I also have been playing the piano since I was five."

Who is your role model, and why?
"My role model is my high school lacrosse coach, Jen Dunbar, because there is no other person in the world who has as kind of a heart as she does. She has pushed me to work my hardest and be the best person I can be, as well as teaching me the importance of surrounding yourself with positive people. I wouldn't be where I am today as both a player and a person without her."

What do you enjoy doing when you're not playing lacrosse?
"I enjoy playing volleyball, going to sporting events, hanging with my friends, going up to northern Michigan and playing the piano."

Favorite food ... Italian
Favorite band/artist ... John Mayer and anything country
Favorite movie ... The Proposal
Favorite TV show ... One Tree Hill
Favorite book ...The Lucky One
Favorite subject/class taken ... Anatomy and Physiology
Favorite professional athlete ... Derek Jeter
Favorite place to visit/vacation ... Punta Cana
Favorite sport besides lacrosse ... Volleyball
Favorite holiday ...Christmas

» Wolverines Announce Program's First Recruiting Class (Nov. 21, 2012)
» Michigan Women's Lacrosse Team One Interactive Google Map

Previous Student-Athlete Spotlights
Regan Anderson (Dec. 4, 2012)
Jess Angerman (Dec. 6, 2012)
Sara Beach (Dec. 11, 2012)
Emily Braun (Dec. 13, 2012)
Allie Breitfeller (Dec. 18, 2012)
Bianca Brueckner (Dec. 20, 2012)
Natalie Carti (Jan. 8, 2013)
Grace Collins (Jan. 10, 2013)
Kim Coughlan (Jan. 15, 2013)
Madeline Dion (Jan. 17, 2013)
Sophie duPhily (Jan. 22, 2013)
Hadie Evarts (Jan. 24, 2013)
Caroline Fitzpatrick (Jan. 29, 2013)
Emma Guarino (Jan. 31, 2013)
Sara Kramer (Feb. 5, 2013)
Tess Korten (Feb. 7, 2013)
Kelly Kubach (Feb. 12, 2013)
Sarah Lugo (Feb. 14, 2013)
Margaret Metzger (Feb. 19, 2013)
Lauren Oberlander (Feb. 21, 2013)
Brook Pancoast (Feb. 26, 2013)
Maggie Paul (Feb. 28, 2013)
Lauren Pryor (March 5, 2013)

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