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Brandon Davis knows he has a big task in front of him with the call to build a women's lacrosse team from scratch at Georgetown College. However, it is one he relishes and has wasted no time in finding the first piece to the puzzle.
Brooklyn Fox, out of Louisville, Ky., is the first ever signee for the Tigers. She is a defender from Eastern High School.
"Brooklyn is exactly the player I'm looking for as I put the foundation together for this program," Davis said. "She is an excellent student and a great athlete. I've been impressed with her work ethic on and off the field. That is what you need when starting from square one."
In the offseason, Fox plays for several different club teams – Cardinal Elite, Louisville Elite and Stealth. Her team won the Division II state championship in 2012, a year in which she was also a member of the All-State Team.
"I'm really excited," Davis said. "I think in the next few weeks, Georgetown will see a lot of signings of a lot of top lacrosse athletes. Brooklyn is that first piece. You always have to have the first one that will say, 'Yes, this is the program and the team I want.'
"Recruiting is hard work and especially when it's a new program, but Georgetown's success in academics and athletics is an easy sell. I know we will look back at this first class in a couple of years and see the backbone of the success for this program."
The Tigers will start playing lacrosse as a club team this fall and spring of 2014. Full varsity action will then be the following year with the first matches set for spring of 2015.
"It sounds like a far way off, but when you get down to it, what we do this spring in recruiting and next fall in club matches, sets the tone," Davis said. "We have to do this right."