NCAA Division IIITo be one of the best. It's the reason athletes compete at the NCAA Division III level. And at George Fox, athletes get the opportunity to pursue their passion for sports at a nationally ranked Christian college with a storied athletic tradition that includes both individual and team national championships. We're excited about the quality of student-athletes who will join us for the 2020-21 academic year as we pursue our vision of being "the team to beat." In April, we hosted a virtual Commitment Day to celebrate their decision* and are proud to introduce our newest Bruins to you.

Women's Lacrosse Recruits

Payton Bergren

Name: Payton Bergren

High School: Curtis High School (University Place, Washington)

Sport(s): Lacrosse

Position(s): Midfielder

Height / Weight: 5'4"

High School Highlights:
Earned all-conference honors in 2019 and served as a team captain in 2019 and 2020

Why I chose George Fox:
“I chose Fox because of the amazing community it has on and off the field!”

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Carleigh DeLapp

Name: Carleigh DeLapp

High School: Bonney Lake High School (Bonney Lake, Washington)

Sport(s): Lacrosse

Position(s): Midfielder

Height / Weight: 5'4"

High School Highlights:
Served as a team captain in 2018 and 2019 and helped team win a league title in 2018; scored 30 goals and collected 16 assists, 46 ground balls and 72 draw controls as a junior, when she earned all-league honors and made the all-state team; was one of 20 players representing Washington at the National Tournament in Maryland her junior season; recipient of the team’s Character Award as a junior; was an all-league player as a sophomore and earned team’s Leadership Award and Character Award

Why I chose George Fox:
“I chose George Fox because I love the dynamic of the community and the lacrosse team. I love how everyone is committed to keeping God at the center of everything they do. I am so impressed how everyone strives to make each individual feel like a part of the George Fox family. The atmosphere of love and community drew me in immediately, and I knew I wanted to be at George Fox because of it!”

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Holly Esposito

Name: Holly Esposito

High School: Lewis-Palmer High School (Monument, Colorado)

Sport(s): Lacrosse

Position(s): Midfielder

Height / Weight: 5'7"

High School Highlights:
Served as a team captain in 2019 and 2020; named to CHSAA’s Academic All-State First Team and was a Gazette Preps All-Star First-Team honoree in 2019; recipient of CHSAA Academic Team Championship Award in 2017 and was a Gazette Preps All-Star Second-Team player in 2018; recorded 26 goals and a .634 shot percentage as a junior, a 314 draw control her sophomore and junior years, and 52 ground balls as a sophomore

Why I chose George Fox:
“I chose George Fox because I want to experience being able to openly express my faith with my peers and teachers in my learning environment. I want to grow in my faith and grow closer to God without judgement, and I felt very comfortable when I visited the campus. I chose Fox to improve my education, faith in God, and my lacrosse career.”

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Olivia Geyling

Name: Olivia Geyling

High School: Dos Pueblos High School (Goleta, California)

Sport(s): Lacrosse

Position(s): Midfielder

Height / Weight: 5'9"

High School Highlights:
Earned all-league MVP honors as her team’s leading scorer (100 goals) as a junior and was the Santa Barbara Athletic Roundtable Lacrosse Athlete of the Year in 2019; was a member of the USL-SS championship team as a sophomore in 2018; as a senior, recorded single-game best of six goals and amassed 65 draw controls on the season.

Why I chose George Fox:
“It offered me an education and a place to play lacrosse while being surrounded by a Christian community.”

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Marena Tharpe

Name: Marena Tharpe

High School: Saint Ignatius College Preparatory (San Francisco, California)

Sport(s): Lacrosse

Position(s): Midfield / Attack

Height / Weight: 5'3"

High School Highlights:
Named team's Most Improved Player her freshman year

Why I chose George Fox:
"I chose George Fox because of its great sense of community, Christian faith and highly competitive women’s lacrosse team. As a “city kid” I find the modern campus setting absolutely beautiful and the surrounding nature is even better. I’m very excited to advance academically, spiritually and on the field! Go Bruins!"

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Emma Webb

Name: Emma Webb

High School: Oak Ridge High School (El Dorado Hills, California)

Sport(s): Lacrosse

Position(s): Goalie

Height / Weight: 5'8"

High School Highlights:
Posted a 56.4 percent save percentage combined her junior and senior seasons

Why I chose George Fox:
“I chose George Fox because it provides the perfect balance I was seeking where I can combine my passion for lacrosse and be able to pursue a biology major. The second I stepped on campus, the team, coaches and faculty were so welcoming, and it felt just like home. I can't think of a better place to be able to carry out my dreams or better people surrounding me to make those dreams a reality.”

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* Student-athletes listed above have accepted George Fox University's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. George Fox University is a member of the NCAA Div. III.