Ford, Hennessey, McMahon Elected Women’s Lacrosse Captains for 2017

Maeve McMahon and the Crimson were voted fourth in the Ivy preseason poll (Penny Ashford).
Maeve McMahon and the Crimson were voted fourth in the Ivy preseason poll (Penny Ashford).

Maeve McMahon and the Crimson finished 9-7 in 2016 (Penny Ashford).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Juniors Emma Ford, Megan Hennessey and Maeve McMahon have been chosen by their teammates as the Harvard women's lacrosse captains for the 2017 campaign.

"I am really happy about this group," said Lisa Miller, The Carole Kleinfelder Head Coach for Harvard Women's Lacrosse. "On the field, they are hardworking and fiercely competitive. They are team-first young women. Emma will take on any challenge  asked of her, Megan has changed her position several times to do what is best for the team and has always done it without reservation and a smile, and Maeve is super positive, energetic and unselfish. All three love to play and care enormously for their teammates. I think they are going to do a great job."

A defender, Ford, who was selected to the All-Ivy League first team and Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region second team, caused 12 turnovers, won 10 draw controls and grabbed 29 ground balls during her junior season. A native of Skaneateles, New York, her brother, Dan '14, served as captain of the Harvard men's hockey team.

Hennessey, who hails from Winchester, Massachusetts, played defensive midfield this past spring. An All-Ivy honorable mention choice, she scored seven goals and finished with 10 points, while leading the Crimson with 34 ground balls on the year.

An attacker, McMahon, a product of Duxbury, Massachusetts, ranked fourth on Harvard with 32 points and was third with 32 goals this season. McMahon also won 24 draw controls and picked up 13 ground balls, and her sister, Samantha '11, served as captain of the women's lacrosse team.

Harvard advanced to the Ivy League tournament for the third-straight year and finished the season 9-7 overall and 4-3 in the Ancient Eight in 2016.