Bre Hudgins Named one of Lacrosse Magazine's "Fab Five" Freshman to Watch

PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown women's lacrosse freshman Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY) has been named to Lacrosse Magazine's list of five Division I Freshman to Watch, as announced on laxmagazine.com. Hudgins, an attacker/midfielder joins Notre Dame's Kaitlyn Brosco, Maryland's Brooke Griffin, Duke's Molly Quirke, and Georgetown's Hannah Franklin on the Fab Five list from the September issue.

Why You Should Know Her: An explosive athlete with a knack for getting to the goal, Hudgins was the best high school player in upstate New York in 2010. Despite missing four games with an injury, the senior captain registered 32 goals and 13 dimes all while leading the Wildcats to an 18-2 record (including three wins against archrival Fayetteville-Manlius) and another Section 3 title. Hudgins finished her career as a two-time US Lacrosse All-American, an Under Armour All American and the 2010 Central New York Player of the Year, and she had a very strong performance at the Champion High School Showcase.

Brown Head Coach Keely McDonald Says: "Bre's a strong athletic kid who was really relied on in clutch situations in high school. She's very explosive. Definitely needs to be around the cage. Her meshing with our returning scorers could be really exciting."

Bottom Line: For Hudgins, playing for a Brown squad that went 7-8 and lost to Penn, Princeton and Duke by double digits won't be the same experience as wearing West Genny's storied navy blue, white and gold. But the Bears have been steadily improving, and Hudgins, who should contribute immediately, represents a serious coup for the program. If she can transition quickly to the college game and mesh with Brown's returning offensive talent — specifically junior attacker Kaela McGilloway (Sea Cliff, NY) and senior midfielder Paris Waterman (Newark, DE) — watch for the Bears to be a potential spoiler in the Ivy League.

Complete article can be found here.

Pictured: Bre Hudgins '14.