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McLean’s Three-sports Star to Play for Navy

Annie Newton, a resident of McLean, will join the Women’s Lacrosse team for the United States Naval Academy.

Annie Newton, a resident of McLean, will join the Women’s Lacrosse team for the United States Naval Academy. Photo contributed

The Madeira School recently recognized three outstanding student-athletes on their commitment to further both their academic and athletic careers. Sofie Davis will attend the University of Kentucky, Annie Newton will attend the United States Naval Academy, and Molly Watts will attend Drexel University. “Over the last four years, all three athletes have been an integral part of the culture shift, success and enthusiasm for Madeira athletics,” reflects Head Athletic Director, Katie LaRue. “They will leave a lasting mark on the program and be sorely missed.”

Annie Newton, a resident of McLean, will join the Women’s Lacrosse team for the United States Naval Academy. Throughout Annie’s time at Madeira she’s had the opportunity to become a three-season varsity athlete. In the Fall Annie is an outstanding goalie for the varsity soccer team; in the Winter Annie is a key contributor to the varsity basketball team; and in the Spring, Annie is lethal on the lacrosse field. “Annie epitomizes what it means to be a Madeira athlete”, says Assistant Athletic Director and Head Lacrosse coach, Kelly Chandler. “She is a three-sport athlete and captain, is a strong, vocal leader, and sets the standard for what it means to work hard and be a great teammate. Annie performs no matter what, and will have a very successful career at Navy, both on her team and for her country. We are so proud of Annie and look forward to watching her continue to serve and lead at Navy and beyond.”

During her junior year, Newton interned on Capitol Hill with Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Looking ahead to the last five weeks of Newton’s Madeira career, she plans to intern with an organization focused on marketing, communications or athletics. Newton credits the outstanding Madeira community for molding her into the best version of herself and will miss her driven peers and the faculty that invest countless time and energy into their students.