Gardner A Scholar Athlete in English and Spanish (Oct. 27, 2008)
3 Margaret Gardner
2008 (Junior): Played in all 17 games, earning 12 starts ... a valuable part of a Navy backline that allowed the fewest goals of any Patriot League team and held seven opponents to 10 or fewer goals ... collected 12 ground balls, nine draw controls and forced five turnovers on the season ... had a season-high four ground balls and one draw control in win over Cincinnati ... caused a pair of turnovers as the Mids topped Bucknell to secure a spot in the Patriot League Tournament ... scooped up two ground balls and a draw control against American in the league semifinals.
2007 (Sophomore): Saw significant action on the defensive end, helping Navy to hold foes to 9.2 goals/gm ... part of a defense that held nine teams under five goals.
High School / Personal: A 2005 graduate of Chantilly High School in Chantilly, Va. where she earned one letter in lacrosse ... also lettered three times in swimming ... member of National Honor Society and was in two high school musicals ... full name is Margaret E. Gardner ... daughter of Capt. Thomas and Jane Gardner ... born April 6, 1987, in Charleston, S.C. ... father, Thomas, is a retired United States Navy captain ... father was a member of the Navy football team from 1972-75 and graduated from the Academy in 1976 ... uncle, Craig Scott, was a 1976 Naval Academy graduate and cousin, Charlie Scott, graduated last year from Navy ... a comparative politics major ... spent past fall semester overseas at la Escuela Naval Militar (The Spanish Naval Academy), in the town of Marín in Northern Spain ... while there, she taught several classmates how to play lacrosse in an effort to remain in shape for the spring ... Gardner on the experience: "I brought some sticks and balls over and have been teaching them how to play. Nobody there had even heard of lacrosse so it was a challenge for them to learn the game. I did teach a few people enough where we could at least play catch together" ... an outstanding student, she has twice been named to the Dean's List ... led the team with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average last spring.
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