2 - Mary Beth Barham
Mary Beth Barham
Height: 5-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
High School: W.T. Woodson
Position: M/B
Major: Environmental studies
Residential College: Jonathan Edwards

2012 (Senior): Second team NFHCA All-Northeast Region ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree ... First team All-Ivy League ... Earned Yale's Player of the Year Award and Coaches' Award ... NFHCA Senior Game selection ... Tied for second on team in goals, third on team in points (4-0-8) ... Switched to playing back after spending first three seasons as a forward/midfielder ... Started all 17 games ... Scored both goals in 2-1 win at Harvard, a win that made her class the first in school history to go 4-0 vs. Harvard ... Part of senior class that set school record by winning 20 Ivy League games (including 4-0 mark vs. Harvard) in four years ... Earned Major Y.

2011 (Junior): Second team All-Ivy League ... Two goals, two assists for six points in 17 games (16 starts) ... Earned Major Y.

2010 (Sophomore): Received Yale field hockey's Coaches' Award ... Started all 17 games ... Four goals and four assists.

2009 (Freshman): Honorable mention All-Ivy League … Started 16 games … Made debut Sept. 4 vs. Sacred Heart, scoring a goal ... Had first career assist in 5-2 win vs. Dartmouth Oct. 17 ... Finished season with two goals and one assist … Earned Major Y.

High School: Second team All-Virginia State 2008 … First team All-Northern Region 2008 … All-Met honorable mention 2008 … Digital Sports All-Beltway Team 2008 … First team All-Liberty District 2007 and 2008 … Second team All-Northern Region 2007 … Captained field hockey team 2008-09 … Team MVP 2008 … Team made Virginia state tournament 2006-07 and 2007-08 … Team was Northern Region champions 2007-08 … Team was Liberty District champions 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 … Captained soccer team 2008-09 … Second team All-Northern Region in soccer 2008 … First team All-Liberty District in soccer 2008 … Scholar Athlete 2005-09.

USA Field Hockey: Captained Mid-Atlantic team in Junior National Championship June 2010 … National Futures participant 2009.

Club Team: Capitol Pegasus captain 2008 and 2009.

Notes: Has taken mission trips with First Baptist Church of Alexandria to Alaska, Canada and Hawaii to build churches, organize vacation bible school, perform as a choir in open areas, and spread the Word of God … Member of Jonathan Edwards College.

Why Yale? “After months of praying over college decisions, when I visited Yale I felt immediately welcomed and it just seemed like an answered prayer.”