Laney Bevill '89
Multi-Sport Captain Inspired Her Teammates Through Selflessness A joyful competitor who excelled in soccer and lacrosse, Laney Bevill brought speed, intensity, and the spirit of teamwork to every game. During her career, Laney earned eight varsity letters in soccer and lacrosse, serving as captain of both sports during her senior year. Laney led the 1988 Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team to a 17-3-1 season, by far the most successful showing for Pingry girls’ soccer at the time. Although the varsity squad lost several key players to injury early in the season, the 1988 team was noted for its unity and optimism, and the group persevered to win the State Prep School Championship and the Somerset County Championship. Teammates and coaches from that winning season remember Laney as an agile and aggressive player whose petite stature often gave her opponents a false sense of security. A star in her own right, Laney always gave her teammates the opportunity to shine. Upon graduating, Laney held the all-time assist record for girls’ soccer; she also ranked second in all-time scoring. That year, Laney was named All-State and All-County. As a senior, Laney received the Reese Williams Award in recognition of her achievements as a scholar-athlete, and the Pingry Mother’s Association Women’s Sports Award. After Pingry, Laney earned a B.S. in Environmental Design and Architecture at the University of Vermont.