26 - Ali Baird
Ali Baird
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wilbraham, Mass.
High School: Minnechaug Regional
Position: A

2009: Played all 16 games with 11 starts...ranked fourth on the team with a career-best 26 points and a career-best nine assists, while she was fifth with a career-best 17 goals...also had three ground balls, five draw controls and a career-best six caused turnovers...netted two goals in the 11-7 season-opening win over UMass (2/17)...posted her third career hat-trick with three goals versus Navy (3/21)...scored two goals including the game-winner in the 16-12 season-finale victory at American (4/18).

2008: Played in 12 games...recorded eight goals and two assists for 10 points...also picked up two ground balls...had one goal and one assist at New Hampshire (2/27)...recorded one assist at Harvard (2/24)...scored one goal in the 16-6 victory over Bucknell (3/22)...recorded her second career hat-trick with three goals in the 13-9 win over Siena (3/27)...netted one goal in the 19-8 victory over Lafayette (4/5)...scored two goals at Boston College (4/19).

2007: Saw action in 15 games and had nine starts...scored 16 goals and added one assist for 17 points...led the team with four game-winning goals which were ranked second in the Patriot League...netted her first collegiate goal in the 16-3 win over Robert Morris (3/6)...scored two goals including the game-winner in the 15-5 victory over American (3/31)...netted three goals including the game-winner in the 14-9 win at Fairfield (4/11)...had two goals including the game-winner in the 17-4 victory over Lehigh (4/14)...scored two goals including the game-winner in the 11-5 win at Colgate (4/21)...netted one goal in the 9-6 victory over Colgate (4/27) in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals, in the 12-8 win over American (4/29) in the Patriot League Tournament championship game and against Northwestern (5/13) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Before Holy Cross: Played lacrosse, soccer and sailed at Minnechaug Regional H.S....team MVP for lacrosse team junior and senior years...All Western Mass. and Western Mass. All-Star Team (2004-2006) for lacrosse...Springfield Republican All-Scholastic Selection...scored 215 career goals and had 304 career points in lacrosse...member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Al and Eileen Baird...has one brother (Nick)...a History major.