Lucy Wray began playing lacrosse at the age of seven when she joined North London Collegiate School. Coming from a sporting family – her father Nigel (BSc 1970, Honorary LLD 2005) is owner of Saracens Rugby Club – Lucy was soon developing a passion for the game, spending free periods honing her skills.
After studying at Bristol and playing for the University, Lucy moved back to London and carried on playing with West London Lacrosse Club. It was here that she was recruited to the Wales national team by a Welsh coach who noticed her promise. Lucy has been a member of the team since 2003, playing in the attack position. She competed in the 2005 Lacrosse World Cup in Annapolis, Maryland, where the team came sixth, and was named Most Valuable Player in the Welsh national team in 2006 and 2007. She played with Wales again in the 2009 World Cup in Prague, where the team again came sixth with five victories out of seven.
Lucy is now captain of the Harpenden Ladies Lacrosse Club and heads up the marketing and events team at Saracens Rugby Club.
I loved my time at Bristol University. Great people, a beautiful city, fun times, fantastic sports facilities and the opportunity to grow as an individual and learn about life in general with friends who will be with me forever.
Lucy Wray (BA 2003)