Two-time All-America defender in high school and college, co-captain of ISL champion St. Agnes’ School, Harvard University graduate, co-captain of national championship team, Ivy League player of the year, NCAA postgraduate scholar, member of US World Cup team, high school and college hall of fame inductee, two-time member of US world championship squad, coach at college, high school and youth level, advocate and volunteer for lacrosse.
The key to any coach’s success are great players. For St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes’ lacrosse coach Kathy Jenkins, Anne “Maggie” Vaughan was the lynchpin that changed the paradigm for the St. Agnes’ program during her four years at the Alexandria school.. The most outstanding player from the most successful high school lacrosse program in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Maggie reset the bar for excellence for all who followed her throughout the entire metropolitan DC area.
In competing on and off the field, Maggie was a positive force, unswerving in her pursuit of excellence and totally committed to her team. Her desire to do things the right way, her inner drive to win, her persistence, her leadership, and her ability to make her teammates play better are all embedded in the legendary lore of the SSSAS program.
The best defensive-minded player and team leader that her high school coach has ever seen, Maggie played with a wood stick throughout her career. Co-captain as a senior, she earned high school All-America honors in her last two seasons. She was in the inaugural class of inductees to the St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School Hall of Fame.
Recruited by every top college lacrosse program, Maggie enrolled at Harvard in 1986, where she was named Ivy League rookie of the year, first team All-Ivy in each of her four seasons, and Ivy League player of the year as a senior. She helped to lead her team to four straight Ivy League titles and in her final two years, received All-America recognition. As senior co-captain, she led her team to the 1990 NCAA championship title and was selected to the all-tournament team. Capping her collegiate career, she received an NCAA postgraduate scholarship for outstanding achievement as a scholar and athlete. Maggie was inducted into the Harvard athletic hall of fame in 2005.
After assisting at Harvard in 1991, Maggie returned home to serve as head coach of the new girl’s varsity at Episcopal High School. She continued her lacrosse career as a member of the U.S. National Team from 1990-97, competing on the U.S. squad in the 1993 and 1997 World Cup. She also served as a player representative on the executive board of the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Association.
A graduate of the University of Virginia law school, Maggie is a partner in the corporate and securities group at the Washington, DC law offices of DLA Piper. She and her husband, Jack Fontham, reside in Alexandria, VA with daughter Charlotte and son John.