Women's Lacrosse Senior Salute: Vera Freda

Women's Lacrosse Senior Salute: Vera Freda

Name: Vera Freda

Hometown/High School: Watertown, NY / Lowville Academy

Bio  |  Career Stats

Major: Political Science/History

Plans for next year: This fall I will be attending Officer Candidate School for the US Navy. After commissioning I will attend Naval Flight School in Pensacola, Florida and fulfill my 6 year contract as a Naval Flight Officer specializing in airborne weapons and sensor systems.

Career goal: After the Navy, I plan on pursuing my Masters degree and PhD and becoming a professor.

Favorite memory with the team: Our team bonding activities are some of my fondest memories- besides getting a W on gameday.

Other activities at Keuka College: SAAC- Women's Lacrosse rep, Political Science and History Club- Secretary, Behavioral Science Association- Secretary

What advice would give to freshmen on the team: Play each game like its your last- leave everything on the field.

What would you tell someone looking at Keuka College: It's a great place to be a student athlete. Keuka's faculty and coaches are invested in both your academic and athletic success and will help you reach your goals in each of those paths.

What does it mean to be a part of the #KCFamily: The #KCFamily is a support system on and off the field, committed to your wellness and success.

From Coach McCaffrey-Jacobs: Seniors - It is with great pride and sadness to be at the end of your 4 years with you.  I cannot account for where the time has gone, from meeting you as high school students athletes - to coaching you through for years of college lacrosse, but I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity.  I cannot thank you enough for your time, dedication, work ethic, passion, and love you've brought to our program and this game.  We have faced hurdles together in these four years - from working to turn our program into a winning one, to painful defeats, and injuries -- with your efforts and unwavering commitment to the goals we set in place, you have assisted us in paving the road to our success.  I am proud of each of you - and you will truly be missed Brooke, Vera, and Abi.  

A message from Vera: Thank you to all my professors, coaches and the athletic training staff for being positive influences and support systems in my life over the past four years.


Our seniors had their Keuka College spring season cut short because of the global pandemic. Over the next several weeks we will take the opportunity to thank and honor each of these seniors who demonstrated such strength, dedication and support to their sport, to Keuka College Athletics and throughout their time at Keuka College. We are so proud to have them as part of our #KCFamily and we can't wait to see what they do next!  #gratitudeforKCSeniors2020