September 29, 2011

Women's Lacrosse Welcomes 13 Newcomers for 2011-2012 Season

PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown University head women's lacrosse coach Keely McDonald '00 has announced the addition of 13 talented newcomers, set to join the Bears this fall. The 12 members of the Class of 2015 and one member of the Class of 2012, nine of whom were high school All-Americans, represent nine different states with three players from California and two each from Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Also represented are Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

"This group adds crucial depth and exciting athleticism to the team," said McDonald. "They are a diverse, aggressive and talented class who will make an immediate impact this year and be powerful future leaders for Brown Lacrosse. Our first-players are high-level student-athletes from winning high school programs. At our first few practices of the year, it has been interesting watching them mesh with the returners and work to make a name for themselves at the college level."

Anneke Baran '12
Position:
Midfield/Attack
Alexandria, Virginia
Deerfield Academy
Capitol Lacrosse Club
Teammate of current Brown senior Julia Keller at Deerfield
Mother Kathryn Kavanagh Baran is a 1976 graduate of Brown and former member of the Softball team; Three siblings all attended Brown
Lacrosse –
Honorable Mention All-American (2008); Team captain (2008); Deerfield Havilland Trophy Recipient (2007); Coaches Award Recipient (2007); NEPSWLA All-Star (2006, 2007, 2008)
Field Hockey –
Deerfield Field Hockey Award (2007)
Academic –
Honor Roll 12 consecutive semesters
Service –
Community Service Student Board

Abby Bunting
Position: Midfield
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Wellesley High School
Mass Elite
Younger sister of Penn women's lacrosse junior Caroline Bunting
Lacrosse –
First Team All-American (2011); Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic; Eastern Massachusetts All-Star; Team MVP; Bay State Conference First Team All-Star (2010 & 2011); Metrowest All-Star Super Team.
Hockey –
Hobey Baker Award (2011)
Soccer –
Bay State Conference All-Star (2010)
Academic – Four-year Honor Roll student 

Katie Bupp
Position:
Midfield/Defense
Landisville, Pennsylvania

Hempfield High School
Lancaster Area Xtreme
Lacrosse – First Team Regional All-American and Honorable Mention National All-American (2011); US Lacrosse Academic All-American (2010 & 2011); Four-year starter; Captain (2011); Section I First Team All-Star (2010 & 2011); Lancaster-Lebanon League First Team All-Star (2010 & 2011); Lancaster-Lebanon League Most Valuable Midfielder (2011); Most Valuable Midfielder for Hempfield High School (2010 & 2011); Lancaster-Lebanon League Honorable Mention All-Star (2009); Hempfield High School Coaches Award (2009); Two-time Lancaster-Lebanon League Title Runners-Up (2008 &2010)
Academic
– Superior Honor Roll; National Honor Society
Service
– Varsity Club President; Began Aevidum Club at Hempfield, a club to help prevent teen suicide and depression; Meals on Wheels

Julia Carrellas
Position:
Midfield
Middletown, Rhode Island

St. George's School
Metacomet Select Lacrosse
Younger sister of Holy Cross women's lacrosse junior Maddie Carrellas
Lacrosse – First Team All-American (2011); Academic All-American (2010 & 2011); Three-year starter; Captain (2011); Recipient of Coaches Cup (2011); NEPSWLA All-Star (2011); Led team in assists, scoring 75 goals (2011)
Ice Hockey –
Three-year starter
Soccer –
Four-year starter; Captain (2010); Recipient of Coaches Cup (2010)
Other –
Earned 11 total varsity letters in High School; Recipient of Mary Eustis Zane Cup (Senior Athlete Award) at graduation
Academic –
Cum Laude Society; Spanish Honor Society; National Honor Society; Four-year Honor Roll student; Chair of Honor Board; Recipient of Yale Prize (excellence in scholarship and character) and the St. George's Medal (highest award at graduation); graduated with high distinction

Alexandra Crerend
Position:
Midfield/Attack
New Canaan, Connecticut

Loomis Chaffee
CTLF
Lacrosse – First Team All-American (2010 & 2011); Academic All-American (2011); NEPSWLA All-Star (2010 & 2011); Started all three years at Loomis; Captain (2011); Three-year totals of 131 goals and 102 assists; Loomis won the Founders League Championship all three years during Crerend's career (2009, 2010, 2011); 2010 team was undefeated (17-0) and ranked as high as #22 in the country
Field Hockey
– Academic All-America (2010)
Squash –
Played #2 as a senior; Ranked 130 in the United States as a senior
Academic –
Two-time History Honors Tea Honoree; Senior keynote speaker at the History Honors Tea; Honor Roll every semester in high school; Named a Collegeboard AP Scholar with Distinction (2010)
Service
– Underclass girls' dorm perfect; Student Representative on Curriculum Committee; Tour Guide; Model UN; PRISM (People Rising in Support of Multiculturalism) 

Alyssa DiBona
Position:
Midfield/Defense
Media, Pennsylvania

Archbishop Carroll
Phantastix Lacrosse Club
Lacrosse – All-American & Academic All-American (2010 & 2011); First Team All-Delaware County (2010 & 2011); First Team All-Delaware County Times and All-Main Line Times (2010 & 2011); First Team All-Philadelphia Catholic League (2010 & 2011); Three-year starter; Team Captain (2011); Coaches Award Recipient (2011); Archbishop Carroll won four straight PCL Championships during DiBona's career; U.S. 7th Congressional District Female Student-Athlete (2011)
Academic –
National Honor Society; Class Representative for Student Council (2 years)

Janie Gion
Position:
Attack
Northfield, Illinois

New Trier
Northwestern Wildcat Elite
High School & Club teammate of current Brown sophomore Erin Roos
Lacrosse –
All-American & Academic All-American (2010 & 2011); All-Conference and All-State honoree (2010 & 2011); Three-year starter; Helped lead New Trier to State Championship Finals (2009 & 2010) and three straight Conference Championships (2009, 2010, 2011); Finished career 3rd all-time in New Trier history in goals (141), assists (87), points (228), and draw controls (107); Set New Trier records for points in a game (10) and assists in a game (7) in 2011
Academic
– Honor Roll all four years; Spanish Honor Society

Emily Klein
Position:
Attack
Pleasanton, California

Foothill
Bear Lax
Lacrosse – All-American (2011); Academic All-American (2010 & 2011); All-League MVP (2011); First Team All-League (2010 & 2011); First Team East Bay (2010 & 2011); East Bay Player of the Year (2011); Foothill MVP (2011); Team Captain (2011); Foothill Offensive Player of the Year (2010); Bay Area News Group Athlete of the Week (2010); Honorable Mention All-League (2009); Holds Foothill records for goals in a season (92), assists in a season (53), points in a season (145), all during 2011; Also holds the school record for career goals (222) and career assists (103)
Water Polo
– Three-year starter
Service
– Yearbook editor; Vice President of Soroptimist Club

Meghan O'Brien
Position:
Midfield
Bethesda, Maryland

Stone Ridge
Skywalkers Lacrosse Club
Lacrosse – Team Captain (2011); Three-year starter; Recipient of Coaches Award
Soccer –
Team Captain (2010); Soccer team won ISL Championship (2010); Three-year starter; Recipient of Coaches Award
Other –
Recipient of school-wide Sportsmanship Award (2011)
Service – Leader Progress Place (serving the homeless); Leader Operation Smile; Special Olympics Assistant 

Hannah Organschi
Position:
Defense
Guilford, Connecticut

Choate Rosemary Hall
Noreaster Lacrosse
Lacrosse – Academic All-American (2011); All-Star Team (2011); Team Captain (2011); Recipient of team's Character Award (2011); Choate lacrosse Honorable Mention in Excellence (2011)
Academic – Deans List (12 terms); Choate Political Science Award (2010); Choate French Award (2011); Honorable Mention Choate English Award (2011); Peer Educator (2010 & 2011)
Service –
Model Congress; Senior Class Student Council Representative

Kellie Roddy
Position:
Goalie
Poway, California
Poway High School
West Coast Starz
Lacrosse –
Academic All-American (2010); San Diego County All-Star (2011); Norman Webb Award (2011); Team Captain (2011); First Team All-CIF (2011); Second Team All-CIF (2010); First Team All-League (2009, 2010, 2011); Honorable Mention All-League (2008); North County Times First Team All-North County (2010, 2011); San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Lacrosse First Team (2011); San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team (2010); ESPN Rise High School Lacrosse, Top 20 Goalies on the Rise (10/10); Lacrosse Magazine Players to Watch Honorable Mention (3/11); San Diego County Nominee U-19 tryouts (2010)
Field Hockey –
Honorable Mention All-League (2009)
Academic –
National Merit Commended Student (2010); AP Scholar with Distinction (2010); National Honor Society; California Scholastic Federation; Regional Science Olympiad; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Teen Art Council

Alexandra Seclow
Position:
Midfield/Defense
Orinda, California
Miramonte High School
Triple Threat
Lacrosse –
Four-year starter; First Team DFAL All-League (2009, 2010, 2011); Team Captain (2010 & 2011); CIF Scholar-Athlete (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011); Team MVP (2011); Academic All-American (2010); Offensive Team MVP (2010); Midfield Team MVP (2009); Second Team DFAL All-League (2008)
Soccer –
Four-year starter; Team Captain (2011); First Team DFAL All-League (2010); DFAL Honorable Mention All-League (2009)
Academic –
Dean S. Lesher High School Feature Writing Award (2010); Friends of Orinda Library Writing Contest (2009)
Service –
Special Olympics Swimming & Soccer Coach 

Danielle Torres
Position:
Midfield/Defense
Yarmouth, Maine
Yarmouth High School
Lacrosse –
First Team All-American (2010); Honorable Mention All-American (2009, 2011); Academic All-American (2010 & 2011); Four-time First Team All-State and First Team All-Conference; Four-year starter; Team Captain (2011); Portland Press Herald Spring Female Athlete of the Year (2010); Yarmouth MVP (2011); Scored winning goal in State Championship game (2011); Finished career with 134 goals, 38 assists, and 102 draw controls
Soccer –
Four-year starter; Academic All-American; Team Captain (2010); Rookie of the Year (2007)
Academic –
Harvard Book Award; National Honor Society
Service –
Works with the elderly community in Yarmouth