Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/29/09
Two Philly grads – Agnes Irwin’s Caroline Keating and Hill School’s Sarah Kendrick – head the list of nine recruits for the Duke Class of 2013 for head coach Kerstin Kimel (Haverford High).
“On behalf of our staff and returning players, we are excited and proud to welcome the Class of 2013 into the Duke Lacrosse program,” said Kimel, who . This group represents an incredible mix of talented students, athletes, leaders and lacrosse players who possess tremendous work ethic, competitive spirit and drive to be the best on and off the field. They will be outstanding additions to our program and we look forward to their arrival in Durham in August.”
The Blue Devils totaled a 15-6 overall record, advanced to the NCAA second round, went 3-2 in conference play and appeared in the finals of the ACC Championships for the fifth time in school history in 2009.
Keating is a midfielder/attacker from Gladwyne, Pa. A versatile athlete, Keating earned three varsity letters in lacrosse to go along with four in soccer, three in swimming, and two in diving. This past season she received the Tri-Sport Athlete Award and earned the Agnes Irwin Coaches Award in Lacrosse. She played club lacrosse with Ultimate Goal Lacrosse, as the squad captured the Princeton Tiger Challenge championship.
Keating will be the third Keating sibling to play at Duke; brother Dan (now head coach at Malvern Prep) and Mike played there in the 1990’s.
“We are so pleased to welcome another Keating into the Duke Lacrosse family,” Kimel said. “Caroline is a versatile athlete who has competed in multiple sports at a high level her entire life. We look forward to working with Caroline to continue to develop her offensive skill set and work her into the program.”
Kendrick is a Lawrenceville, N.J., native. A defender and four-year letterwinner, she received honorable mention All-America and first team all-Mid-Atlantic Prep League as well as Honorable Mention All-Phillylacrosse.com honors as a senior. She was selected Honorable Mention All-Galaxy in 2008. Her junior season, Kendrick collected 19 goals and 10 assists. She has also earned three letters in field hockey and one each in basketball and track. She is a member of Tri-State club lacrosse.
“Sarah is an outstanding defender who possesses great speed, footwork and defensive instincts,” Kimel said. “She was an ‘under the radar’ type of prospect who I think will develop into a great collegiate defender. Our staff is looking forward to developing Sarah’s natural talents and helping to integrate her into our defensive system”
Monica DeMairo will come to Duke as a midfielder from Massapequa, N.Y., and Massapequa High School. A two-time All-America and Academic All-America, DeMairo finished her high school by scoring 76 goals to go with 35 assists as a senior. She earned All-County honors for her success. Her junior year saw her net 53 goals while adding 25 assists on her way to national, state, and county honors. DeMairo has also collected letters in soccer and basketball, and plays club lacrosse with the Long Island Yellow Jackets where she received First-Team All-Galaxy honors.
Kaitlin Gaiss, from North Andover, Mass., though born in New Zealand, was an All-America goalkeeper at Phillips Academy. As a senior she was a NEPSWLA All-Star and a team captain. Gaiss has also earned a pair of varsity letters in both field hockey and ice hockey, and has played club lacrosse with Team REV since the eighth grade. In the summer of 2008, Gaiss played with a Lower New England squad that won its championship game in the National Tournament.
“We are excited to welcome another member of the Revolution club team into our program. Kait is a fantastic goal keeper who possesses great skill, confidence and poise in the cage. We look forward to having her work with Coach Kahoe and continue her development in preparation for ACC and top Division I competition.”
Mie Graham will join the Blue Devils from Princeton, N.J., and Princeton High. A midfielder who earned All-Conference honors three times, Graham tallied 27 goals and 21 assists as a junior and posted a total of 34 goals and 25 assists for her freshman and sophomore years. She was named the Princeton High School Female Athlete of the Year and was a second team All-Area selection. In addition to four letters in lacrosse, she has earned three on the soccer field.
Makenzie Hommel is an attacker out of Setauket, N.Y., and Ward Melville High. She was an honorable mention All-America this past season as well as an All-County selection after scoring 93 goals to go with 25 assists. Hommel was forced to sit out her junior season with an ACL tear, but posted 91 goals and 33 assists as a sophomore as she was an Honorable Mention All-America and All-County selection. As a freshman she netted 32 goals and 17 assists. Twice she has been a part of the Empire State Team gold medal-winning squad, and participated in club ball with the Long Island Yellow Jackets.
Lauren Martin is a defender from Weston, Mass., and Noble and Greenough School. A four-year letterwinner on the lacrosse field, Martin was named a first team All-America this season after leading her team to the ISL Championship … she was a two-time first team ISL selecdtion. She plays club ball with the Revolution and has also earned letters in soccer and basketball. She garnered academic distinction as a senior.
Alyssa Ogle is an attacker from Moorestown, N.J., and Moorestown High. A four-year letterwinner at the New Jersey lacrosse powerhouse, Ogle was a member of the four-time state championship squad from 2006-09 as Moorestown has won 10 straight titles. Ogle was voted first team All-America as a unior and senior and is a three-time All-State, All-Conference and All-South Jersey selection. Her other honors include the N.J. Player of the Year, South Jersey Athlete and Player of the Year and the Phyllis Lehman Best All-Around Female Athlete Award. Her club experience comes with the South Jersey Select squad while she played with the Upper Atlantic squad in the National Tournament. She has also earned four letters each in soccer and basketball.
Maddie Salamone, a midfielder from Bel Air, Md., and Bel Air High, is a four-year letterwinner, and three-time All-County selection. Her freshman season she was the only rookie to earn a varsity spot and as a sophomore she led the team in points. As a junior, Salamone was the leading-scorer on her way to Honorable Mention All-America and Academic All-America honors. She capped off her high school career as a 2009 UnderArmour All-America selection and was on the Tewaaraton watch list. Salamone was her class’ Co-Valedictorian and was the Bel Air High School Athlete of the Year. She was a member of the 2008 club national champion North East Maryland Select. She has also earned letters in field hockey and basketball.