Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/11/09
Radnor’s Sam Ellis, who helped lead the Red Raiders to the first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) championship this spring, heads the list of seven student-athletes for Princeton University’s class of 2013.
Princeton coach Chris Sailer, a Haverford High graduate, announced the class this week.
“We are extremely excited to welcome the Class of 2013 to Princeton,” said Sailer, a 2008 inductee of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame. “This is an accomplished class filled with players who are accustomed to success on the field. Three have played for state championship teams, four were honored as high school All-Americans this past season, and all seven are the product of excellent high school and club lacrosse programs.
“Given our significant graduation losses this past year, the opportunity will be there for many of these players to make an immediate impact on the field for us next spring.
“Beyond their lacrosse prowess, we’re really excited about this class as a whole; their collective personality, commitment to the game, and enthusiasm for Princeton is obvious. We think they’ll take full advantage of all the opportunities presented to them at this great university, and we’re looking forward to a fun four years with them ahead.”
Sailer and her assistant coaches Michelle DeJuliis (U.S. FIL champion World Cup team captain and owner of Philly-based Ultimate Goal Lacrosse) and Amy Altig bring in three attackers and four midfielders. They include:
Charlotte Davis – 5-9, Midfield, Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes
Jenna Davis – 5-8, Midfield, Levittown, N.Y./Division Avenue
Sam Ellis – 5-5, Attack, Bryn Mawr, Pa./Radnor High School
Jaci Gassaway – 5-9, Attack, Severna Park, Md./Severna Park
Jackie Klauberg – 6-0, Midfield, Cos Cob, Conn./Greenwich Academy
Katie Matz – 5-4, Attack/Midfield, Lutherville, Md./McDonogh School
Caroline Rehfuss – 5-7, Midfield, Latham, N.Y./Shaker High School
Ellis is an attacker from Radnor High School. During her three years on the varsity team, the squad posted a 64-4 record, as she collected 197 career points. As a senior captain, Ellis scored 109 goals while adding 18 assists, 47 ground balls, 31 caused turnovers and 15 draw controls.
The Raiders went undefeated (23-0) in 2008 on the way to the District I AAA championship title. This past season, the team went 251, won the PIAA title and also won the Central league crown for the second straight year.
Ellis was named All-Main Line, All-Delco, and All-Central League in 2009. After earning All-America Honorable Mention accolades in 2008, she was named All-America in 2009. A member of the Under Armour Girls All-America team, Ellis was named to the national all-academic team in 2008 and 2009.
She earned the Sally Wilson Award awarded to the MVP, broke the school record for most goals scored in a season and the tied the record for the most goals scored in a game with 10.
Ellis was a member of the Ultimate Goal Lacrosse Club, the 2008 Upper Atlantic Team 2, National Tournament Senior All-Star team, and the 2009 Under Armour All-American Girls North Team.
Also a member of the golf team at Radnor, Ellis also considered Brown, California and Vanderbilt.
Davis played her high school lacrosse for St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes (SSSA). The Saints posted a 51-2-1 record during her last two years. During her senior year she was team captain and MVP while scoring 74 goals and 18 assists and picked up 45 draw controls, 23 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers. During her career she played in 53 games and scored 157 points.
The team is the two-time defending Washington Metro ISL Champions and Virginia State AA Champions. In the 2008, the Saints ended the season ranked No. 1 in the nation by Lax Power, and finished this season with a No. 5-ranking.
Davis was named the SSSA Outstanding Model Athlete in 2009, as well as earning All-America, Under Armour All-America and All-Tewaaraton team honors. She earned all-metro, all-Independent School League (ISL) and all-state honors in 2009 in addition to all-state honors in 2008.
In 2008, Davis was a member of the US Lacrosse National Team #1 championship team and was on the US Lacrosse Senior National Team championship team in 2009.
Davis played three years of field hockey at SSSA and was captain of the squad her senior year. She was named all-ISL and all-state while being named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) national academic squad. The team won back-to-back league and state championships in 2007 and 2008.
Davis also considered Dartmouth, Duke and Penn.
Davis was a five-year member of the
varsity team, where she amassed 352 career goals and 157 assists. As a senior captain, she scored 94 goals and added 39 assists. The Blue Dragons were Conference III champions in 2005 and Conference II champs in 2007.
During her career, Davis was named all-county four times, all-conference as a freshman, twice earned national all-academic honors and was named an honorable mention All-America twice. She was named second-team All-Long Island by Newsday in 2008 and first-team by the newspaper the following year. Following her senior season, Davis earned the Citibank/News12 Scholar-Athlete award as well as the 2009 Blue Dragon Athlete of the Year.
Davis also lettered in basketball and soccer, where she was named All-County on four occasions.
Davis has played club lacrosse for the Long Island Pride and Long Island Yellow Jackets. In 2008 she represented Long Island at the Empire State Games and participated in the New York 5 Women’s Division National Tournament.
She also considered Johns Hopkins.
Gassaway played attack for the Severna Park Falcons for four years and recorded a 74-6 record, including two undefeated 20-0 seasons. During her freshman year, the Falcons were region champions and finished second in the state tournament. In 2007 and 2008, the team was county, region and state champions. This past year the team captured its third straight state title and again was regional champs with Gassaway as team captain. Gassaway was sidelined for most of the 2009 season with an ACL injury, but her rehab is going well, and she is expected to recover fully in time for her freshman campaign at Princeton.
A 2008 US Lacrosse national all-academic, Gassaway was twice named first-team coaches all-county. She also earned first-team capital all-county and first-team all-district honors in 2007. Gassaway also lettered in cross country and indoor track
A member of the Severn Park Lacrosse Club (SPlax), Gassaway also considered Duke, North Carolina and Stanford.
A four-year letterwinner from Greenwich Academy, Klauberg led the team in scoring during her junior and senior seasons as a midfielder. As a senior she scored 115 points and collected 100 forced turnovers, 80 draw controls and 50 ground balls. The Gators were Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) champions in 2007, 2008 and 2009. After being named the Western New England Champions in 2007, the team finished the year with the No. 1 New England Prep School ranking by laxpower.com. The team finished 2008, ranking No. 5 and 2009, ranking No. 6.
Klauberg was named a USL High School All-America honoree in 2008 and 2009, and was an Under Armour All-America selection in 2008. She is a two-time New England Lacrosse All-Star, a two-time All-FAA selection and a first-team All-Galaxy pick in 2008. She was named to the all-tournament team at the 2009 National Tournament in the women’s division as a member of the New England team, and was on the Lower New England team in 2008.
Klauberg was also a four-year letterwinner on the Gators basketball team, where she reached 1,000 career points. She led the league in scoring in 2008 and 2009 and was named all-league three times.
A member of the Metro Magic Lacrosse Club for the past two years, Klauberg also considered Duke, Georgetown, Harvard and North Carolina.
Matz lettered all four years at McDonogh School as an attacker and midfielder. She helped the team to a 74-8 record during those four years while scoring 90 goals and 44 assists. As a senior captain, Matz collected 27 goals and 15 assists. After the Eagles were the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) A conference runners-up in 2006 and 2008, the team took the championship in 2009.
In 2008, Matz was named first-team All-Galaxy and was member of the Under Armour Underclassmen Championship team. In 2009, she earned Under Armour All-America honors and was named second-team all-metro by the Baltimore Sun.
Matz also lettered in field hockey where she was a two-time captain, leading the Eagles to two conference championships.
Matz also considered Northwestern, Maryland, Penn and Syracuse.
Rehfuss played four years of varsity lacrosse at Shaker High School as a midfielder. She helped her team to a 43-9 record during her tenure. As a senior captain she scored 60 goals and chipped in 25 assists en route to being name the team MVP and the Best All Around Female Athlete at Shaker High. The Blue Bison were three-time Section 2 and Suburban Council runners-up.
Rehfuss is a 2009 first-team All-America selection and a three-time Scholar Athlete, Rehfuss earned national all-academic honors from US Lacrosse in 2009. She was named first-team All-Galaxy in 2008 and first-team Suburban Council All-Star twice. Rehfuss was selected to the Empire State team from 2006-08. She also lettered in swimming and diving and indoor track. Rehfuss has played club lacrosse for the Metro Lacrosse Club since 2005 and was named captain and MVP in 2009.
Rehfuss also considered Brown, Harvard, Loyola, Middlebury, Navy, Stanford and Yale.