Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/4/10
From Press Releases
Kate Cooper (Abington) and Julie Tatios (Bayard Rustin) heads the list of nine incoming freshman recruits for Lehigh University and coach Jill Redfern (Ursinus).
The Class of 2013 also includes Taylor Cummins (White Hall, Md.), Alexandra Fitzpatrick (Yorktown Heights, Md.), Gwen Gummersall (Wilmette, Ill.), Caitlin Keefe (Timonium, Md.), Chelsea Retaleato (West Babylon, N.Y.), Noelle Rogers (Babylon, N.Y.) and Katherine Sullivan (Garden City, N.Y.). The incoming group will look to help Lehigh improve on the successes of its 2010 which culminated in a Patriot League regular season championship.
“This class represents a diverse group of student-athletes who are united by their decision to join a team that has aspirations of elevating Lehigh Women’s Lacrosse to the next level,” explained Redfern, the 2010 Patriot League Coach of the Year, who enters her third season. “We expect them to make an immediate impact on our program and look forward to their arrival on campus in just a few weeks.”
The first member of the Mountain Hawks class of 2014 is Cooper, who graduated can play in attack or the midfield. She served as captain of her high school team as a senior, and also earned the Coach’s Award in the spring. An All-League and two-time Academic All-American selection, Cooper was earned the Gertrude E. Herzog Award as her school’s most outstanding female athlete. Cooper lettered in the lacrosse and field hockey in high school participated in the Women’s Lacrosse National Tournament in 2008 and 2009. Among her off-field accomplishments, Cooper earned the U.S. Marines Scholastic Leadership Award. She served on the executive board for the National Honor Society and was Vice President of the Varsity A Club.
Tatios, a midfielder, earned team MVP honors for Rustin High School as a senior and was also named Rustin’s top Female Athlete of 2010. A two-time Academic All-American, Tatios was also a two-time first team All-Area selection in soccer.
The Mountain Hawks return six All-League selections for the 2011 season, including rising senior co-captains Lauren Dykstra and Allison Thomas (Conestoga). Dykstra has earned three different Patriot League major awards (Rookie of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year) in her first three seasons at Lehigh.