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Duckenfield (Strath Haven), Forker (Episcopal Academy) lead signees for Vanderbilt

Saturday, 20th November 2010

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Recruiting, Posted 11/20/10
From Press Releases

Vanderbilt coach Cathy Swezey announced a six-member recruiting class that will enroll at Vanderbilt in the fall of 2011 and join the Commodore women’s lacrosse team following the early period for National Signing, which concluded Wednesday.

Next year’s incoming class is led by picks Alex Duckenfield (Rutledge, Pa.; Strath Haven), and Maggie Forker (Havertown, Pa.; Episcopal Academy) as well as Madeline Kratz (Wilton, Conn.; Wilton), Gabrielle Nesi (Garden City, N.Y.; Garden City), Meghan Ramzy (Lutherville, Md.; Roland Park) and Rebecca Ryan (Ipswich, Mass.; Phillips Exeter).

“We are excited about our 2011 signees,” Swezey said. “This class is loaded with talent and will make an early impact on our program. The athletic ability and tenacity in these girls is second to none. It has been our goal in recent years to recruit the most competitive and aggressive players we can – and with this class we have succeeded. We look forward to having them on campus next fall.”

The group includes state champions and U.S. Lacrosse All-Americans, and promises to be a strong addition to beginning with the 2012 season.

Duckenfield was a Central League first-team and US Lacrosse Academic All-American pick, who also played for Team Philly in the Under Armour Underclassmen Games. She had 64 goals, 42 assists, 100 groundballs and 76 draw controls in leading the Panthers to a share of their first Central League title and the only defeat of Radnor.

Forker was an Inter-Ac League first-team pick for a squad that won its sixth straight league crown. She also stood out at the National Tournament for Philly 1.

While these six student-athletes will join the Commodores next fall, the 2011 spring season is set to begin on Saturday, Feb. 11, when Vanderbilt travels to Clinton, S.C., to face Presbyterian. The Commodores will play host to a seven-game regular season schedule before welcoming the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament to Nashville for the first time in May.


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