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Episcopal Academy’s Buckley heads list of recruits for Harvard women’s team

Wednesday, 14th July 2010

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Recruiting, Posted 7/14/10

The Harvard women’s lacrosse program welcomes 11 incoming freshmen this fall, including midfielder Alexa Buckley of Episcopal Academy.

The Class of 2014 hails from six states including six from neighboring New York. Combined the newcomers have earned 16 academic All-America and six All-America honors.

The group which consists of three midfielders, two attackers/midfielders, four midfielders/defenders and two defender is head coach Lisa Miller’s largest recruiting class at Harvard. Miller, who will enter her fourth season with the Crimson this fall, guided the Crimson to two of its most successful seasons this century.

Harvard returns 17 of 20 players from last season’s squad that had its best conference record in four years.

The Recruits:
Alexa Buckley/Wayne, Pa./Episcopal Academy/Midfield
Four-year starter in soccer and lacrosse … Captained lacrosse team as a senior … Named Academic All-American as a junior … Earned honorable mention All-Main Line as a junior … Received the Mind, Body, Spirit prize for soccer as a senior … Member of the Olympic Development Program for soccer from 2006-08 … Won four straight Inter-Ac League Championships in lacrosse … National Merit Commendation … Received honors all four years of high school … Volunteer for Starfinder, a center coaching soccer to underprivileged youth in Philadelphia and for Bryn Mawr tutoring … Also volunteered for the African Education Program and traveled to Zambia in the summer to work with under privileged youth in the village of Kafue … Community Service Board member … Father, Walter, a 1983 graduate of North Carolina was an All-American soccer player for the Tar Heels.

Catherine Brown/Mystic, Conn./St. Bernard/Midfield
Kyleigh Keating/Windham, N.H./Phillips Andover/Midfield
Jenn Leffew/Vero Beach, Fla./Vero Beach/Attack/Midfield
Chelsey Newman/Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham Wading River/Attack/Midfield
Kieley O’Connor-Chapman/Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville Manlius/Defense
Mariah Pewarski/Garden City, N.Y./Garden City/Defense
Morgan Powell/Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs/Defense/Midfield
Chloe Soukas/Valley Cottage, N.Y./Nyack High School/Defense/Midfield
Lauren Tomkinson/West Henrietta, N.Y./Rush Henrietta/Defense/Midfield
Kasey Uhlenhuth/Louisville, Ky./duPont Manual/Defense/Midfield



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