Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/27/12
From Press Release
The George Washington lacrosse program has added nine incoming freshmen for the 2013 season, sixth-year head coach Tara Hannaford announced. The newcomers will look to help the Colonials build upon this past season’s successful run, as the squad is slated to return 16 letter winners and seven starters from the 2012 squad.
“I am really excited to announce our incoming class. They are a great group of student-athletes, both on and off the field,” said Hannaford. “Each one of these players is extremely hard working and will bring something different to our program. I expect this class to make an immediate impact on our program and help us build off of last year’s success.”
This past season GW posted an overall record of 10-7, marking the most wins in a season since 2007, while also making its first trip in three years to the Atlantic 10 Championship.
The new recruits include:
Archbishop John Carroll High School – Phantastix Lacrosse Club
Gabbi comes to GW as a three-year letterwinner at Archbishop Carroll. During her junior season she was named All-Times Herald Honorable Mention and earned All-Main Line Honorable Mention accolades during her junior and senior years. In 2012 Gabbi earned a spot on the All-Catholic League Second Team and was dubbed an Academic All-American. A four-year honor roll student, Gabbi was a member of the National Honors Society from 2011-12 and participated in the Best Buddies club. She also competed for Phantastix Lacrosse Club.
Gabbi Hull on why she chose GW: “I chose George Washington because of Coach Hannaford and the program she runs. She is an excellent coach and I know the program is on the rise. I am looking forward to my involvement with the team and making a contribution. The team makes me feel right at home.”
Gabrielle Christine Hull was born on May 13, 1994 in Livingston, N.J. She is the daughter of Karen and A. Eugene Hull and has one older sister, Genevieve.
Cherry Hill, N.J.
Cherry Hill East High School – South Jersey Select Lacrosse Club
Becca comes to GW following as high school career as a three-year starter and senior captain from Cherry Hill East where she helped her squad reach the Group 4 South Jersey State Tournament in four straight years. She tallied 84 goals and 26 assists in her career and was the first player in school history to be selected to compete in the 2011 Women’s Division National Tournament. An All-South Jersey Senior All-Star Game selection, Becca earned a spot on the Philadelphia Inquirer and Courier-Post All-South Jersey Lacrosse Second Teams. She was also named to the All-Olympic-American Conference in 2012. Becca was a member of the field hockey team and was the recipient of her team’s Player’s Player Award in 2008. A four-year honor roll student, Becca was selected to the Cherry Hill East Senior Class Hall of Fame, an honor given to those who represent high levels of academics, athletics, and school and community involvement. Becca also competed for the South Jersey Select Lacrosse Club.
Becca Taub on why she chose GW: “After experiencing the wonderful chemistry that the lacrosse team and the coaching staff have, I knew George Washington was a perfect fit for me. The opportunity to be a part of the team and play lacrosse in such a great environment, while also attending a university with such an excellent academic reputation in an exciting city, is everything I could want in a college experience.”
Rebecca Emily Taub was born on Nov. 11, 1993, in Philadelphia, Pa. She is the daughter of Francine and William Taub and has an older sister, Sarah. Becca intends to major in speech and hearing sciences at GW.
North Andover, Mass.
North Andover High School – Revolution Lacrosse Club
Olivia comes to GW from North Andover, Mass., as the 2012 Cape Ann League Division I Player of the Year and a member of the Cape Ann All-League Team. A 2012 Eastern Massachusetts All-League player, in two years of competition at North Andover High School, Olivia tallied 157 goals while earning the 2011 Lacrosse Impact Player award. A captain of both her lacrosse and soccer programs, she was a 2011 Cape Ann League All-Star in both sports. She also competed for Revolution Lacrosse Club and was a member of North Andover’s German Honors Society.
Olivia Boudreau on why she chose GW: “I chose George Washington because of the diversity it offers and the opportunity to be in one of the greatest cities in the country. I am ecstatic to have the chance to play lacrosse for the Colonials and contribute to their growing program.”
Olivia Rose Boudreau was born on May 27, 1994, in North Andover, Mass. She is the daughter of Deborah and Dean Boudreau. Olivia has one older brother, Evan, and is a triplet with sister, Shelby, and brother, Justin. Her sister, Shelby, will play lacrosse for Oregon.
Sea Cliff, N.Y.
North Shore High School – Long Island Liberty Lacrosse
A four-year starter and three-sport athlete from Sea Cliff, N.Y., Cara comes to GW after leading her lacrosse team to two-straight Nassau County Championships in 2011 and 2012. A 2012 All-Nassau County Selection, Cara captained the squad during her senior season. In 2011 she earned all-conference honors and as a rookie in 2009 she guided her team to the county championship. Cara was a four-time lacrosse scholar-athlete at North Shore where she was honored with the 2012 United States Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award.
In addition to her success on the lacrosse field, Cara was also a scholar-athlete and all-conference selection in both soccer and track and field. A three-year starter, she led her soccer team to back-to-back conference championships in 2009 and 2010 while also helping her track and field team to a 2012 county championship. Cara was also a member of the National Honors Society, National Foreign Language Honors Society and the National Science Honors Society. As a senior she was awarded Outstanding Physics Student by the American Association of Physics Teachers. She also competed for Long Island Liberty Lacrosse Club.
Cara Dellavecchia on why she chose GW: “I chose George Washington because it is a school where I can see myself excelling both in the classroom as a student and on the field as an athlete.”
Cara Dellavecchia was born on Sept. 16, 1994, in Glen Head, N.Y. She is the daughter of Linda and Charles Dellavecchia and has three older brothers, Michael, Mark and Christopher. Cara intends to major in international economics at GW.
Great Falls, Va.
Langley High School – Capital Lacrosse Club
Ellie comes to GW from nearby Langley High School where she was a three-year varsity starter. Ellie guided her squad to 2010 Liberty District and Northern Region championships and for her efforts was twice named to the Women’s Division National Tournament D.C. Metro Team. Serving as team captain her senior year, Ellie helped Langley to runner-up finishes in the 2012 district, region and state championship games. Ellie was twice named to the North Region All-Tournament Team and was a three-time All-Liberty District selection. She received her team’s leadership award in 2012 as well as the coaches’ award for being the Most Valuable Player in 2011. Elli was an eight-time scholar-athlete and a two-time recipient of her school’s academic award. She was a member of the National, French, Science, Leadership and Quill and Scroll Honors Societies. Ellie served as the yearbook editor and a Saxon Writing Center tutor. She also competed for Capital Lacrosse Club.
Ellie Glasgow on why she chose GW: “I chose GW because it offers the perfect balance of location, strong academics and established lacrosse program. GW is the only school I can envision myself at for the next four years of my life.”
Ellie Marie Glasgow was born on Aug. 20, 1994, in Silver Spring, Md. She is the daughter of Nancy and Thomas Glasgow and has one older brother, Tommy.
Eagan High School – Minnesota Lakers Lacrosse Club
A four-year letterwinner at Eagan High School, Simone comes to GW as a three-time all-conference selection. After being named Rookie of the Year in 2009, Simone racked up four Athlete of the Week nods during her sophomore season. She was named her squad’s MVP for three straight seasons and was twice named Offensive Player of the Year. A two-time captain during her junior and senior seasons, Simone was dubbed Attack Player of the Year and earned a spot on the all-state team in 2011. During her senior season Simone was named a Ms. Lacrosse finalist and was on the Top-10 Prep School Athletes to Watch list. Simone graduated with honors and was an AP scholar. She also competed for the Minnesota Lakers.
Simone Haugen on why she chose GW: “I chose the George Washington University because of the great mix of academics and athletics that the school offers and its location in one of the greatest cities in the world. There are so many opportunities at GW and in Washington, D.C., that other universities do not offer.”
Simone Elise Haugen was born on March 31, 1994 in Edina, Minn. She is the daughter of Claudia Battaino and Michael Haugen, and has a younger brother, Matthew, and a younger sister, Sarah. Simone intends to major in political science at GW.
Brooks School – Revolution Lacrosse Club
A three-sport athlete at the Brooks School, Julia was a two-time All-Independent School League selection and a 2012 New England Prep School Women’s Lacrosse Association All-Star. She also received All-ISL honors in both basketball and field hockey. Julia also competed for Revolution Lacrosse.
Julia Lawson on why she chose GW: “George Washington has everything that I want in a school – a great academic reputation, an urban location and a lacrosse program that is continually getting stronger every year.”
Julia Lamont Lawson was born on Feb. 26, 1993, in Nashua, N.H. She is the daughter of Kathryn and Robert Lawson and has two older brothers, Rob and David.
The all-time leading scorer at Culver Academies, Maeve is a two-time First Team All-American as well as an Academic All-American. Maeve is a three-time all-state selection as she earned second team honors during her sophomore season followed by first team accolades as both a junior and senior. She is a three-time All-Northern Regional Team selection and a three-time member of the Indiana High School State Championship All-Tournament Team. Following the 2012 Midwest Championships, Maeve was named to the All-Tournament Team, the All-Great Lakes Regional Team and the All-Midwest Team. She was also a member of Culver Academies’ Spanish Honors Society.
Maeve McHugh on why she chose GW: “I chose GW because there is no other place that I would rather spend my college career than in one of the greatest cities in the world. While receiving an excellent education and competing on the lacrosse team, I will be engaging in everything each has to offer.”
Maeve McHugh was born on March 10, 1994, in Denver, Colorado. She is the daughter of Anne and Malcolm McHugh. She has one older sister, Bailey, and one younger brother, Liam.
Mountain Lakes, N.J.
Mountain Lakes High School – Metro Lacrosse Club
Hallie comes to GW after guiding her Mountain Lakes squad to back-to-back Group 1 North sectional championship games where it earned runner-up status following a Group 1 North title in 2009. During her senior season Hallie scored her 100th career goal and earned all-league and all-county honorable mention accolades. She was also a New Jersey Senior All-Star. In 2011 Hallie landed a spot on the all-league second team and all-county honorable mention honors. She was a member of National Honors Society and Key Club. Hallie also competed for Metro Lacrosse.
Hallie Walker on why she chose GW: “George Washington has a beautiful campus and is located in one of the greatest cities in America. I am excited for the opportunity to continue to play lacrosse while attending such a great university.”
Hallie Ann Walker was born on Nov. 8, 1993, in Morristown, N.J. She is the daughter of Shari and Marc Walker and has a younger brother, Andrew.