Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/9/14
From Press Release
Lehigh head women’s lacrosse coach Jill Redfern announced the program’s incoming class of 2018 on Thursday which includes eight student-athletes from four different states. The class will join a strong return cast of Mountain Hawks for the 2015 season.
“Our returning players and coaching staff are excited to welcome our newest Mountain Hawks to campus,” said Redfern. “This group of eight spans all position groups and will add talent and depth to our roster. We look forward to the many outstanding contributions these student-athletes will make to our lacrosse program, the university and the Bethlehem Community.”
Here is a rundown of all eight incoming players.
Nicolette Dunphy • A • Fair Haven, N.J. • Computer Science and Business
Dunphy was a four-year varsity lacrosse letterwinner at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional, earning first team All-Shore, second team All-State and honorable mention All-America in 2014 with 115 total points (77 goals, 38 assists) to reach 220 points for her career (154 goals, 66 assists). She also earned the team’s Best Offensive Player award. Dunphy was a 2013 second team All-Shore honoree, also garnering the team’s Unsung Hero award and becoming a Team 2 New Jersey School Girls Selection. She won the United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award and was featured as a 2014 preseason Top 5 Player to Watch. Dunphy also earned one varsity letter for field hockey. In the classroom, she was a two-time Academic All-American, graduating with a 4.75 GPA in the top one percent of her class. She was an AP Scholar and member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
Melanie Durbin • M • Randolph, N.J. • Engineering
A three-star athlete at Randolph High School, Durbin won four varsity letters in lacrosse and two each in basketball and soccer. In lacrosse, Durbin earned first team All-Conference and honorable mention All-Morris County in 2012. The year prior, Durbin was named first team All-Morris County, helping lead Randolph to the Morris County Championship. Durbin also garnered second team All-Conference laurels in 2010. Durbin excelled in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society and National English Honor Society. She was a member of the Student Government Association and received National Merit Scholar honorable mention.
Kayleen Kelly • D • Ellicott City, Md. • Engineering
Kelly was an impressive two-sport student-athlete at Centennial High School in Maryland. She was a four-year varsity starter and two-time captain in both lacrosse and field hockey. She was a second team All-County honoree in both sports as a senior, earning honorable mention in field hockey as a junior. Kelly ended the 2014 lacrosse season with 27 goals, 12 assists, six caused turnovers, 14 groundballs and 49 draw controls. She was awarded Female Athlete of the Year for Centennial High School. Strong in the classroom, Kelly received the Athlete Scholar Award all four years during the fall and spring seasons. She graduated in the top six percent of Centennial High School’s Class of 2014 with a weighted GPA of 4.57.
Alexis King • M/A • Berwyn, Pa. • Arts and Sciences
A standout for Conestoga High School, King was a member of the PASLA National Team as a junior and senior. She also earned second team All-Main Line and second team All-Central League in 2014. Also as a senior, King received the Morgan Kelly Award and was named Attack MVP while garnering the Unsung Hero award her junior campaign. Strong in the classroom, King was named to the Academic Honor Roll throughout high school.
Kelly McBrearty • A/M • Ridgewood, N.J. • Business
McBrearty played three years of varsity lacrosse for Ridgewood High School, winning county championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Ridgewood was Group 4 Champions in 2012 and Group 4 North Champions in 2013. McBrearty was named honorable mention All-League in 2014 and was an Academic All-American in 2013 and 2014. A two-sport athlete, McBrearty played four years of varsity soccer and was a two-time All-Division second team honoree. In the classroom, McBrearty was a member of the National Honors Society.
Elizabeth Nussbaum • GK • Victor, N.Y. • Arts and Sciences
Nussbaum helped her high school program reach new heights, contributing to Victor High School’s first Monroe County Division 2 title, section 5 class 5 title and Western Regional title. A four-year varsity starter, Nussbaum was twice named her team’s defensive MVP and was a two-time Academic team member and Brine Choice MVP. She was a first team All-Monroe County selection and was chosen to play in the Rochester All-Star Game. Also selected as an All-Great Rochester All-Star for the Daily Messenger and Democrat and Chronicle. Strong in the classroom, Nussbaum was on the honor roll for all four years and was a member of the National Honor Society. She also played varsity soccer for Victor.
Kierstyn Voiro • A • Moorestown, N.J. • Arts and Sciences
Voiro played an integral role in three state championships at Moorestown High School (2012, 2013 and 2014). Voiro was a Verizon Fios Player of the Game in the 2014 TOC Semifinals while also earning second team Burlington County Scholastic League. The year before, Voiro was a member of the New Jersey South Team while earning first team Burlington County Scholastic League and second team All-South Jersey. Voiro also played two years of varsity soccer.
Haley Wentzel • M • Gilbertsville, Pa. • Arts and Sciences
Wentzel was a four-year varsity starter and four-time All-Conference performer at Boyertown Area High School. Boyertown’s Rookie of the Year as a freshman, Wentzel went on to earn first team All-Area honors three times and was a member of four consecutive undefeated PAC-10 Championship squads. She was part of Under Armour’s All-American Underclassmen Team Philadelphia and a member of the All-American Showcase Division Championship Team. Wentzel was a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American, 2014 Coaches Award Recipient and MVP of Delaware ATW Lacrosse Camp. Wentzel finished her high school career with over 240 career goals (and over 300 points), earning The Mercury All-Area Player of the Year in 2014. She was also the Gablesville Athletic Association Outstanding Athlete Scholarship Recipient. Wentzel was also a four-year member of the field hockey team where she was a co-captain (like she was for lacrosse). She was a second team All-Conference and All-Area honoree while earning team MVP honors as a senior. Strong in the classroom, Wentzel earned high honors or honors throughout high school and garnered both the President’s Education Award and American Legion Award.
Name Pos. Hometown/High School College
Nicolette Dunphy A Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven Regional Computer Science and Business
Melanie Durbin M Randolph, N.J./Randolph Engineering
Kayleen Kelly D Ellicott City, Md./Centennial Engineering
Alexis King M/A Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga Arts and Sciences
Kelly McBrearty A/M Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood Business
Elizabeth Nussbaum GK Victor, N.Y./Victor Arts and Sciences
Kierstyn Voiro A Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown Arts and Sciences
Haley Wentzel M Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyertown Area Arts and Sciences