Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/18/16
From Press Release
A gifted group of 10 newcomers is on campus at the University of North Carolina and has joined the defending NCAA champion Tar Heel women’s lacrosse program. The group includes two goalies, two defenders and six attackers or midfielders.
“We are very excited about our freshman class.,” head coach Jenny Levy says. “Young talent always brings in a newness and a level of excitement that permeates through the team. We are looking forward to beginning the process of bringing them into the mix and teaching them our Carolina Way.”
The incoming class includes attacking midfielder Charlotte Allard (Cohasset, Mass./Notre Dame Academy), midfielder Marisa DiVietro (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna), attacker Riley Harrison (Waxhaw, N.C./Charlotte Country Day), attacker Katie Hoeg (Mattituck, N.Y./Mattituck), defender Maddie Hoffer (Stony Brook, N.Y./Sachem North), goalie Jess Lynch (Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield), goalie Taylor Moreno (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington), midfielder Jamie Trabaudo (Wyoming, Del./Polytech), defender Jackie Williams (Carthage, N.Y./Carthage) and midfielder Catie Woodruff (Skaneateles, N.Y./Skaneateles).
Inside Lacrosse recently ranked the top 50 incoming freshmen in the nation for 2017, and six of the top 50 are 2017 Tar Heel freshmen: Hoeg (No. 6), Allard (No. 14), Moreno (No. 21), DiVietro (No. 37), Harrison (No. 45) and Hoffer (No. 50).
As a group, ILWomen rated Carolina the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation behind No. 1 Maryland and No. 2 Syracuse.
“This class has all types of players to add depth into the different positions on the field,” Levy says. “I look forward to the impact that they will have on the field and on our community.”
Jamie Trabaudo earned four varsity letters in lacrosse and four in field hockey at Polytech High School in Woodside, Del., earning Under Armour All-America honors in lacrosse three times and All-Phillylacrosse.com Delaware twice. She recorded a school-record 244 goals and 76 assists in her career, including 57 goals and 25 assists as a senior. She was a four-time all-state choice in lacrosse, served as team captain for both field hockey and lacrosse and led her teams to their first appearances in the state finals in both sports. As a senior, she won her school’s female-athlete-of-the-year award.
Charlotte Allard played four years of lacrosse and a year of soccer at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, Mass., winning a lacrosse state title and earning Under Armour All-America honors. ILWomen listed Allard as the No. 14 incoming freshman in the nation for 2017. A two-time US Lacrosse All-America and ESPN Boston’s Miss Massachusetts for lacrosse, she also was a member of the All-ILWomen High School Team in 2016. She also earned academic Principal’s List honors all four years of high school. As a senior, Allard recorded 114 goals, 30 assists, 55 ground balls and 87 draw controls. For her career, she tallied 366 goals and 100 assists. Allard’s sister played lacrosse at Dartmouth, and her parents both were college athletes as well.
Marisa DiVietro played three years of lacrosse at Niskayuna High School, tallying 155 goals and 88 assists in her career. ILWomen listed DiVietro as the No. 37 incoming freshman in the nation for 2017. She earned six varsity letters in cross country and one in indoor track, and served as team captain for both cross country and lacrosse. She represented Upstate New York in the Under Armour games twice and tallied 70 goals and 37 assists as a senior. DiVietro won Niskayuna’s Most Valuable Attacker award won scholar-athlete honors in both lacrosse and cross country four times each. She won the Niskayuna Medal of Excellence and the George Robert Abigail Memorial Scholarship and was a member of the National Honor Society. Her brother plays hockey at Syracuse.
Riley Harrison was a four-time state champion at Charlotte Country Day School as an attacking midfielder. She was a two-time All-America there, finishing her career with 234 goals, 108 assists and 106 ground balls, including 98 goals as a senior. ILWomen listed Harrison as the No. 45 incoming freshman in the nation for 2017. She was a team captain, a four-time all-state choice and a three-time member of the Under Armour South Regional Team. Also an academic All-America pick, she was a member of both the National Honor Society and the Cum Laude Society while winning a number of academic awards at Country Day. As a junior, she took a service trip to Kingston, Jamaica. Her father played lacrosse at the University of New Hampshire.
Katie Hoeg earned the Most Valuable Player award at the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game after recording three goals and two assists in the contest. She also was a member of the All-ILWomen High School Team while at Mattituck High School in Mattituck, N.Y. ILWomen listed Hoeg as the No. 6 incoming freshman in the nation for 2017. She tallied 56 goals and 58 assists as a senior and had more than 500 career points in her six varsity seasons. She was a US Lacrosse All-America, All-Long Island, a two-time national schoolgirls champion and a four-time team captain. The valedictorian of her graduating class at Mattituck, Hoeg was a member of the National Honor Society who earned high honor roll accolades 12 times and won a number of other academic awards as well. She also played five years of basketball as a point guard.
Maddie Hoffer was a two-year team captain and four-time letterwinner at Sachem North High School in Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. ILWomen listed Hoffer as the No. 50 incoming freshman in the nation for 2017. She was a two-time member of the Long Island-Metro Schoolgirls First Team and a two-time team MVP. She also played three years of basketball and two years of volleyball. Hoffer was a two-time lacrosse Academic All-America who graduated in the top five percent of her class while earning membership in four honor societies, including the National Honor Society.
Jess Lynch played four years of varsity lacrosse as a goalie at Raleigh’s Wakefield High School, starting every game her last two seasons. She made the North Carolina Senior Showcase team winning, Most Valuable Player and Most Influential Player awards. She also earned all-conference honors three times and All-Metro honors twice. Lynch also ran cross country for three years, was an honor student and a Beta Club member. She also plays piano and has a twin sister.
Taylor Moreno was an Under Armour All-America choice in 2016 at Huntington High School in Huntington, N.Y. at goalie who won championships at the Brine Nationals in 2013 and 2014. ILWomen listed Moreno as the No. 21 incoming freshman in the nation for 2017 and the No. 2 freshman goalie. She was second-team all-state twice in New York and earned more than 10 varsity letters in lacrosse, soccer, basketball, track and football. She was the first girl in Huntington HS history to play on the varsity football team (at kicker) and is a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Jackie Williams played four years of lacrosse at Carthage Senior High School, tallying 92 career points on 62 goals and 30 assists. She tallied 27 goals and 13 assists as both a junior and a senior. She was a Frontier League All-Star, a team captain, a scholar-athlete award winner and an Academic All-America choice. Williams also played four years of volleyball, four of tennis and one of soccer, earning league all-star honors in each sport and serving as team captain in volleyball and tennis. Williams plays the trumpet and took part in the National Honor Society, the high honor roll, Key Club International and wind ensemble.
Catie Woodruff earned five varsity letters in both lacrosse and soccer at Skaneateles High School in New York, serving as a team captain in both sports. As a senior in lacrosse, she scored 34 goals and tallied 22 assists, 12 caused turnovers, 26 draw controls and 38 ground balls. She was a two-time all-league choice, also earning All-America and All-CNY honors. Woodruff was a three-time all-league pick in soccer and the team’s offensive player of the year. As a senior, she won her school’s most outstanding athlete award. A high honor roll student in the classroom, her father played college football.