Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/5/16
From Press Release
Ten freshmen will join the George Washington lacrosse team this fall, head coach Tracy Coyne announced on Thursday.
“We warmly welcome this talented group of freshmen to the GW athletics family,” said Coach Coyne. “It’s a class of accomplished student-athletes who we fully expect to make an immediate impact on the program, as well as contribute to the broader GW community. They join us having won championships playing for top high school and club programs. The coaching staff is excited to work with each of them as we strive together to bring GW lacrosse to A-10 prominence. They chose GW for its academic excellence and the opportunity to compete for an A-10 championship.”
Coach Coyne’s first recruiting class includes Aidan Cage (Pennington, N.J.), Caitlin Concannon (Huntington, N.Y.), Caroline Esmond (Woodbine, Md.), Caroline Kiernan (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), Morgan McDonnell (Cockeysville, Md.), Delaney McMenamin (Olney, Md.), Posie Paoletta (Falls Church, Va.), Katie Quinn (Villanova, Pa.), Jasmine Walker (Fort Washington, Md.) and Christine Weber (Franklin Lakes, N.J.).
Radnor High School/Steps Elite Philadelphia
Quinn was named an All-Central League honorable mention in 2016, when she led perennial high school powerhouse Radnor to a district title and the state championship game with a 20-7 record. In addition, she was selected to play in the inaugural Philadelphia Lacrosse Association Senior All-Star game. Chosen to play for Philly 3 at the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament in 2015, Quinn was also a starter on the Red Raiders’ field hockey team.
Sherwood High School/Rebels Black
A Washington Post All-Met honorable mention, McMenamin tallied 47 goals and 21 assists as a senior, when she earned All-County and All-Division First Team honors and was named her team’s MVP. The midfielder, who finished her career with 130 goals and 61 assists, led Sherwood High School to an undefeated record in Montgomery County for all four years, as well as a division championship in 2015. The two-sport athlete also led her Warriors’ soccer squad to the state semifinals in the fall.
Falls Church, Va.
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School/Skywalkers Lacrosse Club
Paoletta led St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes to the Virginia state title, a No. 1 ranking in the Washington, D.C. area and a No. 2 ranking nationally in 2016. She was named First-Team All-State and team co-MVP. A two-time All-League selection, she also led the Saints to back-to-back ISL league titles as a junior and senior. In addition, she was chosen for Team HLA, an all-star select travel team which competed in the 2015 U19 World Championships. Paoletta also captained the Saints’ soccer team to an ISL championship during her senior year.
Fort Washington, Md.
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School/Capital Lacrosse Club
Walker teamed with Paoletta to lead St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes to the 2016 Virginia state title, a No. 1 ranking in the D.C. area and a No. 2 national ranking, as well as back-to-back ISL league titles as a junior and senior. In addition, she was selected to represent DC Metro 3 in the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament in 2015 and was a three-year starter as an outside hitter on the Saints’ volleyball team.
Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Immaculate Heart Academy/T3 Elite Lacrosse Black
Weber paced her Immaculate Heart Academy squad in scoring with 55 goals and 15 assists as a senior, when she garnered All-League First Team, All-County Second Team, All-New Jersey Group 3 Second Team and All-North Jersey Second Team nods. The team captain was also named a New Jersey All-Star in 2016 after leading the Blue Eagles to the Bergen County title game and the North Jersey Group 3 quarterfinals. Weber, who was a member of the 2015 North New Jersey U.S. Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament Team, finished her career with 104 goals and 34 assists.
Hopewell Valley Central High School/T3 North Black 2016
A prolific goal scorer, Cage finished her scholastic career with 210 goals and 81 assists. She tallied 74 goals and 33 assists as a senior, when she was named to the all-conference and all-area first teams. The three-time Hopewell Valley Central High School Midfielder of the Year, cage led the Bulldogs to an 18-5 record and the state sectional semifinals. Cage also played for T3 North Black club team with fellow incoming freshman Christine Weber.
Saint Anthony’s High School/Long Island Top Guns
Concannon was named Saint Anthony’s Attacker of the Year after pacing the Friars with 29 goals, 14 assists and 43 points in 2016. In addition, the all-league selection and Academic All-America nominee led her team to its ninth straight division title and a No. 11 ranking in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine High School Girls’ National Top 25. A member of the Long Island Top Guns club program, Concannon also captained the Friars’ tennis team in the fall.
Glenelg High School/M&D Lax Club
A Washington Post All-Met honorable mention, Esmond led her Glenelg High School team to the 2016 Maryland state title. She is an All-County Second Team defender who was also named a US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Area All-American. A three-year varsity starter and captain, Esmond played club lacrosse for M&D Black, one of the top club teams in the country. In addition, she is a Minds in Motion Scholar Athlete for achieving a 3.25 or higher GPA while participating in interscholastic athletics.
Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
Cold Spring Harbor High School/Team Elevate
Kiernan led her Cold Spring Harbor High School squad to three straight Nassau County titles and the 2016 Long Island Championship finals. An All-Conference selection, the Scholar Athlete was named the Cold Spring Harbor Distinguished Athlete of the Year as a senior. In addition, she garnered Academic All-America accolades and All-County honorable mention in 2015. A three-sport athlete at Cold Spring Harbor, Kiernan also served as captain of the Seahawks’ soccer and basketball squads.
St. Paul’s School for Girls/TLC Lacrosse
A four-year, two-sport athlete at St. Paul’s School for Girls in Baltimore, McDonnell excelled in both lacrosse and swimming. Hampered by a knee injury that kept her off the field as a freshman and junior, the left-handed attacker was a significant contributor to her Gators lacrosse squad during her senior season. A high school teammate of current Colonial Rachel Yaffe, McDonnell also competed for TLC Lacrosse. In addition, she won a pair of medals at the IAAM swimming championships.