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Coach Redfern announces @LehighWLacrosse incoming class of 2021

Wednesday, 12th July 2017

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Recruiting, Posted 7/12/17
From Press Release

Lehigh head women’s lacrosse coach Jill Redfern announced the Mountain Hawks’ incoming class of 2021 on Tuesday, which features eight student-athletes from all over the country who play a variety of positions. They will look to jump into a successful Lehigh program that has gone 25-11 over the last two seasons. The 25 wins since the start of 2016 are tied for 22nd in the nation.

“Our team and staff are excited to welcome this outstanding group of young women to our lacrosse program and university,” said Redfern. “Each of our recruiting classes possesses unique potential. We look forward to seeing the development of these athletes and their contributions to our team over the next four years.”

Here is a rundown of all eight incoming players.

Maya Chiesa • D/M • Manlius, N.Y. • Fayetteville-Manlius High School • Engineering
Chiesa earned nine varsity letters over three sports (lacrosse, cross country and indoor track) at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. A 2017 league champion, sectional champion, regional champion and state finalist, Chiesa was the sportsmanship award winner at the New York State Championship tournament. She was a Brine Lacrosse All-American, a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American and a NYSPHSAA/Section III Senior Scholar-Athlete. Over her career, Chiesa earned second team All-League, was a Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholar-Athlete and a member of the 2017 Section III senior All-Star team. In track and field, Chiesa was a sectional finalist in the high jump and 4X200 relay. She won the 2017 cross country sportsmanship award, and garnered Senator John DeFrancisco recognition of her 2017 cross country team. Strong in the classroom, Chiesa was a member of the National Honor Society and Science Honor Society. She was a Scholastic Art Award winner – gold and silver key – and a Spectrum News Scholar-Athlete of the Week. Chiesa won the Marjorie Robinson Memorial Award for exemplary performance in athletics, academics and character. She garnered Academic Achievement Award for Technology & Design, and Physical Education, while also winning the Fayetteville-Manlius High School Counseling Center Award for outstanding character.

Claudia Conrad • D • Gladwyne, Pa. • Harriton High School • Quaker City Lacrosse Club • Arts and Sciences
A four-year varsity lacrosse standout at Harriton High School, Conrad was the only freshman to make her varsity team. Conrad was named second team All-Central League as a senior captain. She also won the Harriton Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coaches Award and was a nine-time letterwinner over her career (across multiple sports). Conrad helped Harriton qualify for district and state playoff games as a sophomore. She also received four varsity letters for cross country, serving as a captain, while running indoor track for two years as well. Also strong off the field, Conrad was a member of the National Honor Society and strongly contributed to the Environmental Club.

Anna Lehman • M • Warminster, Pa. • Council Rock North High School • Phantastix Lacrosse Club • Engineering
Lehman was a two-sport athlete at Council Rock North High School, excelling in both lacrosse and field hockey. Lehman was the team’s Rookie of the Year in 2014 and a two-time captain (in 2016 and 2017), who finished her career with 184 goals, 74 assists, 186 draw controls, 180 ground balls and 71 caused turnovers. Suburban One League honorable mention All-League in 2014, Lehman was named to the second team in 2015 and 2016 and first team in 2017. She was named Bucks County Courier Times second team Golden Teams All-Area in 2014 and first team Golden Teams All-Area her final three seasons. Lehman was named to the National Tournament Philly Team 2 in 2015. She garnered Bucks County Courier Times Player of the Week in 2015 and 2016 while being named a Player to Watch by the publication in 2016 and 2017. In field hockey, Lehman was a senior captain who garnered Suburban One League first team All-League, and Bucks County Courier first team All-Area in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She was a Player to Watch by the Bucks County Courier and was honorable mention All-State in 2014 and 2015, while garnering first team All-State in 2016. Lehman was a Philadelphia Field Hockey Senior All-Star, and competed on the Mystx Field Hockey Club. In the classroom, Lehman was named to the Philadelphia Field Hockey All-Academic Team in 2016 and was a PASLA Academic All-American in 2017.

Madeline Major • M • Yardley, Pa. • Villa Joseph Marie High School • Tri-State Lacrosse Club • Arts and Sciences
Major was a four-year varsity starter for lacrosse and field hockey at Villa Joseph Marie High School, also serving as a captain for both squads. She finished her lacrosse career with 176 goals and 64 assists, despite missing time as a freshman and junior due to injuries. Major received several local athletic accolades for both field hockey and lacrosse, including first and second team All-League honors as well as being selected to the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies All-Star Team. Chosen for the Brine PA National All-Star team, Major was also MVP of the Brine Tournament. Major was selected to the Philly Showcase All-Star team and she impressed off the field as well, volunteering through school activities, including the organization Athletes Helping Athletes. Strong in the classroom, Major played summer lacrosse for Tri-State and is a certified PIAA Lacrosse Official.

Casey McCallister • A • Abington, Pa. • Abington High School • Quaker City Lacrosse Club • Arts and Sciences
McCallister was a four-year varsity lacrosse starter and senior captain at Abington High School, finishing her career with 195 points behind 140 goals and 55 assists. A third team All-League honoree in 2015, she was named to the second team in both 2016 and 2017. Also stellar in the classroom, McCallister was a US Lacrosse Academic All-American in 2016 and was named All-Academic by PASLA (Pennsylvania Area Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association) in 2017. She was a member of the National Honor Society, graduating in the top seven percent of her senior class. She also received the President’s Award as a sophomore.

Julianne Puckette • A • Wayne, Pa. • Radnor High School • Steps Philly Lacrosse Club • Business
Puckette garnered US Lacrosse All-America, All-Academic and first team All-League recognition as a senior. She was named a EPOCH/USL High School Girls’ Player of the Week on June 13, and was the 2017 top goal scorer for the Delco Area with 103 goals in addition to being a member of the All-Southeastern PA Girls Lacrosse Team. Puckette helped lead Radnor High School to the District 1 AAA Championship in 2016 and District 1 AA and PIAA State Titles in 2017. Puckette won the Radnor High School Sally Wilson Outstanding Player Award. She also owns the record for most goals scored in a PIAA state championship with nine. Strong in the classroom, Puckette is a member of the National Honor Society and Distinguished Honor Roll.

Cecily Redfern • M • Belvidere, N.J. • Moravian Academy • Phantastix Lacrosse Club • Arts and Sciences
Redfern was a multi-sport standout at nearby Moravian Academy. She was a five-time captain across three sports and a three-sport MVP. In lacrosse, Redfern was a four-year varsity starter, garnering first team All-Area in 2016. She was the team’s MVP, and a captain, in each of her final three seasons at Moravian Academy. Redfern holds the single-season and all-time draw control record at Moravian. She reached 100 goals scored in 2015 and was named All-PASLA Team MVP in the Lehigh Valley Independent League in 2017. A four-year starter in basketball and field hockey, Redfern was named Most Improved Player then Most Valuable Player in basketball in consecutive seasons. As a senior, she was named to the Morning Call All-Area second team while also garnering Team MVP and serving as a team captain. In addition, Redfern was named first team All-Colonial League and honorable mention Express-Times Player of the Week during her basketball career. In field hockey, Redfern’s career was highlighted by her senior season when she was named first team All-League, All-Area and All-State, helping lead Moravian Academy to a state title. She was also captain and Midfield MVP, while garnering NFHCA Academic Recognition multiple times in her career. Redfern received the Colonial League Scholar-Athlete Award for Moravian Academy, was named the Outstanding Female Athlete and received the Frederic Butet Award.

Samantha Sagi • G • Elkridge, Md. • Howard High School • M&D Lacrosse Club • Engineering
A four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Howard High School, Sagi was named team MVP and captain as a senior in 2017. Sagi was also named Outstanding Senior Athlete for girl’s lacrosse while garnering second team All-County recognition. She was selected to the Maryland Crab Draw Lacrosse All-Star Game for a third straight season. Sagi was named her team’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2016, helping lead Howard to a second straight regional championship and third straight sectional title in Maryland’s 4A division. She played club lacrosse for five years, helping her club team win 11 tournament championships. In addition, Sagi played varsity golf, basketball and volleyball. She was a senior captain in golf, while her varsity basketball team won two county championships. Sagi was also recognized with the Coach’s Award during her basketball career. Strong in the classroom, Sagi was a member of the National Honor Society and National Tech Honor Society. She won the Senior Engineering Project Students’ Choice Award through Project Lead the Way Academy.

Name Pos. Hometown/High School/Club Team College
Maya Chiesa M/D Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius High School Engineering
Claudia Conrad D Gladwyne, Pa./Harriton High School/Quaker City Lacrosse Club Arts and Sciences
Anna Lehman M Warminster, Pa./Council Rock North High School/Phantastix Lacrosse Club Engineering
Madeline Major M Yardley, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie High School/Tri-State Lacrosse Club Arts and Sciences
Casey McCallister A Abington, Pa./Abington High School/Quaker City Lacrosse Club Arts and Sciences
Julianne Puckette A Wayne, Pa./Radnor High School/Steps Philly Lacrosse Club Business
Cecily Redfern M Belvidere, N.J./Moravian Academy/Phantastix Lacrosse Club Arts and Sciences
Samantha Sagi G Elkridge, Md./Howard High School/M&D Lacrosse Club Engineering



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