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.@SJUHawks_WLAX coach Kahoe (Agnes Irwin) announces Class of 2021

Tuesday, 26th September 2017

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posteed 9/26/17
From Press Release

Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse fourth-year head coach Alex Kahoe (Agnes Irwin) has announced the incoming Class of 2021, which features 12 true freshmen, in addition to a sophomore transfer from the University of Virginia, to the 2018 spring roster. With the departure of nine letterwinners, including a trio of starters, from last year’s team, this incoming group comprised of six attackers, four midfielders, two defenders, and a goalkeeper will add to a Hawks squad that is coming off of a program-record, 11-win season, which was capped by a run at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament.

New to Hawk Hill are true freshmen Corinne Buttner (Highland Mills, N.Y./Monroe Woodbury), Skyler Demis (West Chester, Pa./West Chester Bayard Rustin), Paige Diminick (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield), Skylar Dorenkamp (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township), Stephanie Kelly (Melbourne, Australia/Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College), Cammi Luidens (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East), Alyssa Manley (West Chester, Pa./Bishop Shanahan), Sam McGee (Abington, Pa./Abington), Emma Murphy (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem North), Taylor Newmann-Farr (Reston, Va./South Lakes), Anna Seifert (West Chester, Pa./Bishop Shanahan), and Kenzie Staska (West Chester, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) along with sophomore Sarah Platt (Wynnewood, Pa./Agnes Irwin), a transfer from the University of Virginia.

“Our coaching staff is excited to welcome our Class of 2021 to Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse,” said Kahoe. “This class consists of student-athletes that will make a difference on the field and in the classroom while adding to our team culture and continued success.”

For a complete player-by-player rundown, please see below.

#11 Skyler Demis • M • 5-4 • West Chester, Pa. • West Chester Bayard Rustin • Biology
With 105 goals and 36 assists as a senior, Demis led West Chester Bayard Rustin to the 2017 Chest-Mont title and state tournament for the first time since 2008. A two-time All-Ches-Mont selection and DLN All-Area Second Team pick over her four-year varsity career, the midfielder out of West Chester, Pennsylvania was the recipient of the 2017 West Chester Bayard Rustin High School Outstanding Female Athlete Award. Demis played club lacrosse for Envy Lacrosse and Ultimate Lacrosse and competed at the Brine National Tournament. A two-sport athlete at West Chester Bayard Rustin, Demis also lettered in field hockey, where she was a two-time All-Ches-Mont pick, the squad’s Defensive MVP, and a Philly All-Star Senior Field Hockey Game selection.

#24 Paige Diminick • A • 5-9 • Landisville, Pa. • Hempfield • Social Science
A 2017 U.S. Lacrosse All-American and Academic All-American as well as the 2017 Lancaster-Lebanon League Attacker of the Year, Diminick enjoyed a standout career at Hempfield High School, where she was a three-time Lancaster-Lebanon League First Team All-Star and Central Pennsylvania Big 15 First Team All-Star. A four-year varsity letterwinner, Diminick earned the squad’s Most Valuable Attacker Award every season and was selected as the squad’s overall Most Valuable Player as a senior. A native of Landisville, Pennsylvania, Diminick was named to the Central Pennsylvania National Tournament Team as a sophomore. A two-sport athlete at Hempfield, Diminick also lettered in basketball and is the Pennsylvania state recordholder for most three-pointers in a half.

#13 Skylar Dorenkamp • M • 5-3 • Lancaster, Pa. • Manheim Township • Food Marketing
Dorenkamp was a 2017 Lancaster-Lebanon League First Team All-Star and a member of the Manheim Township High School program that won eight consecutive LL titles and seven consecutive District 3 titles. Dorenkamp also qualified for the state quarterfinals and participated in the Philly Fab 40 Showcase as a three-year varsity letterwinner. A two-sport athlete at Manheim Township, Dorenkamp also lettered in cross country, where she was a district qualifier.

#36 Cammi Luidens • A • 5-8 • West Chester, Pa. • West Chester East • Natural Science
The 2017 West Chester East Offensive Player of the Year, Luidens was a three-time All-Ches-Mont selection, which included Second Team honors as a senior, over her four years at West Chester East High School. The West Chester, Pennsylvania native led her squad to 28 wins and was a 2014 Philly Showcase Fab Forty All-Star champion and Brine National Showcase champion. Luidens played club lacrosse for P.A. Express. A three-sport athlete at West Chester East, Luidens also lettered in both field hockey and cross country, and was named the Most Valuable Newcomer as a cross country sophomore. Lacrosse runs in the family as Luiden’s sister, Cassidy, played at Villanova.

#5 Alyssa Manley • A • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan • Food Marketing
Manley scored a program-record 240 career goals over her four-year career at Bishop Shanahan High School, including 89 during her junior season, Bishop Shanahan’s single-season record. The incoming attacker out of West Chester, Pennsylvania was a three-time All-Ches-Mont First Team selection, two-time Daily Local News All-Area First Team pick, MVP of the Philly Schoolgirl Lacrosse Association, and a PhillyLacrosse.com All-Philly Team honoree. With 77 goals and 15 assists, Manley co-captained her squad to the PIAA Class AA state semifinals as a senior. The attacker was also a member of the USILA Philly National Team and competed in the Brine All-America Game throughout her high school career. Also a letterwinner in tennis, Manley was the Recipient of Bishop Shanahan’s 2017 Kelly’s Sports Award for Most Outstanding Female Athlete. Lacrosse runs in the family as Manley’s father, Steven, played at Notre Dame.

#31 Sam McGee • A • 5-7 • Abington, Pa. • Abington • Food Marketing
A two-time U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American, McGee recorded 334 career points on 253 goals and 81 assists at Abington Senior High School, where she scored 50-plus goals every season, including 85 as a junior. McGee was twice named the Intelligencer Player of the Year (2016-17) and is a three-time All-Intelligencer First Team selection, also earning Honorable Mention recognition as a freshman. The incoming attacker was selected the 2017 Suburban One League MVP last spring and is a three-time Suburban One League First Team selection, also earning Second Team recognition as a freshman. A 2017 U.S. Lacrosse All-PASLA Team pick, McGee was twice named to the National Tournament Philly Team (2015-16) and Under Armour Underclassman Philly Team (2015-16) and was a 2016 Heather Leigh Albert Award finalist. The Abington, Pennsylvania native led her squad to 55 wins over her four-year career. A two-sport athlete at Abington Senior High School, McGee also lettered in field hockey, where she was a two-time Suburban One All-League Honorable Mention and broke the program’s career and single-season points records. Lacrosse runs in the family as McGee’s father, Jason, played Division II lacrosse at West Chester and cousin, Ryan, recorded 175 points (107g, 68a) here on Hawk Hill between 2011-15.

#2 Sarah Platt • 5-4 • Wynnewood, Pa. • Agnes Irwin/University of Virginia • Elementary Education
A transfer from the University of Virginia, Platt was a member of the 2015 USA U-19 National Team. Platt enjoyed a decorated high school career at Agnes Irwin, where she was a 2016 Under Armour High School All-American, 2015 High School All-American First Team selection, the USA Today 2015 Pennsylvania Player of the Year, a two-time USA Today All-USA Preseason First Team (2015-16) pick, and a two-time USA Today All-Star Team (2015-16) honoree, earning First Team honors as a junior. As a junior, Platt was named to the 2015 Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania First Team and 2015 All-Inter-Ac First Team and was twice selected to the PhillyLacrosse.com First Team (2014-15). Platt was also a three-time All-Main Line and All-Delco Team pick. The incoming defender out of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania was named to Inside Lacrosse’s Top Rising Junior and Top Senior lists and was ranked as the #2 defender on each and was a two-time Inside Lacrosse All-Women High School Team (2015-16) pick and was the only junior to be named to the list in 2015. Platt was named to the 2015 Lacrosse Magazine Mid-Atlantic Top 10 Players to Watch List and was named to the 2014 Philadelphia Under Armour Underclassman Team and 2014 Under Armour (All-Star) Elite All-Tournament Team. She was also a two-time member of the Philly Lacrosse National Team #1 (2013-14).

#17 Anna Seifert • D • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan • Interdisciplinary Health Services
Seifert was a three-time All-Ches-Mont selection, earning First Team honors as a junior, and a two-time All-Area selection, earning Second Team honors as a senior. The defender out of West Chester, Pennsylvania earned Bishop Shanahan High School’s Most Valuable Defensive Player Award as a senior captain and led the squad to 61 wins over her four-year career. Seifert played club lacrosse with the Travel P.A. Express Team and also competed as a USFSA figure skater for 10 years.

#6 Kenzie Staska • M • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan • Elementary Education
A three-time All-Ches-Mont Second Team selection and three-time DLN pick, which included First Team honors as a senior, Staska tallied 153 career goals at Bishop Shanahan High School. She capped off a four-year career with 57 goals, 15 assists, 45 draw controls, and 39 ground balls as a senior captain en route to being named the squad’s Most Valuable Player. Staska led Bishop Shanahan to 61 wins over four seasons and was named to the Philly National Team as a sophomore. The incoming midfielder out of West Chester, Pennsylvania played club lacrosse for P.A. Express Orange Team. A two-sport athlete at Bishop Shanahan, Staska also lettered in field hockey and played club hockey for the WC Eagles. Lacrosse runs in the family as Staska’s mother, Maureen, played at Kutztown University and sister, Maddie, plays at West Chester University.

#12 Stephanie Kelly • A • 5-4 • Melbourne, Australia • Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College • Marketing
Kelly was a two-time recipient of the Mary of the Cross Award from 2015-16 and served as the 2016 senior sports captain at Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College. An attacker out of Melbourne, Australia, Kelly was a 2013 Junior Kincumber leader and also played soccer, hockey, AFL, volleyball, and basketball.

#45 Corinne Buttner • GK • 5-5 • Highland Mills, N.Y. • Monroe Woodbury • Secondary Education – History
An incoming goalkeeper out of Highland Mills, New York, Buttner made 327 career saves over her three-year career at Monroe Woodbury High School, including 144 as a junior, and led her squad to three Section 9 finals. A two-time Varsity 845 First Team selection and 2017 Varsity All-Star Team pick, Buttner was named the squad’s 2017 Most Valuable Player and 2016 Most Improved Player.

#1 Emma Murphy • A • 5-2 • Holbrook, N.Y. • Sachem North • Business Administration
Murphy was a 2017 All-Division and All-Tournament attacker who led Sachem North High School to a 12-4 record as the team’s leading goal scorer as a senior captain. The Holbrook, New York native earned four varsity letters at Sachem North and played club lacrosse for the Long Island Top Guns Lacrosse Club. A three-sport athlete at Sachem North, Murphy also lettered in both tennis and field hockey. Lacrosse runs in the family as Murphy’s one brother played at NYIT and other brother currently plays at Manhattan.

#22 Taylor Newman-Farr • M • 5-10 • Reston, Va. • South Lakes • Chemical Biology
A three-time All-Conference selection, which included First Team honors as a senior, Newmann-Farr earned four varsity letters and was twice named the squad’s Most Valuable Performer at South Lakes High School. The incoming midfielder ranked 15th in the region in goals scored during her junior season and went on to earn the South Lakes 2017 Donna De Verona Women In Sports Award as a senior. A native of Reston, Virginia, Newmann-Farr also lettered in basketball, where she was an All-Conference Honorable Mention, and was extremely involved in the JROTC, where she went from Corporal as a freshman, to Staff Sergeant as a sophomore, to Sergeant First Class, Head of the tutoring Program as a junior, to Captain, Company Commander as a senior.

SORTED ALPHABETICALLY
#45 Corinne Buttner • GK • 5-5 • Highland Mills, N.Y. • Monroe Woodbury
#11 Skyler Demis • M • 5-4 • West Chester, Pa. • West Chester Bayard Rustin
#24 Paige Diminick • A • 5-9 • Landisville, Pa. • Hempfield
#13 Skylar Dorenkamp • A • 5-3 • Lancaster, Pa. • Manheim Township
#12 Stephanie Kelly • A • 5-4 • Melbourne, Australia • Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College
#36 Cammi Luidens • A • 5-8 • West Chester, Pa. • West Chester East
#5 Alyssa Manley • A • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan
#31 Sam McGee • A • 5-7 • Abington, Pa. • Abington
#1 Emma Murphy • A • 5-2 • Holbrook, N.Y. • Sachem North
#22 Taylor Newman-Farr • M • 5-10 • Reston, Va. • South Lakes
#2 Sarah Platt • D • 5-4 • Wynnewood, Pa. Agnes Irwin/University of Virginia
#17 Anna Seifert • D • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan
#6 Kenzie Staska • M • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan

SORTED NUMERICALLY
#1 Emma Murphy • A • 5-2 • Holbrook, N.Y. • Sachem North
#2 Sarah Platt • D • 5-4 • Wynnewood, Pa. Agnes Irwin/University of Virginia
#5 Alyssa Manley • A • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan
#6 Kenzie Staska • M • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan
#11 Skyler Demis • M • 5-4 • West Chester, Pa. • West Chester Bayard Rustin
#12 Stephanie Kelly • A • 5-4 • Melbourne, Australia • Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College
#13 Skylar Dorenkamp • A • 5-3 • Lancaster, Pa. • Manheim Township
#17 Anna Seifert • D • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan
#22 Taylor Newman-Farr • M • 5-10 • Reston, Va. • South Lakes
#24 Paige Diminick • A • 5-9 • Landisville, Pa. • Hempfield
#31 Sam McGee • A • 5-7 • Abington, Pa. • Abington
#36 Cammi Luidens • A • 5-8 • West Chester, Pa. • West Chester East
#45 Corinne Buttner • GK • 5-5 • Highland Mills, N.Y. • Monroe Woodbury

SORTED BY POSITION
Attackers (6)
#24 Paige Diminick • 5-9 • Landisville, Pa. • Hempfield
#12 Stephanie Kelly • 5-4 • Melbourne, Australia • Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College
#36 Cammi Luidens • 5-8 • West Chester, Pa. • West Chester East
#5 Alyssa Manley • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan
#31 Sam McGee • 5-7 • Abington, Pa. • Abington
#1 Emma Murphy • 5-2 • Holbrook, N.Y. • Sachem North

Midfielders (4)
#11 Skyler Demis • 5-4 • West Chester, Pa. • West Chester Bayard Rustin
#13 Skylar Dorenkamp • 5-3 • Lancaster, Pa. • Manheim Township
#22 Taylor Newman-Farr • 5-10 • Reston, Va. • South Lakes
#6 Kenzie Staska • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan

Defenders (2)
#17 Anna Seifert • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan
#2 Sarah Platt • 5-4 • Wynnewood, Pa. Agnes Irwin/University of Virginia

Goalkeepers (1)
#45 Corinne Buttner • 5-5 • Highland Mills, N.Y. • Monroe Woodbury

SORTED BY STATE
New York (2)
#45 Corinne Buttner • GK • 5-5 • Highland Mills, N.Y. • Monroe Woodbury
#1 Emma Murphy • A • 5-2 • Holbrook, N.Y. • Sachem North

Pennsylvania (9)
#11 Skyler Demis • M • 5-4 • West Chester, Pa. • West Chester Bayard Rustin
#24 Paige Diminick • A • 5-9 • Landisville, Pa. • Hempfield
#13 Skylar Dorenkamp • A • 5-3 • Lancaster, Pa. • Manheim Township
#36 Cammi Luidens • A • 5-8 • West Chester, Pa. • West Chester East
#5 Alyssa Manley • A • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan
#31 Sam McGee • A • 5-7 • Abington, Pa. • Abington
#2 Sarah Platt • 5-4 • Wynnewood, Pa. Agnes Irwin/University of Virginia
#17 Anna Seifert • D • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan
#6 Kenzie Staska • M • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan

Virginia (1)
#22 Taylor Newman-Farr • M • 5-10 • Reston, Va. • South Lakes

Australia (1)
#12 Stephanie Kelly • A • 5-4 • Melbourne, Australia • Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College

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