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Steinberg (Penn Charter) heads list of freshman recruits for Dartmouth and coach Patton (Unionville)

Thursday, 29th September 2011

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Recruiting, Posted 9/29/11
From Press Releases

The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team and head coach Amy Patton (Unionville) have announced the addition of nine players from the class of 2015 set to join the Big Green this fall.

One of the players is Penn Charter product Blaine Steinberg (attack).

Last season, the Big Green had its biggest roster in program history with 30 players helping lead the team back to the NCAA Tournament with an Ivy League Championship. This season’s nine new players will bring the Dartmouth roster to 32 for 2012.

“We are really excited about our freshmen class,” Patton said. “They bring a variety of strengths that will enhance our team and we look forward to seeing how they contribute this year.”

The Recruits:

Blaine Steinberg
#27 · 5-6 · A
Wynnewood, Pa. / Penn Charter

Lettered all four years in both lacrosse and soccer at Penn Charter in Philadelphia…Two-time team captain in lacrosse and once in soccer…A two-time All-InterAC First-Team selection as a junior and senior, while earning honorable mention recognition as a sophomore…Named team MVP in her final two seasons…Earned US Lacrosse Academic All-American honors in 2010 and 2011…As a soccer player, was named to the All-InterAC First Team as a freshman, sophomore and junior.

Frances Bird
#17 · 5-10 · M
Summit, N.J. / Kent Place School
Four-year lacrosse player at Kent Place School…Served as a captain her senior season, while earning team MVP honors as a junior…Received the team’s “unsung hero” award as a senior…Named an academic all-American as a junior…A member of the All-Union County team as both a junior and senior…Earned second-team all-league honors in 2011…Part of the 2008 Union County championship team…Played two seasons of varsity soccer, earning “most improved player” as well as Union County honorable mention as a senior.

Sarah Byrne
#23 · 5-9 · A
West Hartford, Conn. · Loomis Chaffee School
Comes to Dartmouth from Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn. …A four-year member of the women’s lacrosse team…Also played four years as a member of the women’s ice hockey team, including serving as an assistant captain her senior season…Played two years of varsity soccer…As a member of the lacrosse team, she helped to win four-straight New England Div. I Founders League Championships (2008-11) and compile an overall record of 55-4 in that time…An honorable mention all-American her senior season…As a junior and sophomore was named to the All-New England Women’s Lacrosse First Team…A four-time USA Hockey National Camp Selection…Captain of the Connecticut Polar Bears ice hockey team in 2010-11…Recipient of the Loomis Chaffee Outstanding Female Athlete Award as a junior in 2010…Honored by Loomis Chaffee with the Senior Leader award in 2011.

Sydney Ellis
#21 · 5-7 · A/M
Darien, Conn. / Hotchkiss School
Played four years of varsity lacrosse and field hockey and three of ice hockey at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. … A First Team All-American in lacrosse as a senior…Also claimed the Kelly Stone Lacrosse Prize and was a member of the 2011 NEPSWLA All-Star Team as a senior…A Western NEPSAC All-Star, Boston Globe all-scholastic team selection and member of the All-New England Class A Tournament Team in field hockey…In 2011, helped her team win both the Western New England and Founders League Championships in lacrosse…Four-time New England Champion as a member of the field hockey team at Hotchkiss…Captain of her school’s field hockey team and step squad as a senior.

Jessica Frieder
#36 · 5-8 · GK
Princeton, N.J. / Princeton Day School
Played four seasons of varsity soccer and lacrosse at Princeton Day School…Served as the captain for both teams her senior seasons…Received numerous honors and recognitions from local media outlets in both soccer and lacrosse…Has been named a US Lacrosse All-America Honorable Mention and a US Lacrosse U19 National Team pool selection…Led Princeton Day School to consecutive Prep B New Jersey State Soccer Championships (2009-10)…Led her team to a Mercer County lacrosse title as a junior with an 11-3 record…Named first-team all-state as a senior…Played in the ESPN RISE All-American Lacrosse Showcase in Orlando in July of 2011…A four-time coaches award winner between soccer and lacrosse…Twice named to the Princeton Packet First Team, once in soccer and once in lacrosse.

Christine Lushefski
#25 · 5-6 · M
Rumson, N.J. / Rumson-Fair Haven Regional
Played three seasons of varsity lacrosse and four of varsity soccer at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional…US Lacrosse All-American First Team selection her senior season and honorable mention as a junior…A US Lacrosse Academic All-American as a junior and senior…Twice named as a member of the New Jersey All-State Team…Two-time captain of the lacrosse team during her junior and senior seasons…Captain of the soccer team her senior year…Named to the All-Shore Conference Second Team twice and once to the first team…Recipient of the Monmouth County Athletic Directors Sportsmanship Award and the Rumson-Fair Haven Athletic Boosters Award in the spring of 2011…Helped her teams claim two division championships, one conference title and two NJSIAA Group II South Jersey Championships in lacrosse…As a soccer player, was named to All-Shore Conference teams as a junior and senior and was a member of three NJSIAA Group II championship teams, including a state title in 2009.

Amanda Martin
#13 · 5-6 · D
Dallas, Texas / Episcopal School of Dallas
A four-year member of both the lacrosse and cross country team at Episcopal School of Dallas…US Lacrosse All-American in 2010 and 2011…Two-time captain in each sport, serving in that role for both as a junior and senior…All-state and All-North District player in lacrosse as a sophomore, junior and senior…Named to the Dallas Morning News all-area girls lacrosse team her final three seasons…Named team MVP as a sophomore and junior…A member of the All-Southwest Preparatory Conference Team as a junior…As a senior was also named to WestSide Lax Elite 25 Girls list, while a member of the WDNT National Team (Team Texas) as a sophomore and junior….All-conference cross country s a sophomore and senior…Helped lead her team to the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League State Tournament all four seasons, including a spot in the semifinals in 2011.

Jessica Venturino
#26 · 5-3 · D
Hauppauge, N.Y. / Hauppauge
A four-year varsity athlete on both the soccer and lacrosse teams at Hauppauge High School…Served as captain during her junior and senior seasons with lacrosse and her senior year with soccer…A three-time all-county player in lacrosse her last seasons, while earning all-county honorable mention as a freshman…As a junior she was named a US Lacrosse Academic All-American…She earned recognition as a freshman by being named to the state’s all-tournament team in 2008…Played on the 2011 Suffolk County Class B Lacrosse Champions with a 19-1 mark…As a soccer player, she was named to the all-conference team as a junior, helping the team to a Suffolk County Class A title with a 12-6-2 overall record.

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