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Women’s recruits: Simone (Baldwin School) heads signees for Davidson

Monday, 4th February 2013

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Recruiting, Posted 2/4/13
From Press Release

Davidson College women’s lacrosse head coach Kim Wayne has announced the admittance of eight recruits to the class of 2013. The class is comprised of six midfielders, one attacker and a goalie that hail from eight different states.

“I’m eager to see the impact all eight commits will make when they step foot on campus in the fall of 2013,” said Wayne. “They recognize the academic standards that Davidson holds them to, but they exhibit a drive and determination that will take them a long way both on the field and in the classroom. I’m excited to welcome them to the Wildcat family.”

The 2013 Recruiting Class:
– Arden Simone, Midfielder, Radnor, Pa. – Steps Elite Philly
– Katherine Rueger, Midfielder, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. – Long Island Yellow Jackets
– Kacey Merlini, Defensive Midfielder, Ponte Vedra, Fla. – Laxmaniax
– Morgan Burch, Attacker, Colorado Springs, Colo. – Team 180
– Kendall Thielemann, Attack/Midfield, Ellicott City, Md. – Hero’s
– Dana Stasieluk, Goalkeeper, Edina, Minn. – Minnesota Lakers
– Nicole Pettiglio, Midfielder, Westford, Mass. – Team EVO
– Annie Brockett, Midfield Attacker, Shaker Heights, Ohio – Ohio Premier

Arden Simone is a five-year varsity starter at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pa., where she is a three-time alll-league and All-Main Line selection. She played for Philly at the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament, and played club for Steps Elite Philadelphia. She was named a U.S. Lacrosse High School Academic All-American in 2012. At Baldwin, Simone has earned 14 varsity letters in lacrosse, cross country, indoor track, and diving. She has served as captain four times and was named MVP seven times, including Lacrosse MVP in 2012. Simone was elected as the Head of Athletic Association for 2012-2013.

A midfielder from Cold Spring Harbor High School in Long Island, N.Y., Katherine Rueger is a three-sport athlete and a three-year varsity starter for the lacrosse team. An honorable mention all-county player during her junior year, Katherine was named captain for her upcoming senior campaign. A three-sport athlete, Rueger is a member of the varsity soccer and winter track teams. As a two-time captain, Rueger helped lead her soccer team to two state semifinal appearances while being named All-State, All-County and MVP in the County Finals in her senior year. She is currently a member of the National Honor Society.

Morgan Burch, an attacker from Colorado Springs, Colo., and a captain for her lacrosse team, Burch is entering her fourth season on varsity for Cheyenne Mountain High School. An Honorable Mention All-State her freshman year and first-team team All-State her sophomore and junior year, Burch was honored by her team and the coaching staff by being awarded the CMHS (Cheyenne Mountain High School) Coaches award her sophomore year and the CMHS offensive MVP award her junior year. In addition, Burch is a Colorado Girl’s Lacrosse Association official and a member of the National Charity League and the National Honor Society.

A four-year varsity starter in lacrosse, Kacey Merlini accumulated eight varsity letters in lacrosse and swimming at Ponte Vedra High School in Ponte Vedra, Fla. At the conclusion of her junior year, Kacey was named team MVP in the midfield while also receiving first team all-county honors. She is currently serving as a captain in her senior season. Merlini is a member of the National Honor Society as well as Hispanic, English and Science Honor Societies. She is also a four-time Honor Roll nominee and a three-year academic excellence award recipient.

Kendall Thielemann is a two-sport varsity athlete at River Hill High School in Clarksville, Md. As a four-year varsity starter, and captain her junior year, Thielemann led her lacrosse team to a winning record in each of her four years. She served as a member of the Hero’s Tournament Lacrosse Club team for six years, a team that was recognized nationally for its success. Thielemann served as captain her senior year on the Hawk’s varsity field hockey team, protecting the goal as a defender. Off the field, Thielemann was a Vice President in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and an active member in National Honor Society.

Dana Stasieluk is a three-year varsity goalkeeper at Edina High School in Edina, Minn. A member of the Minnesota Lakers Select Club Program, Stasieluk is a true athlete whose work ethic and determination led her into a starting position. She accumulated 118 total saves and a 46% save percentage during her junior campaign. Stasieluk was ranked No. 3 in the state for goaltender wins and will be leading her team as a captain during her senior year. The goalie will be competing in the 2013 World Cup Festival with the U19 Lakers team this summer. She is a four-year honor student and a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

Nicole Pettiglio, a native of Massachusetts and current senior at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, N.H., Pettiglio is a four-year varsity starter for her lacrosse team, and a captain during her junior and senior years. Pettiglio was named to the Massachusetts Lowell Sun All-State First Team her junior year, and named to the Nashua, N.H. Telegraph All-State Team in both her sophomore and junior seasons. As an attacking midfielder, Pettiglio registered 100 goals in two seasons, and earned a spot on the Upper New England Women’s National Tournament team for two consecutive years. She was named to the Honor Roll four times. In addition, Pettiglio was named a 2012 US Lacrosse All-Academic honoree. As a three-sport scholar athlete in lacrosse, track & volleyball, Pettiglio was captain of her volleyball team and helped lead the track team to an Indoor State Championship.

Annie Brockett is a four-year varsity starter and a two-time captain for Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. During her junior year, Brockett was named first team U.S. Lacrosse All-America, first-team All-State, first-team All-District, and Academic All-Ohio. She was also a member of the 2012 Under Armour All-America Underclassmen team for the Midwest region, a tournament in which a team of each region’s most elite players competed against each other. Aside from lacrosse, Brockett is a three-year varsity starter on her high schools field hockey team that made it to the state final four during her junior and senior seasons.



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