Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/24/15
From Press Release
Lehigh head women’s lacrosse coach Jill Redfern announced the Mountain Hawks’ incoming class of 2019 on Tuesday which includes nine student-athletes from five different states. The group will look to mesh with Lehigh’s strong cast of returning players.
“We expect our Incoming class have an immediate impact on our program,” said Redfern. “They bring a variety of talents to our university and team. We can’t wait to welcome them and their contagious spirit to campus.”
Here is a rundown of all nine incoming players.
Mary Ellen Caron • D/M • Mount Sinai, N.Y. • Arts and Sciences
A five-year varsity letterwinner in lacrosse and four-year letterwinner in soccer, Mary Ellen Caron enjoyed tremendous individual and team success at Mount Sinai High School. In 2015, she was named a Top 100 Player to Watch on Long Island and was a County/Academic All-American. She also led Mount Sinai to the County and Long Island Championship. A year prior, Caron was named Long Island Metro Team 1, and was an Under Armour All-America Long Island Team member. She also earned All-County, Academic All-American and All-Tournament Team honors. In 2013, Caron’s squad won the County, Long Island and State Championship, finishing undefeated. Individually, she was the All-Division/Unsung Hero Award winner. Caron was All-Division in 2012 and led her team to a County and Long Island Championship, finishing as a State Finalist. In soccer, Caron was an All-County honoree in 2014. She excelled in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society.
Kellie Gough • M • Edgewater, Md. • Business
A four-year varsity lacrosse player at South River High School, Kellie Gough served as team captain as a senior. Gough was a standout soccer player as well, winning the 4A State Championship in 2013. In the classroom, she was a member of the National Honor Society and on the Honor Roll all four years. Gough was a four-year Minds in Motion Scholar-Athlete.
Jane Henderson • M/A • Narbeth, Pa. • Arts and Sciences
Four-year varsity lacrosse standout for Harriton High School, Jane Henderson was a 2015 All-Central League honoree and All-American. Her twin sister Maura is a fellow incomer to the Lehigh women’s lacrosse program in the class of 2019. A year prior, Henderson earned All-Maine Line Lacrosse second team and All-Central League Lacrosse second team recognition. As a sophomore, she helped lead Harriton to the 2013 District 1 Championship and PIAA State Title and was an All-Central League second team honoree. Henderson enjoyed a strong freshman season, garnering honorable mention All-Maine Line. A multi-sport athlete, Henderson was a four-year varsity cross country contributor, earning third team All-Central League in 2011-12 by finishing in 18th place and second team All-Central League in 2014-15 by placing 11th. A two-time cross country captain, she was also a captain for indoor track and lacrosse in 2015. Henderson played one year of basketball and three years of varsity indoor track. In the classroom, she earned a spot on the honor roll all four years.
Maura Henderson • M/D • Narbeth, Pa. • Arts and Sciences
Twin sister of fellow incomer Jane, Maura Henderson garnered 14 varsity letters at Harriton High School in lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. A first team All-Central League honoree as a senior, Henderson’s squad was a state qualifier. In 2014, Henderson was second team All-Central League and a member of the Underclassmen Under Armour Team as Harriton was a district qualifier, state qualifier and District 1 Runner Up. A year prior, Henderson was honorable mention All-Central League, honorable mention All-Main Line as her team was Central League Champions, District 1 Champions and PIAA State Champions. A standout cross country runner, Henderson was a two-time state qualifier, 2013 Central League second team and 2014 Central League first team honoree. She earned a personal-record 18:49 in the 5k. Henderson ranked in PA all-time for the 4X800 with a time of 9:18.30 and had a personal split of 2:12 which was a personal record. Henderson holds the school record in the 4X800, 800, 1600 (4:48), 3200 (10:55) and the 5k. She was a district qualifier in outdoor track for the 800, 1600 and 3200. In addition, Henderson was a three-time qualifier for indoor states in the 4X800 and a medalist with the 4X800, placing second. She also received first team All-Central League for outdoor track. Enjoying success in the classroom, Henderson was a member of the honor roll all four years and she earned Academic All-America recognition in 2014.
Courtney Henig • M • Millstone, N.J. • Business
A U.S. Lacrosse first team All-American as a senior, Courtney Henig broke the total goals, assists and points records at Notre Dame High School, finishing with 449 career points (284 goals and 165 assists). Part of the school’s first Mercer County Championship in program history, Henig earned first team All-Colonial Valley Conference and first team New Jersey All-Group 3 as a senior. She was also the Colonial Valley Conference Player of the Year while garnering The Times of Trenton area Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year by The Trentonian. Henig was a Girls Lacrosse All-Star from The Times and was a U.S. National New Jersey South Team Member. Henig earned the Sportsmanship Award presented to Notre Dame High School while winning team MVP as well. During her senior season, she was selected three times for NJ.com Lacrosse Stars of the Week and NJ.com Athlete of the Week in week five. A winner of three Colonial Division Titles, Henig was the 2014 New Jersey Final state leader with 85 goals and 61 assists. She earned numerous additional accolades, including First Team All-Conference and Girls Lacrosse All-Star honors from The Times. A multi-sport standout, Henig was an MCT Championship Basketball starter and a first team All-CVC honoree. In the classroom, Henig was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, earning High Honor Roll of Distinction and/or Honor Roll every semester. She was a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. The 2014 Notre Dame High School Physics Award Recipient, Henig was a peer leader, member of the spectrum club, campus ministry and food pantry volunteer. She was a junior cheerleading coach for Millstone Pop Warner and a volunteer special needs basketball leader. Henig was a National Special Olympics volunteer and Eucharistic Minister.
Olivia Kelly • M • Summit, N.J. • Arts and Sciences
A multi-sport standout at Summit High School, Olivia Kelly was a captain for her lacrosse, basketball and soccer teams. A four-year varsity lacrosse player, Kelly led Summit to the Union County Finals every year from 2012 through 2015. Summit also won the Sectional Championship, the Group 2 Championship and made two TOC appearances in 2013, 2014 and 2015. As a sophomore, Kelly was named MVP of her soccer team and Most Improved Player in basketball. She was awarded the “Hilltopper” Award for her soccer team as a senior. The three-year varsity basketball player and two-year soccer player also excelled in the classroom. Kelly was named the NJSIAA Scholar Athlete for Summit High School, which is presented to one athlete per school. She was also awarded with the Howard S. Anderson Scholarship, which is given to four female and male athletes who are in the upper half of their class and are chosen by the varsity coaches.
Sam Kratky • A • Westport, Conn. • Engineering
Sam Kratky was a four-year member and three-year starter for Staples High School. She also played soccer for two years, earning a varsity letter as a sophomore. Off the field, she was a member of the Student Government all four years and was a Student Government Vice President as a senior. Kratky received academic honors all four years of high school and was named Staples Student of the Month.
Annie Pearson • M • Basking Ridge, N.J. • Business
Annie Pearson was a standout student-athlete at Ridge High School in New Jersey as a first team All-Area and first team All-Conference lacrosse player. Also strong in the classroom, Pearson was a member of the National Honor Society and was on the honor roll every year of high school, earning high honors several times as well.
Kaitlyn Quinn • A • Huntington, N.Y. • Engineering
A four-year member and four-year letterwinner of the top-ranked St. Anthony’s varsity lacrosse team, Kaitlyn Quinn was a three-year starter. While at St. Anthony’s she won four league championships, CHSAA “AA” division. Named the Attack Player of the Year in 2015, Quinn was ranked among the top 150 players on Long Island by Newsday in 2015. She was an All-League honoree and Academic All-American as a senior while also garnering the Town of Huntington Scholar-Athlete Award. Quinn was the team leader in goals and points as a senior. A multi-sport standout, Quinn competed in track and soccer as a freshman, and was a three-year member of the varsity tennis team. In the classroom, she was a three-year member of the National Honor Society. Quinn garnered the St. Bonaventure Award every year and earned a spot on the Honor Roll every quarter as well. Quinn was a member of the Principal’s List and graduated 22nd out of 615 students with a 4.0 GPA.
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