Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/19/16
From Press Release
The Cornell women’s lacrosse team will welcome seven newcomers as part of the Class of 2020, head coach Jenny Graap (West Chester East) announced on Wednesday. The seven-member class, which hails from six different states, includes five US Lacrosse All-Americans and six US Lacrosse Academic All-Americans.
The class is made up of four midfielders, one defender, one attacker, and one goaltender that will look to help win the program’s second-straight Ivy League Tournament Championship and earn a second-straight bid to the NCAA Tournament.
“I am very excited about the collective potential of our incoming freshmen,” said Graap. “Without a doubt the Class of 2020 is the most geographically diverse group I’ve ever recruited to Cornell. As the sport grows across the country, talented scholar-athletes are emerging in non-traditional lacrosse areas. All seven newcomers were recruited with the understanding that our Big Red program is built on hard work and selflessness. Having a winning mindset is important, and each of these players was selected for her competiveness, her character and her desire to elevate her game. Our Cornell Lacrosse family gets bigger and stronger every year, and my assistants and I are looking forward to the working with this outstanding group of young women.”
Cornell Women’s Lacrosse Class of 2020
Midfield — Ardmore, Pa. — Academy of Notre Dame/Ultimate Goal Lacrosse Club
Allen, a two-time US Lacrosse All-American, was named first-team All-Main Line in 2015 and 2016 while captaining the Academy of Notre Dame. She was named first-team All-Delaware County in 2016 and was three-time first-team All-Interac honoree. She was also named second-team All-Main Line and second-team All-Interac in field hockey and played on the basketball team. A member of the National Honor Society in high school, she also qualified for the World Championships in competitive Irish dancing in 2011.
Midfield — Princeton, N.J. — Princeton High School/Ultimate Goal Lacrosse NJ 2016 Blue
Lis captained the Princeton High School varsity team her senior season, when she was named a US Lacrosse All-American, first-team All-Colonial Valley Conference, and second-team New Jersey Group IV. In 2015, she was named an US Lacrosse Academic All-American, an Under Armour All-America Underclassmen and to the All-Colonial Valley Conference first-team. Lis also captained the varsity soccer team her senior year.
Mary Kate Bonanni
Defense — Liverpool, N.Y. — Cicero-North Syracuse High School/Central New York Elite Lacrosse Club
Bonanni captained her team at Cicero-North Syracuse High School during her senior season. She was named first-team Central New York Counties League in 2016 and was an Under Armour Upstate New York Region Lacrosse honoree in 2013 and 2015. In addition to lacrosse, Bonanni also played on the basketball team and was named second-team All-League CNYC. A 2015 US Lacrosse Academic All-American, she was a member and officer of the National Honor Society in high school.
Goaltender – Atlanta, Ga. – The Westminster Schools/XTEAM Black
McGahan was named an US Lacrosse All-American in her senior year while captaining her squad at The Westminster Schools. She was named first-team all-state three times and was a state champion in 2013 and represented Georgia on the national stage in 2014 and 2015. McGahan also ran cross country and played basketball. The two-time US Lacrosse Academic All-American was also a member of the National Honor Society and the Head of Student Government while in high school.
Midfield — Tualatin, Ore. — Wilsonville High School/Oregon Elite and Puget Sound Select
Monello was a 2016 US Lacrosse All-American and US Lacrosse Academic All-American. She was a two-time captain at Wilsonville High School, where she helped lead the squad to four-straight Northwest Oregon Conference Championships. She was named first-team all-league all four years in high school, a first-team all-state honoree in 2016, and was a two-time state all-star. In 2013 and 2015, she played for Team Oregon at the Women’s Division National Tournament. She was a member of the National Honor Society in high school.
Midfield — Charlotte, N.C. — Charlotte Country Day School/Midwestern Force/Queen City Stars
Pedlow, a two-time US Lacrosse All-American, captained her Charlotte Country Day School team to their fourth-straight state championship her senior year. She was an all-state and all-conference honoree all four years, and was an All-American honorable mention during her sophomore year. In addition, Pedlow, a US Lacrosse Academic All-American, was a two-time captain of the Charlotte Country Day basketball team. She was also a member of the National Honor Society and the class president her senior year.
Attack — Summit, N.J. — Summit High School/Steps Lacrosse Club
Zachara was a New Jersey state champion with the Summit High School lacrosse team her senior year and was also named second-team all-league in the Stars and Stripes Division for her Steps Lacrosse Club. In 2015, she was named a US Lacrosse Academic All-American. Zachara also captained the soccer team and was named Union County honorable mention in 2015. She was also named a Commended National Merit Scholar in 2014.
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