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.@PennWomensLax adds Ingersoll, Gallivan in freshman class

Saturday, 14th October 2017

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Recruiting  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/14/17
From Press Release

A new school year brings new additions to the University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse program as the defending Ivy League champions add 12 freshmen for the 2018 season.

“It is an exciting time to be a part of the Penn Women’s Lacrosse program,” head coach Karin Corbett said. “And we cannot wait to add this talented group to our team when we begin fall practices. We are proud to welcome these successful young women to the championship tradition that this program has built over the last decade. Each has the talent to leave a lasting legacy on Penn Women’s Lacrosse.”

Class Notes
• Eight of the 12 members of the Class of 2021 earned All-American honors during their high school careers
• The group combined for seven state championships, 24 league championships, and 10 regional/district championships in high school
• 10 members of the Class of 2021 served as team captain for the high school programs
• Five newcomers play attack, four play midfield and three are defenders
• New York produced the most members of the Class of 2021 with three. Maryland and Pennsylvania each are home to a pair of newcomers, while California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey and Virginia each produced one.

Vicky Gallivan | M
Avondale, Pa./Kennett High School

High School: Four-year letterwinner … Four-time All-Chesmont selection … Twice named first-team All-Chesmont … Led the Chesmont League in goal scoring in 2015 … First player in Kennett High School history to score 200 career goals … Graduated with 227 career goals … Lettered four times in field hockey … Served as team captain … Three-time All-Chesmont selection … Lettered four times in basketball … Served as team captain … National Merit Commended Scholar … AP Scholar With Distinction … Pennsylvania Seventh Congressional District Scholar-Athlete Award recipient … National Honor Society member … PALSA All-Academic Team selection … Sports editor of the school yearbook.

Personal: Daughter of Glynis and Ted Gallivan … Mother played field hockey at Harvard … Older sister, Krissy, played lacrosse at Temple … Older sister, Katie, plays lacrosse at Thomas Jefferson University … Enrolled in Wharton.

Elisabeth Ingersoll | D
Devon, Pa./Conestoga

High School: US Lacrosse All-American (2017) … US Lacrosse Academic All-American … First-Team Daily Local News All-Area (2017) … First-Team All-Main Line (2017) … First-Team All-Southeastern PA (2017) … Second-Team All-Central League (2017) … Represented Philadelphia in the 2015 Under Armour Underclass All-American Tournament … Played on 2016 PIAA state champion team … Played on 2017 District I championship team … Three-time Central League champion (2015-17) … Also lettered four times in soccer … Served as team captain … Played on 2014 Central League soccer champions … Principal’s Award for Scholarship and Citizenship recipient … AP Scholar … Operation Oncology vice president.

Personal: Daughter of Melissa and Warren Ingersoll … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Zoe Belodeau | A
Potomac Falls, Md./St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes

High School: Three-time US Lacrosse All-American (2015, 2016, 2017) … Three-time Under Armour All-American (2015, 2016, 2017) … Two-time Inside Lacrosse All-American (2016, 2017) … Two-time USA Today All-American … 2016 Under Armour Underclassmen All-American All-Tournament Team … 2017 Washington Post Player Of The Year … Two-time Washington Post first-team All-Met (2016, 2017) … 2017 VISAA Player Of The Year … Three-time VISAA first-team All-State (205, 2016, 2017) … Three-time first-team All-ISL (2015, 2016, 2017) … Four-year letterwinner … Served as team captain … Member of four ISL championship teams (2014-2017) … Played on 2016 VISAA state championship team … Team combined for a 110-6 record during her four seasons … Also lettered in cross country and winter track … Member of 2016 VISAA state championship 4x200m relay … Dean’s List student.

Personal: Daughter of Kelly and Scott Belodeau … Father played lacrosse at Arizona State … Older brother, Jack, plays lacrosse at the University of Mary Washington … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Abby Bosco | M
Suffern, N.Y./Suffern

High School: US Lacrosse All-American (2017) … US Lacrosse Academic All-American (2017) … Four-year letterwinner … Served as team captain … Played on 2014 and 2015 teams which won league, section, and regional championships … Three-time All-League selection (2015, 2016, 2017) … First-team All-Section (2017) … Honorable mention All-Section (2016) … First-team All-Hudson Valley (2017) … Honorable mention All-Hudson Valley (2016) … Journal News/Lohud.com First-Team All-Star (2017) … Also lettered three times in soccer and basketball … Served as captain of soccer and basketball teams … Three-time All-League selection in soccer (2014, 2015, 2016) … Two-time All-League selection in basketball (2016, 2017) … All-County basketball selection (2017) … National Honor Society member … National Spanish Honor Society member … National Science Honor Society member … Coaches youth lacrosse and basketball.

Personal: Daughter of Traci Bosco-Myhal and the late Richard Bosco … Mother is remarried to Thomas Myhal … Father played basketball at SUNY-Geneseo … High school teammate of Penn teammate Mikaila Cheeseman … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Laura Crawford | A
Arlington, Va./Yorktown

High School: Two-time All-American (2016, 2017) … Academic All-American (2016) … Four-year letterwinner … Served as team captain … Three-time Washington Post All-Met selection (2015, 2016, 2017) … National Merit Scholar … Honor Roll student.

Personal: Son of Mark Crawford … Older brother, Joe, played baseball at Wittenberg University … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Elyse Decker | M
Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips High School

High School: 2017 All-American … 2015 honorable mention All-American … Four-year letterwinner … Twice served as team captain … Two-time district champion (2014, 2015) … Played on 2017 Metro Conference championship team … Four-time first-team All-District (2014-17) … Three-time first-team All-Metro Conference (2014, 2015, 2017) … 2017 Scholar-Athlete Award recipient … 2017 U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award recipient … National Honor Society member … National English Honor Society member … National Spanish Honor Society member … Rho Kappa Honor Society member … AP Scholar With Distinction.

Personal: Daughter of Margaret and Matthew Decker … Father, Matthew, played lacrosse at Towson … Older brother, Ian, plays lacrosse at Howard Community College and was a NJCAA All-American … Cousin, Meg, is head lacrosse coach at Hartford University … Cousin, Gail, played lacrosse at James Madison and was a Tewaaraton finalist … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Soleine Fechter | A
Potomac, Md./Holton Arms School

High School: Three-year letterwinner … Served as team captain … Played on two Rivers Lacrosse Indoor League championship teams … Twice name team’s Most Valuable Attacker … 2017 team MVP … National Merit Commended Scholar … Head of School Award recipient.

Personal: Daughter of Olivia and Joel Fechter … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Beth Finley | M
Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville

High School: Two-time Academic All-American (2016, 2017) … Four-year letterwinner … Served as team captain … Four-time league, section and region champion (2014-17) … Team reached state finals in 2017 … Three-time state semifinalist (2014-16) … Three-time All-Section selection (2015-17) … Three-time All-League selection (2015-17) … Golden Dozen selection (2017) … Also lettered four times in soccer … Served as soccer team captain … Four-time league champion in soccer (2013-16) … Three-time section champion (2013-14, 2016) … Played on 2014 state champion soccer team … 2015 All-State selection in soccer … Two-time All-League selection in soccer (2014-15) … High Honor Roll student … National Latin Exam Perfect Score Award recipient … Athletic Council president … Freshman Transition Leader … One Love Club secretary … Played string bass.

Personal: Daughter of Denise and Michael Finley … Father played ice hockey at Union … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Zoe Kraus | A
Chatham, N.J./Chatham

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Chatham under former Penn standout Hillary Renna … Served as team captain … Played on 2015 Morris County champions … First-Team All-County (2017) … Honorable Mention All-Conference (2017) … Second-Team All-County (2016) … Second-Team All-Conference (2016) … Second-Team All-Group 3 (2016) … Girl Scout Gold Award recipient … National Honor Society member … Foreign Language Honor Society member.

Personal: Daughter of Dawnel and Rob Kraus … High school teammate of Penn teammate Alex Frenzel … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Laura Murphy | A
Darien, Conn./Darien

High School: All-American … Four-year letterwinner … Served as team captain … Four-time state champion (2014-17) … Four-time FCIAC champion (2014-17) … First-Team All-State (2015, 2016) … First-Team All-FCIAC (2015, 2016) … Hearst Connecticut Media All-Star … First-Team MSG Varsity All-Connecticut … Inside Lacrosse Young Guns Senior Watch List (2016) … Also lettered three times in soccer … National Merit Commended Scholar … National Honor Society member … Principal’s Award recipient … Volunteered with Harlem Lacrosse.

Personal: Daughter of Julie and Dan Murphy … Father rowed at Penn … High School teammate of Penn teammate Kaeleigh Morrill … Enrolled in Wharton.

Liv Smith | D
Port Washington, N.Y./St. Anthony’s

High School: Under Armour All-American … Three-year letterwinner … Served as team captain … All-ILWomen Preseason Selection (2017) … Under Armour Underclass All-Tournament selection (2016) … Played on 2015 and 2016 Under Armour Underclass Long Island team … Inside Lacrosse Young Guns Watch List (2015) … U15 Lacrosse Magazine National Championships All-Tournament team (2014) … Brine All-Star (2014) … Nassau County All-Star (2014) … Three-time Catholic League champion (2015-17) … Member of Catholic League winter track championship team (2015) … National Honor Society member … Honor Roll student … Volunteered with St. Anthony’s Supers, making cards and super hero capes for sick children.

Personal: Daughter of Pierina and Peter Smith … Fathered played lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts … High school teammate of Penn teammate Emily O’Neill … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Rachel Wu | D
Belvedere, Calif./San Francisco University High School

High School: All-American … Academic All-American … Four-year letterwinner … Served as team captain … Two-time Bay Counties League champion (2016, 2016) … Played on 2016 state championship team … Bay Counties League Most Valuable Player (2017) … First-Team All-League (2016) … San Francisco University Female Athlete of the Year (2017) … Girls Who Code club president … Copy Editor of school paper … Concertmistress for school orchestra … Accomplished violinist.

Personal: Daughter of Maria Wei and Vincent Wu, Jr. … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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