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Wednesday, 15th August 2018

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Recruiting, Posted 8/15/18
From Press Release

Princeton women’s lacrosse head coach Chris Sailer (Haverford High) and her coaching staff, associate head coach Jenn Cook (Marple Newtown) and assistant coach Kerrin Maurer, are pleased to announce the incoming class that will join the team as freshmen in the fall.

“We are excited to introduce the Princeton lacrosse Class of 2022,” Sailer said. “Together they form an experienced and capable group who will look to make their mark on Princeton lacrosse over the next four years. As a class, they bring great energy and passion for the game and exude confidence and eagerness to compete, grow and improve. We think they’ll be wonderful teammates and representatives of Princeton lacrosse as they help elevate our team to new heights. We can’t wait for them to officially join the team in September and begin working with our coaching staff and returning players.”

Maria Pansini, 5-9, Midfield/Defense, Villanova, Pa./Agnes Irwin
A five-year starter at Agnes Irwin, Pansini captained the Owls as a junior and senior winning MVP honors both seasons. Agnes Irwin went 104-20 with Pansini, who scored 108 goals and 58 assists during her career. She also added 207 ground balls, 198 draws and192 caused turnovers. The squad were four-time Inter-AC League Champions, three-time Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) State Champions and four-time state finalists. A 2018 Under Armour Senior All-America, Pansini tallied 62 points on 42 goals and 20 assists, won 87 draws and 51 ground balls, and caused 40 turnovers. She is a two-time US Lacrosse All-America and all-academic who was selected three times to the Under Armour Underclass All-America Philadelphia Team. In 2018, Pansini earned three player of the year honors including: Philadelphia Inquirer Southeastern Pennsylvania Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year, Girls Lacrosse Co-Player of the Year and DELCO Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year. USA Today also tabbed her to the All-USA Girls’ Lacrosse Team. Pansini made the Inside Lacrosse Top 40 Young Gun Senior Watchlist in 2018 and the Top 20 Young Gun Junior Watchlist in 2017 and is a member of the 2018 All-IL Women High School Team. She is a five-time All-Inter-AC League, All-Delco and All-Main Line selection while making the Team and Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Team four times each. The recipient of the “White Blazer” given to the top senior athlete at Agnes Irwin, Pansini was a four-year starter on the soccer team as well. She played club for Ultimate Goal.

Annie Price, 5-11, Midfield/Defense, Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury
A seven-time letterwinner in her career at Pennsbury High School, Price was an all-league selection in both lacrosse and field hockey. A two-time captain in lacrosse, she finished her four-year varsity career with 101 goals and 53 assists as a midfielder, including a senior year that saw her have 45 goals, 27 assists and 72 draw controls with team-highs of 23 caused turnovers and 35 ground balls. She also was named to the Pennsylvania girls’ lacrosse All-Academic team and the Bucks County Courier Times Golden Team. A defensive midfielder and three-year starter in field hockey, she helped her team to its first perfect league season ever and first outright league championship in 25 years as a senior while also being named a Pennsylvania coaches’ association Academic Award recipient. She played club lacrosse with Ultimate Girls’ Lacrosse.

Shannon Berry, 5-5, Midfield, Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville
Playing primarily a defensive role as a senior captain at Ward Melville, Berry had 15 goals and two assists. The Patriots posted a 43-11 record during her three years on the varsity team and went undefeated in 2017 while capturing the Suffolk County Class A League Championship. Berry is a 2018 Under Armour All-America and all-academic, and won the Under Armour Underclass Championship as a three-time member of Team Long Island in 2017. She was selected to the 2017 US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament representing Long Island and is ranked 28th by Inside Lacrosse for Class of 2018 recruits. A four-time New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete, Berry is a two-time all-division and all-county selection. Berry was also voted Ward Melville’s Most Athletic Senior Female Athlete, and played two years of varsity basketball. Berry played club lacrosse for Long Island Top Guns.

Kate Mulham, 5-8, Attack, Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville
Mulham capped her high school career with 97 goals and 17 assists as Ward Melville posted a 43-11 overall record. As a senior Muham scored 59 goals and 12 assists as the Patriots finished as county semifinalists for the second straight year. A 2018 honorable mention All-America selection, Mulham was also named all-academic, first-team Newsday All-Long Island, all-county and was a nominee for the Butch Dellecave Award. She was also an all-Division selection as a junior. A two-sport athlete, Mulham excelled in field hockey as well. During her field hockey career she captured All-America, all-academic, all-conference, all-county and all-state honors as well as being a two-time first-team Newsday All-Long Island team selection. The Patriots were 2017 state champions, 2016 state semifinalists and 2015 state runners-up. Mulham was named the Ward Melville 2018 Female Athlete of the Year. She played club lacrosse for Long Island Top Guns, Brine National Team and Long Island Metro Second-Team.

Lucie Gildehaus, 5-8, Midfield, Concord, Mass./Middlesex School
Gildehaus set the Middlesex School record for goals in a season with 59 as a senior, while adding 16 assists, 25 ground balls, and 18 caused turnovers. In her three years with the Zebras, she totaled 195 points and a school record 164 goals. The two-time Independent School League Champions posted a 33-11-1 record during her tenure as a three-time leading scorer. Gildehaus is a three-time US Lacrosse All-America and played twice for the Mass-RI Team that won the US Lacrosse National Schoolgirls Tournament in 2018. A two-time first-team all-ISL selection, Gildehaus was tabbed for the Inside Lacrosse Rising Senior Watch List in 2018. A three-year letter winner in soccer, Gildehaus played club for Laxachusetts Club.

Gaby Hamburger, 5-4, Attack, Clarksville, Md./River Hill
A nine-time letterwinner across three sports, Hamburger captained the River Hill lacrosse team as a senior. She scored 71 goals and 35 assists and added 53 draw controls, holding the record for most points and goals in Howard County. A three-time all-county selection, Hamburger tallied 217 career goals and 98 assists while earning five Maryland Scholar-Athlete awards. Hamburger was named the 2017 Howard County Fan’s Choice Athlete of the Year. In field hockey, Hamburger was second-team all-Metro as a senior as the team were crowned county champions. She was a three-time all-county player and holds the River Hill record for points with 215 on 87 goals and 41 assists. Hamburger played club lacrosse for Heroes Tournament Lacrosse Club.

Tara Shecter, 5-5, Attack, Boca Raton, Fla./Pine Crest
A four-year letterwinner at Pine Crest, Shecter scored 288 goals and 74 assists and came up with 173 ground balls and 250 draws as the team posted a 57-24 record. The Panthers claimed four District Championships with Shecter and were regional runners-up in 2015. As a senior captain, Shecter tallied 87 goals, 25 assists, 50 ground balls and 87 draws. Shecter is a three-time US Lacrosse All-America and earned US Lacrosse all-academic honors in 2018. She spent three years on the South Florida National Team and the Under Armour All-America Underclass South Team. She was named all-district all four years and first-team all-country three times. She twice captured the Sun-Sentinel Broward County Player of the Year honors as well as the Miami Herald Broward County Player of the Year honors. She was a 2018 finalist for the Miami Herald Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was named Pine Crest’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2018, while also lettering in soccer. In addition, she played club lacrosse for XTeam and Florida Select Lacrosse.

Shea Smith, 5-7, Midfield/Attack, Short Hills, N.J./Pingry
Smith is a four-year starter on the Pingry School team where she finished her career with 107 goals and 12 assists. As senior captain she tallied 50 goals and 11 assists while earning All-Group 1 honors and her second all-conference honor. Pingry posted a 52-33 record during her four years and were ranked 11th in New Jersey in 2018, after winning sectionals and reaching the finals of Group 1. Smith played club for Building Blocks Lacrosse.

Lillian Stout, 5-7, Midfield, Wareham, Mass./St. Mark’s
Stout played four years at St. Mark’s and was team captain twice. St. Mark’s were three-time league champions and runners-up once with a 56-14 four-year record. Stout collected 57 goals, 32 assists, 53 draws, 37 ground balls and 26 caused turnovers her senior year. During her career she had 171 goals, 79 assists and 113 draw controls. Stout was the league’s leading scorer in 2017, was named league MVP in 2018 and was a two-time team MVP. She was named All-America and All-Scholastic by Boston Herald and Boston Globe. Also a four-year letterwinner in field hockey, Stout played club lacrosse for Rev and Mass Elite.

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