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Burns (GA), Marciano (Princeton High) head Class of 2024 signees at Michigan

Friday, 20th December 2019

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/20/19
From Press Release

University of Michigan women’s lacrosse head coach Hannah Nielsen announced last month the signing of the nine-person 2020 recruiting class to National Letters of Intent. The 2020 class includes five midfielders, two attackers, one defender and one goalkeeper, and the nine individuals hail from nine different states.

“I am absolutely thrilled to welcome this incredible group of young women into the Michigan lacrosse family,” said head coach Hannah Nielsen. “It has been such a fun recruiting process with them, and I am so excited that we get to make things official today! This group will bring so much value on and off the field and will help to propel this program to new heights. We are not only getting great competitors and athletes but amazing people and families.”

The class of 2020 (with hometown and high school) includes:

• Attacker Caroline Bean (Great Falls, Va./Langley)
• Midfielder Annabelle Burke (Glenview, Ill./Loyola Academy)
Midfielder Maddie Burns (Philadelphia, Pa./Germantown Academy)
• Defender Ava Class (Hunt Valley, Md./McDonogh School)
• Midfielder Caroline Davis (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional)
• Midfielder Josie Gooch (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park)
• Attacker Meryl Johnson (Matthews, N.C./Weddington)
• Midfielder Shaylah Marciano (Princeton, N.J./Princeton)
• Goalkeeper Maya Santa-Maria (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington)

Maddie Burns

M | 5-10 | Philadelphia, Pa. | Club: Philadelphia Big 4 HHH

• Prepped at Germantown Academy, where she is a three-year letterwinner heading into her senior season
• Named a four-star recruit by Inside Lacrosse
• Named a Player on the Rise as a junior
• Is a two-time All-Inter-Academic first team selection
• Was the Germantown Academy Lacrosse MVP in her sophomore and junior seasons
• Notched third team All-Phillylacrosse.com as a junior
• Selected to the UA Highlight Team Philadelphia as a sophomore and the UA Command Team Philadelphia as a freshman
• Identified as a notable performer and was a member of the National Team Team #1 Philly
• Plays club lacrosse for Philadelphia Big 4 HHH, which is ranked No. 11 in the country.
• Has high honors all four years and is a member of student council
• Garnered the Blazer Pin Award for leadership, determination and capability on the athletic field and in the classroom as a junior
• Earned the Osbourne Scholar Athlete Memorial Medal for academics and athletics as a sophomore
• Also played four years of soccer and basketball
• Helped the basketball team to No. 17 national rank

Shaylah Marciano

M | 5-8 | Princeton, N.J. | Club: Ultimate NJ 2020 Blue

• Prepped at Princeton High School, where she is a three-year letterwinner heading into her senior season
• Was the 2019 All-Colonial Valley Conference Midfielder of the Year
• Notched All-State Group 4 third team honors as a junior
• Is a two-time All-Colonial Valley first team selection
• Named Times of Trenton All-Area and Times of Trenton All-Colonial Valley Conference first team as both a sophomore and junior
• Listed on NewJersey.com as a top 75 sophomore and junior
• Elected as captain for her senior season
• Helped her team to back-to-back sectional championships
• Is a member of the Italian Honor Society
• Also plays soccer and basketball at Princeton

Caroline Bean

A | 5-6 | Great Falls, Va. | Club: Capital Lacrosse Club

• Prepped at Langley High School, where she is a three-year letterwinner heading into her senior season
• Has been named captain for her senior season
• Named the Virginia 6A State Player of the Year and the 6A North Region Player of the Year as a junior
• Helped her team to a state championship last season
• Was the district player of the year her junior campaign
• Garnered second team All-Met as a junior and honorable mention All-Met as a sophomore
• Is a three-time all-district honoree
• Notched all-state honors and all-region honors two times
• Named to the USA U19 World Cup Festival Team following her freshman season
• Has scored 70 or more goals in her last two seasons
• Is a member of Spanish Honor Society and a leadership member
• Participates in Our Minds Matter club

Annabelle Burke

M | 5-10 | Glenview, Ill. | Club: Team One Wildcats

• Prepped at Loyola Academy, where she is a three-year letterwinner heading into her senior season
• Named first team All-America as both a sophomore and junior
• Earned all-state and first team all-conference twice
• Notched all-region honors as a junior
• Helped her team to a 26-2 overall record and a state championship as a freshman
• Made the U17 National Development Team this year
• Named to the Inside Lacrosse Young Gun Rising Senior list
• Was invited to the U19 National Team tryouts following her sophomore season
• Named to the Midwest Under Armour Command Team and competed in the Midwest National Team Tournament after her freshmen season
• Plays club lacrosse for Team One Wildcats
• Is a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American
• Is a three-time Loyola Scholar and a member of student council
• Was a two-time Latin Regional Exam qualifier and earned a National Latin Exam silver medal on three occasions
• Participated in cross country for three seasons and basketball for one

Ava Class

D | 5-7 | Hunt Valley, Md. | Club: TLC

• Prepped at McDonogh School, where she is a three-year letterwinner heading into her senior season
• Helped her team to two conference championships in her freshman and junior seasons
• Also was part of two undefeated seasons in her first three years
• Named team captain for her upcoming senior season
• Member of honor roll
• Earned three varsity letters in basketball and two in tennis

Caroline Davis

M | 5-7 | Sudbury, Mass | Club: Mass Elite

• Prepped at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional, where she is a three-year letterwinner heading into her senior season
• Named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American as a junior
• Earned first team Eastern Massachusetts Division 1 All-Star
• Chosen as a Dual County League All-Star two times
• Twice garnered All-Star honors from the Metrowest Daily News
• Named a team captain heading into her senior season
• Produced back-to-back seasons with 75 or more points
• Led her team with 110 draw controls as a sophomore and 140 as a junior
• Helped her team to a league co-championship as a sophomore
• Competed for Mass/RI Team 3 as a sophomore and Mass/RI Team 1 as a junior
• Helped the Mass/RI Team 1 to an Onondaga Division Championship at the U.S Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament
• Selected for the New England Highlight Team at the 2019 Under Armour All-American Underclass Tournament
• Is on the honor roll
• Participated in Girl Scouts, the Steering Committee and Investment Club
• Represented Lincoln-Sudbury at the D.C.L. Student Leadership Conference
• Plays club lacrosse for Mass Elite
• Earned four varsity letters in soccer and served as a captain her senior season
• In soccer, was named first team Dual County League All-Star, second team Division 1 All-Star for Eastern Massachusetts and team MVP as a junior
• Earned two varsity letters in basketball

Josie Gooch

M | 5-9 | Dallas, Texas | Club: 214 Lacrosse Dallas

• Prepped at Highland Park High School, where she is a three-year letterwinner heading into her senior season
• Named captain both her junior and senior seasons
• Has been selected to the Under Armour All-American Underclass Tournament three times
• Played in the Inside Lacrosse National Tournament two times for Team North Texas
• Named Texas Division I All-State midfield in her sophomore season
• Garnered Texas Division I All-District midfield honors as a junior
• Was a first wave selection for the Adrenaline All-American Game
• Plays club lacrosse for 214 Lacrosse Dallas and has played as a guest player for Summit – Denver
• Is an AP Scholar with honors
• Is a member of the Social Studies National Honor Society, Rho Kappa
• Also a member of the Journalism International Honor Society, Quill & Scroll
• Is the founder and chair of United Way’s TEENS UNITED volunteer organization
• Has studied international business through EU International business program in Barcelona, Spain
• Participated in volleyball as a freshman

Meryl Johnson

A | 5-5 | Matthews, N.C. | Club: Charlotte Style

• Prepped at Weddington High School, where she is a three-year letterwinner heading into her senior season
• Broke the all-time assist record for the state of North Carolina in her junior season
• Is the all-time points leader at Weddington High School
• Ranked ninth in the nation for two seasons for assists
• Reached 100 assists as a sophomore and 100 goals in her junior season
• Named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American in her junior campaign
• Is a three-time all-conference honoree
• Notched conference offensive player of the year in both her sophomore and junior seasons
• Named the Greater Charlotte Offensive Player of the Year as both a sophomore and a junior
• Garnered Union County Offensive Player of the Year in her sophomore season
• Led her team in points as both a freshman and sophomore, tallying two 100-point seasons
• Earned a spot on the North Carolina National Tournament Team her freshman season
• Named the MaxPreps Player of the Game as a freshman after notching a 10-point game
• Plays club lacrosse for Charlotte Style, the top-ranked club team in the state of North Carolina
• Helped Charlotte Style win the Southern Lacrosse Showcase in 2019
• Is a member of All A Honor Roll and A/B Honor Roll
• Participated in Social Buddies, FCA, Warriors for Warriors, Weddington Closet and Teen Talk

Maya Santa-Maria

GK | 5-9 | Huntington, N.Y. | Club: LI Yellowjackets Blue

• Prepped at Huntington High School, where she is a three-year letterwinner heading into her senior season
• Named All-County Suffolk County League 1 as a junior and All-Division Suffolk County League 1 as a sophomore
• Garnered Most Outstanding Goalie at the 2018 College Bound Laxers Showcase
• Notched All-LI 2020 FLG Team Goat honors and was named to the BOTC All-LI third team as a junior
• Named captain in her junior campaign
• Made 116 saves in her junior season and 91 as a sophomore
• Made 17 saves in the Division I playoff game as a sophomore
• Earned All-Rookie Suffolk County League 1 in her freshman season
• Was a NYSPHSSA Scholar-Athlete in 2019
• A member of honor roll all three years of high school
• Helped the Yellowjackets to a 2018 Mid Atlantic Summer Club Championship
• Also played a major role in the Yellowjackets Lax for the Cure and Lax by the Sea Summer Club Championship
• Is a three-year letterwinner in field hockey and was named all-conference in her senior season
• Participated in track for one season

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