Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/3/20
From Press Release
Lehigh head women’s lacrosse coach Jill Redfern (Ursinus College) announced the program’s incoming class on Wednesday, which features four student-athletes from four different states. The class includes every position except goalkeeper, as the incomers will join a talented group of Mountain Hawks set to return for the 2021 season.
“We are excited to welcome these four young women to our program,” said Redfern. “They add depth at all positions, the character we highly value and enthusiasm to join a very talented Mountain Hawk team.”
Olivia Memeger – Swarthmore, Pa. – Strath Haven – Attack/Midfield
A standout at Strath Haven, Memeger led her team in points as a sophomore and assists as a sophomore and junior. Memeger has been named second team All-Central League and honorable mention All-Delaware County, while also garnering Philly National Tournament first team recognition. She was awarded the Michael Motley Memorial Fund Award, given to the scholar athlete who displays good citizenship and plans to continue their athletic career upon graduation. Memeger was named captain of high school lacrosse team before the cancellation of the 2020 season. Strong off the field as well, Memeger won the Varsity Arts Award for participation in high school jazz band. Her high school doesn’t give class rank or have honor roll.
Why Lehigh? “I chose Lehigh because of the amazing academics and competitive athletics. The experienced and welcoming coaching staff and the family-like culture of the lacrosse team made the decision easy.”
Caroline Casey – Bay Shore, N.Y. – Bay Shore High School – Midfield
Casey impressed at Bay Shore High School, garnering All-County honors multiple years. Captain as a senior, Casey was named MVP her sophomore year while tallying 91 draw controls her junior season. Her Legacy Blue travel team was ranked No. 1 nationally going into the 2019 summer season. In 2020, Casey received the Suffolk Zone Leadership Award and the Kathleen Roskot Memorial County Lacrosse Award. Also an All-Conference and Academic All-County volleyball student-athlete, Casey helped Bay Shore to the 2019 league championship. Outside of athletics, Casey completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, a two-year educational program. She was a three-year member of Athletes Helping Athletes and graduated No. 10 in her class out of 476.
Why Lehigh? “I have wanted to come to Lehigh since I played in a tournament here in sixth grade. I always remembered it being so beautiful, so I kept it on my radar ever since then. I ultimately chose Lehigh because I wanted to continue my lacrosse career at a school that could challenge me academically as well as on the field.”
Emma Kaiser – Dallas, Texas – Greenhill School – Midfield
Kaiser was a 12-time varsity letterwinner across multiple sports at Greenhill School in Dallas, Texas. In lacrosse, she helped Greenhill to a pair of D2 state championships, while individually, she garnered All-Conference honors in 2017, 18 and 19. Kaiser was the District Tournament MVP in 2017 and team MVP in 2019. Also a standout field hockey player, she was named MVP in both 2019 and 2020. Kaiser won the Richard F. Hall Athletic Award for athletic excellence and sportsmanship. In the classroom, she was named to the honor roll or high honor roll all four years of high school.
Why Lehigh? “I chose Lehigh because it had the perfect balance between academics and athletics, as well as a beautiful campus and great coaches. I also loved seeing how close all the girls on the team were and that the team truly seemed like a family.”
Amel Vernon – Newton, Mass. – Dexter Southfield – Defense
Vernon was a standout at Dexter Southfield in Massachusetts, serving as captain during the 2019-20 school year. Vernon was a 2017 Under Armour All-American and member of the Puerto Rico Lacrosse National Team. Strong off the field, she was a high honors student from 2016 to 2020 and a 2019 Academic All-American. Vernon was also a 2019 Bronze Medalist for the Level 4 National Spanish Exam.
Why Lehigh? “Lehigh University has an amazing environment with rigorous academics, a beautiful campus, incredible faculty and students, many opportunities for involvement, an enjoyable atmosphere and exceptional career placement.”
Name Pos. Hometown/High School
Caroline Casey M Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore
Emma Kaiser M Dallas, Texas/Greenhill School
Olivia Memeger A/M Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven
Amel Vernon D Newton, Mass./Dexter Southfield
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