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College signings: Penn State inks 4 from Philly: Gautieri (Exeter), Golder (Pennsbury), Greco & Tinson (D-Town West)

Wednesday, 10th November 2021

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

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/10/21
From Press Release

The Penn State women’s lacrosse program bolstered their squad with eight new additions on National Signing Day Wednesday.

Nola Gautieri

The 2022 signing class features five midfielders, two attackmen and one defender. There are signees from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, New York, Canada, and Haiti.

Meet the newest Nittany Lions:

Nola Gautieri
Port-au-Prince, Haiti | 5-6 | Defense

Plays for Exeter …2019 Berks County Champion… 2021 All Division Berks County Lacrosse…Junior Captain 2021…Club team is NXT 2022…Freshman varsity starter at attack, midfield, and defense…Selected to represent Central Pennsylvania at US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament 2019 and 2021…Maximum Exposure 2019 All-Star…2019 NXT Fall Showcase All-Star…National Central PA team 1 2019 and 2021.
Personal:
Full name is Nola François Gautieri…Daughter of Anne Gautieri…Has a sister, Bryn…Intends to major in Education…Plans to become a science or math teach and coach at the Division I level…likes music, shopping, TikTok, building furniture and crafts…Born on August 22 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State because as soon as I stepped on campus, even though it was during the pandemic, I knew it was the place for me. As soon as I was able to connect with the team and my future teammates it felt like a family instantly. Along with the amazing academic and athletic facilities, the extreme athletic atmosphere, and the best coaching staff, I knew this was an automatic choice.”

Maggie Golder
Yardley, PA | 5-9 | Midfield
High School:

Plays for Pennsbury … Suburban One First Team All-League selection and Bucks County Golden Team selection in 2019… In 2021 US Lacrosse Academic All American, Suburban One League MVP, Suburban One First Team All-League selection, All-Phillylacrosse.com Third Team, and Most Complete Player Award…Team was 2021 PIAA Suburban One League Champions… Club team is Ultimate NJ 2022 and Ultimate Elite… 2021 USA Lacrosse U18 National Select Team : Brogden Cup Champion…2021 USA Lacrosse NTDP U18 Combine Invite…2021 IL Committed Academy All Tournament Team selection…2021 IL Committed Academy Champion (Team Command).
Personal:
Full name is Margaret Golder…Daughter of Beth and Keith Golder…Has a brother, Ryan… Has had 9 family members attend Penn State…Grandfather Donald graduated Penn State in 1972…Born on October 28 in Yardley, PA.
Why Penn State?
“How could I not?! Penn State has everything I have ever wanted in a school. It is the perfect mix of academics, athletics and school spirit.”

Maggie Golder

Maddie Greco
Bryn Mawr, PA | 5-0 | Midfield

High School:
Plays for Downingtown West … 2019 team advanced to PA state semi-finals…in 2021 named first team All-Conference, All-Academic Team, Team MVP, All-Phillylacrosse.com Second Team …club team is PA Express Orange.
Personal:
Full name is Madelyn Paige Greco…Daughter of Jim and Theresa Greco…Has a sister, Gilllian…Intends to major in Business…Born on February 7 in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State because I loved the school atmosphere, the academics are very good, and it is sports heaven.”

Lauren Tinson
West Chester, PA | 5-5 | Midfield
High School:

Plays for Downingtown West… 2018-2019 Varsity starter… Coaches Award… All-Area and All-League Honorable Mention… District Quarterfinalists… State Semifinalists… 2020-2021 Varsity starter…Offensive MVP… All-Area…All-League Second Team…Club team is Phantastix… 2019 National Tournament Philly 4…2019 WPLL Futures PA…2020 NXT NLA hardest worker award…2021 IL Women Committed Academy Championship Game MVP.
Personal:
Full name is Lauren Marie Tinson…Daughter of Ed and Deb Tinson… Father played football at Wesley College… Mother played Lacrosse at James Madison…Has 3 brothers, Elijah, Tyler, and Chase… Brother Elijah played football at Wesley College… Brother Tyler plays football at Sacred Heart…Enjoys volunteering with school activities and clubs…Born on April 4 in West Chester, PA.
Why Penn State?
“Penn State has always had my heart due to the indescribable energy that I felt the moment that I stepped on campus, as well as the family dynamic on the lacrosse team and great academic opportunities.”

Maddie Greco

Katie Beatty
Avon, OH | 5-3 | Midfield
High School:
Beatty has played lacrosse for 9 years total…was the only freshman in her class to start on the team at Avon High School and was named Offensive Rookie of the Year…her team made it to the Sweet 16 and was 2nd team All-Region in 2019…played on the Brine National Team in Summer 2020… in 2021 was 2x conference Player of the Week, Max Preps Player of the Week, Conference Player of the Year…1st team All-Conference and 2nd team All-State…team conference champions in 2021.
Personal:
Full name is Katherine Ann Beatty…Daughter of Jim and DeeAnn….Has a brother, Jack, and a sister, Maggie….Intends to major in Computer Science…Wants to pursue a career with the FBI…Enjoys snowboarding…Born on November 3 in Avon, Ohio.
Why Penn State?
“I loved the school the moment I arrived at Happy Valley and stepped on Panzer Field looking at the view of the mountains and Beaver Stadium.”

Erika Ho
Frankfort, IL | 5-6 | Midfield
High School:
Plays for Lincoln-Way East High School… in 2019 was 2nd leading scorer on team (101 points)… starter for all games… All-Sectional team… in 2021 was 1st Team All-State…All-Sectional team…team leading scorer (92G, 26A)…Team MVP…Club team is Lacrosse Monkey… 2021 Eye of the Hurricane Champions…2021 3rd in Inside Lacrosse Women’s Indoor National Championships…2021 NXT Mid- America Showcase Champions…4x Under Armour All-American Midwest… US Lacrosse Academic All-American… 2021 USA U-18 National team Development Program Combine Invitee…17th in ShakeSchool Top 25 Showcase.
Personal:
Full name is Erika Barbra Mei-En Ho…Daughter of David and Laura…Has 3 brothers, David, Joe, and Brian…Intends to major in Computer Science…Plans to pursue a career as a software developer…enjoys coding, being with friends, and playing tennis…Born on May 26 in Frankfort, IL.
Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State because of their excellent academic reputation. In addition, Penn State’s connection with Big 10 athletics makes it even more appealing. As I am a resident of Illinois, I also fell in love with the renowned Alumni Association and the continued connection that I will have as a Nittany Lion. Wherever I go, I will always have a strong connection and network.”

Lauren Tinson

Emma Kelly
Mineola, NY | 5-5 | Attack
High School:
Plays for Plainedge High School in North Massapequa, Long Island, NY… in 2019 was a freshman varsity starter… named All-County Honorable Mention…Made quarter finals for Nassau County championship…in 2020 Named to Back of the Cage Top 40 sophomores on LI list…In 2021 made the semi-finals for county championship…Named Captain of team as a junior… named All-County…Named one of 50 top juniors for Back of the Cage Pre-Season…Club team is Team Elevate…National Cup District East Champions…playing in National Championships Dec 2021…Named National Cup All-Star Highlighter team… Named to Under Armour All-America Senior Watch List.
Personal:
Full name is Emma Grace Kelly…Daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Kelly…Has 2 sisters, Meaghan and Kelly…Father played semi-pro football and on the FDNY football team…Mother swam for St. John’s University…Uncle David played Lacrosse for CW Post University and for professional LI Lizards…Sister Meaghan plays lacrosse for Misericordia University…Enjoys baking and going to the beach…Also plays soccer and basketball…Born on June 17 in Mineola, NY.
Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State because it felt like home when I stepped onto campus for the first time. Penn State has amazing athletics and academics to offer and having the opportunity to play the sport I love there made it an easy choice.”

Payton Wainman
Newmarket, Ontario | 5-4 | Attack
High School:
Plays for American Heritage…School state champions in 2018 and 2021… National Indoor High School Champions 2020… In 2021 High School All American… 1st Team All District… 1st Team All Region…1st Team All County…Palm Beach County High School Player of the Year… Finalist Florida High School Player of the Year…USA Lacrosse Magazine Player of the Week… American Select Team – Florida Region… 2020 Under Armour 150 Team MVP… 2019 1st Team All District, 1st Team All Region… Club team is Florida Select…Ranked #1 in country by US Club Lacrosse Magazine in 2020 and 2021.
Personal:
Full name is Payton Elle Wainman…Daughter of Kelly Millar and Scott Wainman…Has a sister, Mackenzie who attends Penn State…Father Scott played Lacrosse as a member of the U19 Canadian National Team…Father also played College and Junior hockey in Ontario, Canada…Intends to major in Business Marketing…Enjoys music, social media, and pets…Born on November 4 in Newmarket, Ontario Canada.
Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State because it’s a school that represents spirit, leadership, and a sense of community that provides world-class academics and athletics.”

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