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Penn coach Corbett announces Class of 2025

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021

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

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/23/21
From Press Release

The University of Pennsylvania’s Lois S. Leitner head women’s lacrosse coach, Karin Corbett, has announced the addition of 11 women who will join the program as members of the Class of 2025.

“We are extremely excited for the 2021 class to arrive at Penn next fall,” Corbett said. “The class is large with 11 and we look forward to the talent and the depth they will bring to this team. They are athletic and versatile in where they can play and we believe several will impact this program immediately, but as a whole they will be a large, strong class to help lead this team to championships.”

KEELEY BLOCK
Attack // Parkside High School // Salisbury, Md.

High School: Lettered four years at Parkside … Team captain … Two-time First-Team All-Bayside Conference … Unsung Hero Award (2019) … Under Armour Top 150 Team MVP (2019) … Two-year participant in US National Lacrosse tournament for Eastern Shore (2017-18) … Two-year Maximum Exposure All-Star (2017, 19) … Totaled 61 goals and 57 assists in two seasons … Lettered three years in field hockey … Team captain … Two-time Bayside South champions … Regional champions (2020) … Two-time First-Team All-Bayside Conference … Second-Team All-Bayside Conference (2017) … Parkside Field Hockey Rookie of the Year … 2019 Coaches Award Recipient … Lettered two years in indoor track … Girls Unsung Hero … National Honors Society … Spanish Honor Society … NFHCA Academic All-America … MPSSAA Minds in Motion Scholar Athlete all four years … Student Government Council Person … Parkside Rambassador

Club: Lady Blue Crabs … The Grind champions (2017)

Personal: Daughter of Megan and Jayme Block … Will enroll in The School of Arts & Sciences … Mother played field hockey and softball at DIII Salisbury University … Father played lacrosse at Salisbury.

Why She Chose Penn: “I chose Penn because of the incredible academics, the competitive athletics and the beautiful campus. The first time I stepped foot on Penn’s campus, it felt like home and I knew this is where I needed to be!”

Coach Corbett Says: “Keeley is extremely powerful and quick which enables her to get to goal. She has great game sense and understand different attacking schemes. We are excited to have her add her dynamic dodging ability as well as her vision to read the play to our attack.”

ANNA BRANDT
Midfielder // Hereford High School // White Hall, Md.

High School: Lettered and started all four years at Hereford … 2019 State finalist … 2017 County finalist … Played field hockey for four years … 2019 County and Regional champions … 2018 County champion and State finalist … 2017 State finalist … 2016 County and State champions … Two-time First-Team All-County and All-Division … Led team in points and goals in 2019 … National Honor Society … National English Honor Society … National Math Honor Society … AP Scholar with Distinction

Club: M&D Black … No. 1 nationally for 2020 women’s club lacrosse … Mid-Atlantic Summer Club champions (2017) … Two-time Lax for the Cure champions (2016-17) … Two-time Summer Genesis champions (2016-17) … Chesapeake Invitational champions (2016) … Played club field hockey for Malik Stars (2018-20) … Team captain and leading scorer … Spring Sevens champions (2018)

Personal: Daughter of Tammy and Charles Brandt… Will enroll in The Wharton School … Sister, Kailyn, played four years of field hockey at DIII Washington College … Sister, Lauren, plays field hockey at Hereford High School.

Why She Chose Penn: “I chose Penn for the welcoming and dynamic coaching staff and team, as well as the opportunity to grow as an athlete and student in a competitive environment.”

Coach Corbett Says: “Anna plays with a great deal of power and determination. She has the strength to get to goal in the college game and will be able to hold her own on the defensive end.”

ERIKA CHUNG
Midfielder // Langley High School // Great Falls, Va.

High School: Lettered four years at Langley … Two-year team captain … VHSL State champions … VHSL Region 6D champions … Two-time Liberty District champions … First-Team All-State VHSL 6A (2019) … First-Team All-Region 6D (2019) … Second-Team All-Region 6D (2018) … Honorable Mention All-Met (2019) … Two-time First-Team All-Liberty District (2018-19) … Totaled 81 goals, 75 assists, 240 draw controls, 73 caused turnovers, and 97 groundballs in two full seasons … Ran track for three years … Academic Excellence award … National Honor Society … Math Honor Society … National English Honor Society … Athletic Honor Roll

Club: Capital Lacrosse Club … D.C. School Girls Team 1 (2018-19) … Under Armour Underclass Washington, D.C. (2019)

Personal: Daughter of Stephanie and Chris Chung … Will enroll in The Wharton School.

Why She Chose Penn: “I chose the University of Pennsylvania because I knew it was a place where I could challenge myself both on the field and in the classroom. The academics are unsurpassed, the coaching staff is incredible, and the competitive yet welcoming nature of the team provide me an ideal place to spend the next four years as a student athlete.”

Coach Corbett Says: “Erika’s quick hands make her lethal on the draw. Her game sense and awareness on the attack is incredible. I believe Erika will really thrive against zone defenses and be a prolific scorer for us on the attack.”

SYDNEY GOLDSTEIN
Midfielder // Suffern High School // Suffern, N.Y.

High School: Lettered and started all four years at Suffern … 2019 Regional, Section, and League champions … Voted on Second-Team Elite 11 of the County in the Journal News (2020) … All-State honorable mention (2019) … NY Section 1 All-League and NY Section 1 All-Section (2019) … Nominated for Rockland County Player of the Year (2019) … Scored overtime winner in Sectional final, finishing with four goals … Scored four goals in regional final game … Totaled 42 goals and 29 assists in sophomore season … Lettered four years and captain in soccer and lettered five years in basketball … Top 10 percent of class … National Honor Society … National History Honor Society … National Spanish Honor Society … Treasurer of Heroes and Cool Kids Club … President of Club Ayuda

Club: Cobra Kai Lacrosse … Warwick Apple Fest champions … T3 Play to Win champions … Hudson Valley Youth Fest champions … Brewster Jamboree champions … Lax Luau champions … Glastonbury Shootout champions … T3 Ridge Classic champions … Lax’in for Tony champions … Somers Classic champions … Champion of the Dome champions … Laxabunga champions … Conny Tournament champions … T3 Youth Fest champions … Moorestown Tournament champions … Lax Clash champions … Top Flight champions … President’s Cup champions … The Chill champions … Lax for the Cure champions … New England Cup champions

Personal: Daughter of Deena and Scott Goldstein … Will enroll in The School of Arts & Sciences … Sister, Allie, played four years of soccer and basketball at Suffern High School.

Why She Chose Penn: “I chose Penn because of its exceptional academics and community atmosphere, as well as the opportunity I am given to excel athletically.”

Coach Corbett Says: “A true competitor and a spark plug for the team, Sydney is a work horse. She is exceptional in the midfield, being all over the ground ball game and draw control circle play. We are excited to bring in another Suffern player to quickly impact this program.”

NATASHA GORRIARAN
Midfielder // Moses Brown School // Providence, R.I.

High School: Lettered four years at Moses Brown … Two-year team captain … Two-time RIIL Division I State champions (2018-19) … 2019 USA U17 Select National Team Development Program … Two-time Under Armour All-America Underclass Tournament New England Highlight Team (2019-20) … 2020 Under Armour All-America All-Tournament Team Highlight Division … Two-time Under Armour All-America Underclass Tournament New England Command Team (2017-18) … 2019 US Lacrosse National Schoolgirls Tournament MA/RI Team 1 and Onondaga Overall champion … 2019 US Lacrosse All-American … 2019 RIIL Division 1 First Team All-State … 2018 RIIL Rookie of the Year … Totaled 91 goals and 52 assists through two full seasons … Four-year letter winner in track … 2020 All-State 4x400m … Lettered three years in tennis

Club: Mass Elite Red … Ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2019 and 2020

Personal: Daughter of Carine and Steven Gorriaran … Will enroll in The Wharton School … Brother, Maximillian, runs track at Boston University … Sister, Sophia, plays lacrosse and runs track at Moses Brown School, qualifying for Olympic trials in 2021 in the 800m while holding national records and state records in multiple events.

Why She Chose Penn: “I chose Penn because of the exceptional balance between athletics and academics. It is amazing to be able to attend such a prestigious school, while still contending for a national championship. I love the Penn campus and the fact that it’s in the city, but you also get the feel of being on a college campus. I was also immediately drawn in by how welcoming the whole team was, and I wanted to be a part of the Penn lacrosse family.”

Coach Corbett Says: “Natasha’s speed will make an immediate impact on this team. She is a true college midfielder as she excels at both ends of the field and her speed will help us create more fast break opportunities. She is a ranked track athlete and her individual sports success and mentality coupled with her team sport experience will also help her immediate impact.”

BELLA KEHOE
Midfielder // The Bromfield School // Harvard, Mass.

High School: Lettered four years at Bromfield … Team captain … Two-time Division 2 State semifinalist (2018-19) … Two-time Division 2 Central/Western MA champions (2018-19) … Best Offensive Player in 2018 and Co-MVP in 2019 … 2019 Central Mass All-Star … 2018-19 Mid-Wach All-Star … 2019 Worcester Telegram Superteam … 2020 Under Armour All-American Highlight Team for New England … 2020 Under Armour All-American Senior Watch List … Totaled 121 goals, 52 assists, 173 draw controls, and 99 ground balls in two full seasons … Lettered four years in soccer … Team captain … Central Mass Division 3 semifinalist (2017) … Central Mass Division 3 finalist (2019) … Mid-Wach D Division MVP … Two-time All-State (2018-19) … Three-time Central Mass All-Star and Mid-Wach All-Star (2017-2019) … 2019 Worcester Telegram Superteam … Lettered four years in basketball.

Club: Revolution Lacrosse … Starter on Black team since fourth grade … New England Chill champions (2019) … Played club soccer for FC Stars of Massachusetts on ECNL 2002 Blue Team … Starter on FC Stars since third grade … Two-time ECNL National playoffs

Personal: Daughter of Betsy and Scott Kehoe … Will enroll in The School of Arts & Sciences … Father played football and lacrosse at Dartmouth … Twin sister, Livy, also playing lacrosse for Penn

Why She Chose Penn: “I chose Penn not only for the great academics, but for its amazing lacrosse program. I felt at home right away when I stepped foot on campus, and the coaches and team made me feel like a part of the family!”

Coach Corbett Says: “Versatility is what I think of when I think of Bella and her sister. Both have the ability to excel at either end of the field. Bella excels on the defensive end and can transition the ball with speed. As a midfielder in high school she has the ability to play on either end and will add depth to our team.”

LIVY KEHOE
Midfielder // The Bromfield School // Harvard, Mass.

High School: Lettered four years at Bromfield … Team captain … Two-time Division 2 State semifinalist (2018-19) … Two-time Division 2 Central/Western MA champions (2018-19) … Best Offensive Player in 2018 and 2019 … 2019 Central Mass All-Star … 2019 Mid-Wach All-Star … 2019 Worcester Telegram Superteam … 2020 Under Armour All-American Highlight Team – New England … Totaled 83 goals, 44 assists, 123 draw controls, and 72 ground balls in two full seasons … Lettered four years in soccer … Team captain … Central Mass Division 3 semifinalist (2017) … Central Mass Division 3 finalist (2019) … All-State (2019) … Three-time Central Mass All-Star and Mid-Wach All-Star (2017-19) … Lettered four years in basketball.

Club: Revolution Lacrosse … Starter on Black team since fourth grade … New England Chill champions (2019) … Played club soccer for FC Stars of Massachusetts on ECNL 2002 Blue Team … Starter on FC Stars since third grade … Two-time ECNL National playoffs

Personal: Daughter of Betsy and Scott Kehoe … Will enroll in The School of Arts & Sciences … Father played football and lacrosse at Dartmouth … Twin sister, Livy, also playing lacrosse for Penn

Why She Chose Penn: “I chose Penn because it has great academics and an equally great lacrosse program, which will push me on and off the field. Not only this, but Penn competes every year for a National Championship! The women’s lacrosse team instantly felt like a family and I immediately felt welcomed when I stepped onto campus.”

Coach Corbett Says: “Olivia brings a great deal of versatility to her our team. She is someone who can step up when a goal is needed yet also impacts on the defensive end. I look forward to seeing where she excels the most at the college game.”

GRACE LILLIS
Midfielder // Sacred Heart Greenwich // Port Chester, N.Y.

High School: Lettered four year at Sacred Heart Greenwich … Team captain … Two-time Fairchester Athletic League champions (2018-19) … 2018 US National Tournament, Connecticut team … Under Armour All-America Underclass Tournament (2018) … Riley Athletic Award (2018) … Four-year letter winner in cross country and team captain … Two-time FALC champion (2017-18) … Holds school record for 5k … Swam for four years and team captain … Holds two school relay records … Four-year High Honor Roll … Sacred Heart Student Council … Senior Class President … Junior Green Team Captain … Dartmouth Book Award … Sacred Heart Bell Choir … Head of the Benefits for the Bahamas Club

Club: Snipers Elite Lacrosse

Personal: Daughter of Catherine and Keith Lillis … Will enroll in The School of Arts & Sciences … Father played lacrosse at Boston College … Cousin, Morgan Smith, plays for Penn women’s lacrosse … Cousin, Ryan Smith, plays for Boston College women’s lacrosse … Aunt, Danielle, played lacrosse for Syracuse University.

Why She Chose Penn: “I chose Penn because it allows me the opportunity to play for such a competitive program, while also providing such a high level of academics. Furthermore, the sense of community and support fostered within the team and by the coaches is one that drew me to the University of Pennsylvania.”

Coach Corbett Says: “A natural lefty with good speed. Grace is a worker and extremely determined. She follows in the footsteps of some of our top players coming from Sacred Heart, so we are excited to work with her and have her add depth to our midfield.”

PAIGE LIPMAN
Midfielder // Greenwich Academy // Harrison, N.Y.

High School: Lettered and started all four years at Greenwich Academy … Team captain … 2019 Most Improved Award … Team leader in draw controls sophomore year with 75 … Four-year letter winner and starter in soccer … Team captain … Two-time FAA Tournament champions (2017-18) … Two-time FAA All-League (2017-18) … Four-year High Honor Roll … Peer Leader … 2020 University of Pennsylvania Social Innovators program … Member of STEM group … Ambassador … Greenwich Academy Community Service Board

Club: Sound Lacrosse Elite … Team captain for two summer seasons … Starting midfielder since 2018 … Under Armour CONNY Highlight team (2019-20) … Under Armour CONNY Command Team (2018) … Inside Lacrosse Notable Performance Command Division (2018) … New York State HS Section 1 All-Section honorable mention award (2017) … Brine National Team Metro N.Y. (2017-18) … Played club soccer for FC Westchester Elite/New York Soccer Club (2012-17)

Personal: Daughter of Beth and Larry Lipman … Will enroll in The Wharton School.

Why She Chose Penn: “I chose Penn because of its excellent academics and competitive athletic program with a winning tradition. On my first visit I instantly felt the sisterhood and friendships created amongst the team and coaches and knew I wanted to a part of something special like that. With devoted coaches, hardworking players and endless amazing opportunities, Penn seemed like a no-brainer choice for me!”

Coach Corbett Says: “Paige is a draw specialist and a true college midfielder. She can get to goal and score as well as have a match up on the other end. She is a competitor and wants to win and will step up in big games. We are excited for Paige to bring even more depth and game sense to our midfield.”

GRACIE SMITH
Midfielder // Our Lady of Good Counsel High School // Laytonsville, Md.

High School: Lettered four years at Our Lady of Good Counsel … Two-time WCAC Lacrosse championship appearances (2018-19) … 2019 First-Team WCAC … Totaled 41 goals, 15 assists and 49 ground balls in sophomore season … Four-year letter winner in field hockey … Two-time WCAC field hockey champions (2018-19) … 2019 NFHCA National Academic Squad … Honor Roll and Principal’s List … National Honor Society

Club: Rebels Lacrosse Club … Maryland Select Lacrosse Club … Washington, D.C. Under Armour All-America team (2020) … US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament D.C. Metro team (2018-19)

Personal: Daughter of Susan and Stephen Smith … Will enroll in The School of Arts & Sciences … Brother, Austin, played lacrosse at Saint Joseph’s University.

Why She Chose Penn: “As soon as I stepped on Penn’s campus, I knew it was where I wanted to spend my next four years. Talking with the coaching staff and the players on my visit, I felt like I was already welcomed as part of the team. The combination of its exceptional academics and competitive lacrosse program sets Penn apart from the rest. In addition, Penn’s location in the heart of Philadelphia and only two hours away from home made my decision very easy.”

Coach Corbett Says: “Gracie is a true competitor on both ends of the field. She is fantastic on the draw circle and her athleticism and speed will add to our midfield. Her desire to win and confidence to make big plays is what drew us to her as a recruit.”

ERIN SULLIVAN
Midfielder // Medfield High School // Medfield, Mass.

High School: Lettered four years at Medfield … Two-year team captain … 2019 Tri-Valley League All-Star … 2019 US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament champion … Totaled 45 goals, 41 assists, 54 draw controls, 30 caused turnovers, and 48 ground balls through two full seasons … Four-year letter winner in soccer … Team captain … 2017 TVL Divisional champions … National Honor Society … National Spanish Honor Society … National Latin Honor Society … Top 10 percent of class … Two-time recipient of Blue and White Award for academic excellence and leadership … Founder and President of Challenge Success Student Club … Model United Nations Co-President … Student Council

Club: Boston Laxachusetts

Personal: Daughter of Maryanne and James Sullivan … Will enroll in The School of Arts & Sciences … Brother, David, plays lacrosse and football for Roxbury Latin School … Sister, Elizabeth, plays lacrosse and soccer for Medfield High School.

Why She Chose Penn: “I chose Penn for the opportunity to receive a world class education and compete for a national championship with an incredible program. The energy and sense of pride, tradition and community I felt at Penn was unmatched. I want to be around other people who are motivated and inspired, and Penn instantly felt like a home. The passionate teammates and coaches, combined with a beautiful campus, location, and facilities made the decision even easier.”

Coach Corbett Says: “Erin is someone who can impact on both ends of the field. She has a great stick and can get to goal, but also is strong on the defensive side. We are eager to see how she will grow at the collegiate level and where she will excel.”

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