Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/17/21
From Press Release
St. Joseph’s women’s lacrosse head coach Alex Kahoe (Agnes Irwin) has announced the addition of six student-athletes transferring into the Hawk program from other institutions in time for the 2022 season. In addition, midfielder Taylor Newman-Farr will return to the Hawk lineup for an extra season.
Newman-Farr, taking advantage of the NCAA awarding an additional year of eligibility to student-athletes due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, returns after appearing in all 43 games over the past three seasons and 57 over the course of her four years on campus. A season ago, the Reston, Virginia, native started 14 contests and ranked second on the team in caused turnovers, third in draw controls, and fifth in ground balls. For her career, she has tallied 29 goals and added eight assists.
“We are thrilled that Taylor is returning for her fifth year,” Kahoe said. “Her dedication and commitment to Saint Joseph’s Women’s Lacrosse is a testament to her overall character and work ethic. We are looking forward to Taylor leading us into an exciting and successful 2021-22 season.”
Joining Newman-Farr on the Hawk roster in 2022 will be Kate Antonelli, Jorden Concordia, Sydney Foster, Rilea Fusco, Lauren Gray, and Maddi Ota.
Antonelli appeared in 14 games, starting 11 of them, as a freshman at George Mason in 2021. She scored six goals on the season, including a two-goal game against Navy. A midfielder out of Blairstown, New Jersey, Antonelli twice earned All-State and All-MAPL honors at Blair Academy.
Concordia spent one season at Syracuse as a redshirt. A native of Webster, New York, she was a standout goalkeeper at Webster Schroeder High School.
A native of Bowie, Maryland, Foster started on attack in all five games in 2020 before making nine appearances off the bench last season for Loyola, where she totaled four goals and two assists in two seasons. As a senior at Bishop Ireton High School, Foster was named a USLacrosse All-American as she helped lead her squad to its fourth consecutive WCAC championship. She also won a pair of state championships in her time there as well.
Fusco comes to Hawk Hill after graduating from Syracuse, where she appeared in 19 games during her career. An attacker hailing from Yorktown Heights, N.Y., she netted a pair of goals and was a multi-time academic honoree. At Yorktown High School, Fusco earned All-America, All-Section, and All-League accolades.
A defender from Clifton Park, N.Y., Gray made 23 appearances at Syracuse over the course of her four years with the Orange. As a senior at Shenendehowa High School, she was an All-America selection and earned All-Suburban Council First Team honors as well.
Ota took a redshirt her freshman year at Colorado. A native of Blue Bell, she played for both Germantown Academy and the IMG Academy.
“In addition to Taylor’s experience and leadership this year, we are excited to bring in these six newcomers to the team,” Kahoe added. “Maddi, Rilea, Sydney, Jorden, Kate, and Lauren will all bring unique experiences and we are looking forward to them making an immediate impact as we aim for the 2022 Atlantic 10 Championship.”