The University of Denver women’s lacrosse team welcomes nine student-athletes to the 2014 roster, head women’s lacrosse coach Liza Kelly announced today.
“This is a talented group of freshmen that we know will help our program continue to grow and improve,” Kelly said. “This class has the talent and potential to fill the holes left by our graduating seniors. I look forward to seeing them succeed both on the field and in the classroom at the University of Denver.”
- Sybil Pallace (Baltimore, Md.) helped lead McDonogh High School to four undefeated seasons and the No. 1 ranking in the nation. Pallace also played seven years for Skywalkers club team, which won the Charm City Tournament.
- Layne Voorhees (Alexandria, Va.) played three years at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in suburban Washington, D.C., leading the Saints to VISAA state championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Voorhees was selected All-State and D.C. Metro Second Team.
- Molly Danko (Towson, Md.) played three years at attack and midfield for The Bryn Mawr School Mawrtians. Danko was voted Baltimore Messenger Girls All-Star Lacrosse First Team and Towson Times Girls All-Star Lacrosse Second Team as a senior. Danko also played four years of field hockey and basketball in high school, and led the field hockey team to the IAAM A Conference Championship and Final No. 1 Ranking in State of Maryland in 2009.
- A team captain, Tagne Vandewall (West Friendship, Md.) led Glenelg High School in scoring as a senior. Vandewall was selected as an Academic All-American as a junior and senior, as well as a Minds in Motion Scholar. Vandewall also led her team to the Maryland State field hockey title twice.
- Emily Johnson (Riverside, Conn.) led Greenwich High School to Connecticut State Championships in 2011 and 2012, and the team was runner-up in 2010 and 2013. A team captain, Johnson led her team in goals, assists, points, ground balls and caused turnovers as a senior. The defensive midfielder played club lacrosse for Connecticut Chargers, earning All-State and All-Conference in 2012 and 2013. Johnson also played soccer and ran track in high school. She led her soccer team to FCIAC Conference Championships all three seasons and her track team to its first indoor conference championship in 30 years. Johnson won consecutive conference and state championships in the 4×200 and 1600-meter sprint medley.
- Ellie Knott (Baltimore, Md.) played four years at The Bryn Mawr School, where she also played four years of field hockey.
- A 2013 All-American, Maddy Stevenson (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) earned All-State First Team honors in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, while playing at Bainbridge High School and for Puget Sound Select club team. Stevenson was selected as Comcast State Championship Player of the Game in 2011 and 2012, leading her team to a pair of Washington State Championships.
- Nicole Martindale (Brooklin, Ontario) led her team to its first-ever OFSAA Varsity Provincial Lacrosse Championship in 2013, as well as second place finishes in 2011 and 2012, and third place in 2010. At the club level, Martindale led Lady Blue Knights to six Provincial Lacrosse Championships and the Ontario Sumer Games Lacrosse title in 2012. Martindale also played ice hockey in high school, guiding her team to three Provincial Hockey Championships, and she was selected to the Provincial and Canadian National teams.
- Hunter Gray (Mount Laurel, N.J.) played four years at Lenape High School, earning both All-Conference First Team and All-Conference First Team twice. A 2013 Academic All-American, Gray also played two years of field hockey in high school, earning All-Conference Second Team honors.
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