Princeton Women Announce Class of 2014
from press release
PRINCETON, N.J. - Princeton head women's lacrosse coach Chris Sailer has announced the recruiting class of eight student-athletes to join the team as the Class of 2014.
"We are so excited for the Class of 2014 to join our team next season," Sailer said. "This class is one of the most diverse in Princeton lacrosse history, and includes our first ever players from the Chicago area. These eight student-athletes will bring a lot of personality, talent and competitiveness to our program. As a group they are eager to learn and fun to coach, and we're looking forward to seeing just how much they add to our program over their careers."
Sailer and her assistant coaches Michelle DeJuliis, Amy Altig and Patty Kennedy bring in two attackers, two midfielders, three defenders and one goalie. They include:
*Grace Bowen – 5-4, Attack, Kenilworth, Ill./Loyola Academy
*Liz Cutting – 5-7, Defense, Towson, Md./Towson
*Caroline Franke – 5-10, Goal, Annapolis, Md./Severn School
*Sarah Lloyd – 5-8, Midfield, Severna Park, Md./Severna Park
*Kellie Ragg – 5-5, Midfield, Rydal, Pa./William Penn Charter
*Mary-Kate Sivilli – 5-4, Attack, Greenlawn, N.Y./John Glenn
*Colleen Smith – 5-7, Defense, Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy
*Erin Williams – 5-9, Defense, Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington
Bowen was featured in Lacrosse Magazine as one of the Midwest's best-kept secrets as one of the top five from the "notbeds." A three-year letterwinner at Loyola Academy, Bowen won two state championships with the Ramblers. In this year's championship game she scored three goals as the team captain and helped the team finish 24-1 overall. During the year, Bowen scored 41 goals and 20 assists, while picking up 34 ground balls, 28 draw controls and 24 caused turnovers. She finished her career with 102 goals and 48 assists for 150 points as a first-team all-state honoree. Bowen was a US Lacrosse All-America in 2009 and 2010 and earned US Lacrosse All-Academic honors both years as well. In addition to two state championships, the Ramblers were the state runners-up in 2008. Bowen played club for Wildcat Elite Club from 2007-10, the Great Lakes National Team in 2009 and the Under Armor Midwest Team in 2009. A letterwinner on the field hockey team, Bowen garnered all-state honors in the sport in 2008 and 2009. She also considered Northwestern, Stanford, Navy and Dartmouth.
A three-year varsity letterwinner at Towson High School, Cutting helped her team to a 37-4 record during her tenure. Cutting was captain her season year when the team went 12-2. She was a member of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 all-star teams and was named the MVP of the all-star team in 2010. Cutting received first-team all-county and all-division honors as a junior and a senior. Her team honored her with MVP and Unsung Hero team awards. The Generals were regional champions and state finalists in 2008 and county champions in 2009. Cutting played club lacrosse for the Skywalkers 2010 Blue Team and also lettered in soccer and indoor track. She also considered Vanderbilt and Johns Hopkins.
A four-year letterwinner at Severn School, Franke guided the Admirals to a 43-33 record as the team's goalie. She finished her senior year with a 6.20 goals against average and a .540 save percentage. During her career she amassed a 5.01 GAA and a .555 save percentage. Severn was the conference runner-up her freshman season when the team went 12-7. A US Lacrosse All-Academic honoree, the organization named her to the DC Metro Team 2 for the 2009 US Lacrosse National Tournament a year after being named to the All-Galaxy team. Franke played club lacrosse for the Maryland United Lacrosse Club that placed second in the 2009 National Lacrosse Club Championship with a record of 33-5. She also lettered in basketball and was considering Penn, Stanford, Brown and Boston University.
A member of the 2010 Tewaaraton Watch List, Lloyd lettered three seasons at Severna Park while playing primarily midfield with stints at both defense and goal. Lloyd was named an All-America by both US Lacrosse and Under Armour, and was a US Lacrosse All-Academic honoree. During her tenure, the Falcons recorded a 54-4 overall record including a 20-0 mark her sophomore season. Lloyd was captain her senior year, earning Washington Post All-Metro and first-team all-county honors. Suffering an injury in 2009 that limited her mobility, Lloyd took over as the team's goalie and helped the Falcons to the state and district titles at that position. The Falcons were also region and state champions in 2008. Severna Park finished the 2010 season ranked No. 7 in the nation. Lloyd also lettered in swimming and played club lacrosse for SP Lax Club, Inc. She also considered Virginia where twin sister Emily will join the swim team, and Duke.
A three-sport athlete at William Penn Charter, Ragg earned four varsity letters in lacrosse and was captain her senior season and MVP her junior year. In 2009, she was named All-Inter-Academic League and was a US Lacrosse All-Academic. Ragg played club lacrosse for the Ultimate Goal Lacrosse travel team for three years and played for the regional Philadelphia team in the US Lacrosse National Tournament. In addition to lacrosse, Ragg was a four-year letterwinner in field hockey and swimming where she earned all-league honors twice in both sports and was captain of both teams her senior year. Ragg considered North Carolina, Penn, Vanderbilt and Yale.
A three-year captain and four-year letterwinner at John Glenn in Huntington, N.Y., Sivilli was named the team MVP all four years. Her senior year she scored 70 goals and 53 assists, while winning 69 draws, 52 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers. She amassed 117 points as a junior and 113 as a sophomore. Sivilli owns the New York State record for assists in a game with 12 in 2008 and was ranked in the top five on Long Island in points all four years. She earned all-county honors in 2008, 2009 and 2010, was a two-time US Lacrosse All-Academic honoree and captured Newsday Athlete of the Week honors in 2010. In June she was named a US Lacrosse All-America honoree. Sivilli played club lacrosse for the Yellow Jackets 2010 Blue Team and was a member of the New York 4 Team in 2008 and the Long Island 2 Team in 2009 at the US Lacrosse National Tournament. Also lettering in cross country and indoor track, Sivilli considered Northwestern and Penn.
A three-year varsity letterwinner at Loyola Academy with Bowen, Smith is one of the more decorated members of the incoming class. She is a two-time US Lacrosse All-America honoree, a US Lacrosse All-Academic and a 2010 Under Armour All-America. During her three years she helped the Ramblers to a 66-12 record while collecting 77 career points, 159 ground balls, 134 caused turnovers and 130 draw controls. Smith was captain her junior and senior years, guiding Loyola to back-to-back state championships. In her senior year, Smith scored 40 goals, 13 assists, 68 draw controls, 55 ground balls and 41 caused turnovers as the team posted a 24-1 record. The Ramblers were state runners-up in 2007 and 2008. This past spring Loyola was ranked first in the Midwest region by Laxpower, ranked seventh in the nation by MaxPreps and 20th in the nation by ESPN Rise. Smith is a two-time first-team all-state selection, and has earned academic all-state honors, in addition to being named first-team all-conference and first-team all-tournament in the Illinois State Tournament as a freshman. Smith played club for Wildcat Elite from 2006-09. She was a member of the Great Lakes National Team in 2008, the Illinois National team in 2009, Under Armour Midwest Team in 2009, ESPN Rise All-America team in 2010 and Under Armour All-America team in 2010. She also played varsity tennis where she was team captain her senior year receiving two team awards. Smith also considered Dartmouth, Stanford and Notre Dame where her twin brother Patrick will join the cross country and track teams, joining older sister Katie and father John as Fighting Irish alums.
A four-year letterwinner at Upper Arlington in Columbus, Ohio, Williams was captain of the Golden Bears her senior year. The team was the 2008 state champion and runner-up in 2007 and 2009. Williams was named the 2007 Rookie of the Year and the 2009 Midfielder MVP by her team. She garnered 2009 first-team all-district and 2008 second-team All-Ohio Capital Conference honors. Takkle.com listed Williams as one of the Top 100 Underclassmen "Sleepers". Williams was named a US Lacrosse All-America honoree in 2010 and was twice on the US Lacrosse All-Academic list. She played club lacrosse for Midwestern Force Lacrosse Club and was on the 2008 and 2009 Great Lakes Team 1 in the US Lacrosse National Tournament. Williams also lettered in field hockey.