FRIDAY, AUGUST 02, 2013
Women’s Lacrosse Welcomes 11 Newcomers For 2014 Season
The Dolphins coaching staff is excited to welcome a very talented group
The Dolphins coaching staff is excited to welcome a very talented group
New faces to join the Dolphins program starting this fall  

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A diverse group of 11newcomers are set to join the Jacksonville women’s lacrosse program for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year. With a strong foundation of a championship program already in place, this group of newcomers offers the Dolphins the perfect blend of talent that will lift the team to an even higher level.  

For Head Coach Mindy McCord the quality of the class goes beyond their accomplishments on the field.

“I have really enjoyed this recruiting process and have loved meeting all of the 2013 players and families,” said the 2013 Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year. “You can’t quantify the quality of person that we have in this class, but this is a group that any coach would love to work with for four years. They are also a very talented group!”

“We focused on fit with the 2013 recruiting class. We found speed, skill, heart, leadership, footwork, and character but most of all we found great heart and work ethic,” said Assistant Coach Paul McCord of the fifth recruiting class in program history.

“This class will be very successful in replacing our first ever senior class because they come from the same values and have a high level of athleticism. For this class it was all about “fit” and I have to thank Coach (Sarah) Gallion, the admissions staff and our administration for helping us to secure such a great group. We are thrilled to coach these fine young women this Fall.”

Jacksonville continues to grow the geographic diversity that has been a hallmark for success in the first four seasons. Two players hail from Long Island, two from New Jersey, two from the southeast, four from Maryland and one from Pittsburgh.

“Every area of the country brings something different to the team. The more we attract diverse players the more difficult we are to adapt to as a program,” added Paul McCord

The incoming class consists of:

Haleigh Schroth

Morris Knolls High School
T3 North
 
Coaches quick thoughts:
“Haleigh is a very talented player who will be a great contributor to our team. She has one of the best possession games out there and is a strong, physical player who makes tons of plays. She is a good soccer player as well.”
 
Notables:
• Scored 97 goals in her high school career at Morris Knolls, including 31 as a senior in 2013
• Also considered Vermont, American, and Marquette
• Hopes to study graphic design, psychology or business
• Played with fellow newcomer Jamie Chapman at Morris Knolls
• Also played with Chapman on the T3 North club team that produced current Dolphin standouts Chelsea Watts and Britt Orashen

Jamie Chapman

Morris Knolls High School
T3 North

Coaches quick thoughts:
“Jamie’s athleticism is surely going to be a big asset to our run and gun style of play. She is very fast and quick and competes in multiple sports. Her potential is amazing. Both Chapman and Schroth come from a great club program, the same as Chelsea Watts and Britt Orashen, and we know how well those two have done!”

Notables:
• Also considered Villanova, Richmond and San Diego State.
• Hopes to study psychology or business.
• Had 27 goals as a senior, including four goals plus three assists to lead Morris Knolls to a win in the first round of the Morris County Tournament
• Played with fellow newcomer Haleigh Schroth at Morris Knolls
• Also played with Schroth on the T3 North club team that produced current Dolphin standouts Chelsea Watts and Britt Orashen


Abby Remenapp

Woodbine, Md. • Century High School
M+D Black 2013
 
Coaches quick thoughts:
“Abby has an uncanny knack for being the Ultimate team player. Her vision and game sense allows her to be integral in many facets of the game. She was a great leader on a Maryland state championship team and one of the top club programs in the nation.”
 
Notables:
• Help lead Century to a state championship in 2012 and a Nike/US Lacrosse National High School Girls’ Top 25 ranking in 2013
• Was a two-time all-county and three time all-conference selection in field hockey
• Also considered Connecticut and Richmond
• Is planning on studying nursing
• Her sister Jen was a sophomore at Denver last season and lead the nation with 74 assists

Erin Cunningham

Port Jefferson, N.Y. • Ward Melville High School
Long Island Top Guns Black 2013
 
Coaches quick thoughts:
“Erin is a speedy, quick attacker who is a productive scorer. I love her competitive nature and quick hands. She is rapidly developing as a player and will continue to grow this season.”
 
Notables:
• Also considered Connecticut, Albany, Dartmouth, and Louisville
• Is planning on studying education
• Was a member of the cross country team as well

Rachel Aus

Stevensville, Md. • Kent Island High School
Maryland United East 2013
 
Coaches quick thoughts:
“Rachel is a very poised attacker who will help to quarterback our offense. Her ability to be fierce on re-defending fits in perfectly to our style of play. She made a lot of great connecting plays with her club program which was one of the tops in the nation for 2013s.”
 
Notables:
• Aus wanted to be a Dolphin from the start and she is will study early childhood education
• Two-time first team all conference in lacrosse
• Two-time first team all conference in soccer
• Member of the National Honor Society


Hannah Bolt

Oviedo, Fla. • Oviedo High School
LaxManiax Black 2013
 
Coaches quick thoughts:
“Hannah is one of the fastest players in the game. She finds a way to create scoring opportunities for herself and her teammates against any defense. She is small in stature but shows up big in the box score. Always productive in club or high school lacrosse.”
 
Notables:
• Totaled 118 goal in her high school career
• 1st team all-conference in 2011 and 2012 in both lacrosse and soccer
• Also considered Stetson and Florida Southern
• Plans to study education in the 5-year masters program.

Erika Brager

Baltimore, Md. • Roland Park High School
Skywalkers Blue 2013
 
Coaches quick thoughts:
“Erika is a very intense, aggressive defender who is a strong leader on the field. She is great at starting the offense because of her strong possession and transition skills which we love.”
 
Notables:
• Also considered Boston College and Cincinnati.
• Plans to pursue a degree in kinesiology or exercise science.

Hannah Wilcox

Pittsburgh, Pa. • Peters Township High School
Intrepid 2013
 
Coaches quick thoughts:
“Hannah is the complete midfielder with a great lacrosse IQ. She excels on both ends of the field and will be a huge asset to our transition game.”
 
Notables:
• Scored over 200 career goals and 100 career assists in her high school career
• Two Time US Lacrosse 1st Team All-American (2012 / 2013)
• Two Time US Lacrosse Academic All-American (2012 / 2013)
• Member of Western PA Women’s Developmental National Team (2012)
• Under Armour All American Lacrosse Underclass All Star: Team – Philadelphia (2011)
• Two Time WPIAL CHAMPIONS (2012 / 2013) leading her team to a 20-4 overall record in 2013
• Also considered Boston, Louisville, Temple and St. Francis.
• Plans on studying elementary education and minor in coaching


Kristin Ridenour

Alpharetta, Ga. • Milton High School
Eagle Stix 2013
 
Coaches quick thoughts:
“Kristin is one of the most versatile players in this class and perhaps was the finest defensive player in the southeast. She is very poised and has a great work ethic. She has great speed and athleticism. Her leadership helped her team to the Georgia state championship.”
 
Notables:
• Two-time first team all-state selection and an honorable mention all-american as a senior
• Earned an ESPN HS Player of the Week honor
• Helped lead her team to four straight state championships and a top 10 national ranking in 2013
• Honors graduate and an academic all-american as a senior
• Plans on majoring in biology or one of the sciences as she prepares to be a physical therapist working with children


Danielle Della Rocca

Mt Sinai, N.Y. • Mt. Sinai High School
Long Island Yellow Jackets 2013
 
Coaches quick thoughts:
“Danielle has one of the best sticks out there as an attacker and has a very dynamic presence on the field. She is a finisher and has a great team-first attitude which is rare in great attackers. This is why she was chosen to be all-Suffolk County in New York.”
 
Notables:
• Was an All-County and Schoolgirl National team player in 2012
• Also considered Towson, Albany, and Iona
• Intends to pursue a degree in psychology at JU

Skylar Siegfried

Bishopville, Md. • Stephen Decatur High School
Green Turtle OC 2013
 
Coaches quick thoughts:
“Skylar is a great stopper and a real tactician of the position. Her ability to diagnose plays and communicate with her teammates is just as strong as her ability to stop shots and keep her team in the game.”
 
Notables:
• Was an all-conference goalie
• Also considered JMU, Florida, Maryland and Cornell
• Plans on studying nursing