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2014 Women's Lacrosse Recruiting Class Ranked Seventh in the Nation

Harvard welcomes seven freshman for 2014 (photo courtesy Craig Cyr). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lisa Miller, the head coach of Harvard women's lacrosse, has announced the addition of seven student-athletes for the 2014 season as Marina Burke, Stephanie Carr, Emma Ford, Megan Hennessey, Maeve McMahon, Michelle Nesselbush and Marisa Romeo, make up the seventh best incoming freshman class this year, according to Inside Lacrosse. 

The Class of 2017 comprises a defenseman, attackman, three midfielders and two attack/midfielders including Inside Lacrosse's No. 7 recruit in midfield/attackman Romeo. The newcomers that represent three different states will join a group of 19 returning players from last season. 

Meet the Class of 2017 

Marina Burke | Midfield | 5-7 | Westwood, Mass. | Westwood
Named to incoming freshman Watch List by Inside Lacrosse ... Three year starter at midfield for Westwood  … Varsity lacrosse captain senior year … 2013 Team MVP … 2013 Tri-Valley League MVP … 2012, 2013 Tri-Valley League All Star … 2013 EMGLCA First Team All Star … 2013 Under Armour All-American … 2012 Under Armour New England Underclass Team … 2013 US Lacrosse All-American … 2013 Boston Globe All-Scholastic … 2013 Boston Herald All-Scholastic … 2012 Lower New England First-Team Member… Division 1 South Champion 2010, 2011, 2012 … Division 1 State Champion 2011, 2012 … Undefeated regular seasons in 2011, 2013 … 2012 National Tournament Championship with Lower New England team one … Also four year starter at forward in soccer … Captain junior and senior year … Four time All Star … Two time team MVP … Three time EMGSCA all-star … 2013 Under Armour Academic All-American … 2012 Academic All-American … Father, David Burke, '83 played hockey for Harvard. 

Stephanie Carr | Attack/Midfield | 5-3 | Chatham, N.J. | The Pingry School
Winner of 12 varsity letters, four in tennis, winter track, and lacrosse … 2010 All-Division selection … Two-time NJSIAA Group 1 State Finalists … Two time starter of the NJ Under Armour All-American Underclassmen Games in 2011 and 2012 … #44 on ESPNHS top 50 Juniors in 2011 … ESPNHS Watchlist in 2012 … 2012 Pingry Winter Track Award … Three-year starter at first doubles tennis … Brother, Zachary Carr, played baseball at MIT (2008-12). 

Emma Ford | Midfield | 5-8 | Skaneateles, N.Y. | Skaneateles
2013 varsity lacrosse captain … 2010 honorable mention all-league … 2011 second Team all-league … 2012 and 2013 first team all-league … 2013 All-Central New York Team … All-Tournament Team for NY State Tournament … 2013 Skaneateles Offensive MVP … 2013 Auburn Citizen Lacrosse Athlete of the Year … 2013 All-American … Also lettered in indoor track and soccer … Brother, Dan Ford '14, Harvard Men's Hockey Captain … Aunt, Theresa Lynn, '13 attended Harvard Kennedy School. 

Megan Hennessey | Attack | 5-2 | Winchester, Mass. | Winchester
2013 Lacrosse Captain … 2011, 2012, 2013 Middlesex League All Star … 2011, 2012, 2013 1at team Eastern Mass All Star … 2013 all-state … 2011, 2012, 2013 Boston Globe and Boston Herald All Scholastic … 2013 Boston Globe Division 2 Player of the Year … 2012, 2013 U.S. Lacrosse All-American … 2013 Team MVP … 2013 Academic All-American … 2011, 2012 Under Armour All-American … Four-time Middlesex League Champions, Division 2 North Sectional Champions, Division 2 State Finalists … Selected to the Lower New England Team in 2012, winning the National Championship … Holds six school records with 297 career goals, 165 career assists, 462 career points, 94 career games played, 57 assists in a season, 155 points in a season … Also lettered in soccer, 2012 captain … Sister ,Sara Hennessey, plays Lacrosse at Holy Cross. 

Maeve McMahon | Midfield | 5-4 | Duxbury, Mass. | Groton School
Named to incoming freshman Watch List by Inside Lacrosse ... Served as team captain as a senior … 2012 Heather Leigh Albert national schoolgirl award in lacrosse, given to the top player in the nation in ability and spirit at the US Lacrosse National Tournament … 2013 Boston Globe New England Prep Athlete of the Year … 2012, 2013 First Team U.S. Lacrosse All-American … 2013 Under Armour All-American … 2011, 2012, 2013 Team MVP … 2011, 2012, 2013 All-ISL … 2011, 2012, 2013 New England Prep All Star … Participated in 2011 and 2012 Under Armour Underclassmen games for Team New England … 2013 recipient of Groton Schools' Frothingham Award for top female athlete … 2012 Lower New England Team 1 U.S. National Schoolgirl Tournament Champions … 2013 U.S. Academic All-American … Also played Field Hockey and Ice Hockey all Four years of high school, being named captain to all Three sports her senior year … Father Timothy McMahon '86 and uncle James Mcmahon '75 played hockey at Harvard … Sister Samantha McMahon '11 served as captain for Harvard's women's lacrosse team. 

Michelle Nesselbush | Defense | 5-10 | Penfield, N.Y. | Penfield
Played four years of varsity lacrosse and basketball, serving as captain for both her senior year … 2013 most valuable player … 2013 first team all county … 2013 All-Academic team … 2013 scholar athlete … 2011 Monroe County Honorable Mention … 2012 second team all county … 2012 High school academic all team … Four-time New York Scholar Athlete … 2012 State finalists … 2011-2012 Penfield High school Sportsmanship Award … U.S. High School Academic All-American … Four-time Monroe County Scholar-Athlete Award Recipient … Sister, Monica Nesselbush, '14 attends Harvard … Father, Robert Nesselbush, played football at Bucknell University (1982-1986). 

Marisa Romeo | Attack/Midfield| 5-9 | Syracuse, N.Y. | Christian Brothers
Ranked No. 7 incoming freshman by Inside Lacrosse ... Selected as captain her senior year and earned five varsity letters in lacrosse … Led Christian Brother to a state championship as a sophomore and senior …  Helped Christian Brothers to back-to-back sectional and regional championships …  Led Christian Brothers to three consecutive league championships … Named All-CNY Player of the Year as a senior … Earned All-America status as a senior … Two-time Under Armour All-American … Named to Under Armour's All-American "Players who Impressed" list … Ranked No. 6 rising senior in USA and No. 22 rising junior in USA by ESPN …  Two-time state finals All-Tournament team selection … Three-time All-CNY and all-league first team selection … Named sectional finals "Player of the Game" twice … Led the Central New York conference in goals and points in 2012 … Also earned four letters in basketball and soccer and captained each squad as a senior … Led the soccer team to a league and section championship in 2009 … Paced Christian Brother's offense as leading goal soccer in 2012 … Named to the all-league first team as a senior … Helped Christian Brother's basketball team to a league championship as a senior … OHSL Player of the Year as a sophomore and senior … Member of Christian Brother's 1,000-point scorers club … As a senior named to the All-CNY and all-league first teams … Two-time Academic All-American in lacrosse … Member of the National Honor Society … High Honor Roll student.