Women's Lacrosse Gains Nine Class of 2015 Recruits

Women's Lacrosse Gains Nine Class of 2015 Recruits

The Crimson have added nine freshmen to a team which finished 10-6 and advanced to the Ivy League tournament final last season (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women’s lacrosse team has added nine members of the class of 2015 for the upcoming season.

Lisa Miller, the head coach for Crimson women’s lacrosse, has recruited players from seven states and one from the United Kingdom. The rookies comprise of four midfielders, two defensemen, two midfielder/defensemen and one goalie.

Miller, who returns 23 of 24 players, welcomes the newcomers to a team that finished the 2011 season with a 10-6 record. The Crimson advanced to the Ivy League tournament championship after defeating Dartmouth, 11-10, before falling to Princeton, 12-10, in the final.

Sophia Capone/Watertown, N.Y./Watertown High School/Midfield/Defense
Four-year letterwinner on the lacrosse and soccer teams … Captained lacrosse and soccer teams as a senior … Chosen to the All-Frontier League squad in lacrosse four years … Helped lacrosse team to state semifinals in 2009 and 2010 and won school’s first Frontier League title in 2011 … Picked to the all-north first-team in 2009 … Named scholar-athlete four times … Salutatorian member of the National Honor Society … Member of the key club … Elected president of the student council … Has played the piano for 14 years … Brother, Tommy Capone, plays lacrosse at Brown.

Kaleigh Henry/Longwood, Fla./Lake Brantley High School/Midfield/Defense
Starting midfielder on the lacrosse team for four years … Also played soccer at Lake Brantley … All-metro and all-conference selection as a junior and senior in lacrosse … Named Lake Brantley team MVP and best midfielder … Academic all-conference selection in 2010 and 2011 … Winner of the Patriot pride award for making a significant contribution to the athletic department … Selected to team Florida U15 in 2007 … Unsung hero award winner for lacrosse in 2009 … Led varsity lacrosse team to four state tournament appearances and runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2010 … Member of Psi Eta science, National Honor societies … Principal’s award and citizenship award winner … National merit commended scholar … Secretary of the STAND club as a senior … Member of the Republican club … Father, Christopher Henry, played football at Missouri Western.

Megan McCarthy/Stevensville, Md./St. Mary’s High School/Defense
Earned two letters in lacrosse, three in soccer and four in basketball at St. Mary’s … Captained lacrosse, soccer and basketball teams as a senior … Also captained soccer team as a junior … Named The Capital’s top newcomer in 2010 … Voted The Capital’s St. Mary’s key returning player in 2010 and 2011 … Received St. Mary’s C. Markland Kelly junior athletic service award for leadership, athletic and academic excellence and teamwork … Presented one of two iron saint awards for participating in three varsity sports for four years … Voted soccer team’s MVP in 2009 and coach’s award winner in 2010 … Helped lacrosse team to first place ranking in Anne Arundel County in 2010 and 2011 … Lacrosse team advanced to IAAM A semifinals in 2010 and quarterfinals in 2011 … Basketball team placed second in IAAM A division in 2008 … Graduated as the salutatorian of St. Mary’s class of 2011 … Named Neumann, Parvis, Maryland distinguished,  Maryland distinctive and Baltimore distinctive scholar … Member of the French and National Honor societies … Placed second in the nation on French I/II exam … Received Maryland’s merit scholastic award … Principal’s honor roll for sixteen quarters … Served as food deliverer for Meals on Wheels and group leader at the Chesapeake Children’s Museum.

Annie Meyjes/Darien, Conn./Hotchkiss School/Midfield
Lettered four times in lacrosse, three times in ice hockey, twice in field hockey and once in soccer … Named US lacrosse All-American honorable mention as a senior … Academic All-America selection as a junior and senior by US lacrosse … Founders league all-star in lacrosse, field hockey and ice hockey as a senior … Winner of the Hotchkiss girls’ athletics prize for lettering more than nine times … Named  the lacrosse team player award winner as a senior and Rookie of the Year as a sophomore … Present the Neil H. Scott field hockey prize for most improved as a junior … Selected to the USA ice hockey national camp as a freshman … Led lacrosse team to Founders League and Western New England championships in 2011 … Helped field hockey team to ninth consecutive New England class A championship … Attended Darien High School for one year and won a lacrosse state championship … Captured the lower mid history prize in 2009 and senior biology prize in 2011 … National Merit and AP scholar … Graduated cum laude.

Hannah Mullen/Arlington, Va./St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School/Defense
Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse and tennis … Captained lacrosse and tennis teams as a senior … Named academic All-American in lacrosse as a junior and senior … Chosen second-team all-metro by the Washington Post …  Tennis coach’s award recipient as a senior … National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American as a senior … ESPN Rise named her the No. 19 defender on the rise for the class of 2011 … National Merit finalist as a senior … Graduated as salutatorian … Inducted to the cum laude society … Winner of the scholar-athlete award as a senior … Member of the National Spanish Honor Society … Ann G. Lindsey poetry prize winner as a senior … Presented Helene Haskin Kraus award for highest GPA in the humanities … Elected to serve on the disciplinary board as a junior and senior … President of the young democrats club … Co-editor of the literary magazine … Volunteered at the Arlington Food Assistance Network that provides supplemental groceries to low-income families.

Jamie Potter/Concord, Mass./Concord Carlisle Regional High School/Midfield
Started for four years on the lacrosse, soccer and basketball teams … Named Concord Carlisle senior athlete of the year … Selected to the Dual County League all-star team in three sports as a senior … Academic All-American and first-team All-American in lacrosse … Eastern Massachusetts Coaches Association first-team selection … Chosen as lacrosse team and Dual County league’s MVP … Picked to the Dual County League all-star team three times … Tabbed to the all-scholastic team by the Boston Globe and Boston Herald … Lacrosse Player of the Year as chosen by the Lowell Sun … Selected to the Under Armour All-American team … Led lacrosse team in goals, assists, draw controls, ground balls and caused turnovers while advancing team to the division 1 north semifinals in 2010 and 2011 … Scored 75 goals in 20 games a senior … Soccer team’s MVP as a senior … Presented the Arthur Dulong leadership award for the top student-athlete at Concord Carlisle … President’s  award  winner for academic excellence … Winner of department awards in English, social studies, math and earth science … Member of the honor roll and Minuteman National Honor Society.

Tashy Rodgers/Prestbury, England/Withington Girls’ School/Midfield
Started as a midfielder on the lacrosse team … Also participated in field hockey, netball, rounders and tennis … Lacrosse team captain in 2010 and 2011 … Vice captain of team that competed at U19 world championship in Scotland … Nominated for 2010 and 2011 U24 national Player of the Year ... Member of Scotland team that traveled to U19 world championships in Germany … Played on the Cheshire county U19 A team for four years … Stockport’s most valuable U16 player in 2009 … Member of north U19 A team that won the territorial championship in 2011 … Selected deputy head girl at Withington as a senior.

Christine Thexton/Richmond, Va./Collegiate School/Midfield
Lettered four times in lacrosse and three times in volleyball and track … Elected captain of the lacrosse and volleyball teams as a senior … Named all-league in lacrosse as a junior and senior … Chosen to all-state and Under Armour All-American teams in 2011 … Honored as an Academic All-American as a junior and senior … Named first-team all-state in the 4x200 meter relay and third-team all-state in the 4x400 meter relay and 55 meter hurdles in 2010 … Earned second-team all-state honors in the 4x800 meter relay in 2011 … Presented lacrosse coach’s award in 2010 and team award in 2011 … Led lacrosse team in draw controls, second in assists and third in goals as a senior … Helped run fundraising regatta for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society … Cousin, Alex Thexton, is in the class of 2014 and plays soccer at Hampden-Sydney College.

Kelly Weis/Garden City, N.Y./Garden City High School/Goalie
Lettered and started for four years on the lacrosse team … Captained the lacrosse team as a senior … Named first-team All-America by US lacrosse in 2010 and 2011 … Under Armour All-American as a senior … Selected All-Nassau County in 2010 and 2011 and Newsday/MSG All-Long Island in 2011 … Chosen first-team all-galaxy in 2009 and 2010 … Won the Empire State Games gold medal in 2010 … Helped team to four consecutive New York state championships … Led lacrosse team to two consecutive undefeated seasons in 2010 and 2011 … Finished with a 79-5 record during her career … Named state tournament MVP as a senior … Picked to the all-state tournament team in 2009 and 2011 … Brine choice award winner for the state tournament in 2010 … Garden City ended 2011 ranked No. 2 in the nation by Laxpower/ESPN Rise and No. 1 by Maxpreps … ESPN Rise ranked her as the No. 3 goalie on the rise and No. 12 overall player … New York state scholar-athlete … Volunteered at the Empire State Games for the physically challenged … Father, John Weis, played football at the United States Merchant Marine Academy and graduated in 1979.