Women's Lacrosse Adds Eight Newcomers for 2016

Women's Lacrosse Adds Eight Newcomers for 2016

The Crimson went 8-8 during the 2015 season (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lisa Miller, who is entering her eighth season as the The Carole Kleinfelder Head Coach for Harvard Women's Lacrosse, has announced the addition of eight freshmen student-athletes for the 2016 season: Nicole Baiocco, Colleen Burke, Caroline Garrity, Marley Jenkins, Keeley MacAfee, Claire Rushin, Rosemary Scalise and Ali Thaler.

The Class of 2019 consists of three attackers, three midfielders and two defenders. The newcomers join a team that earned a berth in the Ivy League tournament semifinal and finished 8-8 overall.

The Class of 2019:

No. 2 Nicole Baiocco | Attack | 5-4 | New Vernon, N.J. | Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child
Three-year lacrosse letterman at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child and one-year letterman at Villa Walsh Academy … 2015 lacrosse captain … 2012 All-Morris County second team in lacrosse … 2012 first team all-league lacrosse member … Led Oak Knoll to 2013 Group 1 state champions … 2014 All-Prep A lacrosse member … 2014 All-Union Lacrosse … 2014 all-county third team lacrosse player … Tabbed 2015 Tournament of Champions champion … 2015 lacrosse state group 1 champions … 2015 Group 1 North Sectional champions … 2015 first team all-state lacrosse … 2015 Academic All-American lacrosse player … Three-year letterman tennis player at Oak Knoll … 2014 tennis captain … 2011 tennis all-conference honorable mention … 2013 Union County Tennis Conference First Team Second Doubles ... Assisted Oak Knoll tennis team in winning 2014 Union County Tennis Championship … Part of the High Honor Roll from 2011-2015 … Inducted into the French Honor Society and Cum Laude Society at Oak Knoll … Father, John '83, played baseball at Buffalo … Brother, John class of 2018, plays hockey at Yale. 

No. 5 Colleen Burke |Midfield/Defense | 5-9 | Westwood, Mass. | Westwood
Four-year member of lacrosse team at Westwood High … Named 2015 lacrosse captain … Led lacrosse team to Massachusetts State Championship 2012, 2014 … Helped Westwood win the 2012, 2014, 2015 Tri-Valley League Championship … Won Massachusetts South Sectional Championships in 2012, 2014, 2015 … Nominated one of the girls top 200 of 2015 in the nation by student sports … Honored on the 2013, 2014 Under Armour Underclass Team New England … Westwood was rated top 15 in Northeast in LAX Magazine in 2014, 2015 … Four-year varsity soccer starter … Ran indoor track in the 2013 season … … Mother '85, played field hockey at UMass Amherst … Father '83, graduated and played hockey at Harvard … Sister, Marina class of 2017, is a junior defender for Harvard lacrosse … Brother, Brendan class of 2016, plays hockey at Amherst.

No. 25 Caroline Garrity | Midfield/Defense |5-8 | Lynnfield, Mass. |Phillips Academy Andover
A four-year varsity lacrosse player at Phillips Andover Academy … Selected 2015 US first team High School All-American … Nominated 2014, 2015 New England Prep School Women's Lacrosse All Star … Selected to the class of 2015 Top Girls Lacrosse Recruits in 2014, 2015 … Chosen for Lower New England Team 3 and competed in US National Lacrosse Tournament in 2014 … Four-year varsity hockey player … Three-year varsity soccer athlete … Competed in 2012, 2013 Women's National Hockey Tournament … Leading scorer at Philips Andover in lacrosse 2013, 2015, hockey 2013, 2014, and soccer 2014 … Awarded the 2015 Press Club Award, best varsity athlete of the year at Phillips Andover … Attended the National Student Leadership Conference in 2012, 2013 … Nominated to the National Society of High School Scholars in 2013,2015 … Attended the National Young Leaders Conference in 2012 … Great-Uncle, Paul G. Garrity '44, played Harvard football … Father, Donald P. Garrity '74, played football and lacrosse at Colgate … Wrote for the Phillipian, school newspaper, in 2012, 2013. 

No. 14 Marley Jenkins |Defense| 5-6 | North Hampton, N.H. | Phillips Exeter Academy
A Four-year letterman in lacrosse at Phillips Exeter Academy … Captain in 2014, 2015 … Holds Phillips Exeter girls lacrosse record for most draw controls won, most contested ground balls, and most take-aways … Honored with the New England Prep School Women's Lacrosse Association All-Star award 2013, 2014, 2015 … Named 2015 Academic All-American in lacrosse … Played in National Lacrosse Tournament in 2012, 2013, 2014 … Granted 2014 team MVP in lacrosse, field hockey, and hockey  … Four-year letterman in hockey … Named 2015 captain … Four- year letterman in field hockey … Selected 2014 captain … Awarded the Ruth and Paul Sadler '23 Cup, awarded each year to a senior who best combines the highest standards of character and leadership with excellence in her studies and athletics … High honors student at Phillips Exeter Academy … Mother, Bridget '88, played field hockey and lacrosse at Dartmouth.

No. 13 Keeley MacAfee |Midfield |5-6 | Needham, Mass. | Notre Dame Academy
A four-year lacrosse starter at Notre Dame Academy … Named 2015 lacrosse captain … Led Notre Dame to the 2013 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship … Played on the National Tournament Lower New England Team 4 2013, Team 1 2014 … 2014, 2015 Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic athlete … 2014 Eastern Massachusetts Girls Soccer Coaches Association (EMGLCA) All-Star … 2014 Under Armour All-American Underclass New England Team Member … 2014 US Lacrosse Academic All-American … 2015 Boston Globe All-Scholastic … 2015 Boston Herald All-Scholastic … 2015 US Lacrosse All-American … 2015 Under Armour All-American … Four-year varsity soccer starter … 2014, 2015 soccer captain … 2015 EMGLCA All-Star … Father, Ken '78, played football at Notre Dame, played in the NFL 1978-1980 … Brother, Dalton, is a member of the men's hockey team at Army.

No. 31 Claire Rushin |Defense |5-9 | Glencoe, Ill. | Loyola Academy
A four-year varsity lacrosse player at Loyola Academy … Named 2015 lacrosse captain …. Chosen part of 2014, 2015 All State and Academic All-American teams… Represented Midwest in 2013, 2014 Under Armour Underclass Games … Helped Loyola win the state championships four years straight … A four-year freestyle swimmer for Loyola … Four-time All-American and All-State … 2015 Academic All-American … Holds school record as member of 4x50 freestyle relay … Led Loyola to 2015 swimming State Championship … Steered Loyola to 2012, 2015 Chicago League Championships … First female at Loyola Academy to win state championships in multiple sports, first five-time champion … Grandfather, Don, played football at Tennessee … Aunt, Rebecca Lobo, played on Connecticut '95 National Championship basketball team, '96 US Olympic Gold Medal team, and played in the WNBA … Uncle, John, played hockey at Notre Dame … Father, Jim, played hockey at Providence … Brother, Jack class of 2017, plays football at Yale.

No. 29 Rosemary Scalise |Attack |5-6 | Marblehead, Mass. | St. Paul's School (N.H.)
A four-year lacrosse letter winner at St. Paul's School … Named 2015 captain … Led St. Paul's to consecutive Independent School League (ISL) championships in 2013 and 2014 … Selected to 2014 and 2015 all-ISL team and 2013 honorable mention … Two-year soccer letter winner … Seven-year member of Revolution Lacrosse club team ... Volunteered as the team manager for the St. Paul's School hockey team and as a community mentor in 2014 and 2015 … Mother, Maura, part of the 1977 Harvard Ivy swim championship team, selected as All-Ivy and All-American … Father, Bob, played lacrosse at Brown, named All-Ivy and All-America, graduated from Harvard Business School '89, and is Harvard's John D. Nichols '53 Family Director of Athletics.

No. 24 Ali Thaler |Attack/Midfield |5-9 | Ardmore, Pa. | Baldwin School
A five-year varsity lacrosse starter at Baldwin School … Nominated captain in 2015 … Named 2015 US lacrosse Academic  All-American … Received 2015 Inter Ac League Athletic Directors Award, given to the top athlete at each of the Inter Ac League schools … Chosen part of the 2013, 2014 US Lacrosse first team All-American and 2014 US Lacrosse Academic All-American … Selected 2013, 2014 All Inter Ac first team, 2014 All-Main Line first team and 2013 All- Main Line second team, and 2013, 2014 All Phillylacrosse.com second team … Chosen as  Baldwin's Most Valuable Attacker … Also a four-year varsity member on the varsity tennis team for singles and doubles … Named captain in 2015 … Tabbed All-Main Line and All-Inter Ac from 2012-2014… Selected Baldwin MVP for lacrosse and tennis … A member of the varsity track team … Three-year varsity basketball starter … Named to 2012 All-Tournament Team at Gavvy Harnett tournament … Won 2015 White Blazer Award, Baldwin's top athletic award … Received 2014 Pat West Award, most dedicated college bound athlete at Baldwin … Recipient of 2015 Baldwin Award, Baldwin's highest honor … 2015 National Merit Finalist … Awarded the 2014 Harvard Book Award, 2013 Elizabeth Cobb Award in Chemistry, and 2012 Elizabeth Chesick Award in Physics … Uncle, Roderick Thaler '76, graduated from Harvard … Mother, Erica Thaler, played field hockey and lacrosse at Princeton, and received her masters from Harvard '90 … Father, Warren Thaler, rowed at Princeton, and received his masters from Harvard '89 … Also enjoys traveling and skiing.