Lisa Miller, the Carole Kleinfelder Head Coach for Harvard Women's Lacrosse, will add eight freshman to the fold before the start of the 2018 season. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Lisa Miller, the Carole Kleinfelder Head Coach for Harvard Women's Lacrosse, announced the addition of eight members to the team as the class of 2021.
"We welcome another fantastic group of young women to campus this fall and look forward to immersing them in a culture that expects excellence in the classroom and on the playing field," Miller said. "Our program continues to be within striking distance of the elite teams in our sport and the class of 2021 will play a key role in our pursuit of an Ivy title and NCAA tournament berth. Coach McGovern, Coach Pisano, and I are excited about their coachability, work ethic, and commitment to the team and many are expected to compete for significant playing time immediately."
Four of the incoming freshman hail from New York, with two others coming from Massachusetts, one from Pennsylvania and one native of Virginia rounding out the class.
Harvard is coming off an 8-8 season that saw it finish fourth in the Ivy League with a 4-3 mark. The Crimson earned a spot in the Ivy League tournament for the sixth-straight season, but fell to nationally-ranked Cornell in the semifinals, 16-11.
Below is a breakdown of the class of 2021.
Celia Concannon l Midfield/Defense l 5-6 l Garden City, N.Y. l Garden City High School
Four-year starter and letter winner for Garden City … Senior captain … Member of the Long Island Yellow Jackets … Two-time New York Class B state champion in lacrosse (2016, 2017) … Team was ranked No. 2 in the nation by US Lacrosse in 2016 and 2017 … 2017 All-County selection … US Lacrosse Academic All-American … 2016 All-Conference selection … A standout four-year field hockey letterwinner at Garden City, earning All-State honors in 2015 and 2016, and leading team to three New York Class B runner-up finishes … Earned Garden City Scholar-Athlete award for field hockey and lacrosse as senior with highest GPA.
Madison Conklin l Attack l 5-4 l Marcellus, N.Y. l Marcellus High School
Four-year starter and letter winner at attack for Marcellus … Two-year captain … Member of Outlaw Ladies team … US Lacrosse All-American (2017) … All-Central New York selection (2016, 2017) … First Team All-League selection (2015, 2016, 2017) … Helped Marcellus to league titles in 2015 and 2017 … Broke career scoring record at Marcellus, finishing career with 393 points (222 goals, 171 assists) … Member of Under Armour Upstate Team (2016, 2017) … A four-year letterwinner and starter in varsity tennis at Marcellus, helping team to league title in 2015 at No. 1 doubles … Member of Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society and National Honor Society (2016, 2017).
Alison Crump l Midfield/Defense l 5-10 l Ambler, Pa. l Germantown Academy
Four-year starter and letter winner at Germantown Academy … Two-year captain … Member of Ultimate Lacrosse team … 2017 All-Inter AC League First Team … 2017 All-Intelligencer First Team … 2016 Under Armour All-America, Team Philadelphia selection … All-Inter AC League Second Team selection (2015, 2016) … 2017 All-Academic PASLA Team … A four-year starter/letter winner and captain in field hockey … Also a two-year letter winner in track and field (winter) and one-year letter winner in basketball … Member of Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honor Society … 2016 Kane Award Prize winner for published writing … 2016-17 Germantown Academy Community Service Organization Senior Leader.
Gabrielle Fernandopulle l Midfield/Defense l 5-5 l Milton, Mass. l Milton Academy
Four-year letter winner at Milton Academy … Senior captain … Member of Revolution Lacrosse team … 2016 All-ISL Honorable Mention selection … Massachusetts/Rhode Island Regional Team 1 selection … A four-year letterwinner in soccer … National Merit Finalist ... Milton Academy Cum Laude Society … Earned Leo Maza Award (diversity work), Persky Award (journalism) and Science Prize at Milton Academy … Several relatives have attended Harvard, including father Rushika (Harvard College '89, Harvard Medical School '94, Harvard Kennedy School '94), and mother Maria (Harvard Law School '93).
Lauren Ford l Midfield l 5-5 l Corning, N.Y. l Corning Painted Post High School
Three-year starter and letter winner at Cording Painted Post … Two-year captain … Member of Relentless Hustle and Common Goal teams … Led team to Section 1V Class A championships in 2015, 2016, and 2017 … US Lacrosse All-American (2016, 2017) … Corning Leader Girls' Lacrosse Player of the Year … Section IV All-Star Lacrosse selection (2016, 2017) … Earned All-Section honors (2015) …Two-year member of varsity gymnastics team … Member of National Honor Society … Participated in St. Baldrick's Day sponsored by St. Baldrick's Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research.
Tessa Queri l Midfield l 5-6 l Syracuse, N.Y. l Christian Brothers Academy
Four-year letter winner and two-year starter at Christian Brothers Academy … Senior captain … Member of Ethix Lacrosse team … Inside Lacrosse Class of 2017 Top 50 Watch List … US Lacrosse All-American (2016, 2017) … All-Central New York First Team (2016, 2017) … OHSL All-League First Team (2016, 2017) … OHSL All-League Second Team (2015) … OHSL Honorable Mention (2014) … New York State semifinalist, Section III champion (2017) … Helped CBA to Class A New York State championship (2016) … Four-year letter winner in swimming and one-year letter-winner in basketball … Section III champion and Class C record holder in 50-meter freestyle, New York State qualifier in 200-medley relay … Member of National Honor Society.
Camerin Rawson l Midfield l 5-2 l Cohasset, Mass. l Notre Dame Academy
Four-year starter and letter winner at Notre Dame Academy … Senior captain … Member of Mass Elite Lacrosse team … Top 40 Young Gun Seniors Watch List … EMGLCA Second Team All-Star (2017) … US Lacrosse All-Academic selection (2017) … Earned MIAA Award for Academic Excellence (2014-17) … Helped Notre Dame Academy to three Massachusetts South Sectional Final appearances … A three-year starter/letter winner in soccer … National Latin Merit Scholar … Fairfield University Book Award recipient … Latin Honor Society President … Member of National Honor Society
Grace Rotondo l Goalie l 5-4 l Alexandria, Va. l Georgetown Visitation
Four-year starter and letter winner at Georgetown Visitation … Senior captain … Member of Capital Lacrosse Club team … US Lacrosse All-American (2015, 2016, 2017) … Washington Post All-Met First Team (2016, 2017) … All-ISL Selection (2015, 2016, 2017) … ISL Runner-up (2014-2017) … U18 Women's International Festival of Lacrosse champion and MVP (2015) … A letter winner in track and field as a sprinter (2016) … Cum Laude Society … US Lacrosse Academic All-American … Director of Fundraising for "Think Pink Society" Breast Cancer Awareness Club … Spanish Honor Society (2014-17) … Georgetown Visitation Admissions Student Ambassador … Over 100 hours of community service through various organizations.