CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Devon Wills, The Carole Kleinfelder Head Coach for Harvard Women's Lacrosse, announced that the program will welcome nine first-years in the Harvard women's lacrosse class of 2023.
"I am excited to welcome the class of 2023, and their families, to the Crimson Family!" Wills said. "These nine women each come to us with positive attitudes and a committed passion to compete each day. I cannot wait for them to arrive on campus and jump into the team culture! We certainly have work to do as we head into our fall season, however, my staff and I are honored to work with these young women."
The nine first-years hail from six different states, with two from California, Maryland, and Massachusetts each, and individuals hailing from Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island as well.
Below are individual profiles for the Harvard women's lacrosse class of 2023.
Sierra Agarwal l 5-2 l Bethesda, Md. l Walter Johnson High School
Two year letterwinner at Walter Johnson High School…Also played varsity cross-country, swimming, and track and field…Washington Post All-Met Team Honorable Mention (2019)…First Team All-County…First Team All-Division…Named Team Most Valuable Player (2018-19)…Member of National Honor Society…Member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society…Earned United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award.
Maddie Barkate l 5-11 l San Juan Capistrano, Calif. l St. Margaret's Episcopal School
Four-year starter at St. Margaret's Episcopal School…Also captained varsity basketball team, and was a letterwinner for cross-country…Two-time US Lacrosse All-American (2018, 2019)…Named MVP of 2019 Adrenaline All-American Game…First-Team All-County selection (2018, 2019)…Led team to US Lacrosse Southern Section Championship (2018, 2019)…National AP Scholar…AP Scholar with Distinction…Earned Presidential Volunteer Service Award…Father, Harold, played football for UCLA.
Grace Bartosh l 5-4 l Wayne, Pa. l The Agnes Irwin School
Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at The Agnes Irwin School…Also a four-year letterwinner on the varsity soccer team…Captained both the lacrosse and soccer teams…Named to PASLA All-Academic Team…Helped lead team to PAISAA championships in 2018 and 2017…Inducted into Cum Laude Society and National Spanish Honor Society…Earned 2019 Agnes Irwin School English Award…Involved in several community initiatives including the Checking for Cancer Lacrosse Tournament…mother Julia played field hockey and lacrosse at Northwestern…grandfather played basketball at Princeton.
Callie Hem l 5-10 l Needham, Mass. l Needham High School
Four year letterwinner and three year starter at Needham High School…Also lettered in field hockey and indoor track and field…A US Lacrosse All-American and Academic All-American (2018)…First Team Eastern Mass All-Star and Boston Globe and Herald All-Scholastic selection…Helped lead team to 2017 Massachusetts Division I State Championship…Named Second Team Eastern Mass All-Star and Bay State Conference All-Star that season…Needham High School Athletics Excellence Award…Volunteered for Needham Youth Lacrosse and Field Hockey.
Stephanie Hong l 5-5 l Bethesda, Md. l Holton-Arms School
Four year letterwinner at Holton-Arms School, where she served as captain in 2019…US Lacrosse All-American (2018-19)…First Team All-Met (2018-19)…Named to Under Armour All-American Team (Washington D.C) in 2018…Scored 290 goals and added 101 assists during her four year high school career…Earned Letter of Commendation from National Merit Scholarship Program…A member of National Society of High School Scholars and a National Latin Exam award winner….Volunteered at Horizons (for underprivileged children) and Stop Hunger Now…Also played varsity soccer.
Kelsey Kenney l 5-6 l Milton, Mass. l Notre Dame Academy
Four year starter at Notre Dame Academy…Also a three-year letterwinner on the field hockey team…Named captain of both lacrosse and field hockey teams…Eastern Massachusetts Girls Lacrosse Association All Star (2017-2019)…Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic (2018, 2019)…Boston Herald All-Scholastic (2018)…Helped lead team to Division I MIAA State Championship in 2019…Member of National Honor and Spanish Honor Society…Four-year member of Key Club International service program.
Meredith Langmuir l 5-9 l Providence, R.I. l Moses Brown School
Four year starter at Moses Brown School…Also a three-year starter on the varsity field hockey team, and a letterwinner on the varsity squash team…Named team captain of lacrosse and field hockey…A three-time US Lacrosse All-American…Two time US Lacrosse Academic All-American…Three-time Rhode Island All-State Team selection…Four-time state champion in RIIL Division I Lacrosse…Named to Under Armour Command Team (2016), helping team to Division championship…A Cum Laude Inductee…2018 RI Ethics Bowl champion…Ethical Leadership and Social Innovation Mentor…Father Karl played lacrosse at UVM…Sister Hannah played lacrosse at Brown…Sister Grace plays lacrosse at Colby…Great grandfather Alexander ('31) attended Harvard.
Olivia Proctor l 5-9 l St. Louis, Mo. l Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day
Four year starter at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School…Named captain of team in her senior season…A US Lacrosse All-American in 2017 and 2018…First Team All-State selection (2017, 2018)…Under Armour All-American (Midwest Team) in 2017…Metro Conference Player of the Year (2017)…Helped lead team to state championship in 2017 and 2018…First Academic Honors student in each year of high school…Brother, James plays on the Princeton baseball team, and grandfather, Jim, was an MLB pitcher for the Detroit Tigers.
Charlotte Swisher l 5-8 l Portola Valley, Calif l Menlo School
Four year starter at Menlo School…Served as team captain…Also lettered in varsity tennis…2019 US Lacrosse All-American…2019 Adrenaline All-American Team selection…First Team All-League (2018, 2019)…Team All-Around MVP (2017-2019)…Scored 217 goals over her career, helping team win three league titles…US Lacrosse Academic All-American (2019)…Mother, Jocelyn, graduated from Harvard in 1985, rowing for Radcliffe crew...Brother, Jack, also attends Harvard.