Harvard Lacrosse Adds 11 Recruits for the 2011 Season

Jenn Leffew/Vero Beach, Fla./Vero Beach/Attack/Midfield
Four-year starter at midfield ... Two-year member of the cross country team and participated in weightlifting for a year ... Served a lacrosse team captain as a senior ... Named rookie of the year for lacrosse ... Was a four-time all-district and three-time all-league selection and two-time All-American ... She was named Offensive Player of the Year and MVP ... Selected by U.S. Lacrosse to play in the 2010 Champion High School Showcase televised on ESPN ... High school won five state championships ... Named rookie of the year in cross country ... Received 4.0 award as a sophomore ... Has been in the top-10 percent of her class the final three years of high school ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Worked as a summer camp counselor in New Hampshire and coaches lacrosse, soccer and tennis.

Chelsey Newman/Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham Wading River/Attack/Midfield
Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse at Shoreham Wading and two-year letter-winner at Guilderland High School ... Played three seasons of soccer ... Captained lacrosse team as a senior ... Academic All-American ... Honorable mention All-American as a senior ... Earned second-team All-Suffolk County as a sophomore and first-team as a junior ... Member of the 2007 and 2008 Adirondack Empire State Lacrosse team ... Member of the 2009 Under Armour Underclassmen New York Team and the National Tournament New York Team 1 ... As an eighth grader helped Shoreham Wading River to New York state semifinals ... Helped Guilderland to state quarterfinals as a freshman and semifinals as a sophomore ... Won state Class C championship for Shoreham Wading as a junior and senior ... Selected by U.S. Lacrosse to play in the 2010 Champion High School Showcase televised on ESPN ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Kieley O'Connor-Chapman/Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville Manlius/Defense
Earned three varsity letters in field hockey and lacrosse ... Captained field hockey team as a senior ... Named Academic All-American as a junior and senior ... Received all-league honors as a sophomore and junior ... Picked up Fayeteville-Manlius "Sophomore of the Year" honors ... High school team advanced to section finals in 2007 and 2008 ... Earned second-team all-league honors as a junior and senior and third-team honors as a sophomore in field hockey ... Named Central New York Time Warner Scholar ľAthlete in 2008 ... Field hockey team won league title in 2007 and advanced to section finals ... Two-time recipient of the Scholastic Gold Key for Writing ... Earned Gold Medal on National Latin exam three times .. Named Freshman Social Studies Student of the Year, Sophomore Social Studies Student of the Year, sophomore Literature Student of the Year, Junior Science Student of the Year and Physical Education Student of the Year as a freshman and junior ... Member of the National and Science honor societies ... Receive the St. Lawrence Book Award for leadership and community service ... Class president as a sophomore ... Student council treasure as a junior ... Dance Marathon Mast of Ceremonies and Model UN club member ... Volunteered with service trips to inner cities in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as a NorthSide CYO summer camp counselor, middle school tutor and counselor at Camp Good Days and Special Times ... Also served as a fundraiser and community organizer for Camp Good Days and Special Times ... Father, Paul, played lacrosse and football at Amherst College before graduating in 1972.

Mariah Pewarski/Garden City, N.Y./Garden City/Defense
Four-year letterwinner in field hockey and lacrosse ... Captained field hockey and lacrosse teams as a senior ... Helped high school team to four consecutive Nassau County Championships, four Long Island Championships and four consecutive New York Class B State titles ... Team went undefeated during her senior season and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the national polls by ESPN Rise and Laxpower.com ... Two-time US Lacrosse Academic All-American ... A two-time All-Nassau County recipient ... NYSPHHSAA State Lacrosse Championships All-Tournament team honoree in 2009 ... Winner of the 2010 Donna Walsh Award for on-field excellence and team leadership ... Received the New 12 Long Island/MSG Varsity Scholar-Athlete and New 12 Long Island/MSG Varsity Scholar-Athlete Scholarship ... Four-year member of the Long Island Yellowjackets Elite Lacrosse club ... Two-time NFHCA first-team All-American in field hockey ... Three-time NFHCA All-North region recipient .. Also a three-time All-New York State and four-time All-Nassau County ... Won a silver medal at the Empire State Games, a bronze medal at the AAU Junior Olympics and the Disney Field Hockey Showcase ... Alternate for the junior National Camp ... Won four Nassau County Championships, four Long Island Field Hockey Championships, made four state final four appearances and won two New York State titles ... All-time assists leader at Garden City High School with 53 ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Earned National Latin Examination Gold Medal twice ... Member of the National, Latin and Italian honor societies ... National Merit Commended Student ... Four-year member of the math team ... Altar server at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church ... Sister, Michaela, a 2010 graduate of Harvard, rowed for Radcliffe ... Brother, Matthew, a 2008 graduate of Amherst College, played football for the Lord Jeffs ... Will also play field hockey for the Crimson.

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2010-07-09



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