Brown Welcomes 13 Newcomers for 2011-2012

PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown University head coach Keely McDonald '00 has announced the addition of 13 talented newcomers, set to join the Bears this fall. The 12 members of the Class of 2015 and one member of the Class of 2012, nine of whom were high school All-Americans, represent nine different states with three players from California and two each from Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Also represented are Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

"This group adds crucial depth and exciting athleticism to the team," said McDonald. "They are a diverse, aggressive and talented class who will make an immediate impact this year and be powerful future leaders for Brown Lacrosse. Our first-players are high-level student-athletes from winning high school programs. At our first few practices of the year, it has been interesting watching them mesh with the returners and work to make a name for themselves at the college level."

Anneke Baran
Position: Midfield/Attack
Alexandria, Virginia
Deerfield Academy
Capitol Lacrosse Club

Teammate of current Brown senior Julia Keller at Deerfield
Mother Kathryn Kavanagh Baran is a 1976 graduate of Brown and former member of the Softball team; Three siblings all attended Brown
Lacrosse Honorable Mention All-American (2008); Team captain (2008); Deerfield Havilland Trophy Recipient (2007); Coaches Award Recipient (2007); NEPSWLA All-Star (2006, 2007, 2008)
Field Hockey Deerfield Field Hockey Award (2007)
Academic Honor Roll 12 consecutive semesters
Service Community Service Student Board

Abby Bunting
Position: Midfield
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Wellesley High School
Mass Elite

Younger sister of Penn women's lacrosse junior Caroline Bunting
Lacrosse First Team All-American (2011); Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic; Eastern Massachusetts All-Star; Team MVP; Bay State Conference First Team All-Star (2010 & 2011); Metrowest All-Star Super Team.
Hockey Hobey Baker Award (2011)
Soccer Bay State Conference All-Star (2010)
Academic Four-year Honor Roll student

Katie Bupp
Position: Midfield/Defense
Landisville, Pennsylvania
Hempfield High School
Lancaster Area Xtreme

Lacrosse First Team Regional All-American and Honorable Mention National All-American (2011); US Lacrosse Academic All-American (2010 & 2011); Four-year starter; Captain (2011); Section I First Team All-Star (2010 & 2011); Lancaster-Lebanon League First Team All-Star (2010 & 2011); Lancaster-Lebanon League Most Valuable Midfielder (2011); Most Valuable Midfielder for Hempfield High School (2010 & 2011); Lancaster-Lebanon League Honorable Mention All-Star (2009); Hempfield High School Coaches Award (2009); Two-time Lancaster-Lebanon League Title Runners-Up (2008 &2010)
Academic Superior Honor Roll; National Honor Society
Service Varsity Club President; Began Aevidum Club at Hempfield, a club to help prevent teen suicide and depression; Meals on Wheels

Julia Carrellas
Position: Midfield
Middletown, Rhode Island
St. George's School
Metacomet Select Lacrosse

Younger sister of Holy Cross women's lacrosse junior Maddie Carrellas
Lacrosse First Team All-American (2011); Academic All-American (2010 & 2011); Three-year starter; Captain (2011); Recipient of Coaches Cup (2011); NEPSWLA All-Star (2011); Led team in assists, scoring 75 goals (2011)
Ice Hockey Three-year starter
Soccer Four-year starter; Captain (2010); Recipient of Coaches Cup (2010)
Other Earned 11 total varsity letters in High School; Recipient of Mary Eustis Zane Cup (Senior Athlete Award) at graduation
Academic Cum Laude Society; Spanish Honor Society; National Honor Society; Four-year Honor Roll student; Chair of Honor Board; Recipient of Yale Prize (excellence in scholarship and character) and the St. George's Medal (highest award at graduation); graduated with high distinction

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