Penn Welcomes 7 in Recruiting Class of 2015

Personal: Daughter of Luisa and Anthony Gambino ... Brother, Sal, was on the rowing team at Cornell ... Brother, Nicholas, was on the rowing team at Lehigh ... Enrolled in Wharton.

Coach Corbett on Gambino: "Crissy is an all around athlete. She is very coachable and versatile. She can play both offense and defense and pushes herself every day. Crissy will add depth to our midfield."

Meg Markham
Defense | Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset

High School: Four-time letterwinner ... Captained team as senior ... Team won three consecutive Nassau County championships (2008-10) ... ... Under Armour All-America team (2010) ... Two-time Academic All-American (2010, '11) ... Two-time all-county ... Newsday Player to Watch (2011) ... N.Y. State Empire team (2010) ... W. Harry Baugher Scholarship recipient (2011) ... Also three-time letterwinner in soccer, winning league titles in 2009 and 2010... 2010 All-Conference in soccer ... Also three-time letterwinner in track ... Four-time scholar athlete .. National Honor Society member ... Exemplars Honor Society member ... AP Scholar ... Honor Roll student ... Volunteers at the North Shore Animal League.

Personal: Daughter of Margaret and John Markham ... Has two sisters, Emily and Katherine ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Coach Corbett on Markham: "Meg is a tremendous defender. Her height is an advantage on the defensive end. Meg has great game sense, good positioning and a competitive streak that will enable her to get on the field immediately. We are so excited to have Meg on our defensive unit and she will have some big match-ups as a freshman. She also will be imperative in our defensive transition with her speed and ball handling skills."

Leah McBride
Defense | Madison, N.J./Oak Knoll

High School: Co-captained team as senior ... Oak Knoll School MVP (2011) ... First-team NJISSAA (2011) ...First-team All-Union County ... First-team NJIGLL Stripes Division ... 2011 New Jersey Prep A champion ... 2010 New Jersey Group 1 state champion ... Also lettered three times in field hockey, named 2011 All-Union County ... Field hockey team was 2008 and 2010 county and state champions, going undefeated in 2010 and winning the New Jersey Tournament of Champions... President of Operation Smile Club ... National Spanish Honor Society Member.

Personal: Daughter of Virginia and Mark McBride ... Brother, Jack, played lacrosse at Princeton (2008-2011), where he was a second-team All-American in 2009 and honorable mention All-American in 2008 and 2010 ... Sister, Jessica, played lacrosse at Duke (2005-2009) ... High school teammate of Lindsey O'Loughlin ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Coach Corbett on McBride: "Leah comes from a talented lacrosse family and brings with her strong game sense. Her on-ball positioning is tremendous and she is a strong take-away defender. Leah is good with the ball and will challenge for a spot on our defensive unit."

Grace Newfrock
Midfield | Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes

High School: Four-time letterwinner ... Two-time captain ... U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American (2011) ... First-team All-Conference (2011) ... Co-MVP Mountain Lakes Girls Lacrosse (2011) ... Played in New Jersey Girls High School All-Star Game (2011) ... Two-time first-team All-Daily Record (2009, '11) ... 2009 New Jersey Group I state champion ... Jersey Sports Team of the Year (2009) ... Also three-year letterwinner in equestrian ... Nationally ranked in equestrian, competing at the national finals in 2006-09 in Medal and Maclay Classes ... Four-time honor roll student ... National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society member ... Key Club member.

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