James Madison Announces 2016 Recruiting Class

Alex Revel (Defensive Midfield, Oakton H.S., Capital Club, Fairfax, Va.)

Revel is a two-sport athlete, competing in field hockey and lacrosse, and she is a two-time team captain in field hockey. Her Oakton lacrosse team was a state runner-up and has won Concorde District and Northern Region championships. Revel was honored as an All-District player in 2010 and 2011 at two different positions, midfield and defense. She has been class vice-president since her sophomore year at Oakton.

Coach Klaes-Bawcombe on Revel: "We will rely on Alex's versatility, her size and confidence as she makes her presence known here at JMU."

Emily Pillion (Defender, Conestoga H.S., Phantastix Club, Wayne, Pa.)

Pillion is a two-sport athlete in field hockey and lacrosse. She was recently honored by ESPN as a Top 25 senior defender at #4 and among the Top 100 seniors overall at #23. As a junior Pillion was awarded All Central League First Team and All-Main Line Second Team recognition and was her team's defensive MVP. Her field hockey team won the Central League championship in 2011.

Coach Klaes-Bawcombe on Pillion: "Emily is a solid defender with great positioning and presence. She has a nice balance between quickness and strength, and we are excited to see her compete very quickly for time on our roster."

Carter Reifsnider (Defender, Collegiate School, Future Elite, Richmond, Va.)

Reifsnider is a three-sport athlete competing in field hockey, swimming and lacrosse. She has been honored by ESPN as the #18 best defensive midfielder in the country. Reifsnider played on Collegiate's field hockey and lacrosse teams that won League of Independent Schools championships in 2011, and her teams were state runners-up in 2010 and 2011 in lacrosse and state semifinalists in 2010 in field hockey. She is currently captain of both teams. In 2011 Carter also received Academic All-America recognition.

Coach Klaes-Bawcombe on Reifsnider: "On the field Carter is feisty and competitive and has a great upside for improvement."

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