Princeton Introduces Seven Recruits in Lacrosse Class of 2016

Anya Gersoff, 5-8, Midfield, Denver, Colo./Cherry Creek
A four-year letterwinner at Cherry Creek High School, Gersoff helped her team to an impressive 84-4 record. During that time she scored 196 goals and 94 assists for 290 career points. As a senior captain, Gersoff had 119 points on 84 goals and 35 assists. The Bruins were back-to-back state champions in 2011 and 2010 and was the runner-up in 2009 and 2012. Gersoff was named first-team All-America in 2011 and 2012 and was an honorable mention selection in 2010. She earned first-team all-conference honors three times and first-team all-state honors twice. In addition she has captured all-academic honors twice. Tabbed by Lacrosse Magazine as one of the top 25 players to watch in 2012, Gersoff played club lacrosse with Team 180. Gersoff, a talented two-sport athlete, is a goalkeeper on the United States Under 19 National Team. She plans to play both sports at Princeton.

Maddy Lynch, 5-7, Midfield, Springfield, Pa./Springfield
A two-sport athlete at Springfield, Lynch guided her lacrosse team to an 81-13 record during her four years. In her career she tallied 186 goals, 62 assists, 179 ground balls, 125 draw controls. As a senior captain, Lynch scored 69 goals and 23 assists while picking up 44 ground balls and winning 38 draw controls. Lynch was twice named an Underarmour All-America and first-team All-Delco. She earned first-team All-Central League honors and all-academic honors as a junior, and as a senior was ranked No. 14 on ESPN's top girls lacrosse attackers. The Cougars were district champions in 2009 and district and state finalists as well as Central League Champions in 2010. Lynch was also a four-year starter on the soccer team, and she competed in one season of indoor track. She played club lacrosse for Phantastix and the Philly 1 team in the national tournament.

Anna Menke, 5-11, Attack, New Hampton, N.H./New Hampton
Menke is a four-year letterwinner from New Hampton High School. She scored 246 career points on 168 goals and 78 assists, including 49 goals and 26 assists as a senior. A two-year captain, Menke earned the team's MVP honor as sophomore, junior and senior. She was named a Connie Walkwitz New England Prep School Women's Lacrosse All-Star all four year, was a Lake Region all-star in 2012 while being named a US Lacrosse All-America honorable mention. Academically, she was named the Hampton School Charles W. Skip Howard Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2010 and was named to the US Lacrosse all-academic team. Menke guided the Huskies to two Lake Region championships, while also lettering in soccer. She played club for Granite State Elite and Western Upper New England.

Stephanie Paloscio, 5-1, Attack, Hauppauge, N.Y./St. Anthony's
A four-year letterwinner at St. Anthony's, Paloscio guided the Friars to a 62-10 overall record. She scored 28 goals and 26 assists in her senior season when the team went 16-1. St. Anthony's is the No. 1 ranked team on Long Island and has been nationally one of the top-10 teams two years running. Paloscio won four Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) league championships with St. Anthony's and was nominated to the all-league team. An Underarmour all-academic honoree, Paloscio was named St. Anthony's Athlete of the Year at graduation and also earned the 2010 Dellecave Award presented by the Suffolk Hall of Fame and Newsday. She played club lacrosse for Long Island Express in her sophomore and junior seasons, and prior to that she played for the Long Island Yellow Jackets. Paloscio was also an all-league player on St. Anthony's soccer team.

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