Penn Adds 10 Lacrosse Student-Athletes for the 2013 Season

Coach Corbett on Lely: "Lely has tremendous speed and endurance. A natural athlete with so much potential, she is extremely coachable and quick both with her feet and adapting to the game. We can't wait to coach Lely and think she can compete this year for us giving us much needed depth."

Catherine Dickinson M Garden City, N.Y./Garden City
High School: Four-year letterwinner, starting all four years ... Captained team senior season ... Contributed to four consecutive Nassau County, Long Island and New York State championships ... Ranked No. 41 on ESPN Rise Top-100 ... Ranked No. 11 on ESPN Rise Top Attackers list ... 2012 US Lacrosse first-team All-American ... 2012 Under Armour All-American ... First-team All-County (2011-12) ... Honorable mention All-County (2010) ... Newsday second-team All-Long Island ... Recipient of Team Leadership and Team MVP awards in 2012 ... Named All-Tournament at 2012 state championship ... Played for Long Island Metro Team #1 in Women's Division National Championship, claiming the title in 2010 and finishing second in 2011 ... 2010 Empire State team ... Under Armour Long Island Underclass team (2009, 2011) ... National Draw Tournament champions (2011) ... MSG Varsity Top-10 Players to Watch (2012) ... Also lettered four times in field hockey, captaining team senior season ... Four-time county and Long Island champions, winning state championship in 2009 and finishing second twice (2011-12) ... Twice named first-team All-County (2010-11) and once honorable mention All-County (2009) ... All-Tournament at NYS state championships (2011) ... 2011 All-State ... NFHCA National Academic Squad (2011) ... Newsday second-team All-Long Island ... AP Scholar ... National Honor Society and German National Honor Society member ... Principal's List student ... German Literary Magazine member.

Personal: Daughter of Ann and Franklin Dickinson ... High school teammate of current Penn teammate Shannon Mangini ... Enrolled in Wharton.

Coach Corbett on Catherine: "Catherine is the work horse of the class. She is that middie who owns the field between the 30's. She is a ground ball queen and will out-hustle anyone. Her game sense and non-stop effort will have her competing for immediate playing time."

Lucy Ferguson GK Montclair, N.J./Montclair (William & Mary)
2012 (William & Mary): Started all 17 games and was selected second-team All-CAA ... Also named CAA All-Rookie Team ... Ranked fourth nationally in total saves (172) and fifth in saves per game (10.12) ... Led the conference in both categories ... Saves total ranked tied for fourth on W&M's single-season list... Ranked third in the CAA with a .457 save percentage ... Recorded a single-game school record 23 saves in the season-ending win at Hofstra (4/22), also the high mark for most saves in a game by a player in the nation during the 2012 season ... Honored as the CAA Co-Rookie of the Week on April 23 following the performance ... Totaled 14 saves at Drexel (4/20)... Registered 14 saves against No. 5 Duke (2/8) in the season opener ... Tallied 12 stops at Navy (2/15) ... Posted 13 saves at Richmond (3/21) ... Recorded 11 saves against No. 9 Penn State 3/25) ... W&M Provost Award winner ... Earned the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award.

High School: Four-year letterwinner ... US Lacrosse first-team All-American (2011) ... Invited to the All-American Showcase/ESPN Rise Tournament in Florida following her senior season ... Helped her team win the championship, 17-16, and was selected to the All-ESPN Rise Games Team ... Named first-team all-league and first-team all-county (2011) ... Team MVP as a senior (2011) ... Started all but five games of her high school career ... Selected as a US Lacrosse honorable mention All-American in 2010 ... U19 National Team finalist following her junior year (2010)... Ranked No. 9 on ESPN Rise Top Goalkeepers list (2011) ... Chosen as a US Lacrosse Academic All-American in 2010 ... Third-team all-state selection (2010) ... Named first-team All-North Jersey, first-team All-Essex County and first-team All-Essex County Tournament teams in 2010 ... Member of the North New Jersey Team at the Women's Division National Tournament in 2010 (Team 1) and 2009 (Team 2) ... Twice participated in the Under Armour Underclassman Games (2009- 2010) ... First-team All-Essex County honoree in 2009 ... Also lettered three times in tennis ... Metro Lacrosse Club Foundation Scholarship winner ... Named a 2011 Essex County Scholar Athlete ... National Honor Society and German National Honor Society member ... Montclair High School Community Service Award ... Served as a counselor at On the Ball Lacrosse Camp ... Volunteered as a youth league lacrosse coach ... Volunteered with Human Needs Food Pantry ... Made a community service trip to Yakima Indian Reservation (2009) and Peru (2007) ... Youth Member, Union Congregational Church Outreach Committee.

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2012-08-21



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