Cornell Women's Lacrosse Announces Recruiting Class of 2016

ITHACA, N.Y. Coach Jenny Graap and Cornell are proud to announce the 10 players who will be joining the squad this coming season. The Class of 2016 will replace nine outstanding seniors whose dedication and hard work elevated Cornell to a No. 13 national ranking in 2012.

The Big Red's incoming class is composed of two defenders, five midfielders and three attackers, a diverse group that should help bolster Cornell for another successful run in 2013.

"The 2012 class is definitely exciting for us," said head coach Jenny Graap. "We see a tremendous amount of potential in each of them, and collectively we feel this class has a strong understanding of our team's mission and competitive goals. My assistants and I are confident that each of these outstanding scholar-athletes will embrace the work ethic of our Big Red program."


Greer McBeth | Keene, N.H. | 5' 6" | Phillips Andover Academy | Granite State Elite
A winner of her high school's Abbot Athletic Award given for excellence in varsity athletics, McBeth captained her field hockey team and played forward on her ice hockey team. McBeth's multiple-sport background will allow her to contribute in several positions during her Cornell career. She also took part in the NEPSAC All-Star lacrosse game last year. McBeth has excellent field sense and is one of the most versatile players in her class.

Catherine Moubayed | Wilton, Conn. | 5' 4" | St. Mark's School | Team REV
Moubayed, given her school's Fearing Prize as its top female athlete, starred in field hockey and ice hockey as well as lacrosse. On the lacrosse field, she was twice an All-League selection and three times a New England Prep School all-star. She also played for the U.S. Lacrosse Women's Division National Tournament in 2010 and 2011 for a Lower New England team. She captained her field hockey team as a junior and senior where she twice was named All-League and she did the same with lacrosse. She has excellent positioning and quickness, and she is a feisty and aggressive defender who will challenge for a spot in the backfield.


Abby Hanson | Pennington, N.J.| 5' 10" | Hotchkiss School | Tri State Black
Hanson had an excellent prep school career, starting strong by being the only underclassmen to make the varsity team as a freshman. She played for Lower New England at the U.S. Lacrosse Women's Division National Tournament in 2011, earned Academic All-America status in 2011 and 2012, and was on the Under Armour New Jersey Underclass Lacrosse Team in 2011. Hanson was a senior captain in both lacrosse and soccer earning the Coaches Award at Hotchkiss for her soccer skills. A tall and aggressive lacrosse player, Hanson has the drive and intuition to get to loose balls and to come up with big plays between the restraining lines. Hanson's speed and endurance will allow her to fight for playing time in our midfield unit. Hanson excels on the draw control and could play a role in that unit as well.

Maddie Kiep | Haddonfield, N.J. | Haddonfield Memorial HS | 5' 10" | South Jersey Select Pink
Kiep helped build her high school's lacrosse program, serving as team captain and scoring over 100 goals. A winner of her school's "Three D's" award for her determination, dedication and drive, Kiep was an All-Olympic Conference first team member for three consecutive years and was named to First Team All-South Jersey in 2011 and 2012. A focused, hard-working and athletic player, Kiep was also on the South Jersey team at the U.S. Lacrosse Women's Division National Tournament as a sophomore and junior. Kiep was a strong basketball player and soccer player on decorated high school teams, where she served as captain for both squads, was named All-Conference for basketball and won a 2009 state championship in soccer. Her basketball background will serve her well as she competes for a spot in the midfield or the defensive units.

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