George Washington Lacrosse Adds Nine Newcomers for 2013

WASHINGTON The George Washington lacrosse program has added nine incoming freshmen for the 2013 season, sixth-year head coach Tara Hannaford announced. The newcomers will look to help the Colonials build upon this past season's successful run, as the squad is slated to return 16 letterwinners and seven starters from the 2012 squad.

"I am really excited to announce our incoming class. They are a great group of student-athletes, both on and off the field," said Hannaford. "Each one of these players is extremely hard working and will bring something different to our program. I expect this class to make an immediate impact on our program and help us build off of last year's success."

This past season GW posted an overall record of 10-7, marking the most wins in a season since 2007, while also making its first trip in three years to the Atlantic 10 Championship.

The new recruits include:

Olivia Boudreau | Midfield | North Andover, Mass.
North Andover High School Revolution Lacrosse Club | 5-foot-2

Olivia comes to GW from North Andover, Mass., as the 2012 Cape Ann League Division I Player of the Year and a member of the Cape Ann All-League Team. A 2012 Eastern Massachusetts All-League player, in two years of competition at North Andover High School, Olivia tallied 157 goals while earning the 2011 Lacrosse Impact Player award. A captain of both her lacrosse and soccer programs, she was a 2011 Cape Ann League All-Star in both sports. She also competed for Revolution Lacrosse Club and was a member of North Andover's German Honors Society.

Olivia Boudreau on why she chose GW: "I chose George Washington because of the diversity it offers and the opportunity to be in one of the greatest cities in the country. I am ecstatic to have the chance to play lacrosse for the Colonials and contribute to their growing program."

Olivia Rose Boudreau was born on May 27, 1994, in North Andover, Mass. She is the daughter of Deborah and Dean Boudreau. Olivia has one older brother, Evan, and is a triplet with sister, Shelby, and brother, Justin. Her sister, Shelby, will play lacrosse for Oregon.

Cara Dellavecchia | Defense | Sea Cliff, N.Y.
North Shore High School Long Island Liberty Lacrosse | 5-foot-7

A four-year starter and three-sport athlete from Sea Cliff, N.Y., Cara comes to GW after leading her lacrosse team to two-straight Nassau County Championships in 2011 and 2012. A 2012 All-Nassau County Selection, Cara captained the squad during her senior season. In 2011 she earned all-conference honors and as a rookie in 2009 she guided her team to the county championship. Cara was a four-time lacrosse scholar-athlete at North Shore where she was honored with the 2012 United States Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award.

In addition to her success on the lacrosse field, Cara was also a scholar-athlete and all-conference selection in both soccer and track and field. A three-year starter, she led her soccer team to back-to-back conference championships in 2009 and 2010 while also helping her track and field team to a 2012 county championship. Cara was also a member of the National Honors Society, National Foreign Language Honors Society and the National Science Honors Society. As a senior she was awarded Outstanding Physics Student by the American Association of Physics Teachers. She also competed for Long Island Liberty Lacrosse Club.

Cara Dellavecchia on why she chose GW: "I chose George Washington because it is a school where I can see myself excelling both in the classroom as a student and on the field as an athlete."

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