Villanova Announces Its Lacrosse Recruiting Class of 2016

VILLANOVA, Pa. Villanova women's lacrosse head coach Julie Young welcomed the addition of 15 student-athletes for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Class of 2016 features one All-America selection, one all-state honoree, 12 all-conference performers, 12 multi-sport athletes, and eight academic All-Americans. The freshman class also includes a balanced mix of five attackmen, five midfielders, four defensemen, and one goalkeeper.

#47 Kendall Cietek
Attack - 5'7"
Schenectady, N.Y./Guilderland

Guilderland: Earned four varsity letters under Head Coaches McHerron and Chatnik ... Helped guide Guilderland to 2010, 2011 and 2012 league championships ... Vital member of the 2010 Section 2 Championship and NYS Regional Finalist teams ... Selected as a 2011 and 2012 US Lacrosse Academic All-American ... Named a 2011 and 2012 Section 2 All-Star ... Chosen to the 2011 WDNT Adirondack Team ... Also lettered in track and swimming, where she was an all-state performer and school record holder ... Named a New York State Scholar-Athlete, earning High Honors all four years ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born May 6th, 1994 in Schenectady, N.Y ... Parents are Scott and Nora Cietek ... Siblings are Zachary and Mackenzie ... Brother, Zachary, is a current member of the swim team at The College of the Holy Cross, while sister, Mackenzie is a current teammate at Villanova ... Enrolled as a Chemical Engineering major in the School of Engineering.

#45 Mackenzie Cietek
Midfield - 5'8"
Schenectady, N.Y./Guilderland

Guilderland: Earned four varsity letters under Head Coaches McHerron and Chatnik ... Helped guide Guilderland to 2010, 2011 and 2012 league championships ... Vital member of the 2010 Section 2 Championship and NYS Regional Finalist teams ... Selected as a 2011 and 2012 US Lacrosse Academic All-American ... Named a 2011 and 2012 Section 2 All-Star ... Chosen to the 2011 WDNT Adirondack Team ... Also lettered in track and swimming, where she was an all-state performer and school record holder ... Named a New York State Scholar-Athlete, earning High Honors all four years ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born May 6th, 1994 in Schenectady, N.Y ... Parents are Scott and Nora Cietek ... Siblings are Zachary and Kendall ... Brother, Zachary, is a current member of the swim team at The College of the Holy Cross, while sister, Kendall is a current teammate at Villanova ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

#37 Maddie Considine
Defense - 5'6"
Hinsdale, Ill./St. Ignatius

St. Ignatius: Earned three varsity letters under Head Coach Audra Rupinskas, serving as a two-time team captain and collecting 65 goals, 19 assists, 117 ground balls, 59 draw controls and 41 caused turnovers in her high school career ... 2012 Honorable Mention All-State selection ... Named to the 2012 IHSWLA Chicago Metro All-Conference team ... Selected as an alternate to the 2011 US Lacrosse Great Lakes National Tournament Team ... 2012 team MVP and 2009 most improved player ... Earned academic honors all four years ... Member of the National Latin Honor Society.

Personal: Born January 30th, 1994 in Hinsdale, Ill ... Parents are James and Katie Considine ... One brother, Jake ... Father was a member of the swimming and diving team at Notre Dame ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

#38 Courtney Cross
Attack - 5'6"
Great Falls, Va./Bishop O'Connell

Bishop O'Connell: Earned four varsity letters under Head Coaches Meghan Thompson and Ali Shafer and set the Bishop O'Connell school record for career points ... Named the 2012 Arlington County Sportswoman of the Year ... 2012 First Team All-WCAC Conference selection ... Earned 2010 and 2009 Second Team All-WCAC Conference laurels ... 2011 Academic All-American ... 2012 and 2011 team MVP ... Also earned varsity letters in swimming and field hockey ... Member of the National Honor Society and French National Honor Society.

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