La Salle Signs 14 for 2013-2014 During the NLI Early Period

PHILADELPHIA La Salle lacrosse head coach Candace Taglianetti Bossell has announced the signing of 14 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the initial signing period. The Class of 2017 includes seven players from the central and eastern Pennsylvania region as well as six from Maryland and one from New Jersey.

Gabriella Antonelli (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's County) is a 5'4 goalkeeper who helped lead her high school squad to two undefeated regular seasons, three regional championships and the Maryland state finals. The All-Bayside League pick has recorded 340 saves in her career and put together a career-best 53 percent save percentage her sophomore season.

Taglianetti on Antonelli: Gabby is a fierce competitor and truly embodies what we are looking for in a student athlete. She has an excellent knowledge of the game and a terrific presence in the goal. She is confident, athletic and fierce, and ready to make the transition to the college game.

Nicole Black (Stewartstown, Pa./Kennard-Dale) is a 5'6 attacker from the York area. She has racked up 153 career goals and 203 career assists, along with picking up 251 ground balls. Black earned First Team All-York County honors twice, and was both the Attack Player of the Year and York County Lacrosse Player of the Year last spring.

Taglianetti on Black: Nicole is a well-rounded attacker that is a statistical leader in goals, assists and ground balls. She will not have to look far to develop chemistry as she joins her former favorite target in high school teammate Katie Fonte, and her club teammate Allee Ilgenfritz. Nicole is smart and composed and those qualities will lead to success in the collegiate ranks.

Chelsea DiIonno (Lincoln Univ., Pa./Avon Grove Charter) is a 5'3 goalkeeper who earned All-Chesmont honors last season. She recorded a .510 save percentage and sported a 7.5 goals against average as a junior. She hails from a lacrosse family, as both of her parents played collegiately at East Stroudsburg.

Taglianetti on DiIonno: Chelsea is a true student of the game. The daughter of lacrosse players and a coach, she has a unique perspective that she brings to the goal. Chelsea has a tremendous work ethic that will help her to grow in her collegiate career.

Anna Gordon (Linwood, N.J./Mainland Regional) is a 5'4 midfielder with 95 goals in her high school career so far, highlighted by a career-best 59 goals and 32 assists as a junior. Gordon earned Cape-Atlantic League Second Team honors and Brine National Lacrosse All-American division honors last season after first being recognized as an honorable mention Cape-Atlantic pick as a sophomore. The three-sport athlete, who also plays basketball and soccer, earned Cape-Atlantic League Honorable Mention this past season as a defender.

Taglianetti on Gordon: Anna is a gritty midfielder with an enviable work ethic. Her hustle and never give up attitude is what separates Anna from the rest. We believe Anna's career is just getting started and we can't wait to see what she can do in the future.

Allee Ilgenfritz (York, Pa./West York) is a midfielder who has scored 153 goals in three years on the lacrosse field, including a career-best 72 as a junior last spring. She has also recorded 50 career assists. Ilgenfritz led West York in every statistic as a junior and earned All-York County honors. She also played soccer, scoring three goals this past season as an outside midfielder.

Taglianetti on Ilgenfritz: Allee is an amazing athlete that is just beginning to realize her potential. She is dominant in the transition game and she will be a huge asset for the fast break opportunities we want to develop. Allee has size, runs like a gazelle and most importantly has a will to win. Allee will be looked upon to step up and fill a big role early in her career.

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