Yale Lacrosse Class of 2016 Looks to Make Instant Impact

Club teams: Played with Yale teammate Kelly Anne Sherlock on Long Island Yellow Jackets Blue team ... Won National Draw tournament with club team, summer 2012 ... Made Long Island first team for Schoolgirls tournament as a freshman.

Notes: National Honor Society ... English Honor society ... Math Honor Society ... Spanish Honor Society ... Participated in school's Athletes Helping Athletes program ... Volunteer and coach for Smithtown youth lacrosse programs ... Part of music program throughout high school and played the flute.

Why Yale? "Right when I stepped on campus I knew Yale was the place for me. Yale gives me the opportunity to study at one of the world's most prestigious universities along with the challenge of competing at the Division I level. The coaching staff and team were all so welcoming and I wanted to be a part of a program that is on the rise and ready to compete for an Ivy League Championship."

Britta Hjelm - #1 - 5-4 - Midfielder
Devon, Pa. - Conestoga - Phantastix Club Lacrosse Team

High School: Played four years of varsity lacrosse and captained team senior year ... Attack MVP 2010 and 2011 ... First team All-Central League ... First team All-Mainline ... Reached 100 goals junior year ... Also captained field hockey team senior year ... Attack MVP for field hockey ... Field hockey team won Central League championship in 2011 ... Was on varsity winter track team for three years, earning team award.

Notes: National Honor Society ... Brother Nik attended Colgate, now attends Thomas Jefferson Medical School ... Brother Max played lacrosse at Haverford ... Sister Kerstin plays lacrosse at Washington and Lee ... Also has a younger brother, Kent ... Mother attended Duke.

Why Yale? "It was before even visiting Yale's campus that I knew I was going to come here. Summer of my junior year I came to Yale's lacrosse camp and after meeting Coach Phillips and all of the girls on the team I just knew this was the place for me. Then, visiting the campus and learning more about the school there was no way I could go to any other school besides Yale. Yale is unlike any other school in the world and I am so, so grateful to be able to have such a rare opportunity."

AnnaElise Morello - #32 - 5-6 - Attacker
Glen Mills, Pa. - Garnet Valley - Brandywine Majors 2012 Select Team

High School: Finished No. 5 nationally for assists in a high school career (274) ... Finished No. 16 nationally for points in a high school career (442) ... Captain of lacrosse team as a senior ... Led nation in assists in 2012 (100); No. 2 in 2011 (108) ... No. 5 in nation in points in 2012 (165); No. 4 in 2011 (170) ... First team US Lacrosse All American 2012 ... US Lacrosse Academic All American 2012 and 2011 ... Member of 2012 National HS Tournament Team Sr. Games representing the Upper Atlantic Region ... Philadelphia High School National Tournament Team 2011 ... Selected to play on Champion US Lacrosse All-America Team 2012 ... Philadelphia Underclassmen Under Armour All-America Team 2011 ... Inducted in PA Sports Hall of Fame - Delaware County Outstanding Scholar Athlete of the Year (Lacrosse) 2012 ...Captained team to PIAA Girls State Championship in 2012 ... Team also won state championship, and was PIAA District I Silver Medalist, in 2011 ... Four-year varsity letter winner, three-year Garnet Valley High School Scholar Athlete ... Selected to All-PhillyLacrosse.com Girls All-Star Attack Team 2012 and 2011 ... Second team All-Southeastern PA 2012; honorable mention 2011 ... First Team PA All-Central Team 2012; second team 2011; honorable mention 2010 ... First Team PA All-Delaware County Team 2012; second team 2011, honorable mention 2010 ... Varsity field hockey team 2008, 2009 and 2010 (sidelined with injury senior year) ... Outstanding Mid-field Player for field hockey team 2008,2009 and 2010 ... Field hockey Team MVP 2010.

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