Yale Lacrosse Class of 2016 Looks to Make Instant Impact

Notes: Winner of the Sharon Bitzer Schreiber Memorial Scholarship 2012 ... Recipient of The Concord Township Rotary Book Scholarship 2012 ...The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers 2012 Silver Key Award Winner (Univ. of Pennsylvania) ... Treasurer of National Honor Society ... Treasurer of Tri-M National Music Honor Society ... Treasurer of National Honor Society of Foreign Languages (Spanish) ... Student Council officer ... Played club field hockey for Horizon Field Hockey Club ... Competed on Festival Team in field hockey 2009, 2010 ... Disney Bronze Medalist in field hockey 2011 ... NIT Qualifier in field hockey 2009, 2010 ... Trained with USA Field Hockey Futures Program.

Why Yale? "Yale is one of the finest institutions in the academic world. Its reputation is worldwide and the networking community that will be available to me upon graduation is one not to be compared with any other. I am looking forward to playing for Coach Phillips. Her work ethic, drive and passion are incredible and she exemplifies Yale's commitment to excellence in everything."

Maggie Moriarty - #18 - 5-10 - Defender
Glen Ridge, N.J. - Glen Ridge - Metro Lacrosse

High School: Captained basketball, field hockey and lacrosse teams as a senior ... Played four years of varsity lacrosse ... Member of U19 North NJ schoolgirls team 2011 ... First team All-Super Essex Conference 2011 and 2012 ... First team All-Essex County 2011 and 2012 ... First team All-NJIGLL Stars and Stripes 2011 and 2012 ... Academic All-American 2011 and 2012 ... Led team in draw controls ... Team won Essex County Championship in 2010 and 2012 ... Team was North Group 1 Sectional Champions 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Team was Group 1 State Champions 2011 and 2012 ... Team was NJIGLL Stars and Stripes North Division champions 2012 ... Team was Super Essex Conference champions 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Played three years of varsity basketball ... Led basketball team in rebounds ... Earned basketball team's defensive player award ... Honorable mention All-Essex County in basketball ... Started all four years on varsity field hockey team ... Received four-year varsity athlete Rotary award.

Notes: Class president ... Member of Spanish honor society ... High honor roll all four years.

Why Yale? "I chose Yale because of its dedication to excellence both on and off the field. I knew my coaches, peers, and professors would create endless opportunities for me to excel at the highest level."

Courtney Reilly - #31 - 5-8 - Defender
Manhasset, N.Y. - Manhasset - Liberty Lacrosse

High School: Played field hockey and lacrosse ... Teammates with current Yale teammates Cathryn Avallone and Kerri Fleishhacker ... Academic All-American in field hockey and lacrosse as a junior and a senior ... Honorable Mention All-County in lacrosse as a senior ... Nassau County Unsung Hero Award in field hockey senior year ... County Co-Champions in lacrosse 2012 ... County Champions in field hockey 2011 ... 2012 Sports Award at graduation for athletic ability and performance.

Club Team: Played for Liberty Lacrosse - 2012 Black Team

Notes: Four-year member of the Junior Coalition of the Manhasset Women's Coalition Against Breast Cancer, helped raise $100,000 for breast cancer research and awareness throughout the four years ... Father, Brian, attended Yale College and Yale Law School and was captain of nationally ranked 1985 Yale men's lacrosse team ... Mother, Jeannette, attended Ivy League rival Penn.

Why Yale? "I chose Yale because of the endless and outstanding opportunities the university has to offer academically, athletically, and within the community. I knew that, at Yale, I would be constantly challenged by my peers both inside the classroom and on the field."

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