Penn Lacrosse Announces Seven Additions in Class of 2017

PHILADELPHIA Seven student-athletes are set to join the Ivy League's premier women's lacrosse program this fall as members of the Class of 2017 head coach Karin Corbett announced today. The group, which comprises four states, is made up of four midfielders, two attackers and a defender. Each has won at least one high school championship and the group has earned a combined 10 All-American honors as of this release.

"This is a class that I am really excited about adding to our program," Corbett said. "These seven young women are accomplished both on the field and off. We pride ourselves on a championship pedigree and this group is ready to carry on our tradition based on high levels of success at the club and high school level. This is a group hungry to learn and develop, possessing great game sense and dynamic speed. The versatility they bring will be a tremendous boost to our program in the coming years."

This group will join a Penn team which has won the last seven Ivy League regular season championships the longest active streak among all Division I programs and tied for the longest run of League titles in Ivy women's lacrosse history. In addition to the seven newcomers the Red and Blue return 25 players, including three unanimous first-team All-Ivy selections in Lucy Ferguson, Shannon Mangini and Meg Markham.

Sarah Barcia, Attack
Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset

High School: Four-year letterwinner, twice serving as team captain ... 2013 Nassau County Class B champions ... 2013 Long Island champions ... Team advanced to New York state quarterfinals ... 2010 Nassau County Class C champions ... 2012 Academic All-American ... 2013 NCGLA All-County selection ... Four-year Scholar-Athlete in lacrosse ... 2013 NYPHSSA State Tournament Sportsmanship Award recipient ... Also lettered in field hockey and basketball ... 2012 Nassau County field hockey champion ... Honorable mention All-Nassau County in field hockey in 2012 ... National Honor Society member ... AP Scholar ... High Honor Roll student ... Exemplars Honor Society member ... Published poet with work featured in the Anthology of Young Poets ... Member of the "Be Like Rachel" club, a group dedicated to anti-bullying and anti-discrimination ... Manhasset Women's Junior Coalition Against Breast Cancer Society member ... Participated in one-week mission trip to Appalachia, Va. to work with families affected by the mine collapse ... Manhasset's Diane Whipple Scholarship recipient for a graduating senior who has made outstanding contributions to the lacrosse team and society.

Personal: Daughter of Donna and Peter Barcia ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences ... High school teammate of Penn junior Meg Markham.

Kendall D'Amore, Midfield
Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy

High School: Lettered four times ... Captained team junior and senior seasons ... Under Armour All-American (2011, 2012) ... Twice won Regional championships (2010, 2012) ... Twice won County championships (2010, 2012) ... Three-time League champion (2010, 2012-13) ... Democrat and Chronicle All-Star (2012) ... Daily Messenger All-Star (2012) ... US Lacrosse Rochester All-Star (2013) ... Competed for Western N.Y. in the club national tournament (2011-12) ... Twice named Most Valuable Player (2011-12) ... Lettered four times in cross country, captaining her senior season ... Four-time Daily messenger All-Star in cross country (2009-12) ... Twice named All-League (2009, 2012) ... Won County cross country titles in 2010 and 2011 ... Captured League XC crowns in 2009 and 2011 ... Lettered twice in indoor track, captaining team senior season ... Member of school record 4x800 team and competed at the national championships ... Daily Messenger All-Star (2012) ... County indoor track champions in 2012 and 2013 ... Class Officer ... Key Club member ... National Honor Society member ... Distinguished Scholar ... Principal's Achievement Award recipient ... Marine Corp Distinguished Athlete Award recipient.

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