Ten Freshmen Set to Join Notre Dame's Lacrosse Program

Casey Pearsall Wilton, Conn. Wilton High School
Graduated from Wilton High School in the spring of 2013 ... won four letters in soccer, basketball and lacrosse ... four-year starter in soccer and basketball and three-year starter in lacrosse ... missed senior lacrosse season after knee injury in basketball playoffs ... named to the 2013 Under Armour All-American Senior Game despite injury ... on North squad along with incoming teammates Alex Dalton and Cortney Fortunato ... played in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic (Underclass Tournament), helping regional elite star New Jersey team take second ... also played at the U.S. Lacrosse All-American Tournament in 2012 ... ranked as the No. 8 girls lacrosse player in the country as a junior by ESPN ... named honorable mention All-American as a sophomore and U.S. Lacrosse All-American as a junior ... two-time first team all-FCIAC, all-state and all-area ... twice named MSG Varsity all-metro second team ... named co-MVP of the FCIAC Championship as a sophomore ... school single-season records include: most goals by a midfielder (77), caused turnovers (50), draw controls (118) and most points by a midfielder (118) ... two-year captain ... named the Connecticut Sport's Writers' 2013 Hal Levy State of Connecticut High School Female Athlete of the Year ... selected as the Hour Newspaper Female Athlete of the Year in 2011 ... named the 2010 Sports Persons of the Year Award by the Fairfield County Sports Commission ... played for the NewLax Lacrosse Club ... helped team win national championship at the National Lacrosse Tournament ... on the soccer pitch was twice named all-area, all-FCIAC, all-state and MSG Varsity all-CT ... on the basketball court was the team's point guard and earned all-area honors four times ... was also second team all-FCIAC as a junior and first team all-FCIAC as a senior ... selected as the all-area and Hearst Super 12 All-Stars MVP as a senior ... named all-state, all-CT by the MSG Varsity and a Connecticut High School Scholastic Basketball Association Regional All-Star as a senior ... helped squad to a school-record 17 consecutive victories as a senior ... participated in the Wilton High School Marching Band & Wind Ensemble ... played the clarinet and was the vice president and squad leader for two years ... also was in the National and Spanish Honor Societies ... was the Wendy's High School Heisman Award and was one of six female national finalists in 2013 ... won the Melissa Flanders Nickel Scholarship Award at Wilton ... was on the honor roll all 16 semesters ... won the McDonald's and CT Association of Schools CT Interscholastic Athletic Conference-Scholar Athlete Award, the Channel 12 Scholar Athlete Award and the FCIAC Scholar Athlete Award in 2013 ... was also active in the community, working with area youth in lacrosse, basketball and soccer and was a summer life guard ... full name is Casey Joy Pearsall ... born in Stamford, Conn., to Steven and Karen Pearsall ... has a younger sister, Makenna and a younger brother, Steven ... father, Steven, uncle, Brian, and cousin, Austin Kane, all attended Notre Dame ... father, Steven, played lacrosse at Notre Dame and was a team captain in 1984 ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.

Hannah Rees Sykesville, Md. McDonogh High School
Graduated from McDonogh High School in the spring of 2013 ... lettered three times in lacrosse and basketball and once in soccer, tennis and horseback riding ... team went 91-0 in high school lacrosse career ... helped McDonogh earn No. 1 ranking in country with Irish teammate Grace Muller for three seasons ... missed senior basketball and lacrosse campaigns after injuring knee in first basketball game of season ... won three IAAM A Conference championships with lacrosse and one with basketball ... won two LaxPower National Championships in 2011 and 2012 ... senior basketball captain ... given the team's McCormik Unsung Hero and Eagle awards ... helped hoops team go 26-1 as a junior and win championship after being down 22 points ... earned the school's Golden Eagle Award for participating in 12 seasons of sports during career ... played club lacrosse with M&D Lacrosse ... helped club squad win two National Draw championships (2009 and 2010) ... also won Galaxy Nationals (2008), Turtle Fest (2007-09), the Evolution Games (2009), Lax Clash (2012), Mid-Atlantic (2010), MD Club (2011) and Champions Cup (2012) ... played at same high school as current Notre Dame All-American Margaret Smith and former Notre Dame basketball and lacrosse player Brittany Mallory ... made Dean's List from 2010-13 ... is scuba dive certified (PADI) ... full name is Hannah Clare Rees ... born in Howard County, Md., to Brad and Cathy Rees ... has two older sisters, Abby and Maggie ... grandfather, Arthur Owens, graduated from Notre Dame in 1948 ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.

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