Lehigh Announces Its Lacrosse Recruiting Class of 2017

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Lehigh head lacrosse coach Jill Redfern announced the Mountain Hawks' incoming class of 2017 on Monday, which features 10 student-athletes from six different states. The freshmen will look to jump in and make an impact on a young squad competing in a new-look Patriot League in 2014.

"We are excited to welcome our 2017 class to campus in just a few short weeks," said Redfern. "The greatest collective strength of this group is their competitiveness and enthusiasm for Lehigh and our lacrosse program. We are confident they will be outstanding members of the Lehigh community while contributing all of their unique talents as lacrosse players to our team."

Three Pennsylvania natives are Caroline Haynie from North Wales, Lindsay McCanney from Sinking Spring, and Julianne D'Orazio from Bryn Mawr. Six other states are also represented: California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Minnesota.

For a complete player-by-player rundown of all 10 incomers, please see below:

Lauren Beausoleil M Ridgewood, N.J. Arts and Sciences
A dual-sport standout at Ridgewood High School, Beausoleil earned four letters in both lacrosse and basketball. Voted the Female Athlete of the year at Ridgewood, she received the 2013 YMCA Female Student-Athlete award and was voted MVP for her high school team. Beausoleil played in the Under Armour underclassmen All-American game for New Jersey. Beausoleil was named First Team All-League and All-County as a junior and senior. She's in the top 10 in school history in career groundballs, interceptions and draw controls. Beausoleil was also a 1,000 point scorer in basketball, and holds the school record for career free-throw percentage and three-pointers.

Coach Redfern on Beausoleil: "Lauren can run all day and has great speed. She has all the attributes of a true middie."

Krista Dampman A Garden City, N.Y. Business
Stellar on the field and in the classroom at Garden City High School, Dampman won seven letters in lacrosse and field hockey, and was also a four-year scholar-athlete. In lacrosse, she led the team in points with 73 (46 goals, 27 assists). Dampman was named to the 2013 Newsday All-Long Island Second Team, and was an All-Nassau County Honoree and US Lacrosse Academic All-American. She helped lead her lacrosse squad to a 2013 conference championship. Garden City was three-time Long Island, Nassau County and New York State Class B champions. Dampman received the 2013 Senator Kemp Hannon Athletic Leadership Rising Star Award and was a Top Ten Girls Athletic Association honoree with 435 career points. Off the field, she was a member of the National Latin Honor Society, serving as president. Dampman was also a member of the National Spanish Honor Society, was a US Lacrosse Academic All-American and garnered an AP Scholar Award.

Coach Redfern on Dampan: "Krista is an accomplished dodger and finisher, and a strong off-ball player as well."

Julianne D'Orazio M Bryn Mawr, Pa. Arts and Sciences
A multi-sport athlete at Merion Mercy Academy, D'Orazio played lacrosse, basketball and field hockey. In lacrosse, she was a two-time First Team All-American and Academic All-American, while garnering First Team All-Main Line in 2012. D'Orazio was the MVP of her squad senior year. She also received the Merion's Senior Athlete Award, and was inducted into Merion's Hall of Fame. D'Orazio was named to Team Liberty of the All-American Showcase held July 22-27 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Off the field, D'Orazio was a member of the National Honor Society, vice president of the Math National Honor Society and a four-year honor roll student.

Coach Redfern on D'Orazio: "Jules has the intangibles that make her a terrific finisher. She will also add great toughness to our ride and draw unit."

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