Nine Newcomers to Join Geo. Washington Lacrosse for 2013-14

Bailey Forcier on why she chose GW: "I chose GW because it offers great international affairs and criminal justice programs, while being located in an amazing city with many opportunities."

Erin Long (Leesburg, Va./Langley) comes to GW as a two-time US Lacrosse First Team All-American goalkeeper from nearby Langley, Va. She was twice named to both the All-Northern Virginia Region and All-Liberty District First Teams, and following her senior season between the pipes, Long was named the Liberty District Defensive Player of the Year and picked up her second straight Northern Virginia Region Defensive Player of the Year nod. A two-time Washington Post All-Met Second Team selection, Long helped Langley claim district and regional crowns during her freshman campaign and guided her squad to the district, regional and state title matches where it claimed runner-up status during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. She also competed for Capital Lacrosse Club for four years.

Erin Long on why she chose GW: "I chose GW because I have always wanted to live in DC and play Division I lacrosse for a highly ranked academic institution. GW is the perfect fit for me and has everything I have ever wanted in a school, both on and off the field."

Michaela Lynch (Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side) was a three-time All-Nassau County selection from 2011-13 and was named to the All-Long Island Second Team following her senior season. A 2013 Newsday Player to Watch, Lynch led all players on Long Island with 58 assists and ranked second with 115 points as a midfielder throughout the season. She was a team MVP as a junior and senior and was tabbed the South Side Booster Club Girls Lacrosse MVP. Lynch also competed for Liberty Lacrosse Club. Off the field, Lynch was a 2013 US Lacrosse Academic All-American as well as a member of National Honors Society and Spanish National Honors Society.

Michaela Lynch on why she chose GW: "I chose GW due to its academic excellence as well as its exciting location in the heart of the United States capital. I admire GW's dedication to building strong athletic programs, in addition to the welcoming lacrosse team and coaching staff."

Natalie Maher (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock North) was selected to the Suburban One National Conference All-League First Team as a defender following her junior and senior seasons. She was selected as Council Rock North's team MVP and Team Choice honoree in 2013. Maher also competed for the Philadelphia National Tournament team as a sophomore and junior and was a member of the Phantastix Club Team for six years. A four-year member of distinguished honor roll, Maher served as class president for two years and was the recipient of the Leadership Award.

Natalie Maher on why she chose GW: "I chose GW for its excellent journalism program as well as the internship opportunities that DC offers. It is also a great athletic atmosphere to compete in."

Delaney Norris (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) joins the Colonials after helping Winters Mill to 2011 and 2013 Maryland 2A-1A State Championship crowns. Norris also guided her squad to the state title match in 2012 where it earned runner-up status. During her sophomore campaign she was named to the Vail Shootout All-Tournament Team as a defender. Norris also played for Hero's Lacrosse Club. A two-time US Lacrosse Academic All-America honoree in 2012 and 2013, Norris was a four-year honor roll student, a member of National Honors Society and served as class secretary. Norris was the recipient of the Scholastic Letter as a junior and was selected as a 2013 Maryland Scholar.

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2013-08-19



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