UAlbany Announces Lacrosse Newcomers for the 2014 Season

ALBANY, N.Y. - University at Albany women's lacrosse announced the addition of 14 freshmen to the 2014 roster, as well as the team's 2013 fall ball schedule.

The class of 2017 includes three high school All-Americans and numerous All-State and All-Conference honorees. Ten freshmen hail from the state of New York, with Massachusetts (1), New Jersey (1), Ontario (1) and Virginia (1) also represented in this year's group of newcomers.

"We have a lot of new faces, as we have a great blend of athleticism and lacrosse IQ among our newbies," said head coach John Battaglino. "Our newfound depth will give us the opportunity to play in ways that we could only think about before."

Virginia Annaheim | Fr. | Midfield | Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon
• A four-year varsity letter-winner at Kinnelon High School
• As captain of her squad in 2013, she was selected as an All-County second team member and a Daily Record third team member, scoring 23 goals and 41 points as a midfielder
• Also recorded 24 ground balls, 22 draw control wins, and caused 23 turnovers in her senior year
• In 2012, while leading her team to the divisional championship, she was named to the All-Area second team and All-League first team
• Earned an All-Conference honorable mention in 2010

Ali Badalato | Fr. | Midfield | Kingston, N.Y./Kingston
• A four-year letterwinner at Kingston High
• Named captain in her senior year

Katie Brierton | Fr. | Attack | Calcium, N.Y./Indian River
• A six-time letterwinner at Indian River High School
• As a senior, she was named to the All-League team, and as a junior she was named to the All-North Region team
• She was named team captain and MVP in 2012 and 2013
• In her senior season, she tallied 48 goals and 33 assists, and finished her career at Indian River with 184 goals and 85 assists

Haley Childrose | Fr. | Defense | East Greenbush, N.Y./Columbia
• A three-year varsity letterwinner at Columbia High School, where she led her team in draw controls and ground balls during her sophomore year
• Also earned an honorable mention to the All-Suburban Council team
• Named an All-Suburban Council Scholar Athlete during her freshman and sophomore seasons

Crystal Harris | Fr. | Goalkeeper | Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park
• A four-year varsity letterwinner at Deer Park High School
• She was named MVP during her senior season
• Tallied 159 saves in her final season

Sarah Martin | Fr. | Midfield | Hampden, Mass./Minnechaug
• A four-year varsity letterwinner at Minnechaug High School
• During her career, the team amassed a record of 60-11
• She was named captain in her senior year
• In addition to being named Player of the Year in 2012 by The Republican in Springfield, Mass., Sarah was a three-time All-Scholastic First Team selection
• All-Scholastic honorable mention in her freshman year
• Led her team to four Western Massachusetts Championship appearances
• Scored 307 goals and recorded 101 assists, totaling 408 points for her career
• Left Minnechaug as the school's all-time leading scorer.

Sierra McIver | Fr. | Midfield | Endicott, N.Y./Union-Endicott
• A three-year letterwinner and senior-year captain at Union-Endicott High School
• She was named to the All-Conference first team in 2012 and 2013, as well as the All-Division first team in 2011
• Helped lead her team to the 2009 STAC championship, sectional championship, and regional championship
• Ended her career at Union-Endicott with 51 goals, 46 assists, 29 caused turnovers, and 116 ground balls.

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