Dartmouth Set to Add Nine to Lacrosse Team Roster for 2014

HANOVER, N.H. Head coach Amy Patton will have a wealth of new faces in the Dartmouth women's lacrosse program for the 2014 season. In addition to new assistant coaches Tracy Coyne and Jessica Drummond, Patton has announced the nine student-athletes who will make up the Class of 2017 set to make their debut with the program this spring.

Linda Attanasio, Taryn Deck, Kelly Dolan, Francesca Gundrum, Blake Hamblett, Kristen Hinckley, Lauren Maiorano, Julia Reiley and Courtney Weisse comprise the Big Green freshmen that will join a program that has been to the NCAA Tournament the last three seasons.

"We are excited about the caliber of student-athletes in this class both from a leadership and athletic perspective," Patton said. "This group of talented young women will immediately raise the level of our practices and we are excited to see how they will grow within our program over their four years here.

"Their pedigree is one of winning during their high school careers and we look forward to bringing those experiences to our program and the championship goals we have each season," Patton continued.

Dartmouth advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season and was once again a finalist in the Ivy League Tournament. With the graduation of seven players from that team, fans can expect this talented freshman class to step up and make an impact in 2014.

Linda Marie Attanasio
Garden City, N.Y. Defense

A four-year varsity player at Garden City High School, Attanasio brings a wealth of championship pedigree with her to Hanover. A 2013 US Lacrosse All-American, she helped lead her teams to a 76-7 record in four years en route to three Long Island, Nassau County and Class B State Championships. During that time, she also garnered all-state, all-county, all-tri state and All-Long Island honors as well as being named team MVP as a senior.

Taryn Deck
Wayne, Pa. Midfield

Deck split her four-year high school career between Radnor (2009-12) and Archbishop Carroll (2012-13). In her lone season at Archbishop Carroll, Deck helped lead her team to the 2013 Philadelphia Catholic League Championship and a perfect 8-0 record, while being recognized individually as a US Lacrosse First-Team All-American. Her play during her one season at Archbishop Carroll also saw her earn Philadelphia Catholic League MVP. In 2010, she was part of a Radnor team that posted a 23-1 mark en route to the Central League and Pennsylvania State titles.

Kelly Dolan
Barrington, R.I. Midfield

Dolan was a two-time US Lacrosse First-Team All-American during her four seasons at Barrington High School. Earning the distinction during her junior and senior seasons, Dolan also was named an All-American Honorable Mention player her sophomore year. In four years, Dolan's team reached the Rhode Island State Championship Game each season, winning the title in both 2010 and 2013, capping an undefeated senior campaign. Her play on the field was recognized with three all-state first-team selections (2011-13).

Francesca Gundrum
Grafton, N.Y. Midfield

A senior captain, Gundrum comes to Dartmouth following an outstanding four-year run at the Emma Willard School in Troy, N.Y. As team captain, she helped lead her squad to a berth in the state finals and a 12-4 overall record. A Section II First-Team All-Star all four years, she was also recognized by local media outlets for her play, garnering Player of the Week honors from both the Troy Record and the Times Union in Albany. A dual-sport threat, Gundrum was also a top field hockey player in high school.

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