Yale Class of 2017 Looks to Make Immediate Contributions

Notes: Profiled on Gazette.net ... Extremely interested in service trips to third world countries ... Hopes to go abroad in summer of 2014 to Africa ... Loves ceramics and used to play piano ... Relative William Condrell graduated from Yale in 1946 ... Brother, Michael, played football at Tufts.

Why Yale? "Yale is a perfect fit academically and athletically. There is a friendly, yet competitive aspect within the community that will challenge me to become a better student, athlete and overall person."

Hope Hanley
Dover, Mass.
Loomis Chaffee/Noble and Greenough
Mass Elite Lacrosse

Post-graduate (Loomis Chaffee): Led team in scoring ... Scored 68 goals and 25 assists ... 2013 New England Prep School Women's Lacrosse Association All-Star.

High School (Noble and Greenough): Four-year varsity starter ... Team captain 2012 ... Team won Independent School League in 2009 and 2011 ... Named team MVP in 2012 and rookie of the year in 2009 ... Set school record as all-time leading scorer with 220 goals and 69 assists ... First team U.S. Lacrosse All-American 2012 and honorable mention All-American 2010 ... Selected to play in Champion All-American Showcase in 2011 on championship team, Spirit ... Member of Lower New England Team 1 at the Women's National Tournament in 2011 and 2010 ... Member of ELNE Team 2 in 2009 ... Under Armour All-American 2010 ... Independent School League All-Star 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Boston Globe all-star 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... New England Prep School Women's Lacrosse All-Star 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Awarded Noble and Greenough's 2012 Edward L. Bond Memorial Prize.

Notes: Has been involved in raising money for cancer treatment and research through the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) for past five years ... For a senior project, worked in the special education department of a local middle school ... Volunteered in Louisiana and Mississippi rebuilding homes following Hurricane Katrina ... Father is an Ivy Leaguer; played baseball and football at Columbia ... Father was a member of the first class of the Yale School of Management ... Older sister, Hollis, graduated from Cornell in 2013 ... Cousins played soccer at Harvard ... Played with Yale teammate Sophie Mussafer at Noble and Greenough.

Why Yale? "I chose Yale for its strong academics and the chance to play in the Ivy League. I know at Yale I will be challenged by the best to be the best student and athlete that I can be."

Lexi Henkel
Greenwich, Conn.
Greenwich Academy
Connecticut Chargers

High school: Three-year starter for lacrosse team ... Team went 33-3 in 2012-13 ... Finished career with 121 goals and 58 assists, missing last five games of senior year with injury ... Wyman Award for Excellence in Lacrosse (contribution to Greenwich Academy lacrosse) 2013 ... Greenwich Academy Athletic Department Award 2013 ... FAA All League 2011, 2012, 2013 ... FAA Scholar Athlete Award 2013 ... New England Prep School Women's Lacrosse Association (NEPSWLA) All Star 2011, 2013 ... US Lacrosse Academic All-American 2013 ... Team was 2012 and 2013 FAA League Champions ... Western New England Prep School Champions 2012 ... Also spent four years on ice hockey team and one year each on cross country and field hockey teams ... Founder of Greenwich Academy's Spanish Club and foreign language magazine, "The Linguist" ... Organized fundraiser in which funds from churro/empanada sales were sent to Latin American countries ... Founding member of Greenwich Academy's STEM Group (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) ... Earned recognition as a Global Scholar (2013) at Greenwich Academy by completing the program throughout high school ... Greenwich Academy Ambassador & Peer Leader ... Graduated cum laude from ... Received Greenwich Academy Faculty Award ("Presented to a senior who has demonstrated extraordinary scholarship in her time at the school, exemplifying the joyful learning and creative, independent thinking prized by Greenwich Academy's teachers") ... Received Elizabeth Mims Couch Award ("For an inquiring mind and scholarly interest and achievement in mathematics and science") as a senior ... National AP Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction.

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