Yale Class of 2017 Looks to Make Immediate Contributions

Club Team: Played on LNE for 2 years ... Played in All-American Showcase in July 2013.

Notes: Born in Ottawa, Ontario ... First member of her family (including extended family) to attend an American university ... Cousin Kelly plays varsity soccer at Brock University in Canada ... Coached Concord-Carlisle Girls Youth Lacrosse Grades 7 and 8 ... coached BB&N middle school girls' lacrosse team.

Why Yale? "Yale stood out to me for its remarkable diversity and its amazing academics. While attending an academically challenging institution, I will also be able to play lacrosse at the highest level. Playing lacrosse in university was a priority while I looked at schools. Yale will push me on and off of the field."

Sophie Mussafer
Weston, Mass.
Noble and Greenough
Revolution Lacrosse Black

High school: Two-time Academic All-American ... Captained team senior year ... Led team in goals as a senior and was MVP attacker ... Led team in ground balls as a junior ... 2012 ISL All-League honorable mention ... 2013 ISL All-League ... ISL Lacrosse Champions 2011 ... Also on basketball team for four years (captain senior year) and on cross country team for two years ... Four consecutive ISL Basketball championships ... Two consecutive New England Class A Basketball Champions ... ISL and New England Cross Country Champions 2011 ... Awarded Davis Cup for sportsmanship at graduation ... "Sophie Mussafer Teammate Award" created for Nobles girls varsity basketball team after senior season ... Graduated with distinction ... Student Director of Nobles Marathon Fund, which provides tuition assistance for students on financial aid.

Club team: Played with Yale teammate Victoria Moore on the Revolution Black Team, went undefeated at Champions Cup 2011 ... Selected for Lower New England Lacrosse Team 2.

Notes: Made two service trips to South Africa with City Year in an effort to help with the education and well being of children in the Johannesburg area townships.

Why Yale? "Having the chance to attend Yale and play on the lacrosse team there is the opportunity of a lifetime. The incredible coaching staff is what drew me to Yale, and once I visited I knew there was no other place I would rather be. I love the campus and feel so grateful for the chance to get to know and play with such an amazing team."

Ashley Perselay
Chatham, N.J.
Metro Lacrosse Club

High school: Academic All-American 2013 ... Scholar-Athlete Female Representative of Chatham High School 2013 Second team All-Conference 2013 ... Second team all-county 2013 ... First team All-Daily Record (1 of 2 defenders selected) 2013 ... Named top defender by her team ... Led team's low defenders in interceptions, caused turnovers and goals scored ... Team was runners-up at 2013 state championship ... Honorable mention all-county 2012 ... Team won state and conference championships in 2011 and 2012 ... 2012 team was ranked second in New Jersey and seventh in the country ... Team was county champions in 2012 and county runners-up in 2011 ... Also played on tennis team, serving as captain ... Won Coaches award and was named second team all-conference at first doubles in 2012.

Club team: National Draw tournament champions, summer 2012.

Notes: Father played soccer and lacrosse at Hobart College ... Sister Kelsey is a sophomore playing lacrosse at Georgetown.

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