Yale Class of 2017 Looks to Make Immediate Contributions

Why Yale? "I chose Yale because of the prestigious institution it is, and its academic and athletic excellence. I knew that I wanted to play for Yale's rapidly growing Women's lacrosse team, and compete at the highest level. I was especially looking forward to learning a lot from Coach Phillips, and the rest of the dedicated and talented coaching staff, and taking my game to the next level."

Erin Sungelo
Parker, Colo.
Regis Jesuit
Team 180

High School: Played four years of varsity lacrosse ... Four-year starting midfield ... Captained team senior year ... Named team's Offensive Player of the Year 2013 ... Midfield MVP 2011 and 2012 ... Led team in goals, points and caused turnovers in junior and senior year ... US Lacrosse first team All-American 2013 ... US Lacrosse Academic All-American 2012 and 2013 ... Three-year CSLA Colorado All-League First Team Selection ... CSLA Colorado Continental League Player of the Year 2013 ... Named to Denver Post 2013 All-Colorado girls lacrosse team ... Named to Aurora Sentinel All-City Girls Lacrosse First Team 2012 and 2013 ... Team finished year as Continental league champions and ranked No. 2 in state.

Club Team: Played for Team 180 in 2013 ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) inaugural National Girls HS Lacrosse Team ... Colorado WDNL National Team Selection.

Notes: Born in Kitchener, Ont. ... Member of National Honor Society ... Student Athletic trainer ... Member and co-founder of Equestrian Service Club, which provides equine-facilitated activities and therapies for the emotionally, mentally and physically challenged ... Chosen as a member of a volunteer delegation that traveled to Belize and a local Mayan village tutoring and assisting children in rural areas ... Started her own specialty cupcake business during her senior year of high school.

Why Yale? "Once I stepped onto Yale's campus, I knew there was no other place for me. The phenomenal academics, paired with the passionate and outstanding lacrosse program, made Yale the obvious choice."

Carlin Zia
Exeter, N.H.
Phillips Exeter

High School: Played three years of varsity lacrosse ... Co-captain of lacrosse team senior year ... Recipient of lacrosse team's Kesler award for spirit and dedication ... Academic All-American ... Three years varsity ice hockey ... Co-captain of ice hockey team senior year ... Four years varsity soccer ... Soccer team MVP and co-captain senior year ... Recipient of Phillips Exeter's Goodwin '25 Cup, given to the four-year athlete who best embodies the qualities of sportsmanship and participation ... Recipient of the Vander Wolk College Scholarship "to honor a boy and girl in the graduating class who have been at Exeter for two or more years, and are the highest ranking academically among those seniors who have earned varsity letters in two or more sports." ... Graduated cum laude ... Recipient of academic excellence prizes in math (once each in advanced integrated mathematics and calculus), Russian (third year) and U.S. history ... National Merit Scholarship finalist ... Student member of Discipline Committee ... Recipient of two scholastic art awards for printmaking (Silver Key and Honorable Mention) ... Student Listener peer support/listening program.

Club Team: Played club soccer with Seacoast United Soccer Club 2004-2013 ... Won Super Y nationals (2009 and 2011) ... Regional finalists (2012).

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