Stanford Signs 10 from 10 Different States for the 2015 Season

STANFORD, Calif. Stanford signed 10 players to letters of intent, all from different states, illustrating the program's commitment to recruiting throughout the country.

Stanford's signees are Allie DaCar (Pleasanton, Calif.), Paige Jubinsky (Dallas,TX), Emily Koufakis (Manhasset, N.Y.), Kelly Myers (Alexandria, Va.), Maggie Nick (Chicago,IL), Madison O'Leary (Gainesville, Fla.), Madeline Pilchard (Pocomoke City, Md.), Katie Schneider (Wayne, Pa.), Dillon Schoen (Darien, Conn.), and Sandy Smith (Germantown, Tenn.). They will join the Cardinal for the 2015 season.

"We are very excited to welcome this exceptional group of student-athletes to our lacrosse program," Stanford coach Amy Bokker said. "These young women are accomplished on and off the lacrosse field. Our staff has worked hard to recruit the top players from all areas of the country, and with 10 states represented in this class we feel we have outstanding national representation. We look forward to them joining our current group of dedicated student-athletes."

The following is a closer look at members Stanford's newest recruiting class:

Allie DaCar (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley HS), goalie: Regarded as the top goalie in Northern California, DaCar helped Amador Valley to the East Bay Athletic League title and into the North Coast Section Division I final in 2013. DaCar, an honorable mention All-America, is a National Merit Scholar and was selected as the NCS Scholar Athlete of the Year for spring sports. DaCar also has been active in raising money for Invisible Children, which helps liberate women, children and kidnapped soldiers in Uganda.

Paige Jubinsky (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park HS), midfield: Outstanding at disrupting opponents and causing turnovers, Jubinsky caught coach Amy Bokker's eye during Stanford camps. On offense, Jubinsky is an efficient and smart shooter. An excellent all-around athlete, Jubinsky also competed in cross country at Highland Park and has a basketball and soccer background.

Emily Koufakis (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset HS), midfield: Koufakis is an All-Nassau County athlete in three sports lacrosse, field hockey, and track and field in addition to earning academic honors at Manhasset High on Long Island. Koufakis is a three-time all-county choice in field hockey and an outstanding sprinter. Koufakis exceled at the Elite 120 showcase event and led her Long Island Liberty club to victory at The Rise Tournament, a top Northeast showcase event.

Kelly Myers (Alexandria, Va./Georgetown Visitation HS), midfield: Led DC Metro 1 to the national club tournament championship and was named the Heather Leigh Albert Award winner as the tournament's top player. Myers is a truly versatile player with the ability to make an impact at all positions. She was a 2013 U.S. Lacrosse first-team All-American and was a Washington Post All-Met second-team selection as a junior. Myers also was selected to play in the U.S. Lacrosse All-American Showcase in Florida and, in 2012, was selected to the Under Armour Underclassmen Elite Stars Tournament.

Maggie Nick (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy), midfield: Nick was named Midwest Player of the Year by U.S. Lacrosse. She scored four goals and had five draw controls to lead Loyola Academy of Wilmette to the Illinois state championship over Montini Catholic. It was her second state title. She also helped the Ramblers to fourth in the Illinois state 4A basketball tournament as a sophomore. Nick, who was selected to the Under Armour Underclassmen Elite Stars Tournament, was a USL first-team All-American, an Under Armour All-American, and earned all-state honors.

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2013-12-03



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