Stanford Signs 10 from 10 Different States for the 2015 Season

Madison O'Leary (Gainesville, Fla./Oak Hall School), midfield: O'Leary is a U.S. Lacrosse and Academic All-American. She scored 75 goals, had 23 assists, at least 63 draw controls and 58 ground balls, and more than 40 turnovers caused on the way to earning her third consecutive Player of the Year award by the Gainesville Sun. O'Leary, the daughter of University of Florida coach Amanda O'Leary, has scored 203 goals in three high school seasons, an area career record. She also has led Oak Hall to consecutive Florida District 5 championships.

Madeline Pilchard (Pocomoke City, Md./Worcester Prep), goalie: Pilchard was selected to the All-Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference first team after leading the Mallards to the conference championship. Besides her lacrosse talent, Pilchard led Worcester's field hockey team to an undefeated season. She also is active in chorus, drama, the yearbook, and has a goal of becoming a pediatric neurologist working with Doctors without Borders.

Katie Schneider (Wayne, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame de Namur), midfield: Schneider helped lead Academy of Notre Dame of Villanova, Pa., to its best season ever, winning the Inter-Ac title and reaching the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tournament championship game. Schneider earned Academic All-America, first-team All-Inter-Ac, and second-team All-Delaware County honors.

Dillon Schoen (Darien, Conn./Darien HS), midfield: Schoen earned U.S. Lacrosse All-America and Academic All-America honors this year. Schoen has great speed and quickness and is skilled at picking up ground balls and launching the attack. As a freshman, she scored five goals in the state championship game to lead Darien to Connecticut's Class M title was the tournament MVP. She has gone on to earn first-team all-state honors and was selected to the Under Armour Underclassmen Elite Stars Tournament. Schoen also is a track star, setting the Darien school record in the indoor 600 meters.

Sandy Smith (Germantown, Tenn./Hutchison School), midfield: Smith earned U.S. Lacrosse first-team All-America and Academic All-America honors. She also helped Hutchison School of Memphis to its third consecutive Tennessee state championship, last spring. Smith is a three-time first-team all-region and a two-time first-team all-state player, and twice was a Best of the Preps Player of the Year finalist by the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

Stanford is coming off a 14-6 season that featured the program's first NCAA tournament victory an 8-7 triumph over Notre Dame. Stanford's Rachel Ozer and Anna Kim are returning IWLCA All-Region players and were among six Cardinal named to the All-MPSF team.

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