Penn to Add Nine Recruits to its Lacrosse Program for 2015

PHILADELPHIA The University of Pennsylvania announced nine additions to its women's lacrosse program as members of the Class of 2018 today. Head coach Karin Corbett will welcome nine newcomers to her lineup as the Quakers look to add a ninth consecutive Ivy League championship to their Ivy-record run.

"I am excited about this incoming class," Corbett said. "Our program is coming off an exciting and historic year, and these nine young women will all be able to come right in and contribute to the continued success of our group. Each is a dynamic talent on the field and an outstanding contributor in the classroom and they will carry on our tradition of cultivating complete student-athletes at Penn."

The group hails from five states and the District of Columbia, including Penn's first-ever recruit from the State of California. Four players have earned high school All-American honors during their prep careers, and three have earned Academic All-American honors.

Championship pedigree will continue for the Red and Blue as the group has combined for four state championships during their high school careers and another 18 league, district or region titles.

The Quakers will return 26 players from its 2014 Ivy League championship team, including 11 who started 12 or more games. In addition, 2013 Ivy League Midfielder of the Year Shannon Mangini is expected to return from an injury which sidelined her for the entirety of 2014.

#30 Alex Condon | M
Dunn Loring, Va./James Madison High


High School: Four-time letterwinner ... Twice served as team captain ... Two-time state champion (2011, 2013) ... Two-time Northern Regional champion (2011, 2013) ... Four-time Liberty District champion (2011-14) ... 2014 Liberty District Player of the Year ... Four-time first-team All-District ... Three-time second-team All-Region (2011-13) ... 2013 Academic All-American ... 2013 Scholar Athlete Award recipient ... Twice named All-Region ... Also lettered three times in field hockey ... Captained team in 2013 ... 2013 first-team All-District in field hockey ... 2013 first-team All-Region in field hockey ... 2013 second-team All-State in field hockey ... National Science Honor Society member ... National Honor Society member.

Personal: Daughter of Monica and Michael Condon ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

#9 Katie Cromie | D
Allendale, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy


High School: Four-time letterwinner... Served as team captain ... 2014 Academic All-American ... 2014 New Jersey Group IV quarterfinalist ... 2013 New Jersey Group IV state finalist ... Four-time runner-up in Bergen County ... 2014 first-team All-Bergen County ... 2013 second-team All-Bergen County ... 2014 first-team All-League ... 2014 first-team All-North Jersey Named Best Defender in New Jersey by Star Ledger in 2014 ... Recipient of 2014 Immaculate Heart Academy Athletic Career Achievement Award ... Senior Class Officer ... High Honor Roll student ... Science League member ... One of 10 Prefect Student Ambassadors in senior class ... Volunteered at All is Well Boutique, a non-profit organization which raises money to support cancer research and care.

Personal: Daughter of Patricia VanTassel-Cromie and John Cromie ... Mother played tennis at Fordham ... Cousin, Alex, played women's lacrosse at Fairfield from 2008-12 ... Cousin, Matt, plays lacrosse at Drexel ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

#20 Caroline Cummings | A
Menlo Park, Calif./Sacred Heart Prep


High School: Four-time letterwinner ... 2014 US Lacrosse first-team All-American ... 2012 US Lacrosse honorable mention All-American ... Two-time West Bay Athletic League champion (2013, 2014) ... Three-time first-team All-League (2011-12, 2014) ... 2013 West Bay Athletic League Most Valuable Player ... Twice a member of Under Armour Underclass Games West team (2012, 2013) ... Named to Nor Cal Women's Division National Tournament team as a freshman in 2011 ... Selected to US Lacrosse U15 All-Tournament team in 2011 ... Also lettered three times in basketball ... Served as basketball team captain ... Named 2014 Athlete of Distinction at Sacred Heart Prep ... Volunteered at Boys and Girls Club ... Volunteered at Saint Anthony's souk kitchen.

Personal: Daughter of Lynne Young and Scott Cummings ... Mother played tennis at California ... Father played lacrosse at Brown ... Grandfather, James Young, played baseball at Michigan ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in communications.

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