Women's Lacrosse Adds 14 to 2018 Roster

Holy Cross Athletics   10-12-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women’s lacrosse coach Amanda Belichick has announced the class of 2021 for the Crusaders. Belichick adds 14 freshmen to the 2018 roster. The Class of 2021 consists of two defenders, six midfielders, and six attackers.

“I am thrilled to welcome the class of 2021 to Holy Cross and the women’s lacrosse program,” said Belichick about the newcomers. “They are talented in many ways, both on and off the field. The level of success and individual experience they bring is critical to the growth of the team and to achieve our short and long term goals. I am looking forward to their impact on the field and in all aspects of life at Holy Cross.”

Here is a look at the incoming class. 

Name Pos. Ht. Hometown/High School
Mairead Anderson A/M 5-8 Scituate, Mass./Thayer Academy
Sydney Brant M 5-6 Wilton, Conn./Wilton
Emily Culbertson A 5-4 Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown
Emily DeMaso M 5-4 Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlow
Dana Dinardo M 5-2 Weston, Mass./Weston
Meg Donahoe A 5-6 Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlow
Shannon Dudeck A 5-3 Hamilton Square, N.J./The Hun School of Princeton
Julia Gasbarre M 5-7 North Royalton, Ohio/Western Reserve Academy
Izzy Grant A/M 5-8 Malverne, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy
Cathering Guanci M 5-4 Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury
Stephanie Petras D 5-8 Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset
Lily Sheridan A 5-3 Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset
Meredith Strott M 5-5 Onondaga Hill, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy
Haley Walker D/M 5-5 Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls

 

Mairead Anderson:

  • Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Anni Zukauskas
  • Captained the team in 2017
  • Named an All-ISL Honorable Mention twice (2016, 2017)
  • Led her team in scoring in back-to-back seasons (2016, 2017)
  • Played for Lower New England in the 2016 National Tournament
  • Played club lacrosse for Revolution Lacrosse under head coach Lukas Cash

Sydney Brant:

  • Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Meredith Meyran
  • Captained the team in 2017
  • Helped her team to a Class M State Championship and FCIAC Runner-Up finish in 2014
  • Led her team to two Class L Runner-Up finishes in 2015 and 2017
  • A two-time Second Team All-State (2016, 2017)
  • Selected as a two-time Second Team All-FCIAC in 2016 and 2017
  • Awarded the Outstanding Senior Award in 2017
  • As a senior, collected 16 goals, 7 assists, 74 ground balls, 46 draw controls, and 17 caused turnovers
  • As a junior, recorded 11 goals, 4 assists, 49 ground balls, 43 draw controls, and 13 caused turnovers
  • Recipient of the 2017 Leadership Award
  • Played club lacrosse for NewLax Lacrosse under head coaches Caitlin Jackson and Emily Mason

Emily Culbertson:

  • Three-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Deanna Knobloch
  • Helped her team to a 2015 State Championship
  • Led her team to back-to-back South Jersey Group 3 Championships (2016, 2017)
  • Played club lacrosse for South Jersey Select under head coach KC Knobloch

Emily DeMaso:

  • Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Heather Lewsey
  • Captained the team in 2017
  • Named to the All-Stat First Team in 2016, All-FCIAC Second Team twice (2015, 2016), and All-FCIAC Honorable Mention in 2014
  • Selected as a Scholar Athlete in 2017 and an Academic All-American in 2016

Dana Dinardo:

  • Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Megan McDonald
  • Captained the team in 2016 and 2017
  • Led her team to a Dual County League Small Championship
  • Played club lacrosse for Mass Elite under head coach Leslie Frank

Meg Donahue:

  • Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Heather Lewsey
  • Captained the team in 2017
  • Named an All-State and All-FCIAC in 2015 and 2016
  • In 2017 named to the All-State and All-FCIAC Second Team
  • Selected as the Fairfield Citizen Athlete of the Week in 2017
  • Two-time Fairfield Citizen Player of the Game (2017)
  • In 2017, totaled 83 goals and 21 assists
  • Tallied 215 career goals and 50 assists
  • Played club lacrosse for Gold Coast under head coaches Caitlin Jackson and Emily Mason

Shannon Dudeck:

  • Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Liz Cook
  • Captained the team in 2017
  • A two-time NJISAA Prep “A” All-League team (2016, 2017)
  • Named to the 2017 All-MAPL (Mid Atlantic Prep League) team
  • A two-time Trentonian All-Prep Team and Trenton Times All-Prep Team selection (2016, 2017)
  • Named the Hun School’s 2017 Most Valuable Player
  • Selected to the 2015 Trentonian All-Prep Second Team
  • Totaled 101 goals, 31 assists, and 96 ground balls in her career at the Hun School
  • Tallied 51 goals and 13 assists in 2017
  • Recipient of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award
  • Played club lacrosse for Ultimate Lacrosse of New Jersey under head coach Michele DeJuliis

Julia Gasbarre:

  • Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Amanda Glass
  • Captained the team in 2017
  • Named the team’s Most Valuable Player and Gold Medal in 2017
  • Awarded the team’s Most Improved in 2014
  • Named to the All-State team in 2017
  • Selected to the All-District team in 2016
  • Led her team to a MSLA Championship and an 11-5 record
  • Scored 141 goals in her career at Western Reserve Academy
  • Scored 50 goals in 2017, 48 goals in 2016, 33 in 2015, and 10 in 2014
  • Recipient of the school’s Marie Fielder Award
  • Played club lacrosse for Midwestern Force under head coach Lisa Mitchelides

Izzy Grant:

  • Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Morgan Molinari O’Connor
  • Two-time captain (2016, 2017)
  • Named an Academic All-American in 2017
  • An All-League selection in 2017
  • Named the team’s Most Valuable Player and Attacker of the Year in 2017
  • Recipient of the Coaches Award in 2016
  • Named the team’s Rookie of the Year (2014)
  • Tallied 85 goals and 32 assists in her career
  • Started in every game as a four-year member of varsity
  • Played club lacrosse for ICON Lacrosse under head coach Patrick McCabe

 

Catherine Guanci:

  • Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Kris Cofiell
  • Captained the team in 2017
  • Named a First Team US Lacrosse All-American in 2017
  • A three-time All-Conference selection (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Selected to the All-State First Team in 2016
  • Name to the Hartford Courant All-Courant Team and the Hartford Courant Player to Watch in 2017
  • Guided her team to four-consecutive Central Connecticut Conference Championships (2014-2017)
  • Helped her team to the Class L State Championship game in 2014
  • Played club lacrosse for the Dodgers under head coach Dee Stephan

Stephanie Petras:

  • Two-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Danielle Gallagher
  • Captained the team in 2017
  • Won the Team Honor Award (2017)
  • Named to the All-County team in 2017
  • A two-time NYS Scholar Athlete Award recipient (2016, 2017)
  • Team was ranked second nationally in 2016
  • Played club lacrosse for Long Island Liberty under head coach Danielle Gallagher

Lily Sheridan:

  • Two-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Danielle Gallagher
  • Team was ranked second nationally in 2016
  • Played club lacrosse for Long Island Liberty under head coach Danielle Gallagher

Meredith Strott:

  • Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Doug Sedgewick
  • Team was ranked in the national top 10 by Lax Power in 2016
  • Three-time All-League Honoree selection (2015, 2016 and 2017)
  • Named an Inside Lacrosse/Nike Co-Player of Week
  • Led her team to a New York State Semifinal finish and a Section III championship in 2017
  • Helped her team to a 2016 Class A State Championship in 2016 with a 21-0 record
  • Played club lacrosse for Ethix under head coach Josh LaGrow

Haley Walker:

  • Three-year member of the varsity lacrosse team under head coach Mary Gagnon
  • Captained the team in 2017
  • Named the team’s Unsung Hero in 2017
  • Awarded the St. Paul’s School for Girls Athlete of the Year (2016-17)
  • Played club lacrosse for TLC under head coach John Webster

 

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