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Holt Inks 11 in 2019 Signing Class

August 21, 2019
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – Entering her ninth season at the helm of ODU lacrosse, head coach Heather Holt has announced the addition of 11 members to the 2019 class. Three transfers and eight freshman have signed on to join Monarch lacrosse.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this class of 11 newcomers," said Holt. "The addition of eight talented freshmen and three experienced transfers will add depth to our current roster. This team as a whole is a talented group and I am confident they will take our team to the next level. We are all eager to begin practicing in the next few weeks and look forward to our competitive Big East schedule come spring!"

 

Incoming Class By Position

Attack

 

Ali Mills

Hometown: Marietta, Ga.

Club: ATL Storm

Accolades:

U.S. Lacrosse All-American 2018, 2019

U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American

Led the team in goals 2019

Led the team in ground balls 2019

Marietta Daily Journal Player of the Week 2019

U.S. Lacrosse Player of the Week 2018

Four-year varsity letter

 

Maddie Mullenbach

Hometown: Urbandale, Iowa

Club: Iowa Mavericks

Accolades:

142 career goals

93 career assists

164 career ground balls

179 career draw controls

2017, 18 Team Offensive MVP

2019 Team MVP

Three-time MGLL All-Conference Team (17-19)

 

Midfield

 

Katie McGrain

Hometown: Forest Hill, Md.

Club: Skywalkers

Accolades:

Four-year varsity starter

2019 Captain

2019 First Team All-County

2017 State Champion

2017 Baltimore Sun Key Returning Player

2016 Baltimore Sun Key Newcomer

Four-time Minds in Motion Award Recipient

 

Jessica Pisani

Hometown: New Egypt, N.J.

Club: Ultimate Lacrosse

Accolades:

2019 Team Captain

2019 Coaches Award

2019 NJSIAA Scholar Athlete Award

Two-time Central Jersey Group III State Champions (17,19)

64 career goals

36 career assists

49 career draw controls

 

Emily Raech

Hometown: Wallingford, Pa.

Club: Ultimate Lacrosse

Accolades:

Four-year varsity starter

2019 Team Captain

2019 First Team All-Catholic

2019 Honorable Mention All-Delco

2016 Selected to play on Philadelphia National Tournament Team

 

Caroline Shaefer

Hometown: Glen Mills, Pa.

Club: Ultimate Lacrosse

Accolades:
54 career goals

26 career assists

11 career caused turnovers

52 career ground balls

2019 Central League Honorable Mention

2019 Honorable Mention All-Delco

2018 Ambassador Award

2018 District Champion

2018 Central League Champion

Four-time Pennsylvania State Title semi-finalists

 

Brooke Ferringer

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Club: Pittsburgh Premier Lacrosse

Accolades:

Four-year varsity starter

2018 leading scorer

2018 Offensive Player of the Year

Two-time varsity captain

Four-time Scholar-Athlete Award

170 career goals

 

Defense

 

Malissa Beall

Grade: Sophomore

Previous School: Kent State University

Hometown: Annapolis, Md.

Accolades: 

Played in 14 games 

9 ground balls

1 draw control

15 caused turnovers

Two-time team captain (High School)

Member of Maryland United Lacrosse Club (High School)

 

Madison Corcoran

Grade: Junior

Previous School: Hofstra University

Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

Accolades:

20 games played

8 career caused turnovers

7 career ground balls

Named All-County (High School)

 

Goalkeeper

 

Brianna Blatter

Grade: Sophomore

Previous School: Bryant University

Hometown: Port Jefferson, N.Y.

Accolades:

11 career saves

Played in two games before a season-ending injury

NEC Academic Honor Roll

Four-time First Team All-Suffolk County (High School)

Over 500 career saves (High School)

Volleyball & Track student-athlete (High School)

 

Sabrina Leatherwood

Hometown: North Potomac, Md.

Club: MC Elite

Accolades:

Four-year varsity letter (Lacrosse & Ice Hockey)

2019 St. John’s Lacrosse Cadet Award

2019 All-WCAC First Team

2019 WCAC ice hockey Champion

2017 All-WCAC Honorable Mention

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