PRINCETON, N.J. (6/19/13) - Princeton head women's lacrosse coach Chris Sailer is pleased to announce the six student-athletes who will make up the Class of 2017 for the Princeton women’s lacrosse team.
“I couldn't be more excited to welcome the talented Class of 2017 to Princeton,” Sailer said. “The six incoming players, five of whom were recognized as high school All-Americans in 2013, were hand-picked for their athleticism, game sense, skill and personality, and especially for their motivation to achieve at the highest levels, both academically and athletically. They will join a tight-knit, fun-loving and compelled Princeton team that is driven to improve on the accomplishments of 2013, which saw the Tigers return to the NCAA Tournament and firmly cement their place in the national rankings.
The Class of 2017 will have an immediate impact on the Tigers, making us deeper, faster and more dynamic through the midfield and at both ends of the field. I have no doubt they will make their collective mark at Princeton, adding to the great tradition of our program both in the Ivy League and the NCAAs. Our staff and returning players are eager to welcome our incoming freshmen to the Princeton Lacrosse Family and help them make a smooth transition to Princeton and Division I lacrosse.”
Ellie DeGarmo, 5-6, Goalie, Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr School
A 2013 graduate of Bryn Mawr School, DeGarmo capped her career with a .490 save percentage. During her senior year she played in all 16 games and had a .550 save percentage. Her team posted a 56-15 record during her four-year career. A 2013 All-America, DeGarmo also earned national all-academic honors. DeGarmo captured Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) A Conference All-Star honors, was named first-team all-Metro, won the C. Markland Kelly Jr. Athletic Service Award as a senior. She earned scholar-athlete honors and the Varsity Cup all four years at Bryn Mawr. DeGarmo played club lacrosse for the TLC, was on the Baltimore Metro 1 team in 2012 and helped the team win the 2011 championship of the national tournament schoolgirls division. A captain in three sports, DeGarmo lettered in soccer and women’s hockey. Her soccer team won the IAAM championship in 2009, 2010 and 2010 and her hockey team was the 2010 Maryland Scholastic Hockey League Champions
Anna Doherty, 5-5, Attack/Midfield, Bernardsville, N.J./Kent Place School
A 2013 graduation of Kent Place School, Doherty finished her career with 210 goals and 40 assists. She missed more than four weeks of her senior season because of an injury but still managed 14 goals and four assists. Kent combined for a 40-33 record during her career and was twice a prep state finalist and was a Union County finalist and semifinalist. Doherty was team captain during both her junior and senior years and captured team MVP honors as sophomore and junior. During her freshman campaign her helped her team to an 11-7 record and was named the Union County Rookie of the Year. Doherty is a two-time first-team all-state (Prep division) selection, a three-time all-conference pick and was named first-team all-county twice. She is a two-time national all-academic selection. Doherty played her club lacrosse with Steps Elite Lacrosse from 2007-12. She was also on the 2011 and 2013 North Jersey Team 1 for the US National Tournament.
Jeanie Dwinell, 5-8, Midfield/Defense, Dedham, Mass./Middlesex School
Dwinell had a standout career at Middlesex School, where she owns the school record in assists in a season with 38 her senior year. She added 19 goals, 17 ground balls, 12 draw controls and seven caused turnovers in her final year as a Zebra. In her three years at Middlesex she tallied 53 goals, 55 assists, 53 ground balls, 38 draw controls and 22 caused turnovers, while guiding her teams to a collective 41-8 record. Dwinell played her freshman year of lacrosse at Southfield High School, before transferring. Team captain this past season, Dwinell was named US Lacrosse All-America and earned the Middlesex School’s Outstanding Senior Girl Athlete Award. The Zebras finished as the runner-up in the Independent School League (ISL) in 2011 and 2013. Dwinell herself was named 2012 ISL Honorable Mention and 2013 All-ISL. She was named for the Lower New England 1 team for the US Lacrosse National Tournament in 2011 and 2012 and won championship in 2012. Additionally she was named to the Under Armour Underclass New England teams in 2011 and 2012. Dwinell played club lacrosse with Revolution Club Lacrosse.
Olivia Hompe, 5-9, Midfield, New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan
The New Canaan High School all-time leading scorer, Hompe finished her career with 268 goals, 108 assists, 164 draw controls, 131 caused turnovers and 167 ground balls. She led her team to a combined 75-13 record during her four years, three state championships, two conference finals, two conference semifinals and one state quarterfinal. She was named the MVP of both the 2012 and 2013 state championship games. As a senior captain, Hompe score 79 goals and added 39 assists, 65 draws, 45 caused turnovers and 44 ground balls while her team posted a 21-2 record. She led the team in scoring as a sophomore, junior and senior and was the second-leading scorer as a freshman. Hompe is a three-time all-conference, all-state and MSG Varsity all-Connecticut selection. A two-time All-America, Hompe earned Connecticut Scholar/Athlete, National Merit finalist, MSG Varsity all-tri state and academic All-America as a senior.
Additionally, Hompe lettered in cross country and ice hockey. She was named second-team all-conference in cross country and was a four-time all-conference and all-state player in hockey. Hompe is the all-time leading scorer in hockey at New Canaan and in the state of Connecticut, leading the Rams to three conference and state championships. She is the second all-time leading scorer in the US with 236 goals, 148 assists and 384 points.
Hompe played her club lacrosse with the CT Chargers. She was also a member of the 2013 Under Armour All-America North team, the 2012 Lower New England 1 team that won the championship at the national tournament, was a member 2011 New England Under Armour Underclass All-America team.
Amanda Leavell, 5-5, Midfield/Defense, Houston, Texas/St. John’s School
A three-sport athlete at St. John’s School, Leavell guided her lacrosse team to a 75-18 record during her four years, including a 21-2 record her senior year when she was team captain. She led the Mavericks in caused turnovers as a sophomore, junior and senior. This past season Leavell collected 60 goals, 24 assists, 44 draw controls and 27 caused turnovers. Leavell is a three-time Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) all-conference selection and two-time all-state pick. She helped the team win three SPC championships, three state championships and two city championships. Leavell was named the MVP of the city championships in 2012 and team MVP. A two-time US Lacrosse All-America, Leavell earned national all-academic honors in 2012. Leavell also lettered in basketball and field hockey and was twice named MVP of the Mavericks basketball team. She plays her club lacrosse with the Texas Rangers.
Lauren Steidl, 5-8, Midfield, Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth
Steidl is currently in the midst of her lacrosse season at Cape Elizabeth High School. Thus far Steidel has 172 career points on 129 goals and 43 assists and is a two-year team captain. For the past two years, the team has reached the Western Maine finals. As a senior Steidl earned US Lacrosse All-America and all-academic honors. As a junior, Steidl led the Capers in scoring with 58 goals as the team went undefeated during the regular season before falling in three overtimes in the playoffs to finish at 13-1. During her freshman and sophomore years the team posted a combined 18-8 record. In 2012 she was named All-America, first-team all-conference, The Forecaster Cape Elizabeth Spring Female Athlete of the Year and earned national all-academic honors. A member of the school’s field hockey team, Steidel was the team MVP as a senior while capturing first-team all-conference and first-team all-state honors as a senior. Steidl is a member of the Skywalkers Blue 2013 Club Team.