Saturday, February 24, 2024

W&M Lacrosse Announces Seven-Player Recruiting Class

(Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — William & Mary lacrosse head coach Colleen Dawson has announced that seven student-athletes will join the program for the 2023-24 academic year.

The talented incoming class features two attackers, two midfielders, two defenders and a goalie.

“We are excited to welcome the W&M Class of 2027 to our Tribe Lacrosse Family,” Dawson said. “This class brings depth at every position and comes to us from as far as Dallas and as close as Richmond.

“This class features speed and athleticism that will seamlessly transition them to the college game.  We look forward to them donning the Green & Gold for the next four years and continuing to elevate Tribe Lacrosse to the next level.”

The following is a brief look at the Tribe’s 2023-24 recruiting class:

#7 Chloe Pierini
Winter Park, Fla. (Bishop Moore Catholic High School)  

“Chloe’s attacking mindset will help the team in many ways. She is an exciting player to watch because of her creative and explosive lacrosse skills. Chloe’s strength is her versatility to dodge or feed, and we look forward to her contributing to the attacking end.”

Bishop Moore Catholic High School
Four-year letterwinner as an attacker at Bishop Moore Catholic High School … Two-time Under Armour All-America South Command Team selection (2020, 2022) … American Select 22 & 23 South Team selection in 2021 … US Lacrosse National Orlando Team selection in 2021 … Chosen to the Corrigan National Cup District South Highlight All-Star Team in 2021 … Member of the National Honor Society, Multicultural Club and Fishing Club …

Personal Information
Daughter of Thomas and Josette Pierini … Father played collegiate lacrosse at UAlbany … Enjoys fashion, shopping, working out, going to the beach and pop culture.

#11 Finley Hoffman
Wynnewood, Pa. (Lower Merion High School)  

“We are excited for Finley to join our midfield unit. During her recruiting process, she immediately stood out between the 30’s as the person who can do it all. Finley brings hustle and heart to both sides of the field, and we look forward to seeing her impact on Tribe Lacrosse for years to come.” 

Lower Merion High School
Four-year letterwinner as a midfielder at Lower Merion High School … Served as a captain as a senior and started all four years … Two-time All-Central Second Team selection (2022, 2023) … Two-time All-Main Line Second Team selection (2022, 2023) … PASLA All-Academic honoree in 2023 … Earned team’s “Workhorse” Award in 2022 and the “Best Work Ethic” Award in 2023 … Led her team in ground balls, caused turnovers and draw controls each of her last three seasons … Finished her career with 247 draw controls and 106 goals … Led the team in assists as a sophomore and was the squad’s second-leading scorer as a junior and senior … Senior season stats included 101 draw controls and 33 goals … Also led the team in minutes played and helped LMHS to the second round of the district playoffs for the first time in more than 20 years … Three-year letterwinner in soccer, helping the team to three straight Central League titles … Earned the LMHS Class of 2023 Best Sportsmanship Award and Athletic Achievement Award … Member of the National Honor Society … Four-year Academic Honor Roll awardee … Graduated Magna Cum Laude … Coached K-6 lacrosse for LMYGL … Volunteered with BMPC … Selected to be a LM Writing Fellow … Wrote for the school newspaper, The Merionite …

Personal Information
Daughter of Ted and Whitney Hoffman … Mother played collegiate field hockey at Colgate University … Father played club ice hockey at Colgate University … Enjoys going to the beach, reading, running and concerts.

#14 Piper Kienzle
Wayne, Pa. (Conestoga High School)  

“Piper brings awareness and lax IQ to our attacking end. She is versatile and dynamic and will be a threat from the X position. Her club and high school team have been ranked among the best in the country, and we look forward to that championship mindset and experience adding to our program.”

Conestoga High School
Four-year letterwinner as an attacker at Conestoga High School … 2022 and 2023 PASLA All-Academic and honorable mention selection … Finished her prep career with 35 goals and 93 assists … Also lettered in basketball twice … Member of Fighting Back Scholarship Program Club …

Personal Information
Daughter of Peter and Amy Kienzle … Sister, Amelia, played collegiate lacrosse at the University of Delaware … Enjoys skiing, watching sunsets/sunrises, lifting and playing sports.

#23 Molly Delaney
Garnet Valley, Pa. (The Episcopal Academy)  

“Molly immediately stood out during the recruiting process because of her awareness and understanding of the defensive side of the ball. She quickly adapts to each situation and knows when to slide or send help. Molly will play a pivotal role in our transition game pushing the ball up the field and increase the depth of our defensive unit.”

The Episcopal Academy
Four-year letterwinner as a defender at Episcopal Academy … Team captain … All-league selection as a senior … Helped team win the Inter-AC Championship twice … Garnered the Episcopal Academy Team of 1983 Lacrosse Award and Tri-Sport Athlete Award … Under Armour Lacrosse Command Team … PASLA All-Academic Team selection … Also lettered multiple times in soccer and indoor track … Volunteered with Community Service Corp … Winner of Girls in Stem Coding Competition …

Personal Information
Daughter of Stephen and Courtney Delaney … Brother, Connor, played lacrosse and basketball at Johns Hopkins University … Sister, Riley, played lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University … Brother, Will, plays lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University … Enjoys working as a swimming instructor and spending time at the Jersey Shore with family and friends.

#28 Anna Armstrong
Richmond, Va. (The Collegiate School) 

“Anna is a solid and strong defender who will make an immediate impact in our defensive unit. Her lax IQ and decision-making off ball allow her to go for interceptions and make the big plays. She will add depth to our defensive unit and will easily transition to the college game.”    

The Collegiate School
Four-year letterwinner as a defender at Collegiate School … Helped her team win the LIS title and finish as the state runner-up in 2021 … Also lettered twice in swimming and swam at the state meet in 2021 … Co-Chair of the Honor Council …

Personal Information
Daughter of Tiff and Kelly Armstrong … Brother, Charles, played football collegiately at Middlebury … Enjoys horseback riding, traveling and reading.  

#43 Charlotte Troy
Baltimore, Md. (Roland Park Country School)  

“Charlotte is a versatile midfielder who will impact our draw unit. She knows how to place and track the ball immediately off the draw. Her ability to play on both ends of the field will help our offensive and defensive units this season.”   

Roland Park Country School
Three-year letterwinner as a midfielder at Roland Park Country School … Selected as a captain during her senior year … Chosen for Athletes Unlimited Futures Lacrosse Maryland Region in 2021 and helped her team win the championship … Also a four-year letterwinner in field hockey and track & field …  Served as a Red Key Ambassador and Peer Health Mentor … Co-Captain of Current Events Club and FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools) … Member of the Think Pink Club, Polar Bear Plunge Club and One Love Club … Honor Roll member … Volunteered with Paul’s Place, Ronald McDonald House and the Charm City Run …

Personal Information
Daughter of Bradley and Kimberly Troy … Brother, Talbot, played collegiate lacrosse at Franklin and Marshall College … Aunt, Michele Dejulius played lacrosse collegiately at Penn State and with the US Lacrosse Team … Enjoys reading, running, traveling and reviewing foods.   

#44 Josie Sinwell
Dallas, Texas (The Hockaday School)  

“We look forward to Josie joining our goalie world this year. Josie comes from a very successful high school program with a lot of talent, so we are excited for that depth and knowledge to immediately impact our team. Her ability to quarterback the defensive along with her quick decision making and her accuracy when clearing the ball will help kick start our offense this season.”

The Hockaday School
Three-year letterwinner as a goalie at The Hockaday School … Two-time All-SPC and all-state selection … Texas State Championship Goalie MVP … President of the Hockaday Habitat for Humanity Chapter … President of the Hockaday Investment Club …

Personal Information
Daughter of Andrew and Abigail Sinwell … Mother swam collegiately at Princeton University … Enjoys tennis, reading, hiking, rock climbing and water skiing.

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