Sunday, July 21, 2024

W&M Lacrosse Announces Nine-Player Recruiting Class

(Courtesy of William & Mary Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — William & Mary lacrosse head coach Colleen Dawson has announced that nine student-athletes will join the program for the 2022-23 academic year.

The talented incoming class features five midfielders, two defenders, an attacker and a goalie.

“We are thrilled to welcome the class of 2026 to our Tribe,” Dawson said. “This class brings depth at every position, and we cannot wait to watch their immediate impact move our team forward. It is an exciting time for us as a program, and we look forward to these nine incoming freshmen connecting with our returners to continue to build upon our past successes.”

The following is a brief look at the Tribe’s 2022-23 recruiting class:

Sophie Cipolla
Glenwood, Md. (Glenelg High School) 

“Sophie is a dynamic and agile midfielder who is very familiar with the Tribe. Her older sister, Sarah will be a senior this year, and we are excited to see what they can bring to our program, especially on the attacking end.”  

Glenelg High School
Four-year letterwinner as a midfielder for head coach Alex Pagnotta at Glenelg High School … Selected to Nike Elite 120 and UA 150 … Helped lead GHS to a No. 14 national ranking by USA Lacrosse/Nike in 2022 … GHS claimed the county title three times (2019, 2021, 2022) … Also member of the field hockey team for two seasons and won a state championship as a senior … Member of the GHS student government for four years and served as class secretary as a senior … Member of the National Honor Society …

Personal Information
Daughter of Dominick and Kelly Cipolla … Sister, Sarah, is a member of the W&M lacrosse team … Brother, Johnny, played ice hockey at US Merchant Marine Academy … Enjoys traveling, reading, running and the New York Giants.

Megan Corrigan
Malvern, Pa. (Great Valley High School)  

“Meg is a scrappy, aggressive defender who pushes attackers out of their comfort zone. She has a knack for knockdowns and is a versatile player who will make a big impact to our defensive unit.” 

Great Valley High School

Four-year letterwinner as a defender for head coach Kimberly Wenger at Great Valley High School … Under Armour Uncommitted Team in 2019 … Under Armour 150 Showcase in 2019 … NXT Girls Philly Fall and Summer Showcase All-Star in 2019 … Ultimate Elite 2022 Team in 2019 and 2020 … Finished her career with 72 goals … Led the Chesmont League in assists as a junior … Served on the executive board of the Best Buddies Club for four years … Morgan’s Message student ambassador … Student council representative all four years … Member of the National Honor Society (2021, 2022) and French Honor Society (2021, 2022) … Alex’s Lemonade Stand Club member for four years …

Personal Information
Daughter of Jerry and Jessica Corrigan … Enjoys playing tennis, volunteerism, lifting and photography.  

Kate Draddy
Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Catholic High School)  

“Kate is a natural midfielder who will make a big impact this year on both ends of the field. Her speed, tenacity, and athleticism will push others around her to rise to her level of play.” 

Charlotte Catholic High School
Four-year letterwinner as a midfielder for head coach Dee Bier at Charlotte Catholic High School … Two-time All-American (2021, 2022) … Two-time first-team all-state selection (2021, 2022) … Two-time first-team all-conference honoree … Honored as the Player of the Year at Greater Lacrosse Awards in Charlotte in 2022 … Selected as the conference player of the year as a senior … All-Academic honoree twice (2021, 2022) … Garnered the 2022 Charlotte Catholic Scholar Athlete Award … Finalist for the 2022 Charlotte Observer Athlete of the Year … Nominee for the Rising Star Award at Greater Charlotte Lacrosse Awards in 2019 … Finalist for the 2021-22 High School OT Honors for Lacrosse … Finished her prep career with 138 goals, 41 assists, 220 draw controls and 200 ground balls … Also lettered in cross country … Member of four honor societies in high school … Served as a student ambassador … Junior Marshal …

Personal Information
Daughter of Greg and Geri Draddy … Father played football and College of Holy Cross (1989-93) … Grandfather, Bill Draddy, played football at Michigan State (1956-59) … Enjoys running, reading, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and is interested in math.

Jaylin Locke
Ridgewood, N.J. (Ridgewood High School)  

“Jaylin’s speed and defensive knowledge will seamlessly transition her to make a big impact in the college game. She plays big and tends to come up with every 50/50 ball that is near her.” 

Ridgewood High School
Two-year letterwinner as a defender/midfielder for head coach Liz Henky at Ridgewood High School … Two-time third-team all-state selection (2021, 2022) … Earned first-team all-league and all-county honors as a junior and a senior … Two-time first-team All-North Jersey selection (2021, 2022) … All-Group 4 second-team selection as a senior … Nominated for the North Jersey High School Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year twice (2021, 2022) … Named to the Top Girls Lacrosse Senior List in 2022 … Finished her career with 82 caused turnovers and 54 ground balls … Earned the Leadership Award … Also played volleyball and basketball …

Personal Information
Daughter of Jason and Gizele Locke … Father played football at Rutgers University … Mother ran track at Virginia Union University … Brother played football at Yale University … Enjoys reading, painting, listing to music, lifting, spending time with family and friends, listening to podcasts and playing with her dog.

Maresa Moyer
Crofton, Md. (Mount de Sales Academy)  

“Maresa is a natural two-way midfielder who will elevate our level of play, especially between the 30’s. Her work ethic and hustle will raise the competitiveness in every practice and game.”  

Mount de Sales Academy
Four-year letterwinner as a midfielder at Mount de Sales Academy … Served as a team captain during her senior season … Honored as the team’s MVP twice (2019, 2022) … Scored 40 goals and won 60 percent of her draws as a senior … Earned team’s Unsung Hero Award in 2021 … Selected to play on the Maryland National Lacrosse Showcase Team in 2021 … East Coast Select Lacrosse Club Standout Player of the Week … Earned the William J. Held Leadership Award in 2022 … PNC Achiever: Athlete of the Week Award in 2022 … Also lettered in soccer and basketball … Served as captain in soccer during her senior year … Served as Student Council Secretary all four years … Earned Principal’s Honor Roll distinction all four years … Member of the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society School, National Math Honor Society and the National English Honor Society … Garnered the Honors Spanish II Award … Volunteered more than 100 hours … Member of the G.I.R.L. Club at Mount de Sales Academy … Also a member of the Support the Troops Club and the MDSA Wellies Club … Served as Class Secretary for the MDSA Student Council … MDSA Tutor Association … Earned Presidential Award and Suma Cum Laude National Latin Exam Award as a senior …

Personal Information
Daughter of Shawn and Teresa Moyer … Father played soccer at the United States Naval Academy (1993-97) … Also recruited to play lacrosse at Navy … Brother, Patrick, plays lacrosse at Randolph-Macon College … Enjoys cooking/baking, reading, the beach, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

Lauren Rothstein
Fairfax, Va. (Robinson Secondary School)  

“Lauren is a versatile player who can be a scoring threat and a shutdown 1v1 defender. We look forward to her aggressive style of play and lax IQ impacting our team immediately.”  

Robinson Secondary School
Four-year letterwinner as a midfielder for head coach Tim Prosser at Robinson Secondary School … Team captain as a senior … Earned first-team all-region and all-district honors as a senior after totaling 90 draw controls (4.3 per game), 36 goals and 11 assists … Led her team to back-to-back district titles (2021, 2022) and a pair of region runner-up finishes (2021, 2022) … Honorable mention all-district selection as a junior … 2020 Under Armour All-American Junior Spotlight Team … Also earned four letters in field hockey and earned first-team all-district honors en route to helping Robinson earn the program’s state tournament appearance in 2022 … Garnered the Field Hockey Athletics Booster Award as a senior … Recipient of the 2022 Northern Virginia Athletic Directors, Administrators and Coaching Association’s (NVADACA) Scholarship … Also received the 2022 Robert Menefee Athletic Scholarship … Member of the Student Government Association all four years and was elected a Class Council Officer three times … Earned the Jefferson Leadership Award and the Student Government Leadership Award … Member of the Student Advisory Council to the Fairfax County School Board … Member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and English Honor Society … International Baccalaureate Diploma Recipient … Earned the Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 4.0+ GPA all four years … Volunteered as a youth field hockey coach and refereed youth lacrosse …

Personal Information
Daughter of Julius and Melissa Rothstein … Father earned his Law degree at W&M (Class of 1993) … Brother, Ethan, played baseball at James Madison University … Enjoys spending time outside, lifting and playing spikeball.

Allison Vigne
Millersville, Md. (Archbishop Spalding High School) 

“Ally is a competitor in every area of the field. She easily comes up with groundballs and is a scrappy middie who will add depth to our midfield unit.” 

Archbishop Spalding High School
Two-year letterwinner at midfield/attack for head coach Tara Shea at Archbishop Spalding High School … Helped Archbishop Spalding garner a No. 12 national ranking during her senior season … Competed in the Nation Cup District East Highlight HER All-Star Game in 2021 … Served as a Nation United Ambassador in 2020-21 … Morgan’s Message Student Ambassador and served as Club President at Archbishop Spalding … Member of the National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Key Club and One Love Club … Recognized with Outstanding Achievement in Into to Drawing (2019) and Outstanding Achievement in Painting I (2021) … Volunteered with Orphan Grain Train …

Personal Information
Daughter of Jeff and Erin Vigne … Enjoys art and listening to music.

Marin Wilhelm
Parkton, Md. (McDonogh School)  

“We are excited about Marin’s high level playing experience as she comes in from one of the top schools in the country. Her ability to track the ball and be vocal will push our defensive unit to have a bigger presence on the field.” 

McDonogh School
Two-year letterwinner as a goalie for head coach Taylor Cummings at McDonogh School … Posted a .505 save percentage as a senior … Earned a spot on the 2021 Highlighter all-star team for district east … Won the team’s Nancy Sebeck Love character award, which is bestowed upon a teammate who shows great character and compassion for all her teammates … Also a three-year letterwinner in squash and won the team’s Eagle award as a senior … Garnered the squad’s Coaches award three times … Leader of the Salsa Club and the Ocean Awareness Club … Earned McDonogh’s Cornucopia award … Member of the honor roll and dean’s list …

Personal Information
Daughter of Sean and Bonnie Wilhelm … Enjoys playing squash, reading, traveling, volunteering, looking out for the environment and spending time with family and friends.

Sydney Witwer
Lancaster, Pa. (Manheim Township)  

“Sydney is natural goal scorer with a work ethic that will immediately impact our team. She finds a way to get open in tough attacking situations and is able to finish under pressure.” 

Manheim Township
Four-year letterwinner at attack/midfield for head coach Mark Pinkerton at Manheim Township … Two-time US Lacrosse All-America selection (2021, 2022), All-Central Pennsylvania Team honoree in 2021 and 2022 … Named a Lancaster Lebanon League First-Team All-Star twice (2021, 2022) … Finished her prep career with 228 goals … Totaled 133 points as a senior (117g, 16a) … 2020 Under Armour All-America Highlight Team (Philadelphia) … Under Armour 150 selection in 2019 and 2020 … Member of the Under Armour All-America Command Team (Philadelphia) in 2018 and 2019 … 2020 Nike Elite 120 selection … 2020 WPLL Futures National Championship Summit (PA) … Shake School Top 25 selection in 2020 … Chosen to the Lacrosse Magazine Best 2022 Girls Players to Watch List in 2019 and 2020 … Inside Lacrosse Under Armour All-America Notable Standout in 2019 … US Lacrosse National Tournament selection (Central PA 1) in 2019 … Maverik All-America National Lacrosse Classic – Championship Team (PA) in 2019 … A starter in three consecutive PIAA Class 3A state championship games … Wrote for her school newspaper all four years … Served as Overall Chair for the Mini-THON, which raises money for pediatric cancer … Club leader for Blue Streak Connection, an organization that assists students with disabilities … Member of the National Honor Society, Ski Club and Interact Service Club …

Personal Information
Daughter of Jack and Danielle Witwer … Enjoys skiing, tennis, running, reading, writing, traveling and watching crime shows.

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