Women's Lacrosse Adds 13 to 2019 Roster

Holy Cross Athletics   10-22-2018

 

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross women’s lacrosse head coach Amanda Belichick has announced the 2022 class that joins the Crusaders’ 2019 roster. Belichick adds four attackers, four midfielders, three defenders, and two goalkeepers. The class boasts four high school All-Americans and two Academic All-Americans.

 

“We are so excited to welcome the class of 2022 to Holy Cross,” said Belichick. “They are a very accomplished group, who have a lot to contribute to the lacrosse program at Holy Cross. I am confident that this class will make a strong impact on the program in their time here!”

 

Here is a look at the incoming class:

Name Pos. Ht. Hometown/Prev. School
Jordyn Arakelian A 5-5 North Andover, Mass/ Brooks School
Julia Bonnist A 5-3 Wilton, Conn./ Wilton
Clare Casey A 5-5 Garden City, N.Y./ Sacred Heart Academy
Finley Cassidy M 5-6 Windermere, Fla./ Olympia
Maggie Cooney D 5-6 North Haledon, N.J./ Immaculate Heart Academy
Jolie Creo M 5-6 Rockville Centre, N.Y./ South Side
Lauren Cunning D 5-7 Cohasset, Mass./ Cohasset
Riley Dolan M 5-8 Winnetka, Ill./ Loyola Academy
Caroline Driscoll D 5-9 Marblehead, Mass./ Marblehead
Grace Flink G 5-7 Fairfield, Conn./ Fairfield Ludlowe
Margaret Mitchell A/M 5-5 Rye, N.Y./ Rye
Maddie Peplinski G 5-9 Babylon, N.Y./ Babylon
Haley Tietjen A 5-4 Mountain Lakes, N.J/Mountain Lakes

 

Jordyn Arakelian | A | 5-5 | North Andover, Mass. / Brooks School

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Stacy Turner
  • Captained the team in her senior season
  • Named a US Lacrosse Academic All-American in 2018
  • Selected to the ISL All-League team in 2018
  • Two time ISL Honorable Mention (2016, 2017)
  • Was an Eagle Tribune Scholar Athlete finalist in 2018
  • Selected as an Eagle Tribune Girls Lacrosse All-Star in the 2018 season
  • Named an Eagle Tribune Girls Lacrosse All-Star honorable mention in 2016 and 2017
  • Tallied 79 career goals
  • Played club lacrosse for Laxachusetts
  • Won the Laxachusetts Leadership Award in 2018 

Julia Bonnist | A | 5-3 | Wilton, Conn. / Wilton

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Merideth Meyran
  • Was a Ruden Report Female Athlete of the Week finalist in 2018
  • Was named the Norwalk Hour High School Star of the Day in 2018
  • Helped her team to two Connecticut Class L State Championship game appearances (2015, 2017)
  • Led her team to a FCIAC Championship runner-up finish in 2018
  • Received the Melissa Nickel Award, given to the top female athlete at Wilton
  • Played club lacrosse for the Gold Coast Lacrosse Club

Clare Casey | A | 5-5 | Garden City, N.Y. / Sacred Heart Academy

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Morgan O’Connor
  • Served as a captain in her junior and senior campaigns
  • Selected to the All-Long Island Catholic League Team in 2018
  • Picked as the Attacker of the Year in 2018
  • Named the team’s Rookie of the Year in 2015
  • Recipient of the Coaches Award in 2017
  • Led her team to a 2018 Catholic League championship
  • Helped her team to three Catholic League runner-up finishes
  • Tallied 85 goals and 25 assists in three seasons
  • In her senior season, recorded 51 goals and 18 assists
  • Played club lacrosse for Long Island Liberty Lacrosse

Finley Cassidy | M | 5-6 | Windermere, Fla. / Olympia

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Chip Carbiener
  • Captained the team in her junior and senior season
  • As a senior, won the team’s Outstanding Offensive Player award
  • Named an All-American in 2017 and 2018
  • A four-time All-Metro team selection
  • Named the team’s MVP in 2017
  • As a sophomore, awarded the team’s Best Midfielder Award and as a freshman won the Heart of 44 award
  • Helped her team to consecutive Metro, District, and Regional championships in 2015 and 2016
  • Broke the record for most career draw controls (753)
  • Recorded 283 goals, 83 assists, 104 caused turnovers and 146 ground balls
  • Played club lacrosse for the Dodgers

Maggie Cooney | D | 5-6 | North Haledon, N.J. / Immaculate Heart Academy

  • Played three seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Sue Montegari
  • Captained the team in 2018
  • Led her team to a Sectional championship for the first time in school history and a State quarterfinal appearance
  • Recorded 45 caused turnovers and 44 ground balls in her senior campaign
  • Named to the All-League first team in 2018
  • A BCWCA All-County Player and All-Group first team selection in 2018
  • Played club lacrosse for Metro Lacrosse Club 

Jolie Creo | M | 5-6 | Rockville Centre, N.Y. / South Side

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Rob Devlin
  • Captained the team in 2018
  • Won the team’s Rookie of the Year in 2016, Coaches Award in 2017, and Most Valuable Player in 2018
  • Selected to the All-Conference team in 2016
  • Selected to play on the All-County team
  • A 2017 and 2018 All-County selection
  • Recipient of the 2017 Wendy’s Heisman Award
  • An Academic All-American Honorable Mention in 2018
  • Named the South Side Booster Club lacrosse Most Valuable Player in 2018
  • Recorded 103 goals and 98 assists in her career
  • Played club lacrosse for ICON

Lauren Cunning | D | 5-7 | Cohasset, Mass. / Cohasset

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Kelly Reardon
  • Captained the team in her junior and senior seasons
  • Named a US Lacrosse All American in 2017
  • A four-time League All-Star selection
  • A two-time EMGLCA first team selection (2017, 2018)
  • A Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic selection in 2017 and 2018
  • Led her team to a 2017 State Championship
  • Helped her team to four-consecutive Section Finalists
  • Set the school record in caused turnovers (369)
  • Recorded 28 goals and 27 assists along with 214 ground balls, 185 draw controls and 369 caused turnovers
  • Played club lacrosse for MassElite 

Riley Dolan | M | 5-8 | Winnetka, Ill. / Loyola Academy

  • Played three seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach John Dwyer
  • Named a US Lacrosse All-American in 2018
  • In 2017 and 2018, selected as a US Lacrosse Academic All-American
  • In 2018, a three-time US Lacrosse Midwest Player of the Week
  • Captained the team in her senior campaign
  • Tallied 65 goals and 22 assists in 2018
  • Led her team to three-consecutive State championships (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Helped her team to the first Conference and Regional championship in 2018
  • Selected to the All-State first team in 2017 and 2018
  • Named to the All-Girls Catholic Athletic Conference team in 2017 and 2018
  • Recorded 116 goals and 29 assists for 145 career points
  • Posted 122 draw controls, 84 ground balls, and 45 caused turnovers

Caroline Driscoll | D | 5-9 | Marblehead, Mass. / Marblehead

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Annie Madden
  • Captained the team in her senior year
  • A US Lacrosse Academic All-American
  • Named the NEC Most Valuable Player in 2018
  • Selected as the team’s MVP in 2018
  • Named the team’s Offensive MVP in consecutive seasons (2016, 2017)
  • Selected as a Boston Globe All-Scholastic all-star
  • Four-time NEC All-Conference player
  • A two-time EMASS second team selection (2017, 2018)
  • A four-time Salem News all-star and named the Salem News Most Valuable Player in 2018
  • Led her team to a State semifinals appearance and two State quarterfinal appearances
  • Scored 231 goals and picked up 140 ground balls
  • Played club lacrosse for 3D New England Lacrosse 

Grace Flink | GK | 5-7 | Fairfield, Conn. / Fairfield Ludlowe

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Amanda Mastera
  • Captained the team in her senior campaign
  • An Under Armour All-American
  • US Lacrosse Jackie Pitts Award Winner (2018)
  • In 2018, named to the All-State second team
  • A two-time All-FCIAC second team selection (2017, 2018)
  • Named a All-FCIAC Honorable Mention in consecutive seasons (2015, 2016)
  • Named to the Underclass New England Highlight Team in 2016 and 2017
  • Played club lacrosse for Gold Coast Lacrosse

Margaret Mitchell | A/M | 5-5 | Rye, N.Y. / Rye

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Dennis Hurlie
  • Captained the team in her junior and senior seasons
  • Led her team to four consecutive League championships
  • Helped her team to a Section 1 championship in 2017 and a Section 1 championship game appearance in 2018
  • A four-time all-League selection
  • An All-Section and Golden Dozen selection in 2018
  • Named an All-Section (2017) and All-Section Honorable Mention (2016)
  • In 2018, selected to the All-Westchester County second team
  • Won Rye High School’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2018
  • A ConEd Athlete of the Week and Rye Lions Club Athlete of the Month in April of 2018
  • Selected as a LoHud Section 1 Elite 11 in 2018
  • In 2017, selected as an All-Westchester Country honorable mention
  • Scored 153 goals and added 102 assists for 255 total points
  • Recorded 153 draw controls and picked up 137 ground balls
  • Played club lacrosse for Revolution Lacrosse Westchester 

Maddie Peplinski | GK | 5-9 | Babylon, N.Y. / Babylon

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Tim Harrison
  • A four-time NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete team selection
  • Led her team to a 2017 All-Division championship and 2016 All-Tournament championship
  • Recorded 446 saves
  • In 2017 made 174 saves
  • Ran three seasons of cross country and captained the team in her senior season
  • Played club lacrosse for ICON

Haley Tietjen | A | 5-4 | Mountain Lakes, N.J. \ Mountain Lakes

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Jennifer Topakas
  • Captained the team in her senior season
  • A two-time All-County selection (2017, 2018)
  • Played in the High School All-Star game in 2017
  • Scored 78 goals and added seven assists
  • Led her team to consecutive County championships (2016, 2017)

 

Look through the class of 2022 here.

-Go Cross!-

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