.@DelawareWLax signs 11 players; four from Philly

Sunday, 19th November 2017
Categories Girl's/Women's , High School Recruiting

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/19/17
From Press Release

Delaware head coach Kateri Linville announced Friday the addition of 11 standout women’s lacrosse players for the 2018-19 academic year.

Incoming student-athletes include Malaina Dunn (Ellicott City, Md./Mount de Sales), Nicole Feaster (Pine Brook, N.J./Montville Township), Lindsay Giacobbe (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset), Meghan Johnson (Westport, Conn./Staples), Amelia Kienzle (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga), Maddie Maio (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West), Mercy McCarthy (Washington, D.C./Holy Child), Mollie McCormack (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty), Harley Pilling (Brielle, N.J./Manasquan), Kendra Schweizer (Newark, Del./Saint Mark’s) and Danika Swech (Spring City, Pa./Owen J. Roberts).

“We are excited to announce another talented, hardworking and inspired recruiting class that is eager to help us build a championship culture,” remarked Linville. “We are welcoming driven student-athletes that are ready to pursue excellence in the classroom and on the field. It is clear that this class already shares a collective passion for the University and the opportunity to wear the Delaware blue and yellow uniform as teammates.”

Philly signees:

Amelia Kienzle

Conestoga’s Amelia Kienzle

Position: Midfield
Height: 5’5″
Hometown: Wayne, Pa.
High School: Conestoga
Club: Ultimate Lacrosse
Experience: High School

COACH LINVILLE SAYS“Amelia has good speed and vision, which helps her to make plays and finish in the transition game and on offense. She is a graceful player to watch and will be a great addition to our attack unit.”

AT DELAWARE· Signed a letter of National Letter of Intent in November 2017 and will don the Blue Hens uniform beginning in the 2018-19 campaign

HIGH SCHOOL (ENTERING SENIOR YEAR)
· Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Conestoga High under head coach Amy Orcutt
· Helped lead the Pioneers to the 2016 Pennsylvania state title
· Also earned a trip to the title game in 2015
· Second team All-Central as a junior
· Two-year member of the soccer team
· Collected Second Team All-Main Line soccer honors in 2015
· Participatied in the Fighting Back Club, Manifest Club and School Climate Team
· Received First Honors

CLUB· Member of Ultimate Lacrosse

PERSONAL
· Amelia Hall Kienzle
· Born November 22, 1999 in Paoli, Pa.
· Daughter of Amy Kienzle and the late Peter Kienzle
· Has one younger sister, Piper
· Uncle, Randy Kienzle, played football at Richmond

WHY DELAWARE?“My dad was a University of Delaware alum. I grew up hearing about how much he loved the school and I cannot recall ever not wanting to follow in my father’s footsteps and attend UD. Delaware also offers two outstanding programs that are my top choices for a major.”

Maddie MaioPosition: Midfield

CB West’s Maddie Maio

Height: 5’4″
Hometown: Doylestown, Pa.High School: Central Bucks West
Club: Ultimate Lacrosse

COACH LINVILLE SAYS“Maddie has good footwork on defense and great speed in transition. Her athleticism and leadership skills are likely to make an impact in our transition game.”

AT DELAWARE· Signed a letter of National Letter of Intent in November 2017 and will don the Blue Hens uniform beginning in the 2018-19 campaign

HIGH SCHOOL (ENTERING SENIOR YEAR)
· Four-year varsity starter for the Central Bucks West lacrosse team under head coach Tara Schmucker
· Named a team captain for her senior campaign
· Enters senior season with 80 career draw controls, 167 ground balls, 64 caused turnovers, 37 assists and 69 goals
· Led CB West to an overall record of 17-2 with a conference championship title in 2017
· Two-time First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Intelligencer awardee
· Three-time CB West Lacrosse Warrior honoree
· Team has amassed an overall mark of 47-15 during her three seasons played
· Shooting guard that helped the CB West basketball team to the 2015 state championship game with a 32-2
· 2017 Academic All-American
· High or Distinguished honors all four years of high school
· Academic Excellence Award recipient
· President of the Athletic Leadership Council and National Junior Honor Society
· Member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Senior Class Council, Future Doctors of America Club

PERSONAL
· Madeleine Therese Maio
· Born November 30, 1999 in Doylestown, Pa.
· Daughter of Lynn Maio and Al Maio
· Has two older siblings, Jimmy and Carolyn
· Aunt, Jana Detrick, attended the University of Delaware
· Has aspirations of becoming a nurse practitioner

WHY DELAWARE?“I love everything that UD has to offer academically, athletically and socially. The campus is beautiful and I can’t picture myself being anywhere else for the next four years. I have no doubt that the University of Delaware will set me up for success.”

Kendra Schweizer

St, Mark’s Kendra Sweizer

Position: Midfield
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: Newark, Del.
High School: Saint Mark’s
Club: Ultimate Lacrosse

COACH LINVILLE SAYS“Kendra has good speed and a high lacrosse IQ, which allows her to read plays and make smart decisions in critical situations. A native of Delaware, Kendra is likely to make an immediate impact in our game plan.”

AT DELAWARE· Signed a letter of National Letter of Intent in November 2017 and will don the Blue Hens uniform beginning in the 2018-19 campaign

HIGH SCHOOL (ENTERING SENIOR YEAR)
· Multi-sport athlete at Saint Mark’s High as a member of the lacrosse, field hockey and basketball teams
· Helped lead the Spartans lacrosse team to 32 wins through three seasons under head coach Lori Schweizer
· Two-year team captain
· Reached 200 career goals as a junior
· Three-time All-State honoree as a First Team selection in 2017 and Second Team selection as a freshman and sophomore
· Also earned Catholic Conference and All-State accolades for the field hockey and basketball teams
· Member of the Blue and Gold Club and SADD YELL

CLUB· Member of Ultimate Lacrosse

PERSONAL
· Kendra Dayn Schweizer
· Born October 7, 1999
· Daughter of Lori and Paul Schweizer
· Both parents are physical therapists whom graduated from the University of Delaware
· Has five older siblings, Paul, Courtney, Taryn, Haley and Rhett
· Comes from an athletic family
· Sister, Courtney, played lacrosse at Johns Hopkins
· Sister, Taryn, played lacrosse at Monmouth
· Sister, Haley, played collegiate lacrosse at Johns Hopkins and professional lacrosse for the Baltimore Ride and Philadelphia Fire
· Brother, Rhett Schweizer, is a junior midfielder for the Blue Hens men’s lacrosse team
· Intends on majoring in psychology with the aspirations of becoming a speech pathologist

WHY DELAWARE?“It’s close to home, the campus is beautiful, they have my major, and they have a strong lacrosse program.”

Danika SwechPosition: Midfield

OJR’s Danika Swech

Hometown: Spring City, Md.
High School: Owen J. RobertsClub: Brandywine Majors
Experience: High School

COACH LINVILLE SAYS“Danika is known for her physical presence on defense and her ability to perform in pressure situations. Her athleticism and mental toughness are likely to make an impact in our defensive unit and our transition game.”

AT DELAWARE· Signed a letter of National Letter of Intent in November 2017 and will don the Blue Hens uniform beginning in the 2018-19 campaign

HIGH SCHOOL (ENTERING SENIOR YEAR)
· Member of the lacrosse and soccer teams at Owen J Roberts High
· Helped lead OJR to three PAC titles and two trips to the state tournament
· Two-time All Pioneer Athletic Conference and All Area Team selecion
· 2016 & 2017 Brine National Lacrosse Classic HS All-Star Team
· Member of National Jr Honor Society, National Honors Society, Allied Health Program, Leo’s Club, Prom Committee, Spring Fling Youth Lacrosse volunteer, Debate Club, Gay Straight Alliance
· President of the Letterman Club and secretary of the Fitness Club

CLUB
· Member of Brandywine Majors
· 2017 US Lacrosse National Tournament — Philly Team 1 Champions Runner-up
· 2016 Under Armour — HS Team PA
· 2016 & 2017 Brine National Lacrosse Classic — HS Team PA
· 2016 & 2017 Brine National Lacrosse Classic — HS All-Star Team

PERSONAL
· Danika Ovele Swech [sch—weck]
· Born September 30, 2000 in Paoli, Pa.
· Daughter of Heather Swech and Christopher Sweck
· Has two siblings, Devin and Damian
· Intends on majoring in biological science with a minor in exercise science
· Aspires to become a doctor

WHY DELAWARE?“I chose the University of Delaware because it was the perfect fit for me not only athletically, but academically and geographically well. The school has a wonderful campus and great programs for my major of interest, as well as an incredible coaching staff and players for the lacrosse team.”

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