Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan lacrosse coach Sara Tisdale has announced the addition of two student-athletes to her 2017 recruiting class.
Miigwaans Smith and Sarah Farley will join the Chippewas for the 2018 season. The duo combines with four November signees – Rachel Bould of Pittsburgh, Hannah Potter of Noblesville, Ind., Maryn Hubiak of Reading, Pa., and Sarah Chase of Northville – to give CMU a class of six.
Smith is a Petoskey native whose athletic background includes time with the Northern Michigan-based Makwa Ziibi Lacrosse Club. She is a Petoskey High School graduate.
Farley hails from Newport Beach, Calif., where she was a standout at Newport Beach High School. She finished her senior year with 42 goals, 38 ground balls, nine interceptions, 34 caused turnovers and 60 draw controls.
“Sarah brings a wealth of talent, knowledge, and potential,” third-year CMU coach Sara Tisdale said. “We fully expect her to have an immediate impact on the field. She’s a strong student and we’re excited for her to help us further our goals of excelling in the classroom and on the field.
“Miigwaans is newer to field lacrosse, but has a great knowledge of traditional Ojibwe lacrosse. Miigwaans is a strong athlete having played many sports. We look forward to working with Miigwaans and can’t wait for her to teach us more about traditional Ojibwe lacrosse.”
Miigwaans Smith • Defender • Petoskey, Mich./Petoskey HS
Played two years for the Makwa Ziibi Lacrosse Club … honored with the Beyond the Scoreboard Youth Sports Leader Award for her dedication to teaching youth physical and traditional aspects of lacrosse.
Sarah Farley • Midfield • Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Beach HS
Three-year varsity lacrosse letterwinner at Newport Harbor HS … named team captain and team MVP as a senior … totaled 42 goals, 38 ground balls, nine interceptions, 34 caused turnovers and 60 draw controls in final prep season … named to the all-county team by Orange County Lacrosse … selected for the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Top 15 Athletes Award … earned First Team Sunset League in 2016 … named MVP Midfielder as a junior … selected a NHHS MVP as a freshman … recognized as player of the tournament at 2014 Sticks and Stones Tournament … three-year Sunset League Scholar Athlete and NHHS All-Academic honoree … played club lacrosse with Team OC, West Coast Starz, OC United and LA Wave.