Chippewa Lacrosse Adds 12 Signees

CMU coach Sara Tisdale announced on Thursday a signing class comprising 12 players.
Nov. 9, 2017

Andy Sneddon,

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Central Michigan lacrosse coach Sara Tisdale has announced the signing of 12 players who will join the program for the 2019 season.

The class comprises players representing the states of Michigan, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Kentucky and the Canadian province of Ontario.

The Chippewas begin their third season of varsity lacrosse in February.

"The 12 players we are adding to the program are incredible student-athletes," coach Sara Tisdale said. "They will have an instant impact on our program. Throughout the recruiting process, they've grown close as a class and will be a very tight knit group from day one."

Jillian Baldwin Jillian Baldwin • Midfield/Defense • Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright
Two-year letterwinner...won regional championships in 2016 and 2017...helped CMWHS advance to the state finals in 2017...played in the 2016 Maryland Crab Draw, a statewide all-star game for girls lacrosse in Maryland...participated in the 2015 National Lacrosse Tournaent for Team Baltimore Metro...also earned two varsity letters in field hockey...played club lacrosse with Elite Lacrosse Club (4 years) and NEMS (2 years).

Maddie Bell Maddie Bell • Attack/Midfield • Rochester, N.Y./Webster Schroeder
Earned five varsity letters...currently has amassed 226 career points (109 goals and 117 assists)...named to Monroe County All-League Team in 2015-2017...led WSHS with 73 points (36 goals and 37 assists) as a junior...honored as Webster Schroeder Offensive Player of the Year twice...received All-Greater Rochester honorable mention recognition in 2016...led the Warriors with 89 points (31 goals, 58 assists) as a sophomore...Named to the Brine National All-Star team representing the Syracuse/New England region in 2014...started on varsity squad as an 8th grader...named a Monroe County Scholar Athlete in 2017...two-year field hockey letterwinner...named team captain as a senior...played club lacrosse for Common Goal (Rochester, N.Y) since 2012.

Courtney Burke Courtney Burke • Attack • Pittsford, N.Y./Mendon
Three-year letterwinner...New York State Class A Champion in 2017...also received three letters in basketball...played club lacrosse with Common Goal (Rochester, N.Y.).

Maggie Diebold Maggie Diebold • Midifield • Howell, N.J./Colts Neck
Four-year letterwinner...three-year varsity team captain...totaled 105 career points (75 goals, 30 assists)...named third team all-shore and the team's top offensive player in 2013-14... also earned four varsity letters in swimming...played club lacrosse with T3 Lacrosse (Manasquan, N.J.).

Margaret Huizinga Margaret Huizinga • Midfield/Defense • New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way East
Four-year letterwinner...three-year varsity team captain...named varsity MVP as a freshman and junior...honored as midfielder of the year as a freshman...totaled 42 goals, 10 assists, 29 ground balls, 15 caused turnovers and 36 draw controls as a junior...earned High Honor roll (2014-2018), National Honor Society (2016-2018) and Science National Honor Society (2016-2018) recognition...Mu Alpha Theta inductee (2016-2018)...played club lacrosse with Lakeshore Lacrosse in Chicago...named most improved player in 2016.

Olivia Johnsen Olivia Johnsen • Attack/Midfield • Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough
Two-year varsity letterwinner and totals include 97 goals, 62 assists, 37 ground balls and 50 draw controls...named First Team All-Skyland Conference, Delaware Division, Second Team Courier News All-Area and Group 4 Third Team All-Group in 2017...selected as 2017 HHS Offensive Player of the Year...named First Team All-Skyland Conference, Delaware Division, First Team Courier News All-Area and Group 4 Third Team All-Group in 2016...selected as 2016 HHS Co-Offensive Player of the Year...played club lacrosse for Ultimate Lacrosse (Princeton, N.J.) under US National Lacrosse Hall of Famer Michelle DeJuliis.

Katie Lawrence Katie Lawrence • Goalkeeper • Homer, N.Y./Homer Central
Three-year letterwinner...broke the saves record in three consecutive years - 107 in 2015, 111 in 2016 and 116 in 2017...named second team all-league in 2016 and 2017...recognized as team MVP in 2017...earned the coaches award and honorable mention all-league in 2015...also earned three varsity letters in volleyball...received scholar athlete award all three seasons of varsity lacrosse and softball...played club lacrosse with the Outlaw Ladies for five years.

Julia Lindsey Julia Lindsey • Midfield • Louisville, Ky./Eastern
Four-year letterwinner...two-time team captain...selected second team all-state, to the All-Region 3 Team and to the Kentucky State All-Tournament Team in 2016-17...named first team all-state, to the All-Region 3 Team and to the Under Armour All-American Midwest Team in 2015-16...made the Kentucky State All-Tournament Team and Braveheart All-Tournament Team in 2014-15...also earned three letters in field hockey...played club lacrosse with Bluegrass Premier.

Elise Marshall Elise Marshall • Midfield • Ada, Mich./Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Four-year varsity letterwinner...two-time team captain...played in state finals as a freshman, sophomore and junior...totaled 80 career goals, 77 assists and 150 ground balls...selected all-stat honorable mention in 2016...played in Under Armour 150 showcase event in 2016...named rookie of the year and an Under Armour All-American in 2015...academic all-conference 2015-17...academic all-state in 2015...also earned four letters in cross captain in 2016 and 2017...all-conference honorable mention (2017)...earned all-conference and all-state honorable mention recognition in 2015...named academic all-state (2015, 2016)...played club lacrosse with MI Rapid Lax (2013-17) in Grand Rapids...won the Michigan Select US Lacrosse Central State Champion in 2014.

Meghan Ols Meghan Ols • Defense/Midfield • Monrovia, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel
Two-year varsity letterwinner...also earned three varsity letters in field hockey...played club lacrosse with Hero's (Ellicott City, Md.).

Brennan Paddy Brennan Paddy • Midfield • Centreville, Md./The Gunston School
Four-year record holder for assists...four-time First Team All-CALL and ESIAC (2014-17) honoree...won a CALL championship in 2016...named MVP in 2014 and 2015...also earned four letters in basketball and field hockey...three-time MVP (2014, 2016-17) in basketball...named First Team ESIAC (2016-17) and ESIAC honorable mention (2014-15)...selected MVP in 2016-17 in field hockey...named ESIAC First Team three times (2015-17)...played club lacrosse with Maryland United for five years...

Rachel Smith Rachel Smith • Attack • Peterborough, Ont./Saint Peter Catholic Secondary School
2017 Central Ontario Second Schools (C.O.S.S.A.) high school lacrosse team gold medalist...2017 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations high school lacrosse silver medalist...earned the Saint Peter Catholic Secondary School Physical Education Award in 2017...2016 Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse Provincial bronze medalist...played on Edge Elite team that went undefeated in Mid-Atlantic and President's Cup Tournaments in 2015...named varsity most valuable player award (2015) and junior varsity most dedicated players (2014)...2016 C.O.S.S.A. cross country team bronze medalist...2015 C.O.S.S.A. cross country gold medalist...four-time honor roll recipient...played with Kawartha U19 Elite Lacrosse (Peterborough, Ont.).

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