Coming off one of the Bears' best seasons in recent history
after finishing in fourth in the Ivy League, the Bears welcome
eight newcomers to the program this fall. This year's talented
group of newcomers will look to contribute immediately on a team
that posted a 7-8 record in the spring of 2009.
"I am looking forward to working with this class and watching them connect with the returning players this fall," said head coach Keely McDonald. "They are all tremendous fits for Brown University, our program and our style of play. As a group, they bring additional size, skill, strength and speed to the field. We expect all eight student-athletes to be impressive leaders for the program, the athletic department and Brown University due to their integrity, intensity and work ethic."
Katie DeLuca #14
Younger sister of Krystina DeLuca '09
Hillsborough High School
High School Coach: Laurie Stagnitta
Lacrosse: Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Hillsborough High School, serving as team captain as a senior. Two-time first team All-Skyland Conference. Helped to lead Hillsborough to the Skyland Conference Championship in both 2006 and 2008 and the County Championship in 2007. Also played club lacrosse for Tri-State.
Soccer: NJSCA All-State in 2008 and recipient of Girls' Soccer Academic Award in 2008
Basketball: 2009 Team Captain
Brienne Donovan #00
Pine Township, PA
High School Coach: Cheryl Ann Lassen
Lacrosse: Four-Year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Swickley Academy. Named 2006 and 2009 WPIAL All-Star. Named MSLA All-Tournament in 2008, also earning MSLA All-Midwest Team 1 honors. Two-time Academic All-American. Also played club lacrosse for Intrepid.
Field Hockey: 2008 WPIAL All-Star
Basketball: 2008 Team Captain
Sidney Jacobs #30
Blue Bell, PA
High School Coach: Virginia Hofmann
Lacrosse: 2009 Team Captain, earning Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award and Service Award. Also named First Inter-Academic Team and Academic All-American as a senior. Nominated for Amy Willard Award. Also played club lacrosse for Ultimate Goal.
Lindsay Minges #15
Brighton High School
High School Coach: Rich Curtis
Lacrosse: Team Captain as a senior, while earning First Team All-County and First Team All-Greater Rochester. Named to US Lacrosse Senior All-Star Team for Section V. Was the team's second-leading scorer with 35 goals in 2009, while leading the team with 22 caused turnovers. Helped to lead team to Sectional Titles in 2006, 2007, and 2008, finishing as Sectional Finalists in 2009. Brighton finished as State Finalists in 2006 and 2007. Also played club lacrosse for Lady Roc.
Lily Ricci #6
Sycamore High School
High School Coach: Eddie Clark
Lacrosse: A two-time All-Conference selection (2008, 2009), Ricci also earned All-State and All-American honors as both a junior and a senior. A captain for the team as a senior, Ricci was also the OSLA Offensive MVP, while helping to lead Sycamore to two Ohio State Championships (2007, 2009) and a finish as State Runners-up in 2008.
Tara Rooke #3
High School Coach: Joel Castleman
Lacrosse: Four-year member of varsity lacrosse team, captaining the team as a senior. Three-time All-League and All-Scholastic. Named Academic All-American as a senior. Won Seneca Division at 2008 National Tournament with LNE. Also played club lacrosse for CTLF.
Swimming: Four-year member of varsity team. Captain as a senior. Named PVAIC Career High Point/Most Outstanding Swimmer in 2009.
Sasha Sassoon #19
Wycombe Abbey School
High School Coach: Felicity Hermsen
Lacrosse: Team captain for both her high school team and Midlands Regional Team. Member of both the England U19 and England Senior Team. Silver Medalist at 2008 Senior European Championships.
Field Hockey: 2007 National County Champions.
Skiing: Team captain. Training status for England Alpine Ski Team.
Kasey Wagner #21
St. Mark's School
High School Coach: Ashley McDowell
Named St. Mark's Student-Athlete of the Year as a senior, earning 11 Varsity Letters.
Lacrosse: 2009 ISL All-Star. Captain in 2009. Also played club lacrosse for NESLL.
Basketball: 2005-06 Most Improved. 2007-08 Honorable Mention All-League. Recipient of Robb Basketball Prize in 2008-09. Captain in 2008-09.
Soccer: 2007 Honorable Mention All-League.