FAIRFIELD, CONN. (May 9, 2014)--Sacred Heart Field Hockey Head Coach Katie Kloeckner announces the addition of eight to the Class of 2018.
"We are extremely excited to welcome these wonderful young women and their families into our Pioneer Field Hockey Family," said Kloeckener. "We look forward to everyone bringing their enthusiasm and abilities to Sacred Heart throughout the next four years."
Nichole Tolli - Forward/Midfield
Hometown/High School: Poughquag, NY/ Arlington HS
Awards: 2012 & 2013 Poughkeepsie Journal Player of the Year, 2012 & 2013 All Hudson Valley/Westchester 1st Team, 2012 & 2013 All State, 2012 & 2013 Captain
Coach Kloeckener says: "Nichole is a very talented athlete, who has been exposed to some high level hockey throughout the US Field Hockey system. She's an extremely skilled hockey player, who should make an immediate impact on our program."
Lauren Lawson - Forward/Midfield
Hometown/High School: Ariss, Ontario (Canada)/ St. John's-Kilmarnock School
Awards: Female Athlete of the Year 2010/2011 & 2012/2013, St. John'sKilmarnock Sr. Field Hockey MVP 2013, Sr. Field Hockey Captain 2013, Appleby International Invitational MVP 2013
Coach Kloeckener says: "Lauren comes to us from across the border in Canada. She has an awesome attacking mindset, which we look forward to her bringing to the field for us."
Cara Conery - Back
Hometown/High School: Acton, MA/Acton-Boxborough Regional HS
Awards: 2012 Lowell Sun All Star, 2012 Dual County League All Star, 2013 Senior Captain, 2013 Dual County League All Star, 2013 Massachusetts Best of Sixty
Coach Kloeckener says: "Cara hails from a very strong high school program, which won League Championships all 4 years. She will bring a great, calm presence out of the backfield for us."
Olivia Volpe - Forward
Hometown/High School: Metuchen, NJ/ Metuchen High School
Awards: 2012 & 2013 Greater Middlesex Conference All Star Team, 2012 & 2013 Star Ledger All County 1st Team, 2012 & 2013 Home News Tribune All County First Team, 2012 & 2013 North Jersey Field Hockey Coaches Association Group 1 Team 2, Team, 2013 Star Leger All State Group 1, 3rd Team, 2012 MVP, 2013 Captain
Coach Kloeckener Says: "Olivia has a great attacking presence paired with great speed, which should prove to be a deadly combination for us on the field."
Christina Gotthold - Midfield
Hometown/High School: Middletown, DE/Middletown High School
Awards: 2013 Captain, 2013 1st Team All Conference, 2012 Honorable Mention All Conference
Coach Kloeckener Says: "Christina is just such an energetic, dynamic athlete, who is going to leave it all on the field. Her work ethic is going to push her teammates to be better each and every day."
Kelsey Burton - Midfield
Hometown/High School: Avon, CT/ Avon High School
Awards: 2013 Captain, 2013 All Conference Team, 2013 All-State Team, 2013All-Courant Team
Coach Kloeckener Says: "Kelsey comes from just up the road from a well known high school program in Connecticut. She brings a great presence that should have a great impact on our midfield."
Amanda Zerbinopoulos - Midfield/Back
Hometown/High School: North Kingston, RI/ North Kingston Senior HS
Awards: 2013 Captain
Coach Kloeckener Says: "Amanda comes to us from Rhode Island and newly established club program Sick Hockey. She brings a lot of energy to the field and we look forward to her bringing it to our field everyday."
Lauren Musselman - Goalkeeper
Hometown/High School: Bethlehem, PA/ Freedom High School
Coach Kloeckener Says: "Lauren is a very talented goalkeeper, who brings a great field hockey background and willingness to develop into an all conference goalkeeper."