May 4, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Head women's lacrosse coach Kerri O'Day announced Wednesday the addition of nine players for the 2008 season. Cara Filippelli, Grace Gavin, Johanna Gibson, Caroline Hager, Kelsey Heisterman, Mary Heneberry, Kelly Quinlan, Abby Rehfuss and Meg Steffe will join the Greyhounds as the class of 2011.
"We have high expectations for this class," O'Day said. "They are prepared and able to make a difference in our program."
Cara Filippelli will join her sister Kate who is currently a junior on the Loyola squad. Cara is a 5-5 midfielder from Devon, Pa. where she played for Archbishop Carroll High School. At Archbishop Carroll she earned nine varsity letters, four each in field hockey and lacrosse and one in basketball. Filippelli helped her team to four Philadelphia Catholic League Championships while earning numerous individual honors. In 2006 alone Filippelli was a first-team All-America and Academic All-America selection, a first-team all-catholic, all-Delaware County and All-Main Line selection, a member of the Upper Atlantic Team 1and USA U-19 team finalist.
Grace Gavin is a 5-7 midfielder from Baltimore where she attended St. Paul's School for Girls. There she earned eight varsity letters; four for lacrosse, three in field hockey and one in basketball. Gavin helped her team to IAAM "A" Conference Championships in 2004 and 2005. The team also earned tournament titles in 2004 and 2006.
Johanna Gibson, a 5-6 defender, from Jarrettsville, Md. will join her sister Emily who is currently a freshman for the Greyhounds. Johanna earned 12 varsity letters at North Hartford, four each in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. She helped her team to a county championship in 2006. Gibson was named an all-county honorable mention as a freshman and all-county first-team as a sophomore and junior.
Caroline Hager, a 5-8 midfielder from Berwyn, Pa. played four years of lacrosse at Conestoga High School. She also played four years of basketball and a season of field hockey. Hager helped Conestoga to three Central League and PIAA District I State Championships. As a sophomore, she was named second-team all-Main Line and all-area while as a junior she earned those honors again while adding all-Central League honors.
Kelsey Heisterman will also join her sister Jessie, a current freshman, on the team. Kelsey is a 5-4 attacker from Arnold, Md. where she played at Broadneck High School. She was a four-year letter winner on the lacrosse team at Broadneck where she also earned letters in track and soccer. Heisterman was selected to a Coaches all-county team for her work at Broadneck.
Mary Heneberry is a 5-4 attacker from Timonium, Md. where she attended Dulaney High School. At Dulaney, Heneberry was coached by former Greyhound Kristi Korrow. She earned four letters each from soccer and lacrosse. As a junior, she was a first-team All-America selection, named to the Baltimore County first team and was a second-team all-Baltimore County selection as a sophomore.
Kelly Quinlan is a 5-2 attacker from Catonsville, Md. Quinlan attended Maryvale Preparatory School where she earned seven varsity letters. At Maryvale, she helped her team to two national tournaments in lacrosse, was named her team's Unsung Hero and earned the coach's award. Quinlan was also a member of the Hero's Club lacrosse team and a McCormick Unsung Hero nominee.
Abby Rehfuss is a 5-6 midfielder from Latham, N.Y. where she attended Shaker High School. There she played lacrosse for four years and soccer for three. She participated on in the Empire State Games in both 2005 and 2006 and captained the squad last summer. As a freshman she earned first-team Suburban Council, Times Union and Gazette honors. In her sophomore season, she was named second-team Times Union and first-team all-galaxy for her club squad. Rehfuss' junior season was full of accolades including first-team Suburban Council, second-team Times Union, first-team Gazette, and honorable mention All-America as her team's captain, MVP and leading scorer.
Meg Steffe is the lone goalkeeper of the group. Steffe is from nearby Ellicott City where she attended Mount de Sales High School. There she has been a member of the lacrosse and swimming teams for four seasons. At this point in her senior season, she leads the IAAM "A" Division in saves. She posts a 7.6 goals against average a .517 saves percentage. Steffe is also a four-year member of the Hero's club lacrosse team and has competed in the Vail Shootout.
The 2007 Greyhound team plays its final game of the season on Saturday, May 5 when they host Cornell.