Speed, athleticism highlight 2014's eight-member signing class
March 31, 2014
Moorestown High School teammates Francesca Angeleri, left, and Jessica Dadino, middle, have signed national letters of intent to play lacrosse at Vanderbilt (photo by Charles Fox of the Philadelphia Inquirier).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the second straight year, eight student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play lacrosse at Vanderbilt, coach Cathy Swezey announced on Monday.
A quick look at all eight signees:
Francesca Angeleri (Defense/midfield; Moorestown, N.J.; Moorestown High; South Jersey Select)
Jessica Dadino (Attack, Moorestown, N.J.; Moorestown High; South Jersey Select)
Margaret Fee (Defense/midfielder; Needham, Mass.; Newtown Country Day; Mass Elite)
Lucy Maloney (Attack; Brookline, Mass.; Dana Hall School; Mass Elite)
Kayla Peterson (Attack/midfield, Hagerstown, Md.; North Hagerstown; M&D Lacrosse)
Leah Peterson (Attack/midfield, Hagerstown, Md.; North Hagerstown; M&D Lacrosse)
Kayla Pruitt (Attack/midfield; Moorestown, N.J.; Moorestown; South Jersey Select)
Alexandria Smith (Midfielder/Summit, N.J.; Oak Knoll; Building Blocks Lacrosse)
Francesca Angeleri, Jessica Dadino and Kayla Pruitt are teammates on New Jersey power Moorestown. The Quakers have won 20 state championships – more than any program in New Jersey – and are annually a national power. In 2013, Moorestown finished ranked No. 1 in the Laxpower.com national rankings. Angeleri, Dadino and Pruitt began their senior season this week and are trying to lead Moorestown to its third straight Tournament of Champions crown.
Kayla and Leah Peterson of North Hagerstown High School in Maryland will be the second set of twins on the team and third under Swezey. Currently, freshmen Shelby and Sydney Trentzsch roam the midfield. Kacie and Kelly Connors played for the Commodores from 2009-12.
“With our ability to continually bring in some of the best and most sought after talent in the country, it will not be long before our program is back in contention on a national level,” Swezey said. “We could not be more thrilled by their commitment to play for Vanderbilt lacrosse.”
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