Nov. 29, 2011
Though the 2012 season is still two months away, the Vanderbilt lacrosse program plans to introduce its incoming freshmen class of 2013 - which signed in November of this year - over the next few weeks here on vucommodores.com. Our first signee is Short Hills, N.J., native Annie Vreeland.
Entering her senior season for Coach Carter Marsh Abbott's Pingry Big Blue, Vreeland has been a three-year starter in the midfield. Last year, she help the Big Blue win the 2011 New Jersey South Group 1 state championship. Vreeland is a two-time All-Skyland Conference honoree and was named third-team All-State as a junior.
In three seasons, Vreeland has scored 135 goals and added 69 assists. Following her sophomore campaign, she was named to the 2010 N.J. Under Armour Team after earning Star Ledger Player to Watch honors in April.
In the classroom, Vreeland has earned honor roll distinction every year. She is a two-sport athlete at Pingry, where she has earned three varsity letters in field hockey.
In 2007, Vreeland was a member of the U-13 New Jersey All-Star Team. She currently plays her club ball for Coach Bonnie Sullivan's Metro Lacrosse Club.
Anne Phelps Vreeland... Goes by "Annie"... Born April 20, 1994, in Summit, N.J.... Daughter of Betsy and Garret Vreeland... Has two siblings: brother Luke, 19, and sister Meg, 14... Father played goalkeeper for the lacrosse team at the University of Vermont... Undecided on her major.
Coach Swezey on Vreeland:
""Annie is a strong attacker with great 8-meter vision. But what really stands out about her is her aggressive style of play in the midfield. She re-defends like few attackers do and will prove to be an asset for us."