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HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team welcomed 10 new faces to campus this fall as the incoming freshman Class of 2021.

The 10 players will make their varsity collegiate debuts in the spring after beginning their Big Green careers with a slate of exhibition games this fall (see schedule).

The Class of 2021 will have representatives from six states and a variety of high school and club programs from across the Northeast.

“I am proud to welcome this freshman class into our program,” head coach Danielle Spencer said. “This class will help us on our mission to bring the Ivy Championship trophy back to Hanover. 

“Along the way, we will develop this class into women of great character. We will inspire, prepare, and empower these women for a lifetime of impact,” Spencer added.

A complete breakdown of the Class of 2021:

Schuyler Bixby
Attack | Chatham, N.J. | Chatham
- Will be the seventh member of her family to attend Dartmouth, including her grandfather Peter Bixby ’51
- A four-year member of the lacrosse team in high school, she served as team captain as a senior
- A First-Team All-County and All-Conference selection as a senior
- Named to the Under Armour All-New Jersey Team in 2016 and a 2014 Brine National Lacrosse Classic All-Star
- An Academic All-American as a senior

Katie Forman
Goalkeeper | Olney, Md. | Our Lady of Good Counsel
- Under Armour Underclassman All-American Washington D.C. team as a sophomore
- Captain of the team as a senior at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
- Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Champion

Jillian Freeman
Attack | Manhasset, N.Y. | St. Anthony's
- CHSAA League Champion in 2015, 2016 and 2017
- Named an Academic All-American by US Lacrosse
- Brine All-Star Team Selection
- A. All-Nassau County Team selection as a sophomore

Emma Lesko
Midfield | Darien, Conn. | Darien
- Won the Connecticut Lacrosse State Championship in each of her four seasons
- As a senior, was named: All-American, Academic All-American and All-State First-Team as voted on by the Connecticut high school coaches
- Comes from a family of former Dartmouth student-athletes. Her father Gregory and uncle Kier Cooper played football from 1982-85.

Claire Marshall
Midfield | New Canaan, Conn. | Choate Rosemary Hall
- First-Team All American as both a junior and senior
- Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse and field hockey teams
- All-NEPSAC for field hockey as a junior and senior
- Received the Hester C. Macquire Award for ‘greatest contribution to athletics’ as a sophomore
- Received the Eugenia Baker Jessup Award for ‘greatest contribution to athletics’ as a junior

Veta Mayer
Midfield | Providence, R.I. | Wheeler School
- First-Team All-Division as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior
- First Team All-State in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons
- All-American as both a junior and senior
- Named a team captain in her final two seasons
- A nationally ranked competitive rock climber away from the lacrosse field 

Gabrielle McCarthy
Midfield | Sudbury, Mass. | Noble and Greenough
- Independent School League Invitational Champion in 2016
- First-Team All-Independent School League as a senior
- Boston Globe All-Star as a senior 

Hailey Ricciardi
Midfield | Ridgewood, N.J. | Ridgewood
- First-Team All-State, All-North Jersey and All-County as a junior
- NJSIAA Group 4 Champion in both 2015 and 2016
- Also was an all-state soccer player as well as a member of the basketball team

Riley Ricciardi
Midfield | Ridgewood, N.J. | Ridgewood
- First-Team All-County and All-North Jersey as a junior and senior
- Second-Team All-State as a junior
- NJSIAA Group 4 Champion in 2015 and 2016 

Michelle Yu
Attack | Oyster Bay, N.Y. | Oyster Bay
- Girls Lacrosse Class C Finalist in 2014, 2015, 2016 and Class D finalist in 2017
- Tabbed as one top-20 girls lacrosse players to watch for 2017
- Nassau County Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association All-County as a Junior and Senior
- NCGLCA All-County Honorable Mention as a freshman and sophomore