Oct. 13, 2005
Baltimore, Maryland - Eight talented freshmen join the Cardinal this fall, and are already making their presence felt after only a couple of weeks at The Farm. The classs is comprised of Polly Brown, Aly English, Vicki Fanslow, Bis Fries, Jamie Nesbitt, Maris Perlman, Bess Siegfried, and Melissa Vogelsong. Their immediate impact comes as no surprise, as they are one of the most talented classes ever recruited by the Stanford Women's Lacrosse program. After being accepted to Stanford last year, these players continued to excel in their senior lacrosse seasons, validating the potential that had first caught the eye of the Cardinal coaching staff.
In addition to the impressive array of All-State and All-League honors collected by all the members of the Class of 2009, seven of them earned All-American or Academic All-American recognition this past season from US Lacrosse, the sport's governing body. The honored players were selected by committees from each of the US Lacrosse chapter areas. The number of All-American slots per chapter area is determined by the number of head coaches within the chapter area that are members of US Lacrosse.
US LACROSSE HIGH SCHOOL GIRL ALL-AMERICAN SELECTIONS
Bess Siegfried, M, Freshmen, The Agnes Irwin School, Philadeplhia
Jamie Nesbitt, M, Freshmen, Sycamore, Southern Ohio
Maris Perlman, M, Freshmen, Lincoln School, Rhode Island
Vicky Fanslow, D, Freshmen, Farmingdale, Long Island
Polly Brown, D, Freshmen, National Cathedral, Washington D.C.
US LACROSSE HIGH SCHOOL GIRL ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN SELECTIONS
Bess Siegfried, M, Freshmen, The Agnes Irwin School, Philadelphia
Aly English, A, Freshmen, Manhasset, Long Island
Melissa Vogelsong , M, Freshman, Jamesville-Dewitt, New York
Polly Brown: Brown played defense and defensive wing for National Cathedral High School in Washington, D.C. She competed all four seasons for them and will make a smooth transition to the Cardinal squad. She finished her senior season All-Metro honorable mention and All-American honorable mention honors. Brown also served as the team's captain during her senior year. Brown played soccer for National Cathedral as well, serving as the team captain. She also received honorable mention All-League honors as a junior for her soccer team.
Aly English: English was a four-year player for Manhasset High School in lacrosse, as well as soccer and two years in basketball. In lacrosse, she was named All-Conference following her freshmen season. English was a member of the New York State Championship team her sophomore year and was named to the NY State National Tournament Team and was named the Citibank Scholar Athlete following her junior year. English Was awarded All-County, and Academic All-American following her junior and senior year. In her final year at Manhasset she was named to the Newsday All Long-Island Team and the NY State Championship All Tournament Team and served as her high school team captain her senior year. She played sweeper for the soccer team and served as the team captain. English also was a member of the basketball team where she played guard. English was a standout in the classroom as well. She received the President's award for Academic Excellence, was a National Merit Scholar High Scorer and a member of the High Honor Roll.
Vicky Fanslow: Fanslow played lacrosse, tennis and ran track in high school. In lacrosse, she was named All-County following her junior year and was named Honorable Mention All-American, Scholar Athlete, All-County, MVP and All-Long Island Team following her senior season. She played singles for the tennis team and served as the team captain. Fanslow was named MVP, All-League and All-Delco following her senior year in lacrose. She also ran the 800 and 1500 meters, and long jumped for the track and field team. Academically, Fanslow was a member of the Math Team and Science Olympiad.
Bis Fries: Fries who played at The Hun School in Princeton, NJ was a four-year letter earner. She played lacrosse, basketball and ran cross country. In lacrosse, she was named All-State, All-MAPL, All-County and All-Area following her junior and senior season. She also broke the school scoring record and school record of career goals following her senior year. She played point guard for her basketball team and was a state finalist 2 years.
Jamie Nesbitt: Nesbitt was a four-year player for Sycamore High. She also played basketball and was a three-year letter earner. In lacrosse, she was named two-time first team All-State Ohio and first team All-American following her junior and senior year.
Maris Perlman: Perlman played four years for Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island. She also play soccer and basketball in high school. In lacrosse, she was named US Lacrosse All-American following her junior and senior season. She was named Providence Journal 1st team All-State following her sophomore, junior and senior year and was named to the South Eastern New England team following her freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior Perlman served as team captain her senior year. In soccer she played midfield, forward and defense and served as the team captain. Perlman played guard for the basketball team and served as the team captain.
Bess Siegfried: Siegfried, who played at The Agnes Irwin School, was a three-sport athlete. She played lacrosse, soccer and basketball in high school. In lacrosse, she was named Academic All-American, All-American, MVP and All-League following her senior season. Siegfried also served as the team captain. Siegfried also played midfield for the soccer team and served as the team captain. She was named MVP, All-League and All-Delco Honors for soccer. For the basketball team she played guard. Siegfried was also a standout in the classroom. She received the National Merit Scholar Award and was a member of the High School Cum Laude Society and the French Honor Society.
Melissa Vogelsong: Vogelsong, was a three-year letter earner at James Dewitt High School. She played three sports during her high school career: lacrosse, soccer and basketball. In lacrosse, she was named US Lacrosse Academic All-American, All-League First Team, MVP, and Team Captain following her senior year. Vogelsong played goalie and midfield for the soccer team and served as the team captain. She was named NSCAA Adidas Scholar Athlete, All-East Region, and MVP following her junior year. Vogelsong played forward for the basketball team and served as the team captain. Vogelsong was also an excellent student. She was awarded the National Merit Scholarship Certificate of Merit, and the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award following her senior year.