Coach Kwolek has an impressive background, and did well at Richmond as their head coach prior to being hired. I think she was a great choice to be our first coach.
The players we recruited are good players who come from good high school programs. The ACC is the nation's best lacrosse conference, so our patience will be needed the first few years as the program is built and developed.
I'm excited to see the team next spring at Riggs Field.
The first Clemson women's lacrosse signees have put pen to paper on National Signing Day, marking Head Coach Allison Kwolek's inaugural recruiting class. In total, the signing class includes seven student-athletes that will be arrive on campus in the fall of 2022. Ava DeLyra - Goalie A South Carolina native, DeLyra will arrive at Clemson as one of the most accomplished goalies in the state. She attended Wando High School, where she captained the women's lacrosse team in 2021, and played for the Long Island Top Guns. She was named to the 2021 Under Armour All America South Highlight team, the 2021 South Carolina All-State first team, and team South Carolina at the 2021 USA Lacrosse National Tournament. DeLyra was also named the 2021 South Carolina Lower State Player of the Year. Paris Masaracchia - Defense The lone defender of the class, Masaracchia is a four-time Under Armour All American. As the Bishop Shanahan High School Defensive MVP, she led her team to the PIAA District 1, AA Championship. She was a member of the USA Select U18 team, and was named to the Lacrosse Magazine National Players to Watch List. Kasey Beach - Midfield Beach hails from Urbana, Md. where she was a three sport varsity athlete at Urbana High School (lacrosse, track, field hockey). As a midfielder, she was named to the All-County first team. Erin Hickey - Midfield As a three sport varsity athlete (soccer, basketball, lacrosse) at Farmingdale High School in Farmingdale, N.Y., Hickey helped lead her team to the 2019 county championship from the midfield position. She was named to the LILJ Class of 2022 Watch List and was a member of the 2021 American Select team. Sophie Waters - Midfield Waters is a midfielder on the top ranked high school in the south and No. 17 in the nation, Milton High School. She has won two high school state championships and was named to the 2022 All-America Watch List as well as the Under Armour 150 athlete list. Julian Bell - Midfield/Attack As the team captain in 2021 and 2022, Bell has been a crucial component of Bedford High School's team. A member of the team's midfield/attack, she was recognized with the team's Bulldog Award which is given to the MVP as well as the player that demonstrates the most leadership on and off the field. Her performance earned her a spot on the 2021 New Hampshire Lacrosse Pre-Season All-State Watch List, as well as the 2021 New Hampshire Lacrosse All-State Team. Sofia Chepenik - Attack Chepenik was named the captain and ultimately MVP of her high school team in both 2020 and 2021. She was a high school All-American for 2021, as well as a Gait top-20 all star. She participated in the South's All-Star Game, and was recognized with ESPN's Player of the Game award. Insert Allison Quote HERE For all the most up-to-date information regarding Clemson women’s lacrosse, be sure to visit ClemsonTigers.com and follow @ClemsonWLax on Twitter and Instagram.
For those young women and their families I can appreciate how much this must mean but I will always prefer swimming over lacrosse any day. For that matter, any sport other than lacrosse. Not my cup of tea.
Used to be that way but now love LAX. It’s the oldest sport in North America, started with the Native Americans. My son plays it to stay in football shape, work on footwork, field communication, angles, and he loves the contact. It’s the best sport out there to train for football. Used to be football players just did track in the spring, LAX is a much better option, it worked for Jim Brown.