CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women’s lacrosse team has added eight members from the class of 2016 for the upcoming season.
Lisa Miller, the head coach for Crimson women’s lacrosse, has recruited players from five different states. The incoming freshman comprise of two attackers, three midfielders, one midfielder/attacker, one midfielder/defense and one defender.
Miller returns 21 of 28 players from last season’s team that went 9-7 and 5-2 in the Ivy League. The rookies hope to continue the success of last year’s team that made it to the semifinals at the Ivy League Tournament.
Class of 2016
Meghan Bauer, Midfielder/5’10/Minneapolis, Minn./The Blake School
Played four years of varsity lacrosse at The Blake School … Captain of the lacrosse team in 2012 … Led team to four straight section titles and three consecutive state championships from 2010-12 … Helped the lacrosse team to a runner-up finish in the state championship in 2009 … An All-American selection in 2012 … Named first team all-state from 2010-12 … Also named team MVP and to the Wells Fargo all-tournament team from 2010-12 … Selected for the Under Armour Midwest Team in 2010 and 2011 … Chosen a Kare 11 Athlete of the Week in 2011 and 2012 … A Star Tribune Athlete of the Week from 2010-12 … Also played varsity soccer at Blake … Captain of the soccer team in 2012 … Led the soccer team to the state championship in 2011 as well as a third-place finish in 2010 and second in 2009 … Helped the soccer team take four straight conference championships and three consecutive section championships from 2009-11 … Named all-conference for soccer in 2010 … A National Merit Scholar … Earned AP Scholar with Distinction … Received the John R. Hartmann Award for Athletic Excellence … Also enjoys piano, running, rock climbing, and water sports.
Carolyn Bruckmann, Attack/5’6/Carmel, Calif./Stevenson School
A four-year letterwinner for lacrosse at Stevenson … Captain of the lacrosse team in 2011 and 2012 … Helped the girl’s lacrosse team win its division at Western States Tournament in 2010 … Led the lacrosse team in scoring in her junior and senior years … Selected as team MVP in 2012 … Won the Stevenson School Sportsmanship Award in 2012 … Also a member of the varsity cross country team for three years at Stevenson … Captain of the cross country team in 2011 and 2012 … Helped Stevenson cross country win the Monterey Trail Athletic League in 2010 … Elected team MVP in 2010 and 2012 … Named Monterey County all-League team 2010-12 … Qualified for Central Coast sectionals from 2010-12 … Received High Academic Honors all four years of high school … Graduated valedictorian … National Merit Commended Scholar … An AP Scholar with distinction … Inducted to Cum laude Society in 2011 … Recipient of Stevenson President’s Award for scholarship and leadership … Won the Stevenson MIT Leadership in Science Award in 2011 … Also won the Monterey County History Day senior paper division and had the paper published in California Historian in 2010 … Founder of Monterey YMCA junior girl’s lacrosse program … Elected community service leader of the Stevenson student council in 2012 … Member of the Stevenson green key society from 2010-12 … Editorial board member of Stevenson’s Vailima in 2011 … Co-leader for Stevenson sophomore wilderness backpacking expedition … A community forum leader … Member of the National Charity League from 2006-12, which helped local charities such as Project Linus and Dorothy’s Kitchen … Mother, Nancy Zwend ’76, and father, Bruce Bruckmann ’76, both played varsity lacrosse for Harvard … Brother, Matthew Bruckmann, is in the class of 2015 at Harvard … Also enjoys hiking and backpacking.
Amelia Capone, Defense/ 5’7/Watertown, N.Y./ Watertown High
Played four years of varsity lacrosse at Watertown … Captain of the lacrosse team in 2012 … Led team to Frontier League championship in 2011 … Helped team win the Section III Class B championship and went to the final four in the NYSPHSAA state championship in 2009 and 2010 … Ranked the No. 6 high school defender and No. 29 in the top-100 for all positions by ESPN in 2012 … Named a Frontier League All-Star all four years … Named all-north first team from 20010-12 … Earned an ESPN All-American honorable mention in 2011 … Selected as the starting defender for the Central team at the Empire State Games in 2010 … Named to the all-tournament team at the state championship in 2009 … A U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American selection in 2011 and 2012 … Designated a scholar-athlete all four years at Watertown … Also played four years of varsity soccer at Watertown … Captain of the soccer team in 2011 … Named a Frontier League All-Star in 2010 and 2011 … Selected all-north first team in 2010 … Designated a scholar athlete in soccer in 2008 and 2009 … Chosen as WWNY TV 7 Academic All-Star in 2012 … Member of the National Honor Society from 2011-12 … Volunteered as a GED tutor with Literacy of Northern New York from 2011-12 … Also volunteered at the Urban Mission food pantry and thrift store from 2011-12 … Also enjoys playing piano.
Alexis Nicolia, Attack/5’7/Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./ St. Anthony’s High
Played two years of varsity lacrosse at St. Anthony’s … Helped the girl’s lacrosse team win two state championships and a No. 3 national ranking in 2011 and 2012 … Named an Academica All-American in 2012 … Won the St. Anthony’s High School Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2012 … Nominated for News 12 Long Island Scholar Athlete in 2012 … Received St. Anthony’s Honorable Mention in 2012 … Also played four years of varsity tennis at St. Anthony’s … Captain of the varsity tennis B in 2009 … National Honor Society member from 2010-12 … Received the St. Bonaventure Award from 2010-12 … Member of the St. Anthony’s leadership team from 2010-12 … Won the Dun Scotus Award in 2009 … Won the Louis Gregoire Award in 2012.
Madeline Silverman, Midfielder/5’7/Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima High
A four-year letterwinner for lacrosse at Honeoye Falls-Lima … Captain of the lacrosse team in 2011 and 2012 … Helped lacrosse team to three New York State final four appearance (2008-10) and two runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2012 … Led lacrosse team to the Western New York regional championship and New York State section V championship from 2008-10 and 2012 … Named first team All-Monroe County in 2012 … Chosen for the Outstanding Senior Game in 2012 … An all-greater Rochester first team selection in 2012 and honorable mention in 2010 … Selected all-Monroe County first team in 2010 and second team in 2009 … Also lettered in swimming for six years at Honeoye Falls-Lima … Captain of the swim team in 2011 … Qualified for the state finals in two swimming events in 2010 and 2011 … Received first team All-Monroe County honors in 2009 and 2011 … Selected all-greater Rochester honorable mention in 2008, 2009 and 2011 … A High Honor Roll student all four years of high school … AP National Honor Scholar in 2012 … Member of the National Honor Society from 2011-12 … A member of the Spanish National honor Society from 2011-12 … Named a Girls’ State alternate in 2011 … Earned the NYSPHAA Scholar Athlete award from 2009-12 … Received the US Army Reserve Scholar Athlete award in 2012 … Won the HF-L Sports Boosters Award in 2012 … Coach for the Lady Roc Club lacrosse team in 2012 … A lifeguard and swim instructor at Midtown Athletic Club … Volunteer as a lacrosse and swimming coach … Mentor for the Cougar Big Brother/Sister club … President of the foreign exchange club … Also enjoys reading, skiing, and playing tennis.
Audrey Todd, Midfield-Attack/ 5’7/Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School
Played three years of varsity lacrosse at Roland Park … Captain of the lacrosse team in 2012 … helped the lacrosse team to a runner-up finish in the IAAM A Conference championship in 2011 … Led the lacrosse team for goal scoring in 2011 and 2012 … Named an IAAM all-star in lacrosse in 2012 … Selected to Towsend Times all-star second team in 2011 … A Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Week nominee in 2012 … Also a Baltimore Sun all-metro lacrosse second team selection in 2012 … Named to the U.S. Lacrosse all-academic team in 2011 … Awarded the RPCS Excellence in Lacrosse in 2012 … Selected Baltimore Messenger Athlete of the Year in 2012 … Received the Amanda Lee Norris Athletic Award for character, sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and leadership and the White Blazer Award for outstanding performance, sportsmanship and leadership in three varsity sports in 2012 … Also played four years of varsity tennis at Roland Park … Captain of the tennis team in 2010 and 2011 seasons … Led tennis team to four consecutive IAAM A Conference team championships … Won the IAAM A Conference No.2 singles championship in 2011 and the No.1 singles championship in 2010 … Had a runner-up finish at IAAM A Conference No.1 singles in 2009 … Named an IAAM all-star in 2010 and 2011 … Received the RPCS Excellence in Tennis award in 2010 and 2011 … Ran varsity indoor track for two years at Roland Park … Captain of the indoor track team in 2011 and 2012 … Holds the Roland Park track records in 4×800 meter relay, 4×400 meter relay, 800 meters, and sprint medley relay … Named an IAAM all-star in indoor track in 2010 … Received the RPCS Excellence in Indoor Track award in 2011 and 2012 … An Honor Roll student all four years of high school … Received Head’s Commendations in French, English, AP European history, public speaking, leadership, and AP psychology … Nominated for the Maryland Distinguished Scholar program … Inducted into the Cum Laude Society and the Mu Alpha Theta in 2011 … Placed fifth nationally on the Grand-Concours National French Exam in 2011 … Received the Dartmouth Book Award in 2011 … Member of the French Honor Society inducted in 2010 and elected president in 2012 … Wrote two Cum Laude honorable mention papers in 2011 … Served as an athletic association representative in 2011 and 2012 … Won the Board of Directors Award of the Northeast Conference on Teaching Foreign Languages in 2012 … Awarded the College Scholarship Prize in 2012 … Recipient of the State of Maryland Scholastic Award in 2012 … Also received the George M. White Memorial Award in 2012 … Member of peer health and red key from 2008-12 … Volunteered as an instructor for kids ages six to nine at the Tennis Institute … Father, Nevins Todd III ‘82, played varsity tennis at Davidson College … Also enjoys watching NFL football.
Isabella Wager, Midfield/5’11/Sarasota Springs, N.Y./Sarasota Springs High
Played four years of varsity lacrosse at Saratoga Springs … Captain of the lacrosse tam in 2012 … Nominated for All-American honors in 2011 … Named to the Suburban Council all-star lacrosse first team in 2011 and 2012 … Named Most Outstanding Women’s Lacrosse Player for Saratoga Springs in 2011 and 2012 … Selected as Saratoga Springs Most Outstanding Athlete in 2012 … A NYSPHA Scholar Athlete all four years of high school … Member of the National U.S. Lacrosse Adirondack team … Named to the U.S. Lacrosse academic team from 2009-11 … Also played varsity soccer three years at Saratoga Springs … Captain of the soccer team in 2011 … Led the soccer team to League AA Section II championship and a No. 6 ranking in New York State in 2012 … Selected for the Surbaban Council all-star soccer first team and Section II AA all-star soccer first team in 2012 … Named to New York State soccer fourth team in 2012 … National Honor Society member … Received the Connor LaFrance Scholarship in 2012 … Participated in Uganda relief club, student council and chorus … Student ambassador … Volunteered at Foundation for Small Voices … Also enjoys guitar and piano.
Tory Waldstein, Defense-Midfielder/5’7/Needham, Mass./Needham High
Played varsity lacrosse all four years at Needham … Captain of the lacrosse team in 2011 and 2012 … Led team to Bay State championship in 2012 and the south sectional finals in 2011 and 2012 … Selected US All-American in 2011 and 2012 … Named an Under Armour All-American in 2012 … Chosen for Lower New England team one in 2011 … Selected as a Bay State all-star in 2011 and 2012 … Named an eastern Massachusetts all-star in 2011 … Also played four years of varsity soccer as Needham … Helped the soccer team to Bay State championship in 2010 and south sectional semifinals in 2011 … Named Bay State honorable mention in 2011 … Member of the varsity basketball team for four years at Needham … Named Bay State honorable mention in 2011 and 2012 … Received High Honors all four years of high school … Selected as an Academic All-American in 2012 … National Honor Society member in 2011 and 2012 … Volunteered with Needham Youth Lacrosse from 2009-12 … Participated in Make a Statement Day from 2009-12 … Grandfather, Morton Waldstein ’43, played football for Harvard … Father, John Waldstein ’75, played hockey for Harvard and uncle, Tom Waldstein ’71, played baseball and football for the Crimson … Aunt, Louise Waldstein ’72, and cousin, Jamila Waldstein ’07, graduated from Harvard College.