With another national invite berth under their belt, the Lawrence Technological University women's lacrosse team announces their 2019 recruiting class. With a range of abilities for the five recruits, Katelyn Waligora, Phoebe Xiao Chan Sawicki, Jaisanna Jarvis, Gabi Mitchell and Sydney Lincoln make up the incoming Freshmen of the Class of 2023 for Women's Lacrosse.
Waligora is a versatile midfielder from Canton, Mich. She is a captain for her Canton High School team, a 2 year All-Park Award Winner, 2018 MVP, and holds the record for most goals in a season for Canton.
Waligora is also a KLAA Scholar Athlete, a member of the National Honor Society and also received a varsity letter for swimming and diving.
Katelyn stated she "choose LTU because I get to play lacrosse while getting a great education."
Sawicki is a defender from Erin, Ontario, Canada. She has been playing lacrosse since she was three, with two club leagues; The Orangeville Northmen of The Ontario Club League, and the Silver Maple Lacrosse Elite off-season traveling squads. Sawicki is the team captain for both of these teams, previously for U15 and now for U19. She has the special opportunity to play on the U-19 Women's China National team, competing the U19 World Championship in Canada this year.
Sawicki also played hockey out of Orangeville and was named All-Around Defensive Player award, was a varsity member for three years at her High School, was a member of Honor Roll and won a 11th grade Chemistry Award.
Phoebe, on her commitment to LTU said she is excited to meet all the people through the architecture and lacrosse programs and chose LTU because she "prefers a smaller school with a solid and dynamic academic reputation. [LTU] also has a great lacrosse program and I am now proud to be a part of it."
Jarvis is a midfielder from Medina, Ohio. She plays lacrosse at medina High School and Ohio Premier Lacrosse. She has a four year varsity title from Medina and has been on the Elite team for Ohio Premier for the last three. Jarvis has won two all-conference championship with her team.
Off the field, she is a part of the National Junior Collegiate League, link crew, Latin Club, Art Club and Chem Club.
Jaisanna is excited to start school at LTU to meet all the new people through her degree program of Architecture and chose LTU "because of the amazing lacrosse and Architecture programs and the people [at LTU] are welcoming and nice."
Mitchel is a midfielder from Farmington, Mich. where she plays lacrosse for Farmington High School. She has been the Captain for the team for the past two years, voted all state lacrosse player by the OAA and holds the record for ground balls and shot accuracy for the 2018 season.
Gabi has also played on an elite level hockey team called Honeybaked. She was also a part of the honor roll at school and is currently undefeated on her High School Lacrosse team.
Mitchell, on that of coming to LTU stated "I chose LTU because I want to be a nurse… and I am excited to be a part of the lacrosse team."
Lincoln is a goalie coming from Waunakee, Wis. and plays for Waunakee High School. She has been playing lacrosse for six years and was named All-Conference, All-Star and Team Wisconsin Nominee for 2018.
Sydney was the 2016 Recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Outstanding Young Persons Award by Urban League of Madison and a booster club scholarship recipient. She will be pursuing a biomedical engineering degree.
Lincoln, on her commitment and future at LTU stated "when I first came to LTU I instantly felt at home. The outstanding academic and athletic opportunities were too hard to pass up. LTU is a place where I feel like I can grow academically, athletically and mentally as a person."