Stetson Hatters Make Eight New Additions to 2022 Roster!

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via Stetson press release

DeLand, Fla. — Stetson University lacrosse head coach Christy Leach today announced the addition of eight players to the roster for the 2022 season.
 
The eight newest additions to the Hatters family are: Allyson McLendon (Austin, Texas), Samantha Paglino (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), Georgia Goering (Cincinatti, Ohio), Mia Judd (Oceanside, N.Y.), Fiona Williams (Hingham, Mass.), Sara Freeman (Windermere, Fla.), Katie Kornacki (Bunnell, Fla.), and Molly Kearney (Amesbury, Mass.). 
 
Allyson McLendon
High School: Two-time all-district performer at Lake Travis High School … Team MVP in 2021 … Helped her team win a district championship and advance to a state tournament qualifier in 2017 … National Honors Society member … Completed University of Texas OnRamps programs … Played club for Iron Horse Lacrosse (2016-17) and the Texas Outlaws (2018-21).
 
“I’m thrilled to have Ally join our team this year. She brings great drive and passion for the game and she will be a steady presence in the midfield for us.”
 
Samantha Paglino
High School: Scored 29 goals and added 14 assists as a senior at Yorktown High School … Helped lead the Huskers to a league title … Scored six goals vs. Horace Greeley … Earned all-league and all-section honors … Team captain in 2021 … High honor roll student … Scholar athlete award recipient for all four years … Played club for Primetime Lacrosse … Was also an all-league player in soccer.
 
“Sammy is a great scorer and experienced playing in tough games during her high school career, and I look forward to seeing her produce on the offensive end for us. She will fit well with our attacking group.”
 
Georgia Goering
Radford: Saw action in 13 games with one goal, two assists and three points … Recorded seven ground balls and one caused turnover … Scored her first career goal against VCU … Dean’s List both semesters.

High School: Racked up 110 goals, 25 assists and 108 ground balls during her career at Walnut Hills High School … Set a new school record for most goals scored in a season … Seven-time Eastern Cincinnati Conference Academic and Athletic Award winner … ECC Second-Team and Cincinnati Second-Team in 2018 … ECC First-Team honors in 2019 … ECC Athlete of the Week … Cincinnati Enquirer nominee and two-time recipient of Athlete of the Week  in 2019 … Also competed for the cross country and swimming programs … Played club for Major Force Lacrosse from 2015-19 … National Latin 2 Exam – Summa Cum Laude … Advance Placement Capstone diploma.
 
“I’m excited to add Georgia to our team this year as a transfer. Her drive and motivation have already made a big impact on our team. She will be an excellent addition to our midfield group this year.”
 
Mia Judd
High School: Earned all-county honors in 2021 … Named one of the Top 100 Players on Long Island by Newsday… Team Captain … Named to the US Women’s National Lacrosse Team for the Long Island Metro Team in 2019 … Led the team in ground balls as a sophomore and again as a senior … Also competed in volleyball and basketball … Played club lacrosse for the Long Island Top Guns – Purple.
 
“Mia is a tough and steady defender who presence on defense will be felt immediately. I can’t wait to see her in action this fall!”
 
Fiona Williams
High School: Played for coach Meredith McGinnis at Notre Dame Academy … Member of the 2019 MIAA State Championship lacrosse team … Recorded 56 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers … Was also an Academic All-American … National Honors Society and Spanish National Honors Society member … Played club lacrosse for Mass Elite.
 
“Fiona is a smart and quick defender that will make an impact on the defensive end of the field. She will be able to adapt to our defense easily and make her presence known in the transition as well.” 

Sara Freeman
High School: Helped lead Lake Highland Prep to a 20-1 record and the finals of the FHSAA 1A State Championship in 2021 … Scored a team-high 59 goals as a sophomore … Also registered 38 groundballs, 19 assists, and 57 draw controls … Helped lead Dr. Phillips to back-to-back district championships … Was named a US lacrosse Academic All-American … 2-time US Lacrosse National Team selection … 2020 Under Armor All-American … Under Armour 150 participant … Team captain as a sophomore and as a senior year … National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society member … Best Buddies Secretary … President’s Honor Roll … Played club lacrosse for CT Dodgers.
 
“I’m excited for Sara to join our team. She is a local from a great high school program that had great success there that she will bring with her to Stetson. Sara works hard and has a great mindset and a steady presence in the midfield.”
 
Katie Kornacki
High School: Scored 53 goals as a senior and 140 goals in her career at Flagler Palm Coast High School … Was named a North Florida All-American in 2021 … Played for coach Katie Kastner.
 
“Katie will be a great asset to our team in the midfield. Her size and speed make her standout as well as her ability to finish on the attacking end.”
 
Molly Kearney
UMASS Amherst: Played in 12 games in 2021 … Recorded four ground balls and four caused turnovers.

High School/Prep: Played a prep year at the New Hampton School … Was a Lakes Region All-Star … Helped her team win the Lake Region Championship … Finished career at Newburyport High School as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 261 career goals to go along with 145 assists for 406 points … Racked up 151 points on 96 goals and 55 assists as a senior on her way to Daily News MVP and Ryan Cup Award honors … Four-time all-star selection … Named the Cape Ann League Player of the Year as a junior … Earned Attacker of the Year, Cape Ann League Kinney Division and Daily News MVP honors as a freshman … League champion every year and two-time Division 2 North champions … Was an all-star in both cross country and track … Earned High Honor Roll laurels during prep year … Played club lacrosse for the Middlesex Bears.
 
“I’m delighted to add Molly to our team this year. Her experience playing in an NCAA tournament game in 2021 adds great value to our team. She is a tough midfielder on both ends of the field that can make an immediate impact.”