UF: Florida Lacrosse Welcomes 10 Newcomers to the 2023-24 Class

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via UF press release

Highly-touted class of newcomers to join Florida for the 2024 season

By Katie Callahan, Wednesday, November 9, 2022

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida women’s lacrosse team has added 10 newcomers for the 2024 season. 

Alyssa Deacy, Ashley Dyer, Frannie Hahn, Cate Isaacson, Gabbi Koury, Lea Flobeck, Makena Harrington, Samantha Hughes, Delaney Radin and Keira Rooney have all signed their National Letters of Intent and will join the Gators for the 2023-24 academic year.

“We feel so fortunate to welcome these 10 as Gators. Not only are they exceptional athletes on the field, they are an exceptional group of young women off the field. We cannot wait to have them playing for us in the Orange & Blue.”

Head Coach Amanda O’Leary

Meet the Gators: 

Alyssa Deacy – Midfield – Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. – Comsewogue High School 
Quick Facts – High School 

  • 2022 All-American Honorable Mention
  • 2021 All-Division
  • 2019 Rookie of the Year
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • President of Athletes Helping Athletes Club

Quick Facts – Club 

  • 2019 US Lacrosse National Champion with the Yellow Jackets 
  • 2020 Under Armour All-American Long Island Team 
  • 2021 USA National Combine 
  • Long Island America Select Team 
  • NYS Regional Team 
  • NYS Regional All-Star Team 
  • NYS Regional Champion 
  • All-Suffolk Team 
  • 2022 Back of the Cage Top-25 Players to Watch 
  • LILJ All-Star Game
  • LILJ Top Players to Watch 
  • News Day Top 100 Players 

Ashley Dyer – Defense – Elkridge, Md. – Glenelg Country School  
Quick Facts – High School 

  • 2023 Senior All-American Game Watch List
  • Baltimore Highlight All-American Team
  • Three-year varsity starter
  • National Honor Society Member
  • Latin Honor Society Member

Quick Facts – Club 

  • Member of Heros 2023 Green club, ranked No. 1 club in the nation 
  • Won Lax for the Cure 
  • Has won multiple club tournaments with her team 

Lea Flobeck – Attack – Mount Sinai, N.Y. – Mount Sinai 

Quick Facts – High School 

  • 2021 All-Division Honors
  • 2022 All-Division Honors
  • 2022 High School Team Captain
  • Five-year varsity starter
  • High School Honor Roll member
  • High School Superintendents List

Quick Facts – Club 

  • 2019 All-American Command Team 
  • 2019 All-Tournament Team 
  • 2020 All-American Command Team 
  • 2021 All-American Highlight Team 
  • 2021 All-American Champions
  • 2022 All-American Highlight Team 

Frannie Hahn – Attack – Catonsville, Md. – St. Paul’s School for Girls 
Quick Facts – High School 

  • Two-time IAAM “A” Conference Lacrosse Champion (2021 & 2022)
  • Second Team All-Metro team (Baltimore sun)
  • Leading points scorer for my 2022 high school team (40 goals and 51 assists, 91 points)

Quick Facts – Club 

  • Leading points scorer
  • Two-time lax for the cure champion
  • Ranked #1 team in the country for 3 years

Makena Harrington – Midfield – Powell, Ohio – Olentangy Liberty High School 

Quick Facts – High School 

  • 2022 US Lacrosse All-American
  • 2022 Ohio Midfielder of the Year
  • 2022 All-Region Midfielder of the Yea
  • 2022 First Team All-State
  • 2022 First Team All-Region
  • 2022 First Team All-Conference (OCC), 
  • 2022 Team Captain
  • 2022 MVP of the Liberty Lacrosse Team.
  • Broke five School records (single season goals, caused turnovers, ground balls, draw controls, and total points)
  • Athlete of the week (5/26/22)
  • 2023 Under Armor All-America Lacrosse Girls Senior Watchlist
  • Three-time Under Armour All-American (Philly Highlight (2022) Midwest Team (2020 & 2021))
  • 2021 Girls Philly Summer Showcase All-Star Team
  • Gait Top 20 All-Star
  • 2021 Second Team All-State
  • 2021 First Team All-Region
  • 2021 Second Team All-Conference (OCC)
  • 2021 Team MVP and Heart of a Champion Award (Given by High School Coach)
  • Athlete of the Week (5/13/2021)
  • 2021 Lacrosse Magazine National Watchlist 
  • 2020 All America West Super Regional All-Tournament Team
  • 2020 All America Midwest Command – West Super Regional Champions
  • 2020 Invitee to the WPLL Futures National Championship Summit
  • Ranked #1 in the 2020 Shake School Lacrosse Summer Top 25 Showcase
  • Received “Rise up” award from my team

Quick Facts – Club

  • NXT 2023 Black finished the season being ranked No. 1 in the nation 

Samantha Hughes – Midfield/Defense – Castle Rock, Colo. – Castle View High School 

Quick Facts – High School 

  • 2022 US High School All-American 
  • 2022 MVP 
  • First Team All-State
  • First Team All-Conference
  • Four-year varsity starter
  • Team Captain 
  • Student Athlete Leadership Team 
  • Denver CityLax High School Leadership Board
  • Three-year varsity basketball player 

Quick Facts – Club  

  • U16 USA Development Team 
  • U18 USA Development Team 
  • Adrenaline All-American
  • Two-time Under Armour 150 selection 
  • Two-time American Select

Cate Isaacson – Midfielder – Worthington, Ohio – Thomas Worthington  
Quick Facts – High School 

  • 2022 Spring Season:
    • Recorded 68 goals, 19 assists, 134 draw controls and 13 caused turnovers in 18 games 
    • Was named a USA Lacrosse All-American 
  • 2021 Spring Season:
    • Recorded 89 goals, 9 assists, 106 draw controls and 23 caused turnovers 
    • Named Ohio Capital Conference Cardinal Division Player of the Year 

Quick Facts – Club 

  • 2023 Lacrosse Magazine National Watch List 
  • Four-time Under Armour All-American 
  • Under Armour 150 All-Star Selection 
  • Shake School Lacrosse Showcase No. 2 Ranked 

Gabbi Koury – Midfield – Birchrunville, Pa. – Owen J. Roberts 

Quick Facts – High School 

  • 2022 US Lacrosse All-American
  • 2021 US Lacrosse All-American
  • 2022 US Lacrosse All-Academic
  • 2022 All-Area MVP
  • 2021 All-Area MVP
  • 2021 PASLA Breakout Player of the Year
  • 2021 PAC League MVP
  • 2022 PAC League MVP
  • 2021 All-Area First Team
  • 2022 All-Area First Team
  • 2021 First Team PAC
  • 2022 First Team PAC

Quick Facts – Club 

  • Four-time Under Armour All-American (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • 2022 Under Armour All-Tournament Team 
  • 2020 Under Armour All-Tournament Team 
  • 2021 Under Armour 150 
  • 2020 Under Armour 150 
  • 2019 MVP Philly Summer Showcase 
  • Four-time Philly Showcase All-Star 
  • 2021 National Tournament Team 1 
  • 2021 HLA Finalist 

Delaney Radin – Attack – Long Beach, N.Y. – Long Beach High School

Quick Facts – High School 

  • Two-time USA High School All-American 
  • Two-time All-County selection
  • Two-year captain of Long Beach High School Varsity team 
  • Point, goal and assist record holder at Long Beach High 
  • 2021 – most assists on Long Island 
  • 2022 Long Island Newsday Athlete of the Week
  • 2022 Nassau County Girls Lacrosse – most points holder 
  • 2022 Nassau County Finalist 

Quick Facts – Club 

  • Four-time Under Armour All-American 
  • 2021 Under Armour Underclass Highlight Division Champions
  • 2021 Under Armour Underclass Highlight Division All-Tournament Team 
  • 2021 Under Armour Underclass Highlight Division Championship Player of the Game 
  • 2021 Mid-Atlantic Champions – Team Long Island Yellow Jackets 
  • 2018 U13 National Champions – Team Igloo 
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Keira Rooney – Midfield – Bayport, N.Y. – Bayport Bluepoint 

Quick Facts – High School 

  • Three-time County Champion
  • Long Island Champion 
  • Inside Lacrosse High School Standout at ILWomen’s Indoor High School Championship 

Quick Facts – Club 

  • Four-time Under Armour All-American Long Island
  • Invited to All-Long Island Games Lilj
  • 2022 All-North Under Armour Regional Team
  • WPLL Futures
  • 2021 Under Armour IL Women’s Highlight Standout
  • Ranked one of the Top-10 on BOTC on Long Island
  • Under Armour Champions – 2021 Long Island

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