March 27, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College field hockey Head Coach Diane Madl announced today [March 27] that six student-athletes have committed to attend the College and will join the program, beginning in the fall of 2014. The list of incoming freshmen includes, Eleana Cardarelli (Acton, Mass.), Megan Guilbert (Morganville, N.J.), Megan Hamilton (Warrington, Pa.), Allie Lancaster (Cornville, Maine), Alanna Maniatis (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Abby Thornton (West Pittston, Pa.).
Cardarelli, a forward/midfielder, is currently attending Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. She is a four-year letter winner in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse, and a two-time captain of the field hockey team. During her field hockey career, Cardarelli tallied 202 points on 80 goals and 42 assists. Fifty-three of her 80 goals were registered in the final two years of her career. She is a two-time Second-Team All-American, Regional All-American, Boston Globe Player of the Year, Boston Herald All-Star and Dual Count League (DCL) All-Star. Cardarelli also is a three-time Lowell Sun and Boston Globe All-Star. She helped guide Acton-Boxborough to the Massachusetts State title in 2012.
Guilbert, the lone goalkeeper among the class of 2018, currently attends St. John Vianney and is a four-year letter winner in field hockey and lacrosse. She was named captain of the field hockey team as a senior. Guilbert collected 435 saves and recorded 19 shut-out victories during her career. Earned numerous honors during her career, including First-Team All-State, Second-Team All-Monmouth County (twice), All-Division (twice), Third-Team All-Shore and Third-Team All-Group 2. Guilbert helped guide her team to the State Sectional Semifinals, twice (2011, 2012). In 2012, St. John Vianney captured the Parochial Division Championship.
Hamilton, a forward, currently attends Central Bucks South, where she is a four-year letter winner in field hockey and lacrosse. She served as team captain of the field hockey team as a senior. During her career, she helped guide Central Bucks South to a 74-10-4 overall record, four SOL Conference Championships and the PIAA District 1 Championship in 2012. Hamilton is a two-time First-Team All-State, First-Team SOL All-League and First-Team All-Intell selection.
Lancaster, a forward/midfielder, is currently attending Skowhegan Area High School, where she is a four-year varsity letter winner in field hockey and track. A team captain as a senior, Lancaster recorded 138 points during her career on 43 goals and 52 assists. She was named Miss Maine Field Hockey in 2013, in addition to garnering First-Team All-State, Morning Sentinel Player of the Year and Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference (KVAC) Player of the Year. As a junior, Lancaster was named a Portland Press Herald and Maine Field Hockey Association All-State selection. She also was tabbed a Harrow Sports/NFHCA All-Region pick (New England).
Maniatis, a forward, currently attends Shrewsbury High School, where she has acquired a total of nine varsity letters in field hockey and ice hockey. She recorded 112 career points for the field hockey team on 43 goals and 26 assists. Maniatis is a three-time Offensive Player of the Year honoree. She also was recognized as a two-time Central Massachusetts All-Star and Telegram Gazette All-Star. Maniatis helped guide her team to three league titles and two DI Central Massachusetts District crowns.
Thornton, a defender/midfielder, currently attends Wyoming Area School District, where she earned four varsity letters in field hockey and two letters in basketball. Thornton was a member of the starting line-up during each of her four years with the team. She is a two-time Wyoming Valley Conference First-Team All-Star, and also earned Wyoming Area Defensive Player of the Year and Pennsylvania Field Hockey Coaches' Association Second-Team All-State honors as a senior in 2013.
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