Field Hockey Announces Incoming Class

March 31, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence field hockey Head Coach Diane Madl announced today [March 30] that eight student-athletes have committed to attend the College and compete for the program beginning in the Fall of 2015. The incoming class includes Abbey Gannon (Sherborn, Mass.), Maura Ingraham (Binghamton, N.Y.), Corinne Kenney (Warrington, Pa.), Emma Lucas (Naarden, Netherlands), Kelsey Mendell (Landenberg, Pa.), Natalie Mitchell (East Norriton, Pa.), Kari Moyer (Perkasie, Pa.) and Lydia Rice (Carle Place, N.Y.).

Gannon, a midfielder, currently attends Dover-Sherborn Regional High School. She is a four-year starter for the varsity team and was named captain as a senior in 2014. During her career she was a three-time Tri-Valley League All-Star (2012-14) and earned Tri-Valley League and Team MVP honors each of her last two seasons (2013, 2014). She also was a two-time Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honoree and a Metro West Super Team selection (2013, 2014).

Ingraham, a forward/midfielder, currently attends Seton Catholic Central, where she earned Team MVP honors during each of the last three seasons (2012-14). Ingraham is an All-State selection in field hockey, in addition to having earned First-Team Section 4 All-Division and First-Team All-Southern Tier Athletic Conference honors.



Kenney, a midfielder, currently attends Central Bucks South High School and will join former high school teammate Megan Hamilton (Warrington, Pa.), who will be a sophomore at Providence College. Kenney is a four-year starter at Central Bucks and led her team to four-consecutive Continental Conference Championships (2011-14) and one District 1 Championship (2012). She has earned All-State, All-Intel and All-Southeastern honors during her career, in addition to Academic All-America recognition.

Lucas, a midfielder, currently plays in Super A League (U-19), which is the second-highest women's league in Holland. During the 2014-15 calendar year, she also helped lead her team to the indoor championship playing with the first women's team of HC Naarden in First League. Lucas also won an indoor title in 2012-13, playing in the Second League. During the month of March, Providence College played Lucas' club team (HC Naarden) while on its foreign tour in Germany and Holland.

Mendell, a forward/midfielder, currently attends Sanford High School (Del.), where she is a four-year starter for field hockey. She was a team captain at Sanford and during her career, she claimed All-State and First-Team All-Conference honors. She was the recipient of the Bennaton Field Hockey Trophy (Coaches' Award) and also claimed Blue and Gold All-Star honors.

Mitchell, a forward, currently attends Norristown Area High School, where she was a four-year starter and two-time captain of her field hockey team. During her career, she was a three-time All-League selection (2012-14), two-time All-Area honoree (2013-14) and First-Team All-State selection (2014).

Moyer, a midfielder, currently attends Pennridge High School where she was a three-year varsity letter winner. In three seasons with the varsity team, she recorded 26 goals and 22 assists. As a team captain for Pennridge, she earned First-Team All-Suburban One League and Second-Team All-Intell as a senior (2014). She also claimed All-Suburban Honorable Mention (2012) and All-Suburban One League Third-Team (2013) honors during her career.

Rice, a goalkeeper, currently attends Carle Place High School, where she led her team to the finals of the 2014 State Championship and helped Carle Place capture the Long Island Championship. During her career, she was a three-time Team MVP (2012-14). She also was a two-time All-State selection, a two-time All-County honoree and two-time All-Long Island First-Team pick (2013-14).

" We are anxiously anticipating the arrival of this class to campus," Head Coach Diane Madl said. "They are a highly talented class, with so much to offer both on and off the field. Their blend of personalities along with their high character and leadership qualities are going to fit in very nicely in the Providence College community. They bring a wealth of success and competitiveness that will contribute substantially to our program's goals. We are excited to call them Friars."

The Providence College field hockey team finished the 2014 season with an 11-9 mark and qualified for the BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship, where it fell in the semifinals to eventual Division I NCAA National Champion, Connecticut, 3-1. The Friars return 14 letter winners to the squad in 2015, including seven members of the starting line-up. The team is scheduled to open the 2015 season at Boston College on August 28.


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