April 5, 2013

LEWISBURG, Pa. - In what is turning out to be a busy offseason for Bucknell field hockey, the Bison announced its Class of 2017 recruits on Friday. Joining the Orange & Blue next fall will be Emma Fitzgerald, Emily Goodloe, Kelsy Kauffman, Maddy Molinari, Amy Mucelli, Estelle Palandjian, Sarah Ross and Anna Wills. The group, which features players from five different states, includes two all-state honorees, two state champions and three division champions among its ranks.

With the addition of Mucelli and Wills, the Bison will now feature two sets of sisters. The incoming freshmen will join their siblings, Kelsey Mucelli and Liz Wills, who will both be juniors next season.

Following is an alphabetical list of the eight Bucknell field hockey recruits that comprise the Class of 2017:











Emma Fitzgerald (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fairhaven Regional) - Four-year varsity starter and letterwinner at Fumson-Fairhaven Regional High School ... team captain ... team MVP in 2012 ... North 2, Group II 2012 State Champion ... three-time Shore Conference Division Champion (2010-12) ... named First Team All-Shore Conference and All-County in 2012 ... named Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 ... two-time First Team All-Coaches Division ... member of the Jersey Intensity Field Hockey Club ... daughter of Megan and Brian Fitzgerald ... father, Brian, played ice hockey at Villanova ... aunt, Marion Fitzgerald Richardson, played field hockey at Boston College.

 

Emily Goodloe (St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs School) - 10-time varsity letterwinner in field hockey, basketball and soccer at the John Burroughs School ...2010 MWAA State Champion ... First Team MWAA All-Metro League selection in 2012 ... Second Team All-Metro League selection in 2010 and 2011 ... member of the AIM Field Hockey Club ... named Second Team MWAA All-Metro League in soccer as a freshman and sophomore ... daughter of Laura and Allan Goodloe ... sister, Carrie, played field hockey at the University of Virginia ... brother, Trip, played football at Denison.

 

Kelsy Kauffman (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) - Four-year varsity letterwinner in field hockey at Cedar Crest High School ... also lettered twice in soccer and track and field ... team captain ... team MVP in 2011 and 2012 ... First Team Lebanon County All-Star in 2011 and 2012 ... also a Second Team Lancaster-Lebanon League Section All-Star in 2011 and 2012 ... Lancaster-Lebanon League Academic All-Star in 2012 ... Patriot News Big 11 Honorable Mention as a senior ... National Field Hockey Festival gold medalist in 2011 ... member of the Penn Lanco Field Hockey Club ... daughter of Tracy and Tom Kauffman ... father was a member of the swimming & diving team at Susquehanna University.

 

Maddy Molinari (Long Island, N.Y./Manhasset) - 10-time varsity letterwinner in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse at Manhasset High School ... All-State selection in 2012 ... three-time All-County selection (2011-13) ... First Team All-Long Island as a junior and senior ... three-year Scholar-Athlete in field hockey ... two-time captain and Manhasset's Attitude and Performance Award winner ... also expected to play lacrosse at Bucknell ... daughter of Paula and Jeff Molinari ... sister, Morgan, played lacrosse at Notre Dame ... brother, Shane, played lacrosse at University of Massachusetts ... brother, Cullen, played lacrosse at Georgetown ... brother, Terrence, played lacrosse at Duke ... brother, Jeffrey, plays lacrosse at Harvard.

 

Amy Mucelli (Kutztown, Pa./Kutztown Area) - Four-year varsity letterwinner in field hockey at Kutztown Area High School ... also lettered in basketball, soccer and track ... team captain ... team MVP in 2012 ... Second Team All-State selection in 2012 ... First Team All-Division in 2012 ... member of the X-Calibur Field Hockey Club ... named a Berks County All-Star in basketball as a senior ... First Team All-Division in soccer ... daughter of Christine and Richard Mucelli ... sister, Kelsey, is a rising junior with Bucknell field hockey ... brother, Ricky, played soccer at Kutztown University.

 

Estelle Palandjian (Belmont, Mass./Dana Hall School) - Four-year varsity letterwinner in field hockey at Dana Hall School ... also lettered in volleyball and lacrosse ... team captain as a senior ... All-League selection in 2012 ... New England All-Star Team and All-League selection in 2011 ... Rookie of the Year in 2009 ... member of the Cape Ann Coalition Field Hockey Club ... daughter of Dionne and Paul Palandjian ... father, Paul, played tennis at Harvard ... uncle, Peter, played tennis at Harvard and professionally ... brother, Nicolas, plays lacrosse at Ohio Wesleyan ... cousin, Manon, played volleyball at Boston College ... uncle, John Kazosian, played hockey at Dartmouth ... uncle, Mark Kazosian, played hockey at Princeton ... aunt, Kelly Kazosian, played field hockey at Boston College ... aunt, Lauren Kazosian, played field hockey at Providence.

 

Sarah Ross (Pittsburgh, Pa./The Ellis School) - 11-time varsity letterwinner in field hockey, track and field and lacrosse at The Ellis School ... team captain ... WPIAL AA All-Star in 2012 ... WPIAL AA Tournament Champion in 2010 ... WPIAL AA Section Tournament Champion in 2009 ... member of the Team Golden Triangle Field Hockey Club ... WPIAL state qualifier in 800 meters and 4x400 and 4x800 relays ... daughter of Lisa and Richard Ross ... aunt and uncle, Tom and Sally Bentley, are members of the Bucknell Class of 1971 ... uncle, Steve Katz, played baseball at Pittsburgh.

 

Anna Wills (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./William Penn Charter School) - Three-year varsity letterwinner in field hockey and lacrosse at the William Penn Charter School ... team captain ... team MVP in 2012 ... All-InterAc League First Team in 2011 and 2012 ... National Field Hockey Festival gold medalist ... member of the Mystx Field Hockey Club ... National Merit Scholar and member of the Cum Laude Society ... also a member of the NFHCA High School National Academic Squad ... three-year National Spanish Exam medalist ... daughter of Liz and Frank Wills ... brother, Brendan, swam at Bucknell and was a member of the Class of 2011 ... sister, Liz, is a rising junior with Bucknell field hockey.