LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Bucknell field hockey head coach Jeremy Cook has announced a six-player recruiting class that will join the Bison starting with the 2017 season. Sarah Dimock, Leah Fogelsanger, Megan Keeney, Kaelyn Long, Katie McCartney and Laney Treacy have committed to Bucknell for Cook's 10th season with the team.
Bucknell is coming off its ninth straight appearance in the Patriot League Tournament, all coming during Cook's tenure as head coach.
The following is a closer look at each incoming player:
Sarah Dimock | Midfield | Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan Regional
Four-year letterwinner and one-year captain at Bridgewater-Raritan Regional … Third Team All-State in New Jersey as a senior … named to the 2016 NFHCA All-Region Team … two-time First Team All-Skyland Conference … two-time First Team All-Somerset County … finished career with 86 points on 30 goals and 26 assists … tallied 53 points on 17 goals and 19 assists as a senior … team was 88-12 and won four Skyland Conference titles and four Somerset County titles during her four years … played club with Total Dutch Field Hockey Futures … daughter of George and Lisa Dimock … one older sister, Grace, and one older brother, William.
Cook on Dimock – “Don't let Sarah's size fool you, she's a fast, creative, and very polished player who we're looking to make a big contribution over time in our midfield. Her high skill level will help her adjust quickly to the college level. She already has the ability to see the field, create passing lanes, and execute in a remarkably creative and consistent way. She's also a really fun person and will be a great addition to our group!”
Leah Fogelsanger | Midfield | Bloomsburg, Pa./Bloomsburg
Four-year letterwinner and one-year captain at Bloomsburg High School … Honorable Mention All-State in Pennsylvania … helped team win 70 games and make three trips to the state tournament … team won four PHAC League titles and finished runner-up in the district twice … also excelled in track and field, qualifying for the state meet in the 400m and the district meet in five events … daughter of Marianne Kreisher and Eric Fogelsanger… two younger sisters, Lindsey and Lilian, and one younger brother, Jake … mom competed in gymnastics at Penn State.
Cook on Fogelsanger – “Leah could be the most athletic young woman we've ever had join us. She's a very competitive track athlete in the state and thankfully made the choice to pursue field hockey! We're looking at her in the midfield where she'll be able to use her speed, agility, and fitness to get up and down the field. She's also been a member of our local club team for quite some time, and we've been lucky to watch her grow into a strong leader and amazing young player. The next step is her transition to the faster ball speed and higher tempo at the college game where her strengths will show even more.”
Megan Keeney | Midfield/Striker | Selinsgrove, Pa./Selinsgrove
Three-year letterwinner and one-year captain at Selinsgrove High School … two-time All-State in Pennsylvania, including First Team recognition as a senior … two-time First Team PHAC Division I All-Star … two-time First Team Daily Item All-Star … finished with 114 career points on 36 goals and 42 assists … in her senior season she led the team to a 20-2 record and a spot in the Class AA state quarterfinals after winning a league title and a 12th consecutive District 4 title … played club for PA Power … also a team captain in lacrosse and earned First Team All-League status … daughter of Mike and Kathy Keeney … has one younger sister, Elise, and one younger brother, Jake.
Cook on Keeney – “Megan has college athletics in her genetics, and is the first player to ever join us from the storied field hockey program just down the road in Selinsgrove. She has great basics and a knack for scoring that should translate very well to the college game. She's a joy to be around, and brings a competitive fire to our program that will be fantastic for her teammates.”
Kaelyn Long | Striker | Hanover, Pa./New Oxford
Four-year letterwinner and starter and one-year captain at New Oxford High School … two-time First Team All-York/Adams County … York/Adams County Division I MVP as a senior … two-time Gametime PA First Team All-Star … three-time team MVP … school record holder for goals in a season (33) and career goals (76) … played club for the PA Mavericks, leading the team to a National Indoor Tournament title in 2015 and 2016 … led Spooky Nook to a runner-up finish in 2017 … also earned four letters in basketball, helping the team make four appearances in the state tournament … daughter of Chris and Kathy Long … one older sibling, Owen, and one younger sibling, Brayden … mother played basketball at Bloomsburg … father played football at Juniata and competed in track and field at West Chester … brother, Owen, is on the swimming team at McDaniel … uncle, James Daniero, is a 2001 Bucknell graduate.
Cook on Long – “Kaelyn has incredible creativity, composure, and elimination skill. We're looking for her to make a big contribution up front and raise our team level of ball-handling. She's a very hard worker, and we expect her to pick up our structure quickly as she has a fantastic disposition and learns very quickly.”
Katie McCartney | Striker | Hershey, Pa./Hershey
Three-year letterwinner and starter at Hershey High School … was named to the Mid-Penn All-Star Team as a senior … scored 37 career points … led team to a 15-7 record, a Keystone title, and a Mid-Penn title … played for East Coast Field Hockey and was a JPIL top three goal scorer in 2014 and 2015 … also a letterwinner in track and field … daughter of Richard and Stephanie McCartney … has two older siblings, Kelly and Richie.
Cook on McCartney – “Katie's energy and enthusiasm are totally contagious, and she seems to thrive more as the competitive level rises. She's a bundle of speed up front, and will be a great striker for us as she learns the ropes of how we play and adjusts to the college game. She's got a great way about her off the field as well, and will be a big asset to our locker room and team morale.”
Laney Treacy | Defender | Woodbine, Md./Glenelg
Three-year letterwinner and two-year captain at Glenelg High School … two-time All-County, including First Team in 2015 … named to MAX Field Hockey's Mid-Atlantic Top 20 Preseason Players to Watch in 2016 … named to Max Field Hockey's Mid-Atlantic Top 100 2017 Recruits … led the county in assists in 2015 … made 11 defensive saves to help team record 12 shutouts and allow just six goals total during her senior season … led team to three county titles, three sectional titles, two regional titles and two appearances in the state semifinals … played club for Freedom HKY … two-year letterwinner in lacrosse, helping team win state title in 2016 … daughter of Don and Kelly Treacy … two younger siblings, Brennan and Keagan … father was a First Team All-American in lacrosse at Roanoke … spends time teaching students from the Maryland School for the Blind how to ski.
Cook on Treacy -- “Laney has communication skills beyond her years, and will develop into a force for us in the defense. She sees the field well on both sides of the ball and does a great job of organizing those around her. She'll learn our system quickly, and will be able to use her fantastic ball speed.”