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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Head Coach Missy Doherty and the Penn State women’s lacrosse team has announced the addition of seven new faces to the class of 2022 during November’s early signing period.
After reaching back-to-back Final Four’s in 2016 and 2017 the Nittany Lions will welcome Lauren Craft, Sloane Dowgiallo, Marina Miller, Mary Muldoon, Taylor Suplee, Erin Triandafils and Sydney Wolfington to campus next fall to don the Blue and White.
Lauren Craft // M // 5-4 // Brewster, N.Y. // Brewster High School // Primetime Lacrosse
A three-year All-Section and All-League member at Brewster High School, Craft was named an All-American following a 101 point campaign as a junior in 2017. In three seasons, Craft has led her team in scoring and has a total of 179 goals and 82 assists for 261 points to go along with 227 draw controls from the midfield. Craft is also a three-year member of the US Lacrosse National Tournament team.
CRAFT ON PENN STATE
“I choose Penn State because the academics and athletics are second to none. There are amazing opportunities at Penn State, which will help me develop into the person I want to be. The campus atmosphere is indescribable and it’s the perfect fit for me. I know I won’t just be joining a team, but a family.”
DOHERTY ON CRAFT
“Lauren has unbelievable stick skills and really scores some fantastic goals. She has a lot of raw talent, and we are excited to see where she can make an impact when she arrives in Happy Valley.”
Sloane Dowgiallo // M/D // 5-6 // Lothian, Md. // Southern High School // Maryland United
Dowgiallo helped lead Southern High School to its first-ever AA County Championship game appearance as a junior in 2017 and was named a First-Team All-County Coaches Choice and a First-Team All-County Capital Gazette team member. Dowgiallo scored 56 goals in 2017 helping her team to a 14-4 record. She has also been a member of Maryland United Lacrosse for the past seven years.
DOWGIALLO ON PENN STATE
“I decided to choose Penn State because the coaches and team made me feel like I was part of a family. I also loved the history of the school and the atmosphere around the campus made me feel like I was home.”
DOHERTY ON DOWGIALLO
“Sloane is a gritty midfield/defender who is always there to make a hustle play. She works hard the entire game, and we are pumped she is bringing her work ethic to Happy Valley.”
Marina Miller // M // 5-6 // Wexford, Pa. // Pine-Richland High School // Pittsburgh Premier
Miller led Pine-Richland High School to the WPIAL Championship during her junior season and is already the programs all-time leading scorer with 235 goals. The two-year captain is a two-time All-American and a three-time All-Section and All-WPIAL member. Miller ranks No. 39 on Inside Lacrosse for the class of 2018. She is also a three-time member of the US Lacrosse High School National Tournament team for Western Pennsylvania.
MILLER ON PENN STATE
“Penn State is a great school and I fell in love with the campus, community and especially the lacrosse program. It is the perfect fit for me athletically, academically and socially.”
DOHERTY ON MILLER
“Marina is a fantastic midfield/attacker who just keeps getting better. She has a great stick, and a really good eye for the cage. With her speed and skill she could make an impact quickly.”
Mary Muldoon // M // 5-9 // Silver Spring, Md. // The Academy of the Holy Cross // MC Elite
Muldoon will join her sister Delaney in the Blue and White next fall after completing her time at the Academy of the Holy Cross where she has been a three-time All-Conference selection and served as a captain as a junior and will once again this upcoming season.
MULDOON ON PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because of the myriad of academic opportunities as well as its unique student body that shows a strong sense of community and love for the school.”
DOHERTY ON MULDOON
“Mary is one of the smartest midfielders, and makes the biggest plays look easy. She is a versatile midfielder with great stick work and scoring ability.”
Taylor Suplee // G // 5-10 // Lothian, Md. // Southern High School // Maryland United
Suplee enters her senior season at Southern High School as the No. 17 ranked senior in the class of 2018 by Inside Lacrosse. Last season she posted a 14-4 record with 173 saves and a .640 save percentage while leading Southern High School to its first-ever appearance in the AA County Championship game. She was also named the Anne Arundel County Girls Player of the Year and was a First-Team All-Anne Arundel County member as well as being named to the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post All-Metro teams. Suplee has participated in the 2015 Under Armour underclass All-American game and is a three-year member of the US Lacrosse National Tournament Team. Suplee has also been a member of Maryland United Lacrosse for the past five years.
SUPLEE ON PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because the first time I stepped on campus, I felt an immediate connection with the coaches and the team. Additionally, I was impressed with the athletic department, the academic support, and the alumni network. As far as lacrosse is concerned, I feel like PSU is on the brink of winning a national championship.”
DOHERTY ON SUPLEE
“Taylor is one of the top goalkeepers in this recruiting class. She is a great competitor and we are so excited to have her come in and make an impact on our defense.”
Erin Triandafils // M // 5-7 // Wading River, N.Y. // Shoreham-Wading River // Long Island Yellow Jackets
Triandafils will follow in her sister Sophia’s footsteps and don the Blue and White next fall. She has been a three-time All-Suffolk County selection at Shoreham-Wading River and will be serving as team captain for the second consecutive season this upcoming spring as a senior. Triandafils also plays lacrosse for the Long Island Yellow Jackets club team and was a member of the 2016 U15 National Championship Team.
TRIANDAFILS ON PENN STATE
“I choose Penn State because it embodies everything I value and while at PSU I will be able to continue growing as a person both in the classroom and on the lacrosse field. The academics are very impressive and even though the campus may be big, you still feel connected to everyone. PSU is so friendly and welcoming that it is like a home away from home.”
DOHERTY ON TRIANDAFILS
“Erin is an extremely smart midfielder. She can read ahead of a play very well, and has great vision on both offense and defense. Her versatility will be a huge asset to our program.”
Sydney Wolfington // A // 5-9 // Newtown Square, Pa. // Agnes Irwin School // Philly Blast
Wolfington enters her senior year at Agnes Irwin High School having helped her team to the PAISAA Championship game each of the last three seasons and hoisting the trophy in 2017 and 2015. Wolfington scored five goals in the PAISAA Championship game in 2017 and enters 2018 the No. 1 rated player in the state of Pennsylvania and the No. 22 overall prospect as ranked by US Lacrosse. She finished her junior season with 61 goals and 19 assists for 80 points in 26 games. During her freshman season Agnes Irwin went 23-1 and were ranked as the No. 1 team in Pennsylvania by Laxpower.com.
WOLFINGTON ON PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because of the amazing athletics, academics and family environment it has, along with its great tradition and school spirit.”
DOHERTY ON WOLFINGTON
“Sydney is an aggressive midfield/attacker who has a great eye for the cage. She is a huge presence on the field and always comes up with a big play when needed.”