POUGHKEEPSIE - The Vassar College field hockey team and second season head coach Michael Warari, recenlty announced his incoming class for the upcoming season, after he was voted as the Liberty League Coach of the Year in 2013 after leading the Brewers to the Liberty League Tournament for the first time in program history. Vassar College will welcome in three new players to the squad in 2014.
High School: Kimball Union
Stats/Awards: MVP, Rookie-of-the-Year, All-State, and All-Star
Why Vassar?: "I chose Vassar because it has great academics along with a great field hockey program. When I came on my first visit, everyone was so nice to me and I already felt at home."
About Sideleau From Warari: "Storm is a good player, who has a great mid-field/attacking mindset and a solid knack for putting the ball in the cage. I am excited to have her attend Vassar (something she worked hard for), and I believe she will make us better offensively and as a team."
High School: Burnt Hills-Ballston
Team: 2012, 2013 Section 2 Champs; 2012 NYSSPHSAA Scholar Athlete State Champions (highest field hockey team GPA in NY); 2013 4th place in NY Championships
Stats/Awards: 3 goals, 10 assists; 4-year Varsity starter and scholar athlete; 2010 Suburban Council Honorable Mention; 2011,2012 First Team; 2013 Second Team; 2013 Spartan Award; 2014 Burnt Hills Scholar Athlete Award; 2014 Suburban Council Excellence in Leadership and Sportsmanship Award; 2014 Academic All-American for lacrosse; 2014 started on the lacrosse team, which finished third at States
Why Vassar?: "I am greatly looking forward to the experiences that will come from being a student-athlete at Vassar. I chose to come here so I could be challenged in a new, diverse environment and be part of a group of people who work hard and enjoy life."
About LaMere From Warari: "Ashley is a good player with a great defensive mindset. Her tackling, positioning and defensive awareness is exactly what we need moving forward. I am excited to have her in our program, and I believe she will make us stronger defensively and as a team."
High School: St. Mary’s School
Stats/ Awards: Selected for Berkshire County Hockey team, Awarded as the Most Improved Player of the Season, Captain of my high school team, Awarded as the MVP for that season
Why Vassar?: "I chose to transfer to Vassar because of it’s smaller size and as a result its community feel. Following a year at a city university I decided that I also wanted to be in a much more rural area for the rest of my college years, and Vassar seemed like the perfect place for this. The Art History program at Vassar is fantastic and as this is a subject that I’m very interested in, this was another big draw for me to this particular school."
About Crichton-Stuart From Warari: "Flora is a good player, who is hungry to get back to the sport she loves after a one year hiatus. She is the latest addition to our program, and I am excited to see what she can bring to our midfield play and team in general."