Dec. 3, 2012
By Kasandra Martinson
By Kasandra Martinson
FRESNO, Calif- As she enters her second season as the head lacrosse coach, Jessica Pausewang adds nine Bulldogs to the 2013-2014 roster. This is the largest recruiting class the team has brought on since its first recruiting class in 2009.
"This class is extremely special for a number of reasons; most importantly, we were recruiting to fill in the graduating seniors who were the first recruiting class brought in by the program," said Pausewang. "I know without a doubt that this class will do exceptional things at Fresno State. As a class they are extremely versatile and equally determined."
With seven of the nine girls being from California, Pausewang is looking forward to building the game of lacrosse locally.
"I think the most exciting thing about this 2013 recruiting class is the representation of California lacrosse players. This is the first class coming into Fresno State that has more California based kids than out of state kids," said Pausewang. "As a program we are looking forward to growing the game in California and getting better every day. "
2013 Fresno State Lacrosse Recruiting Class
Lauren Bryan, St Francis High School (Gold River, Calif.)
Pausewang on Bryan: "Lauren's up-tempo play and scrappiness on the field is going to benefit us both on the attacking and defending ends. She's a hard worker in the midfield who has great field vision and is confident under pressure with the ball."
Caroline Carlson, Coronado High School (Coronado, Calif.)
Pausewang on Carlson: "Caroline is the attacker that can set the pace for an offense. She feeds extraordinarily well. Caroline knows when to drive and take advantage of situations. Her confidence on the attacking end was exactly what we were looking for when recruiting. Caroline will be a great addition to our offense and will no doubt do great things here as a Bulldog."
Annamarie Dzambo, Olympia High School (Windermere, Fla.)
Pausewang on Dzambo: "Anna commands attention on the field, her presence on and off the ball changes the momentum on offense. Watching her move the ball seamlessly in transition is enjoyable to watch. I know Anna's athletic ability and leadership on attack will be a great fit here at Fresno State. I look forward to her creativity on the field and the opportunity to coach her for four years."
Brooke Filgo, Scripps Ranch High School (San Diego, Calif.)
Pausewang on Filgo: "Brooke's size and athleticism is going to be an enormous asset for us on the defensive end. She has great off ball awareness and slides to help on defense with ease. In our new style of defense, Brooke will succeed and grow as a player. I'm eager to watch her development. "
Sarah Goetz, Westview High School (San Diego, Calif.)
Pausewang on Goetz: "Sarah will be an impact in our midfield; her tenacity between the lines and ability to execute on both the attacking and defensive end will be important for this program going forward. Sarah will be important for us on draw controls and I'm excited for her to join the Bulldog family."
Chelsea Hall, Poway High School (Poway, Calif.)
Pausewang on Hall: "Chelsea is a resourceful low attacker who will bring many different options and looks to our offensive unit. She does all those little things that often go unnoticed, but make the difference for a team. I think with our evolving attack she will grow and improve her individual offensive game, but will also help aid in our team's development."
Allison Poust, Patterson Mill High School (Bel Air, Md.)
Pausewang on Poust: "Allison is a strong attacker with great height, size, and ability to move seamlessly throughout the offensive end. Her field vision and ability to play with teammates is definitely going to be an asset to our team moving forward. I think she will challenge our defense every day in practice, which in turn makes our team become stronger as a whole."
Danielle Sanchez, Carondelet High School (Concord, Calif.)
Pausewang on Sanchez: "Danielle comes from an excellent lacrosse background in both high school and club. Her defensive style is aggressive and she has the footwork to back it up. I think she will bring us a huge advantage on our defensive end and she will prosper in our new style of play."
Alex White, Westview High School (San Diego, Calif.)
Pausewang on White: "Alex will be a solid all-around attacker for us. She can feed, drive to cage, and set up the slow break for us in transition. Alex will be the kind of player that will make others around her better, and I'm excited to have that on our team."
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