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Nov. 24, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s lacrosse head coach Julie Myers announced that Nora Bowen, Charlotte Campbell, Alex Grace, Kelly Harrington, Anna Houser, Lauren Martin, Samantha Mueller, Megan Plain, Sarah Platt and Ashley Stilo signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Cavaliers in the 2016-17 season.

“We are thrilled by our class of 2016 signees,” Myers said. “They have been dominant players in their positions since they hit high school and the fact that their next stop is UVA is very exciting. The class will keep the pace of bringing in a fresh crop of high school All-Americans that dream of winning championships and that lead by example.”

Bowen (Lovettsville, Va.) led Woodgrove High School to two-straight Virginia State Championships (2014 & 2015) as a midfielder. Bowen was named to the US Lacrosse All-America First Team and Under Armour Washington D.C. Team as a junior. She is a two-time first team all-region, first team all-state and First Team All-Dulles Conference selection. As a sophomore, Bowen was named the All-Loudoun Player of the Year.

Myers on Bowen: “Nora is a two-time state champion and has been a leader on her high school team every year. She is a playmaker and a finisher that has great grit and talent on both the high school and club level.

Campbell (Huntington, N.Y.) has been the starting goalkeeper for St. Anthony’s high school all three years and heads into her senior year as the career save record holder with 531. Inside Lacrosse named her a Top-30 Young Gun Senior after earning US Lacrosse All-America honors in 2015. Campbell helped lead St. Anthony’s to three-straight Nassau Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association “AA” Championships (2013-15). A two-time Newsday All-Long Island Second-Team selection, she was named the NSCHSAA “AA” Championship MVP after recording 11 saves.

Myers on Campbell: “Charlie is the best high school goalkeeper in the country. Her experience between the pipes for both her high school and club team has elevated her game every season. The level of competition she has faced so far will help her start ahead of the curve come Fall Ball.”

Grace (Purcellville, Va.) is a 2016 captain for Foxcroft High School after starting the last three years. Grace was named the conference player of the year as a junior and earned All-Met Honorable Mention Honors. She is a two-time VISAA D2 State Player of the Year (2014 & 2015). Grace was earned first team all-state and all-conference honors as a freshman and sophomore. In 2014, she scored the most goals in a season at Foxcroft.

Myers on Grace: “Alex’s speed set her apart from her peers. She has easy speed that is a constant presence in her game. She combines that with a fight to get to every loose ball on the field.”

Harrington (Baltimore, Md.) has been a member of the varsity lacrosse team for the last three years at St. Paul’s School for Girls. As a defender, Harrington helped lead St. Paul’s to the IAAM A Conference Championship game as a freshman.

Myers on Harrington: “Kelly is a fast midfielder that uses her speed well in all facets of the game. She has become a leader for her high school and club teams and she will look to continue to build on that here.”

Anna Hauser (Baltimore, Md.) helped lead Roland Park Country School to back-to-back conference championships as a sophomore and junior. A 2015 US Lacrosse Academic All-American, Houser earned Baltimore Sun All-Metro Second Team and Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland All-Conference Team honors as a junior. A winner at several levels, she won a national championship with the 2015 Baltimore Under Armour Team and 2015 Maryland Crab Draw Team.

Myers on Hauser: “Anna is a great athlete and a dominant player in every sport she plays. Her toughness, game sense and understanding of how to win will be a great addition to her class and to our team.”

Lauren Martin (McLean, Va.) is a three-year varsity starter at Georgetown Visitation. A two-time D.C. Under Armour Underclassmen All-American (2013 & 2015), Martin tallied 33 goals and 16 assists as a junior. She earned First Team All-Independent School League honors and was named to the US Lacrosse All-America First Team in 2015. Martin is also a four-year varsity player on the field hockey and basketball teams.

Myers on Martin: “Lauren has been the best high school defender for a couple of years. She is tough, fast, strong, smart and a natural leader. She will not only anchor her class, but will help to define our team defensively as well.”

Samantha Mueller (Pelham, N.Y.) was named a 2015 US Lacrosse All-American after recording 104 goals, 40 assists and 80 ground balls for Hackley School. Her 104 goals and 144 points as a junior are a school record for gals and points in a single season. A two-time First Team All-Ivy League selection, Mueller helped guide Hackley to the NYSAAIS State Championship in 2013 and finish as runner-up in 2014 and 2015.

Myers on Mueller: “Sam is athletic and dynamic. Her game sense, agility and stick work set her apart from her peers. She has the ability to score and will be a great asset for us.”

Megan Plain (Pittsford, N.Y.) led Pittsford Mendon High School to a sectional title as a sophomore, scoring the game-winning goal with three seconds left. A varsity starter since eighth grade, Plain is a two-time Monroe County All-League selection, All-Greater Rochester Player and Academic All-American. She tallied four hat tricks and finished with 24 goals in just 11 games due to injury as a junior.

Myers on Plain: “Megan is a great offensive target that uses her height and length to her advantage. She is already a winner at the high school level so that experience will help her make the transition to the college level.”

Sarah Platt (Wynewood, Penn.), a two-year varsity captain, led The Agnes Irwin School to the 2015 PAISSA State Championship and two-straight Inter-AC Conference Championships. A member of the 2015 USA U-19 Team, Platt earned numerous honors as a junior. She was a First Team All-American, the only junior on the Inside Lacrosse All-Women High School Team, First Team All-USA Today and USA Today Pennsylvania Player of the Year. Platt is a three-time All-Main Line Girls Lacrosse and First Team All-Delco Girls Lacrosse honoree.

Myers on Platt: “An Under 19 National Team player, Sarah has grown as a defender every season. She is strong, fast and tough. She can shut down an attacker and transition the ball for us equally well.”

Ashley Stilo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) is a two-time all-league and NYS Sec. 1 All-Section honoree at Yorktown High School. Stilo was named a Journal News Westchester/Putnam County All-Star and Academic All-American as a junior. She will serve as a team captain heading into her senior season.

Myers on Stilo: “Ashley is a tough-nosed defender that has had great success in high school.”

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