Feb. 7, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s lacrosse team has signed Lillie Baum, Courtlynn Caskin, Annie Dyson, Elizabeth Farnsworth, Myla Grace Barnett, Lillie Kloak, Grayson Offutt and Sarah Thomasson to National Letters of Intent for the 2019 season, head coach Julie Myers announced, on Wednesday.
Lilly Baum (Broad Ave, Pa.) attended Agnes Irwin School before playing her junior season at Episcopal Academy. Baum helped lead Agnes Irwin to PAISSA Champions as a freshman, and was a part of the Inter-Ac Championship team three-straight years.
Myers on Baum: “Lilly is a squirrelly and speedy defender that will work hard to contribute on the defensive end.”
Courtlynn Caskin (Potomac, Md.) is a three-year varsity starter at The Potomac School. As a junior, Caskin was named to the High School All-American Team and US Lacrosse All-Met Honorable Mention Team. Voted team captain as a junior and senior, Caskin is a two-time Washington Post All-Met Sports Division I First Team All-State, Virginia Independent School Athletic Association All-League and Washington D.C. Highlight Team selection. Caskin participated in the World Cup Festival of Champions as part of the Under Armour Underclass Tournament U19 Washington D.C. United Team.
Myers on Caskin: “Courtlynn is a dynamic athlete that excels on every field. She has led her high school teams to championships in soccer, basketball and in lacrosse. She is a midfielder that is tough, scrappy and relentless.”
Annie Dyson (Alexandria, Va.) has played varsity lacrosse as a starter for three years at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School. Dyson has been named to the Under Armour team as a sophomore and junior.
Myers on Dyson: “Annie is a true midfielder with a nose for the goal. She is fast, smooth, skilled and smart, and will look to contribute in the midfield right away.”
Elizabeth Farnsworth (Memphis, Tenn.) is a four-year varsity starter at Hutchinson High School. Farnsworth was named the No. 22 senior by Inside Lacrosse magazine. A captain as a junior and senior, she is a four-time all-state selection. Farnsworth has been named a US Lacrosse All-American three-straight years. Farnsworth has helped Hutchison win seven straight Tennessee State Championships. She currently holds the school record for goals (370), draw controls (405) and ground balls (282).
Myers on Farnsworth: “Elizabeth is a diverse, fast and creative midfielder that is a great draw control player as well. She will look to use her speed and stick work along with her grit and toughness right away.”
Myla Grace Barnett (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) has played three years of varsity lacrosse at the Baldwin School. Barnett is an Under Armour Lacrosse All-American, second team All-Inter-Ac and second team All-Main Line selection.
Myers on Grace: “Myla is a fast, strong and determined student-athlete. She works hard and uses her speed well and will help to generate fast breaks coming out of our defensive end. Myla is an exceptional high school track athlete as well.”
Lillie Kloak (Ridgewood, N.J.) is a three-year varsity starter at Ridgewood High School. A team captain, Kloak was named First Team Big North Conference as a sophomore and junior. She has also been named to the Inside Lacrosse Young Guns Watchlist all four years.
Myers on Kloak: “Lillie is a true midfielder with great size, strength and talent. She is not only great on the draw and in transition but she goes to goal effectively and is also a tough 1v1 defender.”
Grayson Offutt (Alexandria, Va.) is a three-year varsity lacrosse player at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School. Offutt was named to the Under Armour Underclassmen All-America team as a sophomore and was named to the Inside Lacrosse Top 20 Young Gun Junior Watchlist.
Myers on Offutt: “Grayson is a playmaker and a finisher. She works well off ball and is tough to stop when she has the ball. Grayson is a true attacker and can get to the goal in creative ways.”
Sarah Thomasson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) has started all three years at Ponte Vedra Beach High School. A 2017 US All-American and Under-Armour All-America South Team selection, She was named to the 2017 First Team All-St. John’s County and is a two-time second team selection. In 2017, Thomasson helped her team to the FHSAA State Championship Final Four. She was named 2015 Rookie of the Year helping the team to the State FHSAA Finals.
Myers on Thomasson: “Sarah is a fast and fierce middle attacker. She has the combination of speed and strength and she plays with passion and skill…she’ll look to add to the attacking side of the ball first.”