ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure University women's lacrosse head coach Jason Levesque has announced the addition of 10 student-athlete to the 2021 roster.
Paige Szymusiak, Marlee Solomon, Riley Schott, Maddie Mazur, Jayne Manzelli, Callie Kessler, Kassi Hogan, Abby Hiltz, Andrianna Gruttadauria and Kelsey Tiffany are set to join the women's lacrosse program in the fall of 2020.
"We are excited to add this group of talented young women to our program," Levesque said. "I am confident that each of them will enhance our program both on and off the field. We've been able to address some areas of need and also add some depth. While we return much of our team from last year, the addition of this class should only increase the healthy competition amongst our group. That's a good thing, and only excites us more as we look forward to seeing what our team might be capable of this spring."
Joining the Bonnies from Lancaster, N.Y. is Paige Szymusiak. In 54 career games played at Lancaster High School, she scored 17 goals and tallied 62 groundballs. She was selected as the team's Most Improved Player and also won the Sportsmanship Award. Academically, Szymusiak was a member of the honor roll. She is an undeclared business major at St. Bonaventure.
Coming to St. Bonaventure from Auburn, N.Y. is Marlee Solomon. She was a defender for Auburn High School and was a Central New York Section 3 Second-Team All-League as a junior. She also earned CNY Section 3 All-League honorable mention honors as a sophomore. Solomon was also a two-time CNY Section 3 honorable mention in basketball. Academically, she was a member of the Honor Roll. Solomon is majoring in physical education at St. Bonaventure.
Riley Schott joins the Brown and White as an attacker from Steamboat Springs, Co. Schott was selected to the Under Armour All-America Southwest Team, an Under Armour 150 selection, a three-time First-Team All-Conference selection and an All-State honorable mention. She tallied 250 career points on 189 goals and 61 assists and was a top-15 scorer in Colorado in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Schott was also selected as the Route County Breakout Athlete of the Year. Schott comes from an athletic family as her mom played soccer at Notre Dame and her dad played football at Penn before transferring to Northern Colorado. Schott is majoring in marketing at St. Bonaventure.
Joining the roster from Lancaster, N.Y. is Madeleine Mazur. She was a midfielder for Lancaster High School and is the sister of current Bonnies men's lacrosse goalkeeper, Ben Mazur. She scored 193 goals, won 383 draw controls and picked up 111 groundballs in her high school career. Mazur earned selection as an All-American, was a three-time All-WNY First-Team selection, two-time All-Bee Newspaper Co-Player of the Year and was Lancaster's 2019-20 Co-Female Athlete of the Year. Academically, Madeleine graduated 12th in her class, is a Lancaster Youth Bureau Hall of Fame member and was a Foreign Language Medal of Honor recipient. Madeleine is a health science major at St. Bonaventure.
Jayne Manzelli joins the Bonnies from River Edge, N.J. She was a midfielder for River Dell High School where she scored 16 goals, dished out 21 assists, picked up 69 groundballs, won 51 draw controls and caused 29 turnovers. She received Second-Team All-League honors as a sophomore and a junior. Manzelli plans to major in early childhood education at St. Bonaventure. Jayne is the sister of current women's lacrosse redshirt freshman Teri Manzelli.
Callie Kessler comes to St. Bonaventure from North Haven, Conn. She was an attacker for North Haven High School where she served as the team captain and was named Sportsperson of the Week. Kessler plans on being a communications major at St. Bonaventure.
Joining the Brown and White is midfielder Kassi Hogan from Guelph, Ontario. Hogan scored 53 goals and tallied 71 assists in 25 games. She has been a part of three National Box Lacrosse Championships teams and one Provincial Championship team. Hogan's stepdad, Chris Driscoll, played professional lacrosse in the NLL. Hogan was also a D-10 All-Star selection in hockey. At St. Bonaventure, Hogan plans to major in health science.
Coming to St. Bonaventure from Peterborough, Ontario, is attacker Abby Hiltz. She scored 86 goals and tallied 109 assists in three seasons for Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. Hiltz is a three-time National Champion with Team Ontario while earning game MVP honors in 2019. She has also won 10 straight Provincial A Championships with club team Oshawa Lady Blue Knights. Lacrosse runs in the family as Hiltz's dad played professionally in the NLL and her sister Emily played collegiately at Trent University. Hiltz plans on majoring in physical and secondary education at St. Bonaventure.
Andrianna Gruttadauria joins the program from North Chili, N.Y. She was an attacker for Churchville-Chili High School where she accumulated 50 points as a sophomore and a junior. Academically, she was three-time Scholar-Athlete award recipient, a National Honor Society member, a Foreign Language Society member, a Health Education Award recipient and an English Achievement Award recipient. Gruttadauria is a physical education major.
Kelsey Tiffany is a midfielder and attacker from Middlesex, N.Y. She played for Marcus Whitman High School, scoring 60 goals, dishing out 44 assists and picking up 87 groundballs in high school. She was named her team's Rookie of the Year in 2016 and was named Offensive Player of the Year in 2018. Tiffany was also selected to the All-League Second-Team. At St. Bonaventure, Tiffany plans to major in health science.
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