March 14, 2013
With the U-M women's lacrosse program's first recruiting class in the books, all 28 members will now be featured in their own student-athlete spotlight, breaking down each future Wolverine, on and off the field.
Anna Schueler is a two-time varsity letterwinner (2011, '12) and will play her final season at Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.) this spring. She has tallied 52 goals and 30 assists and helped lead her team to a 43-5 record over the last two seasons.
As a junior, she tallied 36 goals and 21 assists, including five goals and had two assists in the state championship game against New Trier to help lead Loyola Academy to its fourth consecutive state title. Following the season, she earned U.S. Lacrosse All-America honorable mention, All-State and All-GCAC Conference Team honors. She was also a member of the Midwest Under Armour Undergraduate All-America Tournament Team that year.
In her first season on varsity as a sophomore, Schueler tallied 16 goals and nine assists, en route to being named to the All-State second team and All-GCAC Conference lists. She was also a Member of Team Chicago at the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament, as well as a member of the Midwest Under Armour Undergraduate All-American Tournament Team for the second straight year.
The right-handed midfielder also plays club lacrosse for the Northwestern Elite (2011, '12). In addition to lacrosse, Schueler is also a two-time varsity letterwinner in basketball (2010, '11), where she earned All-Conference honors and was one of twenty players selected to the Chicago Sun-Times All-Area Honorable Mention Team and one of twenty-five players selected the ESPN Chicago All-Area Team as a senior.
ACCORDING TO COACH ULEHLA
"Anna is an incredibly athletic and fast midfielder with a fierce competitive spirit. A leader by example, her championship mentality and tough work ethic shared with her intrinsic desire to make a difference will help catapult her to the next level at Michigan. Mentally as tough as they come, Anna has the ability to carry a team on her back -- a strength that will be relied upon with such a young group in year one."
ACCORDING TO ANNA
What attracted you to the University of Michigan?
"To me, Michigan is the perfect school. The size, the town, the academics and athletics are all things that attracted me to Michigan. The tradition of excellence at the University of Michigan is something I am grateful to become a part of."
What are your thoughts about being part of Michigan first women's lacrosse team?
"I am thrilled to be a part of something so special. The opportunity is once in a lifetime and I couldn't ask for a better school, coaching staff, or group of girls."
How has it been getting to know your future Wolverine teammates?
"It's been so fun meeting my future teammates. I haven't been able to meet everyone yet, but I am so excited to get to know everyone and spend the next four years together."
What do you like about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you've seen so far?
"I love the multi-cultural aspect of the city and the love for the school that is shared throughout the town. I am excited to call it home for the next four years."
What is your favorite lacrosse moment of all-time?
"Winning the state championship against our rivals, New Trier."
How did you first get involved in lacrosse?
"My freshman year of high school I was going to play softball but family friends of ours, the Dooley's, who play lacrosse, suggested I give it a try. I am so happy I did."
Do you have any talents or hobbies that you're willing to share? If so, please explain.
"I think I am a good singer but when I sing, my mom covers her ears and our dog runs away."
Who is your role model, and why?
"My Grama. She is always happy and optimistic about everything."
What do you enjoy doing when you're not playing lacrosse?
"I love hanging out with my family and friends whenever I can."
Favorite food ... Mashed Potatoes
Favorite band/artist ... Coldplay
Favorite movie ... Forrest Gump
Favorite TV show ... Gossip Girl
Favorite book ... To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite subject/class taken ... U.S. History
Favorite professional athlete ... Derrick Rose
Favorite place to visit/vacation ... California
Favorite sport besides lacrosse ... Basketball
Favorite holiday ...Christmas
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Jess Angerman (Dec. 6, 2012)
Sara Beach (Dec. 11, 2012)
Emily Braun (Dec. 13, 2012)
Allie Breitfeller (Dec. 18, 2012)
Bianca Brueckner (Dec. 20, 2012)
Natalie Carti (Jan. 8, 2013)
Grace Collins (Jan. 10, 2013)
Kim Coughlan (Jan. 15, 2013)
Madeline Dion (Jan. 17, 2013)
Sophie duPhily (Jan. 22, 2013)
Hadie Evarts (Jan. 24, 2013)
Caroline Fitzpatrick (Jan. 29, 2013)
Emma Guarino (Jan. 31, 2013)
Sara Kramer (Feb. 5, 2013)
Tess Korten (Feb. 7, 2013)
Kelly Kubach (Feb. 12, 2013)
Sarah Lugo (Feb. 14, 2013)
Margaret Metzger (Feb. 19, 2013)
Lauren Oberlander (Feb. 21, 2013)
Brook Pancoast (Feb. 26, 2013)
Maggie Paul (Feb. 28, 2013)
Lauren Pryor (March 5, 2013)
Kathy Quigley (March 7, 2013)
Kelly Schlansker (March 12, 2013)
Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423