Nov. 18, 2016
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's lacrosse head coach Jennifer Ulehla announced the program's seven-person 2017 recruiting class on Friday, Nov. 18. The signees include midfielders Erin Daly (North Andover, Mass./The Governor's Academy), Maggie Kane (Caledonia, Mich./Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School) and Caroline Witkowski (Wilmette, Ill./Loyal Academy), attackers Caitlin Muir (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima High School) and Ally Pino (Bel Air, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls), defender Katherine Galzerano (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City High School) and goalkeeper Arielle Weissman (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater Raritan Regional High School). Overall, the class represents six different states and brings depth and talent to all positions on the field.
"We are excited to announce the University of Michigan women's lacrosse Class of 2021," said Ulehla. "These seven individuals come from highly competitive programs, and I have no doubt that they will quickly integrate into our championship culture that we continue to build on a daily basis. With the graduation of such a large senior class after the 2017 season, this group will have a great opportunity to make a difference right away, and I know they are hungry to get on campus and represent the block M with enthusiasm and a tireless work ethic. Hailing from six different states, we look forward to seeing how this diverse and talented group will collectively shine as an important part of Team Five."
Erin Daly (North Andover, Mass. // Club: Revolution Lacrosse)
Daly is a midfielder from North Andover, Massachusetts, where she attends The Governor's Academy. In Daly's junior season, her team won a share of the Independent School League (ISL) title, and individually she was named a US Lacrosse High School All-American. She was named an ISL All-League selection following her sophomore and junior seasons. The lefty midfielder played club for Revolution Lacrosse. In addition to lacrosse, Daly was also a four-year letterwinner in field hockey and ice hockey.
Katherine Galzerano (Garden City, N.Y. // Club: Yellow Jackets)
Galzerano is a midfielder from Garden City, New York, and attends Garden City High School, where she led the Cougars to two county and Long Island championships (2014, '16), as well as the 2014 New York State title. Galzerano was named the MVP of the State Championship game in 2014. Overall, Garden City has a 50-7 record in her three seasons on varsity. Garden City finished the 2016 season ranked No. 3 in the nation, while Galzerano earned All-Nassau County honorable mention. Galzerano plays Club Lacrosse for the Yellow Jackets, a team she helped lead to a national championship in 2015 and a runner-up finish in 2014. In addition to lacrosse, Galzerano is a four-time letterwinner and a team captain in soccer and also lettered in basketball as a junior (2015-16). Lacrosse runs in the family, as her older sister, Sarah Galzerano, plays at Bucknell University.
Maggie Kane (Caledonia, Mich. // Club: Rapid Lax)
Kane, a midfielder from Caledonia, Michigan, attends Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School, the same high school as current U-M senior Emily Braun. Kane is a three-time First Team All-State, All-Conference and All-Area selection (2014, '15, '16). As a freshman, sophomore and junior, she led the Cougars in goals and assists, registering a career-best 71 goals as a junior. She was also named to the Academic All-State team in 2016 and has been on the honor each semester at Catholic Central. Kane played Club Lacrosse for Rapid Lax, a program she helped lead to an Indian Prairie championship. In addition to lacrosse, she played two years of JV basketball and four years of volleyball, earning two varsity letters in volleyball (2015, '16). She comes from an athletic family, as her sister, Molly Kane, is a member of the women's soccer team at the University of Detroit Mercy.
Caitlin Muir (Honeoye Falls, N.Y. // Club: Lady Roc)
Muir is an attacker from Honeoye Falls, New York, and attends Honeoye Falls-Lima High School. In her sophomore year, Muir helped lead HFL to the state title game, where she was named Player of the Game. She is a two-time First Team All-County (2015, '16) selection and earned All-Greater Rochester and Section Five Class C All-Tournament Team honors as a junior (2016). In her junior year, Muir recorded 100 points in a single season, tallying 54 goals and 46 assists. Muir plays club lacrosse for Lady Roc.
Ally Pino (Bel Air, Md. // Club: Skywalkers)
Pino is an attacker from Bel Air, Maryland, and attends St. Paul's School for Girls. She has helped her team's record improve each year on varsity, including a 17-7 mark as a junior, when individually she recorded 19 goals and 12 assists. Pino plays club lacrosse for Skywalkers Lacrosse Club, where she helped lead her team to numerous championships, including the Lax for the Cure title. She was also named a Brine All-American. Off the field, Pino is a high honor roll student and is also the One Love Club President and a member of Club USA, helping students with disabilities.
Arielle Weissman (Bridgewater, N.J. // Club: STEPS Elite New Jersey)
Weissman is a goalkeeper from Bridgewater, New Jersey, and attends Bridgewater Raritan Regional High School. Entering her senior year, Weissman has a record of 57-10 and has made 514 saves in three seasons. Bridgewater Raritan Regional finished the 2016 season ranked No. 3 in the state of New Jersey and No. 25 nationally. She earned Skylands Conference first team honors as a sophomore and junior after making the honorable mention list as a freshman. As a junior, Weissman was also recognized as a US Lacrosse High School All-American and a member of the All-Group 4 New Jersey first team. She plays club lacrosse for STEPS Elite New Jersey. Off the field, Weissman is an Honor Roll student, a member of the Student Council and the President of Council for Exceptional Children-BRHS Chapter. In addition to lacrosse, she also competed as a member of the varsity gymnastics (2015-15) and cheerleading (2013-14) teams at BRHS.
Caroline Witkowski (Wilmette, Ill. // Club: Wildcat Elite)
Witkowski is a midfielder from Wilmette, Illinois, and attends Loyola Academy, where she has helped her team win back-to-back state championships (2015, '16). Current Wolverines Anna Schueler and Megan Schulte, as well as assistant coach Molly Hulseman, also attended Loyola Academy. Loyola finished the 2016 season ranked No. 1 in Illinois and No. 15 in the country, while Witkowski earned an All-State honorable mention that season. Heading into her third season on varsity, she currently has 47 goals and 26 assists. Witkowski plays club lacrosse for Wildcat Elite. Outside of lacrosse, Witkowski is a four-time letterwinner in tennis, and she has helped Loyola win four straight Catholic League championships. Individually, she has qualified for states all four years, finishing as high as eighth as a junior and senior. Academically, she is a member of the Dumbach Honors Program.
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