Lacrosse Signs 11 in Talented 2021 Class
TEMPE, Ariz. – Sun Devil Lacrosse Head Coach Tim McCormack announced the addition of 11 student-athletes as a part of an impressive 2021 signing class.
The Sun Devil Lacrosse coaching staff was able to earn the signatures of several highly-skilled prospects from all around the continent, continuing to prove there are no limits to where they can find talent. The class is made up of six versatile midfielders, three dangerous attackers, a promising goalkeeper, and a stingy defender.
"We are very excited to welcome the class of 2021 to Tempe next fall," Coach McCormack remarked. "This is a well-balanced and competitive group of young women. They will have a tremendous impact for us over the next few years."
Freshman have a chance to make an immediate impact at Arizona State. In Coach McCormack's first season in Tempe, the 2020 freshman class did exactly that. On the offensive end, the group combined for 15 goals and nine assists in only eight games. Goalkeeper Lindsey Spies gave the Sun Devils a spark in her debut season, appearing in three games and making seven saves. The 2021 class has the potential to contribute right away, as the future of the Sun Devil Lacrosse program continues to look bright.
"This class will continue the momentum built by the players that are already here," Coach McCormack mentioned. "We are extremely excited about the team we have coming back this season. Both the current and future Sun Devils fit the identity of the program."
Coach McCormack, along with his Assistant Coaches Dorrien Van Dyke and Nicole Graziano, have managed to form a deep roster in just two seasons with the program. Learn more about the 11 members of the Sun Devil Lacrosse 2021 signing class that will join the program for the 2021-22 season:
Alexa Ford – Midfielder (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Midfielder Alexa Ford is a part of the 2021 Sun Devil Lacrosse signing class. Ford comes to Tempe from British Columbia, continuing the Sun Devils tradition of landing prospects from Canada. She played with Team BC Lacrosse alongside current Sun Devil Lacrosse freshman Bella and Gigi Gaspar. Ford is a playmaking midfielder who's experience in box lacrosse helps her make quick decisions in tight spaces. Her playing style and high I.Q. fits well with the Sun Devil offense.
Madison Riley – Midfielder (Castle Pines, Colorado)
Midfielder Madison Riley is a part of the 2021 Sun Devil Lacrosse signing class. Riley comes to Tempe from Colorado along with her twin sister McKenna. Teamed up with her sister at Thunder Ridge High School to form a dangerous scoring duo. Versatile skill set allows her to affect the game in many ways. Both of the Riley's played with the 3d Lacrosse Club in Denver.
Helen Park – Midfielder (Edmond, Oklahoma)
Midfielder Helen Park is part of the 2021 Sun Devil Lacrosse signing class. Park comes to Tempe from Oklahoma, where she prepped at Heritage Hall in Edmond. She was a captain of the Korean National Team at the 2019 U19 Women's Lacrosse World Championships in Peterborough, Ontario. She was team's top scorer and the second-leading scorer overall at the event. Park was named to the 2020 All-Southwest Team and earned a spot on the 2020 Boys' Varsity Capital City Lacrosse team. She is a three-sport star, competing at a high level in both soccer and cross country in addition to lacrosse.
Bella Ingrao – Midfielder (Gambrills, Maryland)
Midfielder Bleaa Ingrao is part of the 2021 Sun Devil Lacrosse signing class. Ingrao comes to Tempe from Maryland, where she played for Severn School in Severn Park. A left-hand dominant player with the ability to score at a high level. Ingrao has experience taking draws and gives the Sun Devils quickness in the midfield, making her a tough cover. Comes from a talent-rich area of Maryland where the program has successfully recruited in the past. She played with the East Coast Lacrosse Club.
Maddelena Signorile – Defender (Nesconset, New York)
Defender Maddelena Signorile is part of the 2021 Sun Devil Lacrosse signing class. Signorile comes to Tempe from New York, where she attended Smithtown High School East. The lone athlete in the class recruited as a defender is a quick and athletic prospect, using speed to her advantage. A high I.Q. of the game allows her to be aggressive when taking chances and create turnovers. She is part of the Long Island Yellow Jackets Club along with fellow 2021 signees Anna Thornton and Katie Vahle.
Anna Thornton – Attacker (Bohemia, New York)
Attacker Anna Thornton is part of the 2021 Sun Devil Lacrosse signing class. Thornton comes to Tempe from New York, where she played at Connetquot High School. The productive prospect has a knack for creating offense. Her playmaking ability makes her a great fit in the Sun Devils' system. She is part of the Long Island Yellow Jackets Club along with fellow 2021 signees Maddelena Signorile and Katie Vahle.
Annie Haley – Midfielder (Park Ridge, Illinois)
Midfielder Annie Haley is part of the 2021 Sun Devil Lacrosse signing class. Haley comes to Tempe from Illinois, playing on varsity all four years at Maine South High School. In 39 games in two seasons for the Hawks, Haley has compiled 119 goals and 54 assists according to Max Preps. She has also collected 96 ground balls, caused 71 turnovers, and earned 136 draw controls so far in her career. Maine South was one of the Top-10 teams in the state following the 2019 season according to Max Preps Computer Rankings.
Tate Stokesberry – Attacker (Wheaton, Illinois)
Attacker Tate Stokesberry is part of the 2021 Sun Devil Lacrosse signing class. Stokesberry comes to Tempe from Illinois, playing on varsity all four years at Wheaton North High School. Through 32 games at the Varsity level, Stokesberry has compiled 59 goals and 63 assists. She continues to develop her skill set as she gets older, increasing her production from 22 points as a freshman in 2018 to 100 points as a sophomore in 2019. Also has collected 96 ground balls, caused 27 turnovers, and earned 93 draw controls in two seasons. She played with the True Illinois Lacrosse Club.
Mckenna Riley – Attacker (Castle Pines, Colorado)
Midfielder McKenna Riley is a part of the 2021 Sun Devil Lacrosse signing class. Riley comes to Tempe from Colorado along with her twin sister Madison. Teamed up with her sister at Thunder Ridge High School to form a dangerous scoring duo. Takes draws and produces offense at a high level, allowing her to fill multiple roles on the field. Both of the Riley's played with the 3d Lacrosse Club in Denver.
Katie Vahle – Goalkeeper (Manorville, New York)
Goalkeeper Katie Vahle is part of the 2021 Sun Devil Lacorsse signing class. Vahle comes to Tempe from New York, where she starred at Eastport South Manor High School. The lone goalkeeper recruit of the class is one of the most highly-regarded goalkeepers in the talent-rich region. Vahle is known for her athleticism and instincts and will now get to work with Head Coach Tim McCormack, who was a goalie from nearby Long Beach. She is part of the Long Island Yellow Jackets Club along with fellow 2021 signees Maddelena Signorile and Anna Thornton.
Lexi Guerin – Midfielder (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Midfielder Lexi Guerin is part of the 2021 Sun Devil Lacrosse signing class. Guerin comes to Tempe originally from Minnesota, but most recently from The Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut. The draw specialist is a tall and athletic prospect with great vision and I.Q. Guerin was a varsity lacrosse and soccer player during her prep career. She played for Pittsburgh Premier Lacrosse Club. Athletics runs in the Guerin blood. Lexi is the daughter of 18-year NHL veteran and current GM of the Minnesota Wild Bill Guerin.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Follow our Twitter and Instagram accounts (@SunDevilWLax) and like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sundevilwlax/). Visit our website, TheSunDevils.com, for the latest updates and information on the program.