"Our staff was hired very late last year and was determined to bring in the best possible class," said Fink, who enters her second year at Penn in 2011. "We feel we found a competitive group of young women who have a great work ethic, are passionate about the sport, expect success, and are extremely versatile. We welcome them and their supportive families to the Penn Field Hockey Family!"
Penn begins the 2011 season on Friday, Sept. 2 at American University.
Wayne, Pa./ Radnor
High School: Lettered four times in field hockey and lacrosse ... Captain of the FH team her senior year ... Helped team to 2009 state tournament and league championship ... Four-time first-team All-Central League and All-Main Line ... Two-time first-team All-Delco (2009, 2010) ... Helped lacrosse team to four league titles and three state championships from 2008-10 ... Honorable mention All-Central League in lax in 2011 ... National Honor Society member.
Personal: Daughter of Janet and Nick Caniglia ... Sister, Nicole, played lacrosse at Temple and earned all-conference and regional All-America ... Sister, Steffi, played lacrosse at Villanova ... Sister, Jamie, will captain this year's Holy Cross field hockey team ... Twin brother, Vincent, plays football at Catholic University ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Coach Fink on Helene: "If there is one word to describe Helene, it's tough. She stands her ground in the backfield and has many of the intangible qualities that we look for when evaluating athletes. She is a strong decision maker and knows the game well."
Lake Bluff, Ill./Lake Forest
High School: Lettered three times in field hockey and soccer, and once in ice hockey ... As a senior, captain of field hockey team that advanced to state final ... Also a state finalist in 2009 and state champions in 2008 ... Two-time all-state and all-academic selection ... Played Futures Elite for Windy City Field Hockey Club ... In soccer, helped team to a pair of conference and regional championships ... National Honor Society member ... Cum Laude Society ... Latin Club and Environmental Club member ... North Suburban Conference Leadership Conference.
Personal: Daughter of Wendy Cook ... Brother, Charles, is an All-America and all-state midfielder in lacrosse at Lake Forest HS ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Coach Fink on Katherine: "'Cookie' is another tough player who has an amazing work ethic. She has standout second effort and is diligent off the ball. She comes from a very successful high school program and will expect to win here at Penn."
Bryn Mawr, Pa./Merion Mercy Academy
High School: Lettered three times in field hockey and four times in lacrosse ... Two-year captain of both teams ... Helped FH team win Catholic Academy League titles in 2009 and 2010 and finish as state runner-up ... 2009 team was voted "Team of the Year" by the Philadelphia Inquirer ... Second-team all-state, first-team All-Main Line, All-Star Award in 2010 ... Honorable mention all-state, second-team All-Main Line in 2009 ... NFHCA National Academic Squad in 2010 ... In lacrosse, helped MMA to three Catholic Academy League championships ... Holds lax program record for career goals ... First-team All-Main Line, IWLCA Academic Squad member ... National Honor Society member ... Student Council Class Captain for four years.
Personal: Daughter of Karen and Joseph Corcoran ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Coach Fink on Emily: "Emily is a gifted athlete. She has great size, presence, and mobility. She is a field general who can distribute the ball well while making her teammates look even better. She is also a scoring threat which makes her primed to be a great collegiate player."
Fair Haven, N.J./Peddie School
High School: 2011 recipient of Peddie's Winant Cup Award, the school's top athletic achievement given to the best female scholar-athlete ... Lettered four times in field hockey and golf ... Helped FH team to Prep A state championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) title in 2010 ... Two-year winner of team's Outstanding Player Award ... MAPL All-Academic Team in 2010 ... MAPL All-Star Team in 2008 ... Newark Star Ledger second-team All-Prep in 2008 ... Central Jersey honorable mention All-Area in 2008 ... Played in five national futures tournaments, Junior Olympics selection in 2009 ... As a golfer, helped team win two Prep A and 2009 MAPL crowns ... NFHCA National Academic Squad in 2010 ... Gold Key Society member from 2009-11 ... Head Tour Guide from 2009-11 ... Golden Fleece and National French awards in 2009.
Personal: Daughter of Kathleen Croddick and Mark Molymeaux ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Coach Fink on MaryRose: "MaryRose is a top defender coming out of New Jersey. She has very strong fundamentals, makes great decisions with the ball, and rarely lets the ball in behind her. She will make our backfield an even stronger unit."
High School: Lettered in five sports at Darien: field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, indoor and outdoor track ... Helped field hockey team to county and state titles in 2009 and 2010, both teams finishing undefeated ... Second-team all-state and first-team All-FCIAC in 2010 ... Futures Elite participant in 2010-11 at under-19 national championship ... Three-time All-FCIAC in track ... National Honor Society member ... High school orchestra member (viola) ... New York Chamber Music Group member in 2009-10 ... West Regional Orchestra participant in 2009.
Personal: Daughter of Virginia and Manzar Iqbal ... Father earned more than 100 caps for the United States National Field Hockey Team from 1977-91 and was captain of the 1984 Olympic Team ... Mother played lacrosse at Boston University ... Aunt, Catherine, played soccer and lacrosse at Harvard ... Uncle, Giaff Ferrante, played soccer at Harvard ... Another uncle, Cam Ferrante, played soccer and lacrosse at Williams College ... Enrolled in the Wharton School of Business.
Coach Fink on Alex: "Because Alex started playing the sport at a later age I feel she is really going to blossom at the collegiate level. She is athletic, fit, competitive, and eager. Alex has grown accustomed to long winning streaks with her high school program, and she can hopefully help influence the culture here at Penn."
Gibbsboro, N.J./Eastern Regional
High School: Lettered four times in both field hockey and lacrosse ... Field hockey team won four Olympic Conference, South Jersey Group IV sectional, and New Jersey Group IV state championships ... Also two-time winners of New Jersey's Tournament of Champions ... Unsung Hero Award recipient in 2010 ... NFHCA National Academic Squad in 2010 ... Four-year member of Futures Elite program, played in nationals three times and junior Olympics in 2009 ... National Society of High School Scholars member ... Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Galaxy Youth Group member.
Personal: Daughter of Christine and Samuel Parry ... Enrolled in the School of Nursing.
Coach Fink on Camille: "Camille comes from a long tradition of success graduating from Eastern HS. She is a versatile player who will contribute mostly on the offensive end due to her great speed. We hope to foster her ability and allow her to really develop with Penn field hockey."
West Pittston, Pa./Wyoming Seminary
High School: Lettered four times in field hockey and softball (Gold Award for both sports) ... Three-year captain of softball team ... Field hockey team won state championships in 2008 and 2010, district title in 2008, and three division crowns during her career (undefeated in district play in 2009 and 2010) ... NFHCA National Academic Squad in 2010 ... 2011 recipient of the school's President's Award for Outstanding Service as well as the Dr. William Schuler Pierce Award for excellence in science ... Cum Laude Society ... President's Educational Excellence Award ... PIAA Scholar Athlete ... Karen Klassner Award recipient for excelling in athletics throughout an injury or illness ... Jerry A. and Edith K. Iscovitz Memorial Sportsmanship Award recipient ... Four-year Blue Key member (schol's student leadership organization) ... Founder and leader of Wyoming Seminary's Peer Tutoring.
Personal: Daughter of Jeriann and Stephen Sokach ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Coach Fink on Carly: "Carly is an great student from a very successful Wyoming Seminary team. She is a fit and agile goalie who enjoys being vocal and a leader. Her speed, ability to get up and down quickly, and accuracy of her clears are her biggest strengths."
St. Louis, Mo./Mary Institute and St. Louis CDS
High School: Lettered three times in field hockey and lacrosse ... Captain of both as a senior ... Field hockey team won Midwest title in 2009 ... First-team all-conference in 2010, second-team in 2009 ... Two-time first-team All-Metro ... Two-time USFHA All-West Region team ... Two-time Futures Elite player ... St. Louis Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week ... NFHCA National Academic Squad in 2010 ... Skippy Kieffer Sportsmanship Award nominee in 2010 ... In lacrosse, two-time first-team All-Metro and all-state ... Earned first honors as a student three times ... Photography award in 2010.
Personal: Daughter of Sally and Kurt Weisenfels ... Father played football at Missouri ... Sister, Melissa, ran cross country at Auburn ... Brother, Zach, played baseball at DePauw University ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Coach Fink on Allison: "Allison is a natural goal scorer and is dynamic is the ways in which she scores. She has great field presence and timing of her cuts and movements on the field. We see her one day fitting very well into a center attacking position."