Greenville, S.C. – Furman women's lacrosse has welcomed nine newcomers to campus this fall, it has been announced by head coach Rachel Whitten. The nine players include eight freshmen and a transfer and join a Furman team currently in fall practice.
The nine newcomers look to fill voids left by Furman's second graduating class in program history, which included 11 players that helped the Paladins' program build from the ground up. The women's lacrosse team is in just its fifth full season as a Division I program at Furman.
The nine hail from six different states, including three from Georgia and two from Maryland. Six will play midfield or attack, while three will play on the defensive side of the field.
#4 Ally Schnetzka, M, Milton, Ga., Cambridge HS
#8 Ellie Roser, D, Easton, Md., Easton HS
#11 Lanier Mason, A, Nashville, Tenn., The Ensworth School
#15 Hope Gallardo, D, Mountain Lakes, N.J., Mountain Lakes HS
#16 Kaylee Coleman, D, Vero Beach, Fla., Vero Beach HS
#18 Lauren Farber, M, Upper Arlington, Ohio, Upper Arlington HS
#21 Bailey Wilson, A, R-So., Acworth, Ga., Allatoona HS (Lindenwood University)
#22 Hannah Nodar, M, Marietta, Ga., Walton HS
#25 Natalie Bray, M, Baltimore, Md., St. Paul's School for Girls
Kaylee Coleman | D | Vero Beach, Fla. | Vero Beach HS
Two-time all-region defender at Vero Beach HS…led team to three state final fours, a state championship as a freshman and state runner-up finish as a sophomore…named to the Florida Naitonal Team and All-District as a freshman
Daughter of Jamie and Sherrie Coleman…has one brother, Jake, who is a captain of the Queens University (Charlotte) men's lacrosse team…played for Stickbenders Lacrosse…majoring in health science.
Hope Gallardo | D | Mountain Lakes, N.J. | Mountain Lakes HS
Led Mountain Lakes HS to back-to-back county championships…also played soccer.
Daughter of Leslie and Chris Gallardo…has one sister, Katie…uncle, Rudy, played football at McPherson College…played for Building Blocks Lacrosse…undecided major.
Hannah Nodar | M | Marietta, Ga. | Walton HS
Two-time Scholar-Athlete Award Winner at Walton High School…led HS to back-to-back state championship appearances, a quarterfinal appearance and a semifinal appearance…named team captain as a senior.
Daughter of Tom and Tricia Nodar…has one sister, Emma, and one brother, Joseph…played for Midwestern Force Lacrosse, winners of the Grind Tournament…majoring in politics and international affairs.
Lanier Mason | A | Nashville, Tenn. | The Ensworth School
Two-time US Lacrosse All-American and four-year varsity starter…named Tennessean Lacrosse Player of the Year, 1st Team All-State, All-Region and team captain as a senior...Named 1st Team All-State and All-Region as a junior…named to Team Tennessee (national tournament) as a freshman and sophomore…tallied 357 total points for high school career (senior – 88 goals, 59 assists; junior – 64 goals, 49 assists; sophomore - 41 goals, 17 assists; freshman – 28 goals, 12 assists)…led team to four-straight quarterfinal appearances and two state-runner up finishes…also was on the varsity dive team as a freshman and sophomore, qualifying for the regional and state dive meet…played varsity soccer as a sophomore, junior, and senior…led team to state runner-up finish as a junior.
Daughter of Steven and Laura Mason…has one brother, Steven, and one sister, Adelaide…played for SkyWalkers 2018 White…undecided major.
Lauren Farber | M | Upper Arlington, Ohio | Upper Arlington HS
Named 1st team All-State and an All-American as a senior…also named Midwest Player of the Week, First Team OCC, OCC Player of the Year, and This Week Sports Player of the Year as a senior…named First Team OCC and Second Team All-State as a junior….named honorable mention OCC as a sophomore…led team to three-straight State Titles and 22-0 record as a senior…played soccer as a freshman.
Daughter of Lisa and Tim Farber…has one brother, Drew…played for Resolute Lacrosse and was given the "Be Resolute" award as the most hardworking, consistent and talented athlete…majoring in business.
Ally Schnetzka | M | Milton, Ga. | Cambridge HS
Three-time team captain at Cambridge HS…named Academic All-America as a junior and senior…named 1st team All-State as a junior and senior…named to Under Armour All-America South team as a sophomore and earned a spot on the US Lacrosse Georgia National Team as a freshman…led team to three-straight state semifinal appearances…led team to #10 South ranking as a senior and state runner-up finish as a junior.
Daughter of Katie and Mark Schnetzka…has one brother, Matthew…grandfather, Robert Senay, played baseball at West Virginia from 1954-1958, earning all-SoCon honors in '57 and '58…grandfather, Robert Schnetzka, was a long jumper at the University of Maryland and is a member of the Terrapins' M Club (varsity letterwinners)…father, Mark, was a pole vaulter at Clemson and member of the 1987 ACC Indoor Track Championship team…uncle played four years of soccer at Ohio State…played for Eagle Stix…2018 Blue Team went undefeated at Champions cup in 2016 and was second place at Summer Genesis tournament…qualified for U15 National Championship…majoring in health science.
Bailey Wilson | A | R-So. | Acworth, Ga. | Allatoona HS (Lindenwood University)
Attended Allatoona High School … GHSA all-state team during the 2015 and 2016 seasons … was a four-year starter at Allatoona … was selected as the team's best offensive player during the 2015 and 2016 seasons … finished her high school career with 256 goals and 84 assists … secured 251 draw controls and scooped up 147 ground balls
Daughter of Scott and Shannon Wilson…has three siblings, Bree, Bryce, and Berkley…played for AIR KHAOS & Maryland Dolphins…majoring in pre-medicine.
Ellie Roser | D | Easton, Md. | Easton HS
Named US Lacrosse All-American as a senior…three-time team captain…named offensive MVP as a junior and team co-MVP as a senior…three-times named first team All-Bayside…scored 50 goals, dished out 26 assists, and won 73 draws as a senior…led team to 11-3 record as a senior…played four years of varsity field hockey and basketball.
Daughter of Darin and Mickee Roser…has one sister, Anna…played for M&D Lacrosse…undeciced major.
Natalie Bray | M | Baltimore, Md. | St. Paul's School for Girls
Led team to state top-10 finish as a junior and senior…named JV captain as a sophomore…named varsity field hockey captain as a junior and senior…played four years of varsity field hockey…led field hockey team to conference championship as a senior.
Daughter of Angela and Sean Bray…played for Diamonds Lacrosse club, where she was team captain and led the team in assists…computer science major.