This offseason, the Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse program will individually introduce its 13 newest Hawks. With the departure of nine letterwinners, including a trio of starters, from last year’s team, this incoming group comprised of six attackers, four midfielders, two defenders, and a goalkeeper will add to a Hawks squad that is coming off of a program-record, 11-win season, which was capped by a run at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament, and will play under the direction of fourth-year head coach Alex Kahoe.
#5 Alyssa Manley • A • 5-5 • West Chester, Pa. • Bishop Shanahan • Food Marketing
Manley scored a program-record 240 career goals over her four-year career at Bishop Shanahan High School, including 89 during her junior season, Bishop Shanahan’s single-season record. The incoming attacker out of West Chester, Pennsylvania was a three-time All-Ches-Mont First Team selection, two-time Daily Local News All-Area First Team pick, MVP of the Philly Schoolgirl Lacrosse Association, and a PhillyLacrosse.com All-Philly Team honoree. With 77 goals and 15 assists, Manley co-captained her squad to the PIAA Class AA state semifinals as a senior. The attacker was also a member of the USILA Philly National Team and competed in the Brine All-America Game throughout her high school career. Also a letterwinner in tennis, Manley was the Recipient of Bishop Shanahan’s 2017 Kelly’s Sports Award for Most Outstanding Female Athlete. Lacrosse runs in the family as Manley’s father, Steven, played at Notre Dame.
Explain who or what most influenced you to attend SJU:
“Coach Kahoe, Coach Colleen, Coach Anna McNevin, and my parents.”
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