2017-18 Women's Lacrosse
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 MWLC: 0-0
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Meredith Merce
Head Coach - 3rd Season

Meredith Merce was named head coach of Cornell’s women’s lacrosse program in October 2015.

Merce, a native of Oakhurst, N.J., will guide the Rams into their fourth year of NCAA Division III competition in the spring of 2018.

“We are a building program,” said Merce, a 2013 graduate of New England (Henniker, N.H.) College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. “My goal is to build depth on the roster and teach the game. I want to build players who are passionate for the game.”

Merce was a four-year starter for the NCAA Division III New England Pilgrims, playing the midfield and defender positions. She was named to the North Atlantic All-Conference Team her senior season after leading the team with 29 goals and 38 points. Merce was voted New England’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2012-13.

Merce earned team MVP honors as a sophomore and senior. She served as captain of the 2013 team.

Merce compiled 55 goals and 13 assists in 70 career starts at New England. She was a key member of the 2012 squad that advanced to the North Atlantic Conference East Division championship match.   

Merce played on the American International Sports Team that won tournaments in Munich and Prague in 2012. She was head junior varsity girls lacrosse coach at Red Bank Catholic (N.J.) High School from 2013-15, and also coached an area youth team for one year.

Merce was an all-conference athlete in soccer and lacrosse at Ocean Township (N.J.) High School. She played attacker in lacrosse and was a senior team captain in 2009. 

2017-18 Women's Lacrosse Roster
Roster for 2017-18 Women's Lacrosse Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownHigh School
00Sierra HarrisFRG Green Bay Wis.Southwest
1Erin HeflinJRD5-8Prophetstown, Ill.Prophetstown
2Vaughn ZittleJRM5-5Washington, D.C.TASIS
3Barbie BeckerSOM5-8Auburn, Wash.Enumclaw
4Nalani AmsdenJRM5-1Ripon, Wis.Ripon
5Lexi DettbarnJRA5-8Monona, IowaMFL MarMac
6Calista GiblerFRA/D Columbia, Mo.David H. Hickman
7Anne LiberkoSOA/M5-2Mount Vernon, IowaMount Vernon
8Christy RalstonJRA5-7Savanna, Ill.West Carroll
9Renee WuestFRA5-6Minneapolis, Minn.Southwest
10Caitlyn St. MarieSRM5-10Minooka, Ill.Minooka
11Isis CollierJRD5-2St. Thomas, Virgin IslandsV.I. Montessori
16Sydney CooperSRM5-2Morton, Ill.Morton
17Elizabeth OttFRD St. Paul, Minn.Hill-Murray
19Kimberly GordonJRD5-7Traverse City, Mich.Home school
20Jessica BudlongFR Schoolcraft, Mich.Schoolcraft
21Kayla BoydSRD5-6Colorado Springs, Colo.Pine Creek
22Brittney StarksSOA5-9Steamboat Springs, Colo.Steamboat Springs
23AJ GranadosSOD5-0Albuquerque, N.M.South Valley Academy
25Truley WingertJRD5-9Dixon, Ill.Polo
99Hollie ForceJRG5-4Washington, Mo.Perkiomen Prep School
Meredith Merce - Head Coach - 3rd season
Jill Hopper - Assistant Coach - 3rd season