LOUDONVILLE, NY - Siena Women’s Lacrosse head coach Abigail Rehfuss announced the signing of four to National Letters of Intent. The four will join the program in the fall of 2018.
Emily Battisti has played for Victor Senior High School lacrosse for four years. The Victor, New York native is a First Team All-County selection. She helped push the Blue Devils to three-straight Section V Girls Lacrosse Championship titles. Battisti helped her team advance to the 2016 Class B State Semifinals where they fell in a heartbreaker to Garden City. She was named a All-Greater Rochester Honorable Mention selection in 2017.
Leah O’Sullivan will make her way to the Saints from Irondequoit, New York. She is a scholar athlete at Irondequoit High School. During her sophomore season, she scored four goals and dished out one assist in a 17-4 victory over Livonia. In 2016, Irondequoit fell 10-9 in double overtime in the Class B quarterfinal matchup. O’Sullivan scored three of the goals that game. Last season, in the Class B first round, she scored three goals in a 12-6 victory over Hilton. O’Sullivan has been named to the High Honor Roll during her high school campaign. She is also the cousin of sophomore Annie Brennan.
Jillian Risavi comes to Siena from Jamesville, New York. She is a four-year varsity player and three-year starter at Jamesville-DeWitt High School. Risavi was awarded the CNY OHSL Section III All-Star Honorable Mention during her sophomore year. She followed that up with being named CNY OHSL Section III All-Star Second Team during her junior season. She was part of the Jamesville-DeWitt team that won the Class C Sectional Championship after a 24-year dry spell. Risavi is a member of the National Honor Society as well as achieving high honor roll throughout her high school career. She earned the Scholastic Art Awards with Honorable Mention in 2015, Silver Key in 2016 and Gold Key in 2016.
Mary Soures is a two-sport athlete from Webster Thomas High School. The Webster, New York native was selected as a Second Team student athlete in All-Monroe County for lacrosse. During her junior season, Sources helped lead the team to a sectional championship game. Because of her efforts during the game, she was recognized as the team co-MVP and made a Section Five All-Tournament Team member. She was selected as a First Team All-Monroe County and Honorable Mention All-Greater Rochester selection in both lacrosse and field hockey during her junior year. This past season in field hockey, Sources led the program to the NYS Semi-finals and received All-State recognition as well as being named the Section Five Player of the Year. She is a high honor roll student and has been given the Chemistry Achievement Award. Sources also plays for Lady Roc Lacrosse.
Siena women’s lacrosse looks begin their 2018 season in February with three of the top-five scorers from last season returning, including reigning MAAC Rookie of the Year, Alexis Deaken.