Pioneers Sign Nine in Early Period
2018 incoming class features handful of All-Americans and State Champions
Jan. 6, 2017
DENVER – The University of Denver women’s lacrosse team signed nine student-athletes to the incoming 2018 class, head coach Liza Kelly announced today.
“This is a well-rounded class that excels on the field and in the classroom,” said coach Kelly. “They have an unbelievable work ethic and passion for the sport of lacrosse. I know they will be instrumental in helping us take the next step as a program.”
The nine newcomers for next season include a local Colorado prospect, one from Minnesota, one from Canada and six from the east coast.
Eliza Radochonski – Attack, 5-9, Fr., Englewood, Colo. (Cherry Creek HS), Denver Summit Lacrosse
Staying close to home, Eliza Radochonski comes to Denver after a highly productive career for the Bruins. The Englewood, Colo., native was a 2016 US Lacrosse All-American while at Cherry Creek High School and was twice named CHSAA First Team All-State and Centennial League First Team All-Conference after totaling 96 goals and 64 assists in the last two years for the Bruins. She was also named the 2015 Centennial League Player of the Year and started her high school career as the only freshman on the varsity roster.
The daughter of Brad and Carey, Radochonski intends to pursue a business degree at the University of Denver.
Hailing from the east coast, Hannah Liddy joins the Pioneers after a decorated career for the Blue Devils that saw the N.J. native named to the Under Armour All-American team. Liddy finished with 109 goals and 58 assists in her distinguished career to make the All-County and All-State teams while at Westfield High School.
The daughter of Michael and Alesia, Liddy is undecided on her major.
No stranger to success, Leanne Duncan comes to the Crimson and Gold after an illustrious career at Glenelg High School. The West Friendship, Md., native was a varsity team member all four years for the Gladiators, eventually culminating in a 2016 Regional and State Championship. Duncan was also named to the 2014 Inside Lacrosse: Players that Impressed list, along with a spot on the 2014 Elite 120 list.
The daughter of James and Laurie, Duncan is currently undecided on a major.
A three-sport standout from the Great White North, Quintin Hoch-Bullen joins DU after excelling as a member of the girls lacrosse, basketball and volleyball teams as she was named the team MVP for The Hill Academy in all three sports.
The daughter of Terry and Cory, Hoch-Bullen will pursue a business degree while at the University of Denver.
Another state champion joining the ranks, Sammie Morton comes to Denver with a resume featuring two Class AA Minnesota State Championships for the Eagles into go with a spot on the US Lacrosse All-American team. A two-time selection to the All-Conference team, Morton was also named to the All-Metro and All-State teams during her time playing for Eden Prairie High School.
The daughter of Mike and Chris, Morton will major in business as she attends DU.
Enjoying a successful career in the high school ranks, Alex Di Chiara joins the Pioneers after being named to the Newsday Top 100 Lacrosse Players list three times with a career total of 139 goals and 102 assists for the Red Devils. Di Chiara was twice named to the All-County team, along with a spot on the Long Island Metro team. She also got a nod on the Under Armour Uncommitted Team and was named three-time Best Offensive Player at Plainedge High School, topping off her career with a 2015 National Championship.
The daughter of Anthony and Anna, Di Chiara will major in education while at Denver.
Caroline Wiseman – Midfield, 5-7, Fr., Alexandria, Va. (St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School), Capital Lacrosse
Recently crowned as state champion for Virginia in 2016, Caroline Wiseman hopes to continue her success as she transitions into the college game for DU. While at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, she led the Saints to a VISAA State Championship and ISL League Championship in addition to a VISAA First Team All-State nod and an ISL First Team All-Conference award after 45 goals and 19 assists as a junior. Additionally, she was named to the Vail Lacrosse Shootout All-Tournament Team as a member of Capital Lacrosse and made the 2015 Nike Ride Team and US Lacrosse National DC Metro 2 Team.
The daughter of Todd and Julie, Wiseman is undecided on a major.
Amelia Cole – Goalkeeper, 5-10, Fr., Alexandria, Va. (Bishop Ireton HS), Capital Lacrosse
Looking to backstop the Denver defense for the next four years, Amelia Cole comes to Denver with a highly decorated resume at the high school ranks. While at Bishop Ireton High School, Cole was named to the 2016 US Lacrosse All-American Team while leading the Cardinals to the 2014 and 2015 VISAA State Championships and the 2014 and 2016 WCAC Conference Championships.
The Alexandria, Va., native was also a 2016 WCAC First Team All-Conference member and 2016 VISAA Second Team All-State member to go with a spot on the 2016 Washington Post Second Team All-Metro, the 2015 and 2016 Women’s National Tournament DC Metro 1 Team, 2015 and 2016 FCA National High School Teams and 2015 Under Armour Underclass All-American Team.
The daughter of Grant and Susan, Cole intends to major in hospitality and minor in business at the University of Denver.
Bea Behrins – Midfield, 5-9, Fr., Basking Ridge, N.J. (Ridge HS)
No stranger to campus, Bea Behrins comes to Denver from a highly productive high school career for the Red Devils while getting an opportunity to play alongside her sister Elizabeth who is currently a sophomore on the Pioneer roster.
Behrins was recently named to the All-County team after a successful junior year where she finished with 75 draw controls and 20 caused turnovers. The Basking Ridge, N.J., native is also a member of the varsity field hockey team and has spent eight years in club lacrosse honing her skills.
The daughter of Jonathan and Jenifer, Behrins is currently undecided on a major.
Fans interested in making a donation to the women’s lacrosse program can do so by clicking here. Your contribution will make a direct impact on the success of YOUR Pioneers. Thank you in advance for your unwavering support of our student-athletes and their quest for excellence.
- JOIN THE DENVER PIONEER NATION -
Visit DenverPioneers.com for complete coverage of all 17 of Denver’s NCAA Division I sports.
- Game Day
- 50/50 Raffle
- Lodging & Transportation
- Student Tickets
- Visiting Team Guide
- Inside Athletics
- Athletics Administration
- Denver Sport Properties
- Give - Pioneer Movement
- Pioneers Around the World
- Ritchie Center Events
- Sports Medicine
- Strength & Conditioning
- Student-Athlete Support
- Title IX
- Championships & Awards
- Academic All-Americans
- Directors' Cup
- Hall of Fame
- National Awards
- National Championships
- Post Season Success