Field Hockey Welcomes Seven Newcomers This Fall
ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell head field hockey coach Andy Smith and his staff are excited to announce the newest members of the Big Red family. The Class of 2026, featuring seven incoming freshmen, joins a Cornell field hockey program continuing to build momentum with eyes on securing its first Ivy League title since 1991.
“We are thrilled to welcome this incredibly talented group of players to Ithaca as we begin our 2022 campaign,” Smith said.
5-2 * D * Manorville, N.Y. (The Hill School)
• Was an all-state selection as a senior at The Hill School in 2021.
• Earned first-team all-league and all-region in her final season.
• Helped team to a pair of Mid-Atlantic Prep League championships and state runner-up finishes.
• Named one of the top 50 players in her class by Max Field Hockey.
Smith on Coleman: “In my opinion, Rease is one of the best defenders in the country and someone who has a massive future in the game.”
5-4 * D/M * Skillman, N.J. (Montgomery HS)
• A two-time all-conference and all-county selection at midfield at Montgomery HS.
• Was a two-time all-county pick, including a first-teamer as a senior.
• Second-team North Jersey Group 4 selection.
• Served as senior captain.
Smith on Costa: “Mora has been playing for a long time both in her native Argentina and here in the United States. I expect her to make the transition to college very quickly.”
5-4 * D/M * Dublin, Ireland (Repton School)
• A four-year starter at the Renon School and Mount Anville Secondary School.
• Competed on various U16 and U18 local, regional and national teams in Ireland.
• Helped her U18 indoor team to a national title.
Smith on Kelly: “Georgia is a wonderful addition for us. She has played at the top level in Ireland and England as well as for the Irish National Team.”
5-6 * M/F * Waterloo, Ontario (Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute.
• Three-time team MVP while playing at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute.
• Elected captain three times.
• Named to Team Canada for the 2020 and 2022 Junior World Cup events.
Smith on Leahy: “Grace has the ability to play at the highest level. She is a wonderful addition and we are excited for her to arrive.”
5-9 * GK * Mamaroneck, N.Y. (Mamaroneck HS)
• Was an all-state goalkeeper as a senior at Mamaroneck HS.
• Earned all-league and all-section honors in her final season.
• Named to the NYSPHSAA State All-Tournament team.
• Had three consecutive shutouts in the sectional playoffs and 15 in her 20 contests.
• Chosen as NFHCA October Scholastic Player of the Month Honorable Mention pick.
• Selected to the NFHCA Senior Impact Team and to the national academic squad.
Smith on McNally: “Jane was a late get for us in the recruiting process, but we couldn’t be more excited to have her. She will challenge to play from Day one and will push everyone around her to be better.”
5-6 * D * Barrington, R.I. (Barrington HS)
• Mueller was a three-time all-state selection, including a two-time first-team pick, while playing at Barrington HS.
• Earned NFHCA all-region honors as a senior captain after scoring 19 goals with seven assists.
• Named first-team all-state as a junior and senior after capturing second-team accolades as a sophomore.
• Part of a state championship team as a freshman.
• Twice named to the MAX FH High School Preseason Regional Players to Watch list.
Smith on Mueller: “Viv has a great field hockey background and is a standout player in the Northeast. We have high hopes for her as she arrives on campus.”
5-6 * M * Macugnie, Pa. (Emmaus HS)
• Was a two-time all-state selection at Emmaus HS.
• First-team all-state as a senior after earning second team honors as a
• Helped team to a pair a pair of state titles and four league and district championships.
• First-team all-area pick by the Morning Call and Lehigh Valley Live.
Smith on Villeneuve: “Jenna plays for the best club in the country and is one of the most underrated players around. I expect to see her contribute immediately in the midfield.”