SPOKANE, Wash. -- Whitworth University lacrosse coach Noelle Brouillard has announced an incoming class of four players that she believes will help the Pirates take another important step forward. Carcie Chappell, Madison Perry, Sidney Triepke and Kylee Walker have all confirmed their admission to Whitworth and plan to play for the Bucs next spring.
"We have four outstanding student-athletes joining our team's family this fall," Brouillard said. "I couldn't be more excited to welcome them onto campus. Not only will they have an immediate impact on the field, but they will also contribute greatly to Whitworth's community through academics and involvement."
Chappell played lacrosse at Murrieta Mesa High School in Murrieta, California. A midfielder and attacker, Chappell scored 30 goals and added 16 assists as a senior. She served as a team captain as well.
"Carcie is a dynamic player who reads the game extremely well," Brouillard said. "She not only is a strong goal scorer, but she is also able to set her teammates up for great shots with her feeds. Her maturity and poise will play a huge role for our team on and off the field."
Perry is also a midfielder and attacker from Curtis High School in Tacoma. As a senior, Perry contributed 14 goals, 1 assist, 13 ground balls and 17 draw controls.
"Madison is dangerous on both ends of the field, has speed in the midfield, and excellent stick work," Brouillard said. "She is a leader in the way she communicates and through the tempo of her game. She pushes her teammates to be the best they can be. Her strong work ethic will take her far athletically as well as academically through the nursing track."
|Carcie Chappell||Madison Perry|
Triepke comes to Whitworth from Missoula, Montana, where she played midfielder and took the draw for Hellgate High School. She led her team with 62 goals, 20 assists and 96 ground balls last season.
"Sid will bring a lot of speed and endurance to the field and will challenge her teammates to match her athleticism," Brouillard predicted. "Her competitive edge and strong body positioning allow her to make a lot of plays on the field. She is a very determined player who brings out the best in herself and those around her."
Walker starred as a midfielder at Bishop Kelly in Boise, Idaho. She totaled 25 goals, 15 assists and 24 ground balls this season, helping Bishop Kelly finish as runners-up in the Treasure Valley League.
"As a draw specialist, Kylee has a great understanding of the speed and quick reaction time needed to secure possession from the start of the game," Brouillard said. "I am excited to see her bring her high level of lacrosse skills to the field, as well as her passion for service to the Whitworth community."
|Sidney Triepke||Kylee Walker|
The new quartet join a squad that graduated only three players after its first season of varsity competition in 2019.