Nine Welcomed Aboard

Vanderbilt lacrosse signs nine for 2020 signing class

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt lacrosse and head coach Beth Hewitt are excited to have the 2020 early signing class join the Vanderbilt family Monday with the official signings of Maggie Arnold, Cailin Bracken, Haley Gochnauer, Megan Graziano, Ellie Hilsabeck, Lindsey Maxwell, Remy Ricciardi, Lexie de Roziere and Ella Smith.

“We are thrilled to welcome this exciting class of athletes to our Vanderbilt lacrosse family,” Hewitt said. “The recruiting class is our first as a staff and one that we are extremely proud of. The 2020 signees span seven states and consists of a group of competitors that are ready to step in and take our program to the next level.

“We believe these players can make an immediate impact and can’t wait to feel their presence on our lacrosse field.”

The Commodores enjoyed one of their more successful seasons to date in 2019 with their first postseason appearance since 2014. The Commodores finished with a 10-6 record for their first 10-win season since 2010 when they went 12-6.

Vanderbilt’s six wins at home last season marked its most in a season since winning six home games in 2012.

Introducing Vanderbilt Lacrosse’s 2020 Signees:

Maggie Arnold (Defender/Defensive Midfielder)


  • Born May 20, 2002
  • Full Name: Margaret Arnold
  • Prefers to be called: Maggie
  • Parents: Ed Arnold and Colleen Graham Arnold
  • Has three siblings: Edward, Patrick and Kerri
  • Instagram: @maggieearnold
  • Hometown: Manhasset, N.Y.
  • High School: Manhasset

Academic Accomplishments:

  • National Honor Society member (throughout high school)
  • Social Studies Honor Society
  • Spanish Honor Society
  • Gold Honor Roll (throughout high school)

On-Field Accomplishments:

  • Played for the Manhasset High School Indians, coached by Meg Clarke
  • Starting player for the 2018 NYS Class B Championship team
  • Two-time member of the US Lacrosse National Schoolgirls Team – Long Island Metro Division
  • All-County Honorable Mention 2019
  • Varsity starter (sophomore and junior years)

Arnold is excited to be a Commodore because: “Vanderbilt has the perfect balance of athletics, academics and social. I am most excited to be a part of the women’s lacrosse team. I look forward to playing for the Vandy coaching staff and with my teammates. I am excited to see what we can accomplish!”

Cailin Bracken (Attacker)


  • Born July 17, 2002
  • Full name: Cailin Welles Bracken
  • Prefers to be called: Cailin
  • Parents: Tim and Meghan Bracken
  • Has two siblings: Morgan and Kieran Bracken
  • Instagram: cwbrack26
  • Hometown: Ridgewood, N.J.
  • High School: Ridgewood

On-Field Accomplishments:

  • First team All-League (2019)
  • Second team All-County (2019)
  • Second team All-State (2019)
  • Led high school in assists
  • Under Armour All-America Highlight Team (2018-19)
  • State champions (2018)
  • Team captain (2020)

Bracken is excited to be a Commodore because: “I am incredibly excited to be a Commodore. I look forward to being a part of the incredible lacrosse program, meeting new people and taking advantage of the unparalleled academic opportunities that the university offers.”

Haley Gochnauer (Attacker)


  • Born August 4, 2002
  • Full Name: Haley Madison Gochnauer
  • Prefers to be called: Haley
  • Parents: Josh Gochnauer and Rachel Gochnauer
  • Has one sibling: Jamison
  • Instagram: @haleyg_4
  • Hometown: Reisterstown, Md.
  • High School: Gerstell Academy

On-Field Accomplishments:

  • In her junior and senior season, she captained the Gerstell Academy Falcons, coached by Josh Gochnauer
  • Led her team in points in her junior season
  • Led the county in points scored in her junior season
  • Second in points in her county during her junior season
  • Scored her 200th point in her junior season
  • Named second team All-County as a sophomore

Gochnauer is excited to be a Commodore because: “I love the great environment of the campus, the positive energy and strong bond of the team, the flexible, and competitive spirit of the coaches, and the amazing education of the school. I look forward to playing the next level of lacrosse at the college of my dreams.”

Megan Graziano (Attacker)


  • Born July 19, 2001
  • Full Name: Megan Graziano
  • Prefers to be called: Megan
  • Parents: Michael Graziano and Catherine Graziano
  • Has five siblings: Erin, Nicole, Stephen, Christine and Matthew Graziano
  • Instagram: @Mgraz6
  • Hometown: Mendham, N.J.
  • High School: West Morris Mendham

On-Field Accomplishments:

  • Played for the West Morris Mendham High School Minutemen, coached by Alison Cassera
  • 2019 Second team All-League in the Stars and Stripes South Conference
  • 2017-19 Varsity Athletic Award
  • 2018 Third team All-Morris County
  • 2018 Honorable Mention All-League in the Stars and Stripes South Conference

Graziano is excited to be a Commodore because: “I am so excited and thankful to be given the opportunity to be a student at such a great academic and athletic school with beautiful facilities and a great location.”

Ellie Hilsabeck (Defender/Midfielder)


  • Born July 30, 2002
  • Full Name: Ellie Hilsabeck
  • Prefers to be called: Ellie
  • Parents: Jon Hilsabeck and Angie Hilsabeck
  • Has two siblings: Jane and Kate
  • Instagram: @ellie.hilsabeck
  • Hometown: Hingham, Mass.
  • High School: Notre Dame Academy

On-Field Accomplishments:

  • MIAA D1 2019 State Champion
  • Two-time MA/RI Team 1 at National Tournament
  • Captain of her Notre Dame Academy high school team, which was coached by Meredith Frank

Hilsabeck is excited to be a Commodore because: “I am excited to be a part of the Vanderbilt community and in such a cool place like Nashville!”

Lindsey Maxwell (Goalkeeper)


  • Born January 28, 2002
  • Full Name: Lindsey Gray Maxwell
  • Prefers to be called:
  • Parents: Christopher Maxwell and Deborah Maxwell
  • Has one sibling: Collin Maxwell
  • Instagram: @lindsay.maxwell_
  • Hometown: Dallas, Texas

On-Field Accomplishments:

  • Team captain of the Greenhill School Hornets, coached by Sloane Serpe
  • Team Sportsmanship Award Recipient as a junior
  • DI All-State Team as a junior
  • DI All-District Team as a junior
  • All-SPC Conference Team as a junior
  • Three-time SPC All-North Zone Conference team selection (freshman-junior years)
  • DII All-District Team as a sophomore

Maxwell is excited to be a Commodore because: “From high academics and a wide array of classes to the fun and competitive atmosphere of SEC football, Vanderbilt has it all. I truly think there’s no better place than Vanderbilt that provides the whole college experience.”

Remy Ricciardi (Defender)


  • Born January 11, 2002
  • Full Name: Remy Ricciardi
  • Prefers to be called: Remy
  • Parents: Joseph (Joe) Ricciardi and Barbara Ricciardi
  • Has three siblings: Joseph, Hailey and Riley Ricciardi
  • Instagram: @remy_ricciardi
  • Hometown: Ridgewood, N.J.
  • High School: Ridgewood

On-Field Accomplishments:

  • Played for Ridgewood High School, coached by Crysti Foote
  • First team All-Group Four Honorable Mention
  • Two-time State Champion in Group Four
  • Three-time County Champion

Ricciardi is excited to be a Commodore because: “It has a great balance between academics, athletics and social life. This is a school that provides a great atmosphere and makes me excited to be a part of a community that is truly like no other.”

Lexie de Roziere (Goalkeeper) 


  • Born July 28, 2002
  • Full Name: Alexandrea Louise Cable de Roziere
  • Prefers to be called: Lexie
  • Parents: Phil and Georgia de Roziere
  • Has four siblings: Lis, Chas, Austen and Catee de Roziere.
  • Instagram: lexiederoziere
  • Hometown: Ponte Vedra, Fla.
  • High School: Ponte Vedra

On-Field Accomplishments:

  • Captian her senior year at Ponte Vedra under head coach Jennifer Conway
  • Three-time first team All-County selection
  • Over 100 saves every season since her freshman year
  • Posted a 0.58 save percentage her junior year

De Roziere is excited to be a Commodore because “I am so excited to become a Commodore because of Vanderbilt’s family-like team atmosphere, rigorous academics and amazing coaching staff. I can’t wait for what the future holds with such a great lacrosse team.”

Ella Smith (Midfielder)


  • Born August 22, 2001
  • Full Name: Ella Katherine Smith
  • Prefers to be called: Ella
  • Parents: Travis Smith and Debbie Smith
  • Has two siblings, Bennett and Brady
  • Instagram: @ellakatherine_
  • Hometown: Lake Oswego, Ore.
  • High School: Jesuit

On-Field Accomplishments:

  • 2018 and 2019 US Lacrosse All-American
  • 2019 State Champion
  • 2018 and 2019 First Team All-State
  • 2018 Player of the Year
  • 2017, 2018, and 2019 First Team All-League

Smith is excited to be a Commodore because: “Of the intensity of the program, the incredible team chemistry and bond, and the community service that I will able to partake in. I am also looking forward to being a student-athlete at such a high academic university.”