Former San Juan Hills standout Journey Fischbeck has officially been added to the Butler University women’s lacrosse roster. The Bulldogs will play their inaugural season of NCAA Division 1 lacrosse in the spring, competing in the BIG EAST against Florida, Connecticut, Temple, Marquette, Georgetown, Villanova, Vanderbilt and Cincinnati. Fischbeck will wear no. 25.
Fischbeck is the only Californian in Butler’s first-ever recruiting class. She finished her senior season with 116 points (90 goals, 26 assists) in only 18 games to lead the Stallions to a 14-5. She was a four-year varsity player at Capo Valley and San Juan Hills, and the 2016 Sea View League Player of the Year. She is one three All-Americans in Butler’s freshman class.
The press release from Butler is presented below.
INDIANAPOLIS– Head Coach Cecil C. Pilson is pleased to announce the first-ever Butler Bulldog women’s lacrosse recruiting class. The inaugural recruiting class features 17 student-athletes from 12 different states including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. This group of newcomers also contains three US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and two US Lacrosse Jackie Pitts Awards recipients.
“I am excited about this group of young women from all over the country,” Pilson said. “They have all accepted the challenge of building a BIG EAST lacrosse program from the ground up!”
Nora Byrne (Chicago, Ill. / Regina Dominican) – Midfield/Defense
Mary Davide (Massillon, Ohio / Jackson) – Midfield/Defense
Journey Fischbeck* (Ladera Ranch, Calif. / San Juan Hills) – Attack/Midfield
Hannah Fleckenstein (Elmhurst, Ill. / York Community) – Midfield
Olivia Frzop (Easton, Conn. / Kent School) – Attack/Midfield
Muiread Heffernan (North Salem, N.Y. / North Salem) – Midfield/Defense
Meredith “Mimi” Hyre (Alexandria, Va. / T.C. Williams) – Attack/Midfield
Christina Soderquist (Aurora, Colo. / Cherokee Trail) – Midfield/Defense
Rachel Kegler* (Ballwin, Mo. / Cor Jesu Academy) – Attack/Midfield
Taylor Kinn (Ramsey, Minn. / Anoka) – Midfield
Zoe Law^ (Zionsville, Ind. / Park Tudor School) – Attack/Midfield
Ashley Lizzi (Hollywood, Fla. / Cooper City)
Taylor Lores (Kildeer, Ill. / Lake Zurich) – Midfield
Grace Maynard*^ (Cedar Park, Texas / Cedar Park) – Midfield/Defense
Sydney Pattison (Cincinnati, Ohio / Sycamore) – Attack
Haley Rayburn (Cincinnati, Ohio / Sycamore) – Goalie
Reilly Simmons (Cincinnati, Ohio / Wyoming) – Attack/Midfield
* – 2016 US Lacrosse All-American
^ – 2016 US Lacrosse Jackie Pitts Award Recipient