15 Erin Magnuson
15 Erin Magnuson
Height: 5-5
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Northport, N.Y.
High School: Northport
Position: M
Major: Undeclared

High school: Captained lacrosse and soccer teams as a senior … Teammates with current Yale teammate Devon Rhodes … 2011 Curt Sweeney Award winner for scholarship and athletic prowess … All-county in lacrosse as a senior… Honorable mention all-county in lacrosse as a junior … Earned Coaches Awards in both lacrosse and soccer as a senior … US Lacrosse Academic All-American in 2010 and 2011 … Wendy’s High School Heisman in 2010 … Suffolk County Zone Award in 2010 … All-league in lacrosse in 2009 … US School Girls National Lacrosse Team member in 2009 … Tiger Award, all-league and all-academic in soccer 2010 … Lacrosse team was state Class A champions and Long Island champions in 2011, and won Suffolk County championship for the second year in a row.

Club teams: Played for 2011 Yellow Jackets Blue and Empire State Team.

Notes: A Mid-Winter Night’s Dream committee member, raised more than $2 million dollars for ALS Research … On swim team in summer … Father, Peter, played lacrosse at Geneseo and coached former Yale men’s lacrosse player Kevin Discepolo ’09 in high school … Mother’s cousin, Andrew Euston, is a 1956 Yale graduate.

Why Yale? “Once I stepped onto Yale’s campus I knew it was going to be a perfect fit for me. I was able to attend a class and get a glimpse of all of the new things I would be exposed to. The coaches were supportive and encouraging and the team was friendly and welcoming. Attending Yale means that I will have endless opportunities to grow.”