College women’s lacrosse powerhouse Stanford officially announced its incoming class for next fall, and it includes Sayville’s Erin Schaefer and Bayport-Blue Point’s Maddigan Miller.
The travel teammates — the two midfielders met in third grade and have starred together for years on the Long Island Yellow Jackets — are part of a group of nine high school seniors from across the country committed to start play for the Cardinal in the spring 2022 season.
Erin said living and playing 3,000 miles away from Sayville will “feel like home” with Maddigan by her side.
“We always dreamed about going to the same college,” Erin said. “Now, we’ve made our dream a reality. It was the easiest decision of my life.
“It is the opportunity of a lifetime to receive a world-class education from a top university, to play the sport I love for an amazing coach, and to be able to experience this journey with my best friend,” she added.
Check out this slide show of celebratory photos and one throwback picture from their early years together on the lacrosse field. Maddigan is on the left in each image.
Stanford head coach Danielle Spencer expressed her excitement about next year’s group of freshmen.
“This class is packed full of athleticism, speed, passion, and competitive fire. Most importantly, the young women in this class have great character,” she said.
As far as Erin Schaefer goes, Sayville girls varsity coach Adam Sznitken could not agree more. Check out his Tweet below:
Stanford lacrosse took to Twitter to brag about signing the two Long Island seniors, who both verbally committed last fall to attend Stanford but officially signed letters of intent this week.
Erin’s lax accomplishments:
- Sayville varsity team captain.
- Played varsity lacrosse since seventh grade, earning six letters.
- 2020 Under Armour All-America LI Highlight Team.
- 2019 All Suffolk County.
- Two-time U.S. National Schoolgirls Long Island Metro Team (2018, 2019).
- Two-time all-division (2017, 2018).
- Two-time Nike elite 120 (2017, 2018).
- 2017 Under Armour All-American Team LI Command.
- 2016 Suffolk County Section 11 Varsity All-Rookie Team.
- 2016 Sayville Varsity Rookie of the Year.
- Led Sayville with 63 regular season points and was second in Suffolk County with 42 assists in 2019.
- Spent time with U.S. National Team Development Program.
Maddigan’s lax accomplishments
- Bayport-Blue Point varsity team captain.
- 2019 Long Island Class C County champions.
- 2019 Bayport-Blue Point Unsung Hero Award.
- Two-time Under Armour Long Island All-Tournament Team (2018, 2020).
- 2020 All-North Super Regional Team – Girls Highlight Division.
- Two-time US Lacrosse Long Island Metro School Girls Team.
- Spent time with USA National Development Program – Combine champion in 2019.