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#PrepTalkAlumni in NCAA Division I women's lacrosse

The power of Section VI girls lacrosse can be felt down the road at Canisius' Demske Sports Complex, where Lancaster High School alum Allie Stewart helped the Griffs to a 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Stewart, who potted 25 goals in 20 games as a sophomore, isn't the only #preptalkalumni making noise, as former Legends teammate Grace Gabriel is entrenched as a contributor at Marquette, and reigning Prep Talk Player of the Year McKenna Rushford is set to help the rebuilding project at Cincinnati.

Here are all the former Section VI female lacrosse players currently on NCAA Division I rosters:

University of Albany
2016 record: 11-6 overall, 5-1 in conference; lost in America East final
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*Rachel Heidenreich, redshirt-sophomore attack, No. 14
HS: Lancaster
2016 stats: 12 games (six starts), six goals, one assist, seven points; 2 GBs

*Megan Mikolajek, senior defense, No. 25
HS: Hamburg
2016 stats: 14 games (four starts), no points, two caused TOs, 13 fouls

Canisius College
2016 record: 13-7 overall, 8-0 in MAAC; won MAAC title, lost in first round of NCAAs
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*Allie Stewart, junior attack, No. 19
HS: Lancaster
2016 stats: 20 games (4 starts), 25 goals, four assists, 29 points, 7 GBs

*Riley Lucarelli, freshman defense, No. 8
HS: Lancaster

Allie Stewart, left, maneuvers past a defender in 2013. She scored 25 goals in 20 games for Canisius College last season. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)

[RELATED: All-Western New York girls lacrosse & honor roll, 2016]

Marquette University
2016 record: 7-10 overall, 4-3 in conference
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*Grace Gabriel, sophomore midfield, No. 3
HS: Lancaster
2016 stats: 17 games (no starts), 19 goals, three assists, 22 points, 13 GBs, 25 draws

Lancaster's Grace Gabriel prepares to launch a shot against Orchard Park in 2012. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)

St. Bonaventure University
2016 record: 3-14 overall, 1-8 in conference
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*Olivia MacDonald, sophomore attack, No. 24
HS: Mount St. Mary's
2016 stats: 17 games (12 starts), 11 goals, two assists, 13 points, 17 GBs

*Kathryn Yoder, sophomore defender, No. 19
HS: Amherst
2016 stats: 17 games (all starts), one goal, one point, 30 GBs, 18 CTs

*Aniesah Miller, sophomore defender, No. 18
HS: West Seneca West
2016 stats: 4 games (no starts), no points, one draw control

*Chloe Cottone, freshman attack, No. 3
HS: Amherst

*Hannah Nagowski, freshman midfielder, No. 9
HS: Lancaster

[RELATED: 2015 All-Western New York Girls Lacrosse honor roll]

University of Cincinnati
2016 record: 4-13 overall, 0-7 in conference
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*McKenna Rushford, freshman midfield, No. 16
HS: Amherst

Amherst High School's McKenna Rushford was named PrepTalk Player of the Year in 2015 for girls lacrosse. She's now playing Division I lacrosse. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News file photo)

Colgate University
2016 record: 8-9 overall, 6-3 in Patriot League; lost in first round of conf. tourney
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*Kara Marzo, sophomore midfield, No. 16
HS: Williamsville East
2016 stats: 1 game (no starts), no points

#PrepTalkAlumni in NCAA Division I men's lacrosse

Manhattan College
2016 record: 4-13 overall, 0-8 in MAAC
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*Mary Musialowski, freshman attack, No. 25
HS: Sacred Heart

Niagara University
2016 record: 9-9 overall, 5-3 in MAAC; lost in first round of conference tourney
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*Jill Ford, junior midfield, No. 1
HS: Hamburg
2016 stats: 18 games (10 starts), six goals, two assists, eight points, 12 GBs

*Alexandra Higgins, junior defense, No. 10
HS: Hamburg
2016 stats: 18 games (17 starts), no points, 30 GBs, 64 draws controlled

*Anna Donnelly, freshman defense, No. 3
HS: Lancaster

*TEAM IMPACT: Caralyn Reynolds, from Grand Island

Yale University
2016 record: 5-10 overall, 2-5 in conference
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*Lindsay Hogan, freshman midfield, No. 29
HS: Nichols

Player Breakdown from Section VI:
- 17 players
- Seven freshmen, six sophomores, three juniors, one senior
- Schools represented: Lancaster 6, Hamburg 3, Amherst 3, Sacred Heart 1, Nichols 1, Williamsville East 1, Mount St. Mary's 1, West Seneca West 1

Email Ben Tsujimoto at btsujimoto@buffnews.com if anyone was accidentally omitted

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