NEW HAVEN, CT - Summit High School Alum Madeleine Gramigna, Hilltopper Class of '14, has been elected captain of the Yale University Women's Lacrosse Team for the 2018 season by a vote of her teammates.

The senior is coming off a breakout junior season for the Bulldogs, with her 28 goals in 2017 amounting to 19 more than her previous two seasons combined. Her 42 draw controls were second on the team and seventh overall in the Ivy League. She also named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Honor Roll.

"Madeleine has earned the utmost respect of her teammates and our staff through her leadership on and off the field," said Yale Head Coach Erica LaGrow. "She will be an excellent extension of the coaching staff and will bring a confident and competitive spirit to the role. I look forward to Madeleine, along with the strength of the senior class, leading this team in pursuit of Ivy Championships."

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Gramigna was captain of the Maroon and White girls lacrosse team her senior season, during which she earned All-American Honorable Mention and Academic All-American honors. She also captained the Hilltopper basketball and soccer teams her final year at Summit High School.

"Being elected as captain by my teammates is an incredible honor," Gramigna told "Central to the identity of this team is our close-knit nature; I feel that the way in which we get along is very special and unique. To know that this group of people trusts me and has confidence in me as a leader means the world to me."