The Syracuse women’s lacrosse team welcomed its newest teammate today, 5 year-old Maddy Hertwick of Liverpool.

Maddy is battling cerebral palsy and signed her letter of intent Friday afternoon.

After her official news conference, Maddy got her own jersey and was welcomed by teammates.

Maddy is a part of Team Impact, a Boston non-profit that connects kids battling life-threatening illnesses with area college teams.

For more information on Team Impact, click here.