Women’s Lacrosse Announces Eight Signings in 2011-12
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (Nov. 16, 2011) – Women's lacrosse head coach Francesca DeLorenzo announced today the signing of eight freshman student-athletes for the 2011-12 season, including one goalkeeper and several multi-sport athletes.
Alyssa Handel (Medford, N.Y.), Kelsey Healy (Bay Shore, N.Y.), Marissa Kluber (Wading River, N.Y.), Andrea Licostie (Lake Grove, N.Y.), Marie Roser (Kingston, N.Y.), Michelle Tiernan (Farmingdale, N.Y.), Amelia Wagner (Frontier, N.Y.) and Keri Watson (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) will join the Class of 2015 and take the field this spring.
Handel, a midfielder, joins the Mavericks after starring for Patchogue Medford High School.
Healy comes to the Mavericks from Bay Shore High School, a strong program that won the Suffolk County Girls Lacrosse Championship in 2010 and advanced to the semi-finals last year.
Kluber, a dual-sport honor student in field hockey and lacrosse, helped her high school team win the 2010 State Championship reach the Suffolk County finals in 2011. Kluber appeared in all 16 games for the Mavericks in field hockey this fall, tying for the team lead with three goals.
Licostie, a two-year lacrosse player at Sachem North High School, was named to the All-Sachem Patch First Team in field hockey. She made 13 starts for the Mavericks in field hockey this fall, scoring twice and making one assist.
Roser is another versatile student-athlete, having started for four years on both the field hockey and lacrosse teams at Kingston High School and leading the team to the 2011 state semi-finals. She was named to the All-Section and All-State teams in 2011. Roser appeared on defense in all 16 games for the Mavericks in field hockey this fall, starting 14.
Tiernan was a member of the 2010 state champion Farmingdale High School team, which also advanced to the semi-finals in 2011.
Wagner, the class's lone goalkeeper, led the Section VI Class A in save percentage last season. A rare combination of two-sport student-athlete, Wagner played for both the women's lacrosse and men's football teams at Frontier High School.
Watson is a dedicated lacrosse player, having played for both the Long Island Wave and Massapequa High School, which she helped to the state quarterfinals last season.
"This freshman class is a group of strong and talented student-athletes," DeLorenzo said. "They have already started to blend with our current team and have shown amazing potential. I am really looking forward to developing these players and incorporating them into our program. I have no doubt they will each be major contributing factors to our future success."
The Mavericks improved on their win total in just their second season last year, posting a 9-6 overall mark and their first winning record in the East Coast Conference, at 5-3. They will open the 2012 season this spring on March 3 at 1:00 p.m. at Assumption College.