UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Announces 2007 Recruiting Class
Baltimore, Md.-Twelve players from the state of Maryland will join the UMBC women’s lacrosse team for the 2007 season, head coach Courtney Connor announced today.
“We are extremely pleased to have such high-quality student-athletes enrolling at UMBC this fall,” Connor said. “Not only do they complement our existing players, but they bring a tremendous amount of skill and speed to the team. We anticipate great things from this class and we are excited to have them join the Retriever family.”
Regular-season co-champions of the America East Conference in 2006, the Retrievers lose four seniors, including co-captains and all-conference first team midfielder Kelly Fiorani and first team defender Julie Libertini. Connor hopes the 12 incoming freshmen – three attacks, six midfielders, three defenders and a goalkeeper – can help fill the voids.
Kelly Burgoyne, defender, Sykesville, Md., Century – Burgoyne led her Century High School team to a perfect 19-0 record and the state title as a senior. In her four years on varsity, the Knights lost only four games and won the county, conference and regional championships each year. Century advanced to the state finals all four years, winning twice. In 2006, Burgoyne served as team co-captain and earned first team all-county, second team all-conference, honorable mention All-America and Academic All-America accolades, and she was named her team’s defensive player of the year.
Colleen Conrad, defender, Silver Spring, Md., Blake – Conrad led the Bengals to the regional title and the state semifinals in 2006. She was named to the all-division first team and all-county second team as a senior, and she was chosen for the all-star county game.
Natalie Cullers, attack, Edgewater, Md., South River – Cullers scored 96 goals and added 66 assists in her high school career, and she was tabbed to the All-Tewaaraton Team Watch List as a senior.
Megan Cook, midfield/attack, Towson, Md., Towson – Cook was a top attacker for the Generals, helping lead her team to several state tournaments. In 2006, she was named to the Towson Times Honorable Mention team.
Amanda Gable, attack, Mount Airy, Md., Glenelg – Gable scored 19 goals and added 16 assists as a senior in 2006. She also picked up 25 ground balls and won 26 draw controls last season. As a junior in 2005 she led the Gladiators to the state title.
Cari Haas, defender, Clarksville, Md., River Hill – Haas captained the Hawks for two years and earned second team All-Howard County from the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post. She was also named her team’s best defensive player in 2006 and won the River Hill Principal’s Athletic Award.
Claire Jancuska, midfield, Sykesville, Md., Westminster – Jancuska earned second team All-Carroll County defense and first team all-conference defense accolades as a senior, and she captained her team in 2006, as well. The Owls won regionals all four years she was in high school.
Sara Marshall, midfield, West Friendship, Md., Glenelg – Marshall was a four-year starter at Glenelg, where she scored 53 goals and added 19 assists and 16 ground balls as a senior. She earned first team all-county in the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post and honorable mention All-Metro accolades in 2006.
Rachel Pincus, midfield, New Market, Md., Linganore – Pincus earned first team all-area, all-county and all-conference accolades as a junior and senior and was named Linganore’s MVP in 2006.
Kate Quick, goalie, Phoenix, Md., Maryvale Prep – Quick was named MVP of the Lions in 2006 and earned All-Baltimore County second team and Towson Times all-star second team honors.
Erika Welck, defender, Pasadena, Md., St. Mary’s – Welck helped lead the Saints to the IAAM title in 2005 and the semifinals in 2006. She was a member of the Chesapeake Club Lacrosse Black 2006 team, along with classmate Natalie Cullers.
Sarah Willis, midfield, Bel Air, Md., C. Milton Wright – Willis helped lead the Mustangs to the state title as a junior in 2005, earning second team all-county accolades. She captained her team as a senior.