THURSDAY, AUGUST 06, 2009
JU women’s lacrosse brings in a strong recruiting class
With her coaching staff in place, head coach Mindy McCord is ready to get the inaugural season of women’s lacrosse at JU underway, bringing in a strong team of freshmen hailing from seven different states.

“We’re really excited for this recruiting class,” McCord said. “We have about 22 freshmen that are on-board for this year and nine club players that participated on-campus last year. We really tried to fill the whole roster and get enough players that can compete for this first year.”

For the next six months, we will be giving you special looks into the sport of lacrosse and its progress here at JU in monthly installments. This month, our focus is on six of the student-athletes getting ready to play for the Dolphins who starred this past season.

Carly Garrison – Olympia High School, Orlando, Fla. – Led her team in goals (77), assists (35), groudballs (77) and caused turnovers (44). Received first team All-America honors while being named Orlando Sentinel’s Varsity Orange County Player of the Year.

Cassie Campasano – West Islip High School, West Islip, NY – Helped lead her team to the county finals, the best result in West Islip history. Campasano also earned all-county honors along with breaking the school record for most goals in a single season (66).

Karli Tobin – Moorestown High School, Moorestown, NJ – Received first team All-South Jersey honors while leading her team to its 10th straight state championship and 210th win over NJ opponents. Also received first team All-South Jersey honors for her play on the field hockey team.

Brianna Lively - Farmingdale High School, Farmingdale, NY – Helped lead her team to an undefeated season ending in a New York state championship and a #1 ranking in the nation. Last year, her senior season, she scored eight goals and 11 assists.

Rachel Hannon – Spalding High School, Annapolis, Md. – Received US Lacrosse All-America honorable mention in 2009 while scoring 15 goals, eight assists and 50 draw controls. She was voted to the IAAM A Conference All Star team her junior and senior year while receiving US Lacrosse Academic All-America honors the same years.

Brie Kitchelt – Glenelg High School, Glenelg, Md. – Scored 158 goals and 72 assists in her career while making first team All-County as a junior and senior.