Marist Adds Seven Recruits for the Upcoming Season

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. The reigning Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) women's lacrosse champions, the Marist Red Foxes, under the direction of third-year head coach Laura Campbell, announced the signing of seven players in the class of 2014.

"I am thrilled to welcome our class of 2014. They are a well-rounded, athletic, skilled group of young women," Campbell said. "Our two defenders and three midfielders will add height, speed and great transitioning ability to our program. The pair of incoming attackers brings quick explosive moves, great stick work, excellent play-making sense, ability and execution. I expect this class will make an immediate impact on our program, strengthening it further. All should thrive as Red Foxes on the field and in the classroom."

Bailey Knapton, M, 5-9, Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy

Knapton was a standout in the classroom and on the field during the 2009 and 2010 seasons at Canandaigua Academy. During her junior year she was named First Team Daily Messenger, First Team Finger Lakes All-League and was a Greater Rochester Area Honorable Mention. Following her senior season, she was again named First Team All-Daily Messenger and was Greater Rochester Area Honorable mention. In 2010 she won the New York State Sportsmanship Award. As a student, Knapton was a two-time Academic All-American a four-year scholar athlete and a member of the National Honors Society.

Tierney Larson, A, 5-6, Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe

Larson was a four-year varsity starter who led her high school team in goals and assists en route to a Connecticut State Championship as a senior. The 2010 Connecticut Post Girls Lacrosse MVP, Larson was a two-time All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) First Team and First Team All-State selection following her junior and senior seasons at Fairfield Ludlowe. During her junior year, she was named to the Connecticut Super Junior Team. Additionally, Larson was selected as a News Channel 12 Scholar Athlete in 2010.

Erin Melia, D, 5-8, South Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's

A three-sport athlete at St. Anthony's High School, Melia played two years of volleyball and basketball, in addition to three years of girl's lacrosse with the Friars. Her team was a three-time champion of the Catholic High School League on Long Island. During her senior season, her squad compiled a record of 15-3, and finished the season ranked sixth on Long Island.

Jamie Romano, M, 5-9, Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park

Romano was a three-time All-Suffolk County performer for Kings Park. She was named the team's Rookie of the Year as a freshman and MVP for each of the next three seasons. Romano was the recipient of the Malen Memorial Award, which is awarded to the best two-sport female athlete at Kings Park.

Joanna Sheldon, D, 5-7, Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee

Sheldon was a member of the West Genesee Girls Lacrosse Team during her scholastic career. A true team player, she was a member of the National Honors Society. In addition to her lacrosse career, Sheldon was an Academic All-American swimmer at West Genesee.

Olivia Waters, M, 5-8, Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset

A member of the two-time defending Manhasset High School Girls Lacrosse Team, Waters was also an All-Nassau County Honorable Mention as a senior. She was a three-sport athlete at Manhasset, lettering in soccer and basketball as well. In addition to her scholastic play, Waters also competed for the Liberty lacrosse club.

Brooke Wickham, A, 5-6, Penn Yan, N.Y./Penn Yan Academy

Wickham was both an All-League Honorable Mention and Second Team All-League selection at Penn Yan Academy. A natural left-handed shot, her squad reached the section finals in three out of her four scholastic seasons. In addition to being a team captain, she was a member of the National Honor Society, the Foreign Language Honor Society and the National Honor Roll. For four years, Wickham was a nationally-ranked synchronized swimmer.


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