Penn State Lacrosse Welcomes 2011 Recruiting Class

A teammate of fellow Nittany Lion freshman Lizzy Carney at Unionville High School, goalkeeper Melissa Lloyd will join her older brother Billy, a senior midfielder on the men's team, as a member of the Penn State lacrosse family. A four-year varsity starter who helped lead the Indians to 68 wins during her career, Lloyd was a four-time First Team All-Chesmont selection, a three-time first team all-area honoree, a two-time First Team All-American, and a two-time First Team All-Phillylacrosse.com choice. She graduated from Unionville as the school's all-time leader in season (272) and career saves (840) and amassed a 60.42 save percentage.

Ranked as the No. 11 freshman in the nation by Inside Lacrosse, Lauren Purvis, a midfielder from Maple Glen, Pa., will be a two-sport varsity athlete at Penn State, also playing for the Nittany Lion field hockey team with her older sister, Jenny. At Hatboro-Horsham High School, Purvis was a dominant force, putting together a highly decorated and productive career. Totaling 247 goals and 179 assists as a four-year starter, she capped off a brilliant career by earning First Team All-American accolades for the second consecutive year and Suburban One Continental Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior. Purvis was also a four-time all-conference and three-time all-area selection in addition to a three-time team MVP. As a member of the Phantastix Elite club team, she won two national championships, earning all-star honors in 2010 and All-American Under Armour recognition in 2008 and 2010. At the 2010 US Lacrosse All-American ESPN Showcase, she was named team MVP and to the All-ESPN Rise Team.

In 2011, Penn State will return 21 letterwinners, eight starters, and 76 percent of its offense from a 2010 squad that won 10 games, defeated three ranked opponents, and advanced to the semifinals of the ALC Championship.

2011 Penn State Women's Lacrosse Recruiting Class
Lizzy Carney, Midfielder, West Chester, Pa.
Avery Curley, Attack/Midfielder, Berwyn, Pa.
Mackenzie Cyr, Attack, Westminster, Md.
Ali Foulsham, Midfielder, Madison, N.J.
Evan Foulsham, Midfielder, Madison, N.J.
Melissa Lloyd, Goalkeeper, West Chester, Pa.
Lauren Purvis, Midfielder, Maple Glen, Pa.

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2010-08-28



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