Vermont Lacrosse Announces Recruiting Class for 2011

BURLINGTON, Vt. Head coach Jen Johnson announced that the University of Vermont women's lacrosse program will add 12 newcomers to the team for the 2011 season.

Justine Allen comes to Vermont from Silver Spring, Md. and James Hubert Blake High School. A midfielder, she was a three-time All-Gazette honoree and earned all-division honors three straight years. She helped her team capture the regional championship in 2007. As a senior she scored 53 goals, added 26 assists and recorded 45 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers.

Meghan Conley is a midfielder who comes to UVM from Needham High School and Needham, Mass. She was a three-year starter and led the team in scoring with 79 goals and 40 assists as a senior. Needham posted a record of 54-9-2 during her final two seasons.

Conley was named a first-team all-American as a senior and was earned a spot on both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic First Teams. She was a two-time Bay State League All-Star and earned All-Galaxy league honors twice. She also garnered Eastern Massachusetts First-Team honors as a senior.

Keagan Gallagher comes to the Catamounts from Reading, Mass. and Reading High School. A defender, Gallagher was a four-year varsity starter at Reading. A captain as a senior, she earned Middlesex League First-Team honors. She led Reading to the Eastern Massachusetts Division I North Regional finals in 2009 and was named to the Eastern Massachusetts Coaches Association All-Star Second Team in 2010.

Samantha Gallerani is a midfielder from Bow High School and Bow, N.H. She tallied a team-high 49 goals and seven assists as a senior and added 52 goals and 20 assists in her junior season. Gallerani led Bow to the State Championship in 2007 and 2009. She earned all-state second team honors as a junior and was also an all-American nominee.

Lauren Johnson is a transfer from Duquesne University. A midfielder, she played her scholastic lacrosse at Mount de Sales Academy and led the team to a berth in the Maryland state tournament.

At Duquesne she saw action in nine games, earning two starts. She scored a hat trick in her first collegiate game and finished the year with 11 goals and one assist.

Charlotte Lyons, a native of Darien, Conn., comes to Vermont from St. Luke's School in New Canaan, Conn. A goalie, Lyons earned All-FAA honors three times in her career. She posted a record of 16-2 and a .720 save percentage in net as a senior.

Karli MacKendrick joins the Vermont program from Whitby, Ontario. She played at Anderson C.V.I and is the second Canadian recruit for the Catamounts in the program's history, joining former All-American Kristen Millar. MacKendrick won three provincial championships and was the team's rookie of the year as a freshman.

MacKendrick is currently a member of the U19 Canadian National Team and is among the pool of players in line to compete in the 2011 U19 World Cup in August in Hanover, Germany.

Marcie Marino comes to Vermont from Londonderry, N.H. and Londonderry High School. As a midfielder, she led Londonderry to the New Hampshire State Championship in 2009 and earned all-state honors in 2008 and 2009.

Sydney Mas, a native of Bedford, N.Y., attended St. George's School where she was a four-year member of the lacrosse team. She served as a team captain as a senior and ranked second on the team in scoring with 54 goals and 21 assists. Mas was named to the NEWPSWLA All-Star team and also earned first-team all-league honors.

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