Morgan Announces Hofstra Recruiting Class for 2011-2012

Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University head women's lacrosse coach Abby Morgan announced today that six student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to join the Pride Lacrosse program beginning in the fall of 2011.

The recruiting class of six includes Brittain Altomare (Myersville, MD), Kaitlin Ayers (Glenmont, NY), Kelsey Gregerson (Rockville Centre, NY), April Iannetta (Wantagh, NY), Sam Lenox (Sudlersville, MD), and Abby Wilson (Bel Air, MD).

"As we continue to work hard as a staff to bring the best talent to Hofstra, our 2011 class is a great representation of true student-athletes. Each player has been successful with their individual high school teams, club teams and in their academic endeavors. We expect each and every player to impact our program quickly and embody Hofstra Women's Lacrosse and the standards of excellence that we have set forth."

A 5-5 midfielder, Altomare is a student at Middletown High School in Middletown, MD. A member of the lacrosse, soccer and basketball teams at Middletown, Altomare was a first team All-Piedmont selection in each of the last three seasons. As a junior she tallied 74 goals, 25 assists and 62 ground balls after notching 61 goals, nine assists and 50 ground balls in her sophomore campaign.

Morgan on Altomare: "Brittain brings a unique style and personality to her game. She has the ability to impact all areas of the field with her athletic and dynamic play. We expect Brittain to transition seamlessly into our fast-paced style and teamwork-oriented offense."

Ayres, a 5-6 attacker, attends Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, NY. Before transferring upstate she was a dual sport athlete at Maryvale Preparatory School in Baltimore, MD. She has played four years of lacrosse and three years of field hockey in the IAAM A Conference, arguably the most competitive preparatory league for girls high school lacrosse. During her career she has scored at least 30 points in both her sophomore and junior seasons. Ayres joins former teammate Liz Anders on the Pride roster.

Morgan on Ayres: "The thing that stands out the most about Kaitlin's ability is that she is consistently the smartest player on the field. She leads her team by orchestrating scoring opportunities for her teammates and herself. She will gain valuable experience and insight as she takes her game to her new high school, Bethlehem Central, for her senior year."

Gregerson will join the Pride from South Side High School in Rockville Centre, NY. A dynamic 5-7 goalie, Gregerson was named by ESPN RISE as the 15th-best goalie in the class of 2011. In 2009 she made 176 saves and followed that up with 173 saves in 2010. The Cyclones have twice been conference champions and county finalists with Gregerson in goal and last season she was named the team MVP and also all-county.

Morgan on Gregerson: "I am ecstatic that we have been able to keep another talented Long Island goalkeeper home. As a program we have had much success with aggressive goalies and we continue that trend with Kelsey's interception and clearing abilities. Her drive and work ethic will help her improve quickly under the direction of our staff."

Iannetta currently plays scholastically at Wantagh High School in Wantagh, NY. A 5-6 midfielder, Iannetta is a member of the Warriors soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams. In 2009 and 2010 she helped lead Wantagh to the Nassau County Class B Finals. She was also a member of the Long Island Wave team that captured the 2009 IWLCA Mid Atlantic Tournament Championship.

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