Loyola Announces Its Lacrosse Class of 2015

BALTIMORE Loyola University Maryland head coach Jen Adams has announced that 11 student-athletes will join the program in the fall and comprise the Class of 2015.

Natalia Angelo (Summit, N.J./Summit), Elizabeth Barranco (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park), Kara Burke (Timonium, Md./Dulaney), Madison Formwalt (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School), Morgan Holleran (Mendham, N.J./West Morris Mendham), Molly Hulseman (Winnetka, Ill./Loyola Academy), M.C. McDonald (Berwyn, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame de Namur), Julie Morse (Easton, Md./Saints Peter and Paul), Hannah Schmitt (Malvern, Pa./Archbishop John Carroll), Annie Thomas (BelAir, Md./John Carroll) and Sydney Thomas (Medina, Ohio/Medina) will play for the Greyhounds.

Following are brief biographies of each of the players:

Natalia Angelo helped the Summit (N.J.) High School girls' lacrosse team advance to the NJSIAA Tournament Group 2 Championship Game in2011 after the Hilltoppers won the Conference title. Angelo made more than 200 saves as a senior in goal for Summit and also helped her team win county titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Following her senior season, Angelo earned All-Conference and All-District First Team honors and was her team's Most Valuable Player.

A nine-time letterwinner four each in lacrosse and cheerleading and one in basketball Angelo was a member of the crew for plays and participated on the Operation Smile Committee.

Elizabeth Barranco will join her older sister, Kathleen, a junior-to-be, as a Greyhound. Elizabeth won nine varsity letters three in lacrosse, four in cross country and two in basketball at Severna Park (Md.) High School. During the lacrosse season, she helped the Falcons win the 2008, 2009 and 2011 Maryland Class 4A-3A State Girls' Lacrosse Championships. She earned All-Anne Arundel Country First Team honors following her junior season from the Annapolis Capital-Gazette and thecounty's coaches.

Barranco also earned All-Met Honorable Mention honors from The Washington Post as a junior. She has been a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society at Severna Park. She was named the school's top Scholar-Athlete and a Minds In Motion athlete, as well.

Kara Burke helped Dulaney High School in Towson, Md., earn the top seed in the Class 4A-3A South Region in 2011. Burke led the Lions to the regional title game where she scored six goals. Dulaney went 12-2 and claimed the Baltimore County Championship in 2011. Burke earned All-Baltimore County First Team honors from The Baltimore Sun as a junior and senior and was tabbed to the publication's All-Metro Second Team honors in 2011 and the Third Team in 2010.

Burke had seven goals and three assists in the Baltimore County Championship Game and totaled 66 goals and 21 assists during her senior season, earning team Most Valuable Player laurels. She was named to the Towson Times All-Star First Team and received All-Star honors for girls' lacrosse. Burke earned six letters four in lacrosse and two in soccer at Dulaney and was captain of both teams as a senior. She led the Lions in scoring as a sophomore, junior and senior and was a four-year Honors Student.

Madison Formwalt will make the short trip to Loyola's campus from nearby Roland Park Country School. She helped the Reds earn a No. 3 seed in the IAAM 'A' Conference Championships where they advanced to the Championship Game. A four-year letterwinner in both lacrosse and field hockey, Formwalt earned All-Metro honors from The Baltimore Sun as a junior when she was the Reds' leading scorer. She also led the team in assists in 2011 and scored five goals in the IAAM Championship Game.

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