Marist Welcomes Ten Freshmen to Campus

Sabrina Mattera Midfield Wantagh/Wantagh, N.Y. Mattera joins the Red Foxes and continues the program's lineage with Wantagh High School. Head Coach Jessica O'Brien, as well as this past spring's captain Jessica Guarino are alums of the school. A three year varsity midfielder, Mattera finished her career with a total of 71 goals and 23 assists, and honors over her junior and senior seasons. As a junior she named to the All-Conference team and progressed to All-Nassau County Honorable Mention status as a senior. Mattera was a member of the National and Foreign Language Honor Societies, as well as the National Honor Roll. In her senior year, she was awarded the President's Award for Educational Achievement.

Tina Pumo Defense Oceanside/Oceanside, N.Y. A gifted three sport athlete from Oceanside High School, Pumo is poised to join Marist's defense ranks. She was a four year starter on each of her varsity lacrosse, soccer and basketball teams. Pumo's success on the lacrosse field was recognized after every season as she earned All-Conference honors four times and All-County as a senior. Oceanside's Best Female Athlete for the Class of 2011, Pumo was a two-time captain of her lacrosse and basketball teams. In the classroom she was a member of the Foreign Language Honor Society and Honor Roll.

Erin Schroeder Attack Vero Beach/Vero Beach, Fla. Schroeder brings an impressive resume with her up north to Poughkeepsie following a decorated four year varsity career at the four-time Florida State Champion Vero Beach High School. The program was ranked amongst the top 20 in the nation during all four of Schroeder's seasons, including a top five rank in 2010. Beginning with earning the team's Rookie of the Year award, she developed into a player, who would garner a nod on the Honorable Mention U.S. Lacrosse All-American Regional team as a senior. Schroder scored 73 of her 194 career goals during her final campaign. In recognition of her success on the field and in the classroom she was named an Academic All-American following her senior season.

Ellie Schwab Midfield Conard/West Hartford, Conn. Schwab joins the Red Foxes as a highly-regarded player from the Central Connecticut area. Named as one of the Top 10 Girl's Lacrosse players in Connecticut by the New Haven Register, she was a two-time Central Connecticut All-Conference honoree following her junior and senior seasons. Noted for her strong two-way play, Schwab was able to notch 45 goals and six assists during her senior season, while playing an important role in Conard High School's defensive alignment.

Kirsten Viscount Attack Smithtown West/Smithtown, N.Y. Viscount comes to Marist as the most successful goal and point scorer in Smithtown West High School history. A five-year member of the varsity squad, she earned All-Suffolk County honors in four of those seasons. During her junior and senior seasons Viscount was both her team's captain, as well as MVP. Smithtown West's Athlete of the Year in 2011, she also excelled in her studies. Viscount was a member of the National and Spanish Honor Societies.

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2011-09-08



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