Boston University Welcomes 10 in Class of 2015

BOSTON - Boston University will welcome 10 newcomers to the squad's 2012 roster, head coach Liz Robertshaw announced recently. The class of 2015 joins 16 returning letter winners to the Terrier squad.

The additions include Jenna Boarman, Mallory Collins, Molly Cox, Lindy Firstenberg, Elizabeth Kelley, Kelsey Marafioti, Siobhan McCarthy, Austin Noonan, Katherine Ott and Lindsay Weiner.

"Our staff is excited about the newest additions to the Boston University lacrosse family," said Robertshaw, who enters her sixth year at the helm of the program. "This class of 10 brings a wealth of high-caliber playing experiences, passion for the game and a commitment to raising the level of play this year and for the years to come here at BU. We know there is a lot of work to be done over the coming months to prepare for the 2012 season, but we've been immediately impressed by the energy of our newest members and the hard work we have already seen from them."

Jenna Boarman (5-4 Columbia, Md. Mount Hebron)
Was an All-County First Team and Washington Post Second Team All-Metro selection as a senior ... Named an ESPN Honorable Mention All-American as a senior ... Led the team to the state finals as a sophomore and the regional finals as a junior ... In her final season, led the team to the Howard County Championship and a Maryland District 5 title ... Was also a member of the field hockey team, and was a Washington Post Honorable Mention as a senior.

Mallory Collins (5-9 Boston, Mass. Thayer Academy/Loomis Chaffee)
Two-time All-American and a two-time All-League selection as a junior and senior ... Boston Globe and Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic honoree as a senior ... Led her team to the Independent School League championship as a senior ... Also participated in field hockey and ice hockey at Thayer.

Molly Cox (5-4 Norwell, Mass. Norwell)
Three-time Eastern Massachusetts All-Star ... Two-time Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic selection ... Named a Boston Herald All-Scholastic as a senior ... Led her team to the Massachusetts Division II State Championships as a sophomore and junior ... Also participated in soccer and field hockey.

Lindy Firstenberg (5-3 Bethesada, Md. Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart)
Was named to the All-Gazette Second Team as a senior ... Three-year member of the M&D lacrosse club ... Also a member of the basketball team ... Participated in Operation Smile and graduated with honors ... Traveled to South Africa in the summer of 2011 to work at an AIDS orphanage.

Elizabeth Kelley (5-9 Burlington, Vt. Middlebury Union)
Three-time First Team All-State honoree ... Helped lead her team to the state championships as a freshman and was a state finalist as a junior and senior ... Earned Academic All-American status as a junior and senior ... Also was a four-year starter on the soccer team, earning all-state honors as a junior and senior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Four-year student council vice president and secretary.

Kelsey Marafioti (5-6 Canandaigua, N.Y. Canandaigua Academy)
Led her team to the Monroe County league championship as well as the Section V Class and Western Regional Class B titles as a junior ... Was named an Academic All-American as a junior ... Was named to the All-Greater Rochester First Team and the Daily Messenger First Team as a senior ... Member of the National Honor Society and elected the class treasurer.

Siobhan McCarthy (5-8 Duxbury, Mass. Duxbury, Mass.)
Three-time Patriot League All-Star and two-time team MVP ... Three-year member of the Mass Elite Red ... Three-year member of the field hockey team and was a three-time Patriot League All-Star selection.

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