Florida Southern Announces Inaugural Class

Head coach Kara Reber has announced the inaugural recruiting class for the women's lacrosse program which gets set to begin their regular season competition in February 2012.

"I am very excited to work with this great group of talented student-athletes. We were able to bring in talent from all over the US as well as a few transfers, which will help tremendously in our first season," said head coach Kara Reber. "I am looking forward to what this team can achieve in their first year and begin building for the years to come. This is an exciting time for Florida Southern and lacrosse in this state and I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to build from the ground up."

Of the 27 newcomers, 20 of them are freshmen, represent 13 different states: California (1), Florida (2), Maryland (5), Michigan (1), Nevada (1), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (1), New York (4), North Carolina (1), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island (2), and Texas (1). The Moccasin newcomers for 2012:

Megan Asper M Parkton, MD (Hereford HS); M&D Lacrosse Club: First team all county and all division in both 2010 and 2011 ... Team Captain ... Scored 39 goals and 22 assist in her senior year.

Haley Burchett D- Columbus, OH (St. Francis DeSales); Midwestern Force: Most valuable defensive player in 2011 ... First team all league and all district in 2011.

Alexa Caffrey A Yorktown Heights, N.Y. (Lakeland HS); Hudson Valley Hurricanes; 2011 senior captain ... scored 41 goals and 29 assist in her high school career.

Kiani Carroll A Narragansett, R.I. (Narragansett HS); Metacoments; First team all division and all league in 2010 and 2011 ... named to the all state team in 2011 ... holds her high school records for most goals (235), most points in a season (88), and most points in a game (11) ... Carroll scored 85 goals during her season season ... team MVP.

Caitlin Chase A Mt. Lauel, N.J. (Holy Cross HS); South Jersey Devils; Attack player of the year twice ... scored 56 goals and 54 assist in 2011.

Meghan Colucci M Glocester, R.I. (St. Mary Academy Bay View); Metacomets; First team all state and all division in both 2009 and 2010 ... team captain.

Maureen Cromer A Baltimore, MD (The Seton Keough HS); Skywalkers; 67 goals and 24 assist in 2011 ... also played soccer and basketball.

Kate Culhane A Hicksville, N.Y. (Hicksville HS); Long Island Express; Scored 20 goals and 10 assist in her senior season ... Member of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars and Spanish National Honor Society.

Megan Fairgrieve D Leonardtown, MD (Leonardtown HS); Southern Maryland Jets; Second team all-conference in lacrosse ... first team all-county in lacrosse ... helped team win conference championship three times.

Katie Ferree M Kennett Square, PA (Kennett HS); SEPA; team captain her senior year ... Scored 187 goals in her career, including 45 her senior year ... third team Ches-mont league in 2011 ... honorable mention in 2009 and 2010 ... named all-area athlete by Daily Local News.

Maggie Gibeau D Stuart, FL (Jensen Beach, HS); Barefoot; won the defensive award for lacrosse in 2011 ... team captain her senior year ... most improved player award in 2009.

Melissa Halstead D - Miller Place, N.Y. (Miller Place HS); 91 lacrosse; won the unsung hero award twice ... started every game of her high school career ... Caused 61 turnovers, 93 ground balls, and 19 draw controls in her final 3 seasons ... team captain her senior year.

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