Rutgers Welcomes Eight Newcomers for 2012-13

Kim Kolodny - A - Farmingdale/Farmingdale, N.Y.
Prior to Rutgers: Four-year letterwinner for Farmingdale ... Crowed NYS Class A Champion twice, as well as a two-time Long Island Class A Champion ... Three-time Nassau County Class A Champion ... All-county selection in 2011 ... Played with the LI Wave on the club circuit ... With her club, nominated for the All-Tournament Team at the National Championship in 2010 ... Won the Women's Division National Tournament Championship in 2011.
Brand-Sias on Kolodny: Kim will arrive at Rutgers having been the leading scorer at a perennial powerhouse. Her ability to work around the cage looks effortless, and I think the sky is the limit with her potential. Her vision in the offensive end will fit into our system well.

Nikki McMonagle - A - Moorestown/Moorestown, N.J.
Prior to Rutgers: Letterwinner for Moorestown High School ... Won the Group 3 State Championship in 2011, scoring 47 goals and dishing out 30 assists ... Named a All-South Jersey Team Honorable Mention ... Selected to the Courier-Post All-Group 3 Team ... Named a First Team All-Star for the Burlington County Scholastic League ... Also named to the first South New Jersey Team in the NCAA School Girls Division ... Also starting guard on the varsity basketball team ... Played with the South Jersey Select on the club circuit.
Brand-Sias on McMonagle: Nikki has broken out over the last year. She is a go-to player for a nationally rated program, and I expect her to grow even more over her senior season. Her presence around the cage and her tenacity in the ride are exciting.

Taylor Pennell - M - The Peddie School/New Egypt, N.J.
Prior to Rutgers: Three-year starting midfielder for The Peddie School ... Named team captain ... In 2011, selected as an adidas All-American Upperclassman ... An ESPNRise Underclassmen to Watch in 2011 ... For the US Lacrosse Women's Division National Tournament, named Upper Atlantic Southern N.J Team 1 Player Selection ... Upper Atlantic N.J. player selection for the All-American National Lacrosse Classic ... With The Peddie School, two-time NJISAA Prep A Division Semi-Finalist and won the NJISAA Prep A Division Championship in 2010 ... Three-time First Team All-Prep honoree ... Three-time First Team All-MAPL selection ... A 2011 First Team All-Area honoree ... Played club ball with South Jersey Select Pink 2012.
Brand-Sias on Pennell: Taylor is a phenomenal athlete with great speed and quickness. That, coupled with her game sense and competitive drive, creates a special player. I am anxious to see how quickly she excels at the college level.

Name: Chrissy Schreiber - M - St. Anthony's/East Meadow, N.J.
Prior to Rutgers: Letterwinner for St. Anthony's High School under Corinne Lomangino ... Two-time all-league ... Helped her team to the 2010 and 2011 Catholic League Championship titles ... Team ranked third nationally ... Named program's 2010 Midfielder of the Year ... 2011 team captain ... Played club with the Long Island Express ... Older brother plays lacrosse at Princeton ... Father, Doug, the National Player of the Year at Maryland, was a two-time First Team All-America, played for the Terps 1973 NCAA championship team and is a member of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Brand-Sias on Schreiber: As a midfielder, Chrissy gets it done in every aspect of the game. She has a part in every play and that is what we expect of our middies here at Rutgers. I am excited to see her grow in our system.

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