San Diego St. Announces 2012-2013 Lacrosse Recruiting Class

SAN DIEGO The San Diego State lacrosse team wrapped up its second-ever recruiting class in program history with an 11-member group, head coach Kylee White announced today. The class hails from six different states, including four from Maryland, two from California and one from Las Vegas. Of the group, nine are freshman and two are transfers.

"We are so excited about this second class of Aztec Lacrosse players," White said. "These athletes have tremendous character and outstanding lacrosse skills and we expect them all to make an immediate impact both on and off the field. Together with the returners from our inaugural season, we believe great things are in store for our second season as a program."

Felice Artuso, a 5-foot-3-inch midfielder, comes to The Mesa from Westminster, Md., where she attended Winters Mill High School. Artuso helped lead the Falcons to two State Championships during her sophomore and junior seasons. During her time at Winter Hills, Artuso was a two-time second team all-county selection and was also named to the second team All-MVAL squad during her senior year. Artuso played on the soccer team as well, where she earned four letters and was a second team honorable mention pick during her sophomore year when the Falcons were State runner-ups. Artuso was a member of the Check-Hers Elite club lacrosse team and played on the 2010 U-15 National Championship team. Her brother, Ryan, played Division I rugby at Mount Saint Mary's.

Another recruit from out of state, Anna Cholewczynski hails from Rockville, Md. As a 5-foot-7-inch midfielder/defender, Cholewczynski attended Urbana High School and earned three letters in lacrosse. While playing for the Tigers, she earned second team All-American Honorable Mention Honors during her sophomore year and then followed that by being named a second team All-American during her junior year. Cholewczynski then earned first team honors in her last season at Urbana. She was a three-sport athlete, also playing volleyball and basketball. Cholewczynski played club lacrosse for the Rebels out of Olney, Md.

A 5-foot-4-inch midfielder/attack, Alexa Comfort played her high school lacrosse at Southern Regional in Manahawkin, N.J., where she started every game during her freshman season. During her junior year, Comfort earned the Golden Ram Award as well as first-team All-Shore honors. Then in her final season for the Rams, Comfort was named MVP by the Atlantic City Press and earned first-team All-Shore accolades. She also played volleyball at Southern Regional, where she broke the digs record her senior year. Comfort played three years of club lacrosse for the T3 Shore squad as a midfielder.

Kimberley Flather, a 5-foot-8-inch attack/midfielder, joins SDSU after attending Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, Calif. In her time as a member of the Vikings, Flather garnered first-team all-league honors on four occasions. She was also tabbed as the outstanding attacker of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League during her senior year. Flather picked up a number of other honors in her final prep season as she was an All-American nominee as well as a nominee for the Female Athlete of the year by Viking Sports Magazine. Flather was a member of Bay Area Wave club lacrosse team from 2008-12 and also competed for the NorCal U-19 in May 2011.

Hailing from Baltimore, Md., Madison Formwalt played her prep lacrosse at Roland Park Country School. A 5-foot-5-inch attacker, Formwalt is transferring in from Loyola University of Maryland and will have three years of eligibility remaining. She brings in NCAA Tournament experience as the Greyhounds advanced to the quarterfinals last season after winning the Big East Tournament. Formwalt's prep career, meanwhile, was just as successful. The Reds made it to the championship game during her senior year as Formwalt earned second team all-IAAM accolades. The previous year, meanwhile, she earned first-team honors as Roland Park advanced to the semifinals. Formwalt also participated in field hockey, squash and swimming for the Reds and was a member of the Sky Walkers club lacrosse team.

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