San Diego St. Announces 2012-2013 Lacrosse Recruiting Class

Lauren Gierke, a 5-foot-5-inch defender, comes to Montezuma Mesa after playing lacrosse at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Fla. A two-time Academic All-American, Gierke led the Highlanders to a District Championship during her sophomore year. The following season, she garnered third-team honors on the All-Central Florida girls' lacrosse team and was also a 2011 District All-Star. During her final season with the Highlanders, Gierke was named the Lake Highland Defensive Player of the Year and also earned first-team accolades on the All-Central Florida girls' lacrosse team. Gierke was a three-sport athlete, playing soccer in 2010 and participating in cross country in 2011. She played her club lacrosse for RC Elite.

Hailing from Las Vegas, Nev., Andrea Killebrew was a four-time first-team MVP at Centennial High School. A 5-foot-5 inch attack, Killebrew, is the first female lacrosse player out of Las Vegas to get a Division I scholarship. An all-league MVP and team captain during her senior year, Killebrew led the Bulldogs to a state champion all four years she was on the squad. She also played volleyball at Centennial and was a team captain. Killebrew played club lacrosse for Team Vegas from 2008-12 as a midfielder. Her father, Scott, played college football for Utah State.

The fourth recruit from Maryland, 5-foot-4-inch attacker Sydney Langeler earned three letters in lacrosse at Parkside High School in Salisbury, Md., where she garnered first-team all-conference honors on three occasions and led the Rams to a regional championship during her senior year. Two seasons prior to that, the Rams were league champs as Langeler was named to the Eastern Shore Team by WDNT. Langeler also participated in field hockey and was named to the second-team all-conference team during her senior year. Langeler was a member of Greene Turtle club lacrosse team from 2006-10 and also competed for CC Lax from 2010-11.

A 5-foot-7-inch midfielder, Jacqueline Leibrandt is from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Ill. An honorable mention All-American, Leibrandt helped lead the Titans to consecutive first-place regional finishes as well as fourth in state during her junior year. She also garnered back-to-back all-state honors and was named to the all-conference team in her senior season. In addition, Leibrandt played basketball during her time at Glenbrook South and also competed for the Lakeshore Lacrosse club team from 2010-11.

Nicole Lescano, a 5-foot-7-inch midfielder, attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Lescano garnered first-team all-county all three years she played lacrosse and led her team to a runner-up finish in league during her senior season. Lescano also earned first-team all-league honors during her junior and senior years and was named "Most Improved" following her first year of high school competition. Lescano also competed in volleyball during the 2010 season. Pepe Lescano, Nicole's father, played quarterback at University of Florida and her twin brother Max currently plays football at Princeton. Lescano was a member the Lax Maniax Lacrosse Club and was ranked by ESPN RISE as the No. 13 defender and 66th overall player in the nation.

The final signee of the group is 5-foot-11-inch goalkeeper Sarah Tucker. Hailing from Alamo, Calif., Tucker is transferring in from Diablo Valley College and will have four years of eligibility as there was not a lacrosse program at her previous school. During her two years of prep lacrosse, Tucker led her team to consecutive NCS championships in her junior and senior seasons. She also played club lacrosse from 2008-09 for Triple Threat out of Dublin, Calif.

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