Kennesaw State Signs 11 to NLIs in Inaugural Lacrosse Class

Maci Murdock; 5-7; Goalie; Powder Springs, Ga./Hillgrove HS
A four-year letterwinner at Hillgrove HS
Team captain in 2012
A four-year member of the Concert Band and Marching Band
Played for the Thunderbird HX lacrosse club team

Megan Nicoletti; 5-3; Attack; Cumming, Ga./North Forsyth HS
A standout performer both athletically and academically at North Forsyth HS
A four-year letterwinner in lacrosse
Earned All-Forsyth County as a junior and tabbed the Most Valuable Attack
Also named a U.S. Lacrosse High School Academic All-American in 2012
Selected to U.S. Lacrosse Tournament Georgia' first team in 2012
Named Outstanding Midfielder in 2010
A member of the Hotlanta Lacrosse Club team
An honor student who has received multiple academic awards, including the 2012 Georgia Certificate of Merit

Katherine Ocheda; 5-5; Defense; Perry Hall, W.Va./Institute of Notre Dame
Competed in field hockey and lacrosse at Institute of Notre Dame
Leading scorer in field hockey junior and senior years
Unsung hero in lacrosse in freshman year
Has made honor roll each year
A member of the SpLax Club

Haley O'Donoghue; 5-8; Attack; North Tustin, Calif./Foothill HS
A senior captain at Foothill HS
Totaled 48 goals, 27 ground balls and 12 assists as a junior, earning first team All-Century League honors
Named Midfielder of the Year
Team advanced to CIF quarterfinals
Second team All-Century League selection after helping team to league title and a berth in the CIF semifinals
Selected Midfielder of the Year after collecting 36 goals, nine ground balls and seven assists during sophomore campaign
Team won Century League championship and reached the CIF finals during freshman year
Tallied eight goals, 4 ground balls and an assist as a freshman
Made honor roll each year
Played on numerous lacrosse club teams, including Team OC Elite, West Coast Stars, Barefoot Lacrosse, Bay Area Wave and Relentless Hustle
Top scorer for Team OC Elite

Lyndsay Parris; 5-3; Midfield; Snellville, Ga./Grayson HS
A standout performer at Grayson HS
Recorded 31 goals, 79 ground balls and won 86 draw controls as a junior in 2012
Selected second team All-Gwinnett County and tabbed Grayson High's Best Midfielder
A scholar-athlete in 2012
Selected Grayson's Offensive Player of the Year and honorable mention All-Gwinnett County as a sophomore
Voted Grayson's Most Valuable Player in 2010
Plays for the Thunderbird HX club team

Adrianna Smith; 5-2; Midfield/Attack; Lebanon, Ohio/Lebanon HS
Earned first team all-district and second team all-state as a junior
Lebanon HS advanced to state finals where it lost in double overtime
Team reached the state semifinals during sophomore year
Currently plays for Midwestern Force club team

Megan Tobias; 5-3; Defense; Abingdon, Md./Mercy HS
Earned Academic Recognition all four years at Mercy HS
Latin American Cultures Outstanding Student Award recipient Basic Design Award winner as a junior
Played for Looney's Lacrosse Club team

Kennesaw State is celebrating 30 years of intercollegiate athletics during the 2012-13 academic year.

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