La Salle Signs 14 for 2013-2014 During the NLI Early Period

Mary Vaughters (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) is a two-sport athlete who played high school field hockey as well. Vaughters is a 5'2 defender who averages eight caused turnovers per game. On the field hockey field, she scored one goal and dished out four assists as a defensive midfielder.

Taglianetti on Vaughters: Mary rejoins high school teammate in sophomore Claire Andrews and looks to bring that instant chemistry with her. Mary may be our peanut of the class but don't let that size fool you. She's an extremely cerebral defender that can make very smart decisions on the defensive end. Given time, Mary will be able to add to our lacrosse IQ on the defensive end.

Alex Watson (Davidsonville, Md./South River) brings another offensive option to the Explorers next season. The attacker earned First Team All-County honors as a junior at South River last spring, in addition to earning Second Team All-County for field hockey.

Taglianetti on Watson: Alex has something that all coaches strive to find. She has the unique ability to be both dynamic and smooth at the same time. Alex really is just starting to reach her potential as she was sidelined an entire season and summer for a serious accident. Alex is a huge asset in the high attacking position and she will be key in developing that fast break chemistry with future teammates Ilgenfritz and Strang. Alex will be looked upon early to fill an attacking void and we have no doubt she will continue to excel in this game.

Mackenzie White (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's County) joins high school teammates Gabby Antonelli, and current freshman Abbey O'Donnell on the La Salle lacrosse field. The 5'6 midfielder also helped her squad to two undefeated regular seasons and was a member of the squad for two regional championships and the Maryland state finals. She recorded eight goals before suffering a season ending injury. White is also an All-Bayside League soccer player, leading Queen Anne's in scoring her freshman year. She is a winner of the Wendy's Heisman Award, which is given to one male and one female out of the 29,000 public schools in Maryland who excel in the classroom, sports and community.

Taglianetti on White: Mac is very likely one of our toughest players in the 2013 class. She is a workhorse that uses grit and hustle to beat her opponent. Mac has had to tap into that toughness as she has been sidelined with an ACL tear. Mac plays women's lacrosse with a men's lacrosse attitude and style and we cannot wait to see what she can do at the collegiate level.

Courtney Woolford (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) is also a three-sport athlete who played field hockey and basketball, in addition to lacrosse. The 5'8 midfielder and U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American has scored 136 goals in her career and recorded 33 assists. She was an All-County and All-Capital Gazette First Team pick in 2012 and All-County Second Team pick as a sophomore in 2011. Woolford is also a three-time All-County field hockey honoree.

Taglianetti on Woolford: Courtney is by far our smartest midfield/attacker that we are bringing in. She has smooth feeds and extremely smart decisions. She plays a fairly mistake free game while taking risks in the transition. She has size, composure and most importantly that high lacrosse IQ that we cannot teach. We are thrilled to have Courtney bring her proficient passing and shooting skills to Olney Ave.

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