Rutgers Secures Nine Commitments for 2014 Lacrosse Season

Brand-Sias on Hogan: Ryann is a very solid and technical defender that will mesh nicely with our current group. She is aggressive and competitive, while also maintaining solid defensive ability. She will be a nice addition to our defensive end.

Nicole Kopyta A Indian Hills/Oakland, N.J.
Prior to Rutgers: Four-year letterwinner for Indian Hills ... Named the No. 25 overall recruit by ESPNRise as a junior ... Selected First Team All-League and All-Bergen County in 2012 ... Finished the season as the No. 1 goal scorer in North N.J. and No. 8 in the state with 105 scores ... Holds the school record for most goals in a game (nine) and goals in a career (241) ... Selected First Team All-League, Second Team All-Bergen County and named the All Suburban Girls Lacrosse Sophomore of the Year in 2011 ... Received First Team All-League and All-County Honorable Mention as a freshman ... Played club with T3 North ... Also lettered in basketball and swimming.

Brand-Sias on Kopyta: I expect Nicole to have a very nice career at Rutgers. She has an outstanding stick and a rocket shot that is hard to find this early in someone's development. Her desire to improve every time she steps on the field separates her from the pack and I am excited to watch her grow in her time 'On The Banks.'

Margaret Nissen A Moorestown/Moorestown, N.J.
Prior to Rutgers: Named an ESPNRise Underclassman to Watch for 2012 ... Member of the 2012 undefeated (26-0) Moorestown High School squad ... Won New Jersey Tournament of Champions and finished the season ranked as the No. 2 girls high school lacrosse team in the nation for 2012 ... Member of the New Jersey South team in the Schoolgirls Division of the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament ... Named to the deBeer Fab 40 All-Star Team at the 2010 Philly Showcase ... Played club with South Jersey Select (Pink 2013) ... Club team was the 2012 champion of the Northern Rise Tournament and a previous winner of the Lax by the Sea Tournament.

Brand-Sias on Nissen: Margaret has one of the best sticks I have seen. Her skills look effortless and she has a nice finesse to her game. She responds positively to being pushed by her coaches, so I expect her to develop well in our system.

Macy Scott M Toms River South/Toms River, N.J.
Prior to Rutgers: Four-year varsity starter for Toms River High School South ... Posted 155 career goals and 140 career draw controls ... A two-time team captain ... Selected as an All-American Honorable Mention ... Named Third Team All-State, Second Team All-Shore, and Coaches All-Shore Division Team honoree ... Scored 82 goals as a junior ... Academic All-American selection ... A Second Team All-Shore honoree as a sophomore ... Played club with T3 Shore.

Brand-Sias on Scott: Macy is a true all-around player with an intense drive to succeed. She is committed to all aspects of her game and I know that will carry over into her career at RU. I expect her drive and ability to have an immediate impact on our program.

Delaney Tuite M/A Academy of Notre Dame de Namur/Malvern, Pa.
Prior to Rutgers: Four-year varsity letterwinner for Academy of Notre Dame de Namur ... Delaware County scoring leader list 2011 and 2012 ... All-Inter-Ac First Team selection in 2012 after being named to the second team in 2011 ... All-Mainline Second Team selection in 2012 ... Philly Showcase All-Star ... Philadelphia PASLA national tournament team member ... All-Delaware County Honorable Mention in 2011 and 2012 ... Played club with Phantastix Lacrosse.

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2012-12-03



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