Temple Lacrosse Signs Seven Recruits for the 2014 Season

PHILADELPHIA Seventh-year Temple lacrosse coach Bonnie Rosen has signed seven student-athletes to join the Owls starting in 2013-2014. The players have the region well-covered, as they hail from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

The rundown of the signing class is Rachel Barile (Bel Air, Md./Fallston), Carly Demato (Medford, N.J./Shawnee), Anna Frederick (Rehoboth Beach, Del./Cape Henlopen), Kristina Gallivan (Avondale, Pa./Kennett), Morgan Glassford (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven), Gabby Szczepanek (Wyncote, Pa./Cheltenham) and Brooke Williams (Churchville, Md./C. Milton Wright).

"It is so exciting to officially welcome this great class of seven outstanding student-athletes," said Rosen. "I truly believe that we have identified an incredible group of young women who have a tremendous upside athletically. Their individual and team achievements, team-first mentality, commitment to the mission of being a student-athlete and their heartfelt Temple pride will fuel our continued rise on the lacrosse scene for years to come."

Barile already won a state championship with her Fallston High School team as a junior, helping the team to a 10-1 record. She comes from an athletic family, as her father, Frank, played lacrosse at Towson State, while brothers Matt and Ben play football for Wesley College.

"I chose Temple because I fell in love with every aspect of it when I first visited," said Barile, who wasn't sure she'd ever find the perfect school until visiting Temple. "I love the city and city life, and Temple is in the heart of Philadelphia. I really like the campus and how it intertwines with the city." Barile is excited for the opportunity to work with Coach Rosen as well as assistant coach Jennifer Wong. "I knew I would be in great hands the next four years with them, and I know they'll help me and teach me so much."

Demato comes from a strong tradition of success at Shawnee High School in nearby Medford, N.J., and also played for one of the top club teams on the East Coast, South Jersey Select. Her team at Shawnee went 17-3 last season, ultimately losing in the playoffs to a team that finished second in the nation.

Demato wanted to be a part of a strong athletic program in college, but began questioning her desire to attend a big school until visiting Temple. "As soon as I stepped on to the Temple campus, I knew I wouldn't have to (compromise anything). The environment was everything I'd ever wanted. On my tour I fell in love with everything from the buildings to the sports facilities. Once I saw Coach Rosen coach a game, it just confirmed my decision."

"I love all the girls in my recruiting class and can't wait to enjoy freshmen year with them," said Demato. She is accomplished academically and in the top 10 percent of her class of almost 400 people at Shawnee. "Academics have always been a huge part in my life and are extremely important to me," she said. "I look forward to learning more about the business world and just furthering my education as a whole."

Another recruit coming off a state title with her high school team is Frederick, whose team finished 18-0 in 2012. She is an extremely accomplished player who scored 81 goals and added 45 assists in her junior season, earning US Lacrosse All-American honorable mention honors as well as first team all-state honors. Frederick already holds school records for goals and points in a career, with one season left to play. Frederick's grandfather, Dave, played football for Temple.

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2012-12-17



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