Gannon Signs Three to National Letters of Intent for 2013-2014

ERIE, Pa. Gannon head women's lacrosse coach Lindsey Lowman has announced the addition of three student-athletes to the program. All three players have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at Gannon during the fall of 2013.

The early signings include Micky Bowen (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron), Katie Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) and Tessa Mitchell (Rush, N.Y./Rush Henrietta).

Gannon, ranked fifth in the final two NCAA Division II South regional rankings last season, finished 12-6 overall and 9-2 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) action. The Lady Knights entered the postseason as the PSAC regular-season co-champions after trying Lock Haven and West Chester for first place in the conference standings.

Lowman's club won 12 matches for the fourth consecutive season, reaching double digits in wins for the eighth straight campaign. The Lady Knights finished one victory shy of the school's single-season record for wins. The 1998 and 1999 teams hold the single-season record with identical 13-2 marks. The team's nine conference wins also represented the most during the program's four years in the PSAC.

A complete bio for each student-athlete added during the early signing period can be found below.

Micky Bowen
Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron High School

Expected major: Pre-Med
Plays for head coach Trish Sullivan at Mt. Hebron (Md.) High School
Helped Mt. Hebron win back-to-back regional championships in 2011 and 2012
Has one sister and one brother
Daughter of Elizabeth and Otis
Lowman Quote: "Micky will be a great addition to our defensive end of the field. She comes to Gannon with a wealth of knowledge and experience. We believe she has the ability to be an anchor on defense."

Katie Miller
Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont High School

Expected major: Psychology
Plays for head coach Kevin Ferry at Mariemont (Ohio) High School
Voted Defensive Player of the Year by her teammates as a junior
Named to the all-district second team as a junior defender
Helped Mariemont advance to the Division II Final Four as a sophomore
Is a member of the merit and honor roll
Named a Scholastic All-American as a junior
Has one sister and one brother
Daughter of Janna and Bill
Lowman Quote: "Katie is a workhorse on defense. She is a tough player who will cause turnovers in the defensive end and then use her speed to transition the ball to our attack. Katie will add depth to both our midfield and defense."

Tessa Mitchell
Rush, N.Y./Rush Henrietta High School

Expected major: Sport & Exercise Science
Plays for head coach Tom MacMillian at Rush Henrietta (N.Y.) High School
Named to the all-county second team as a junior
Is a three-sport athlete, participating in basketball and volleyball
Serves as a team captain for basketball
Named to the Scholar Team in all three sports
Is a member of the honor roll and the high honor roll
Named a Scholar-Athlete
Is a member of the National and French Honor Societies
Has two sisters
Daughter of Lisa and Steve
Lowman Quote: "Tessa is an outstanding athlete with a passion for the game and a strong competitive drive. She can read the field well. Her stick work and athleticism will be a major threat on attack. Tessa's game sense will be a huge asset to the team."


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