Mercer Announces Unveils First Wave of Recruits for 2014

MACON, Ga. Mercer head women's lacrosse coach Eve Levinson announced the program's first batch of recruits on Thursday, confirming the signing of nine players to National Letters of Intent. The nine student-athletes are set to attend Mercer during the 2013-2014 academic year and will begin Division I competition in the spring of 2015.

"I'm thrilled to welcome nine student-athletes to the Mercer community to build the foundation for our women's lacrosse program," Levinson said.

"These young women have the passion and commitment to set us in the right direction as we prepare to enter Atlantic Sun competition in two years. They bring a multitude of strengths to the field and the classroom, and most importantly are prepared to put in the work to make an impact with the start of Bears Lacrosse. We have a lot to look forward to at the The Tony and Nancy Moye Football and Lacrosse Complex."

Marisa Agganis
Hometown: Georgetown, MA
High School: Georgetown High School
Position: Midfield
Levinson's Take: "Marisa has a fantastic sense of what is developing on the field and moves really well through space. She is a determined player, both with her preparation and execution."

Audrey Allen
Hometown: Austin,TX
High School: Westlake High School
Position: Midfield/Defense
Levinson's Take: "Audrey plays well on both ends of the field as she's aggressive going after the ball and precise in connecting with teammates. She is a work horse, but also brings a wonderful sense of humor and energy to the group."

Holly Berns
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
High School: Marcos de Niza High School
Position: Midfield
Levinson's Take: "Holly has a real nose for goal, but won't pass up the opportunity to assist a teammate when the situation calls for it. She makes great use of her height and grace throughout the field, and capitalizes on her tenacity to take control of the ball."

Brittany Gary
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
High School: Archer High School
Position: Midfield
Levinson's Take: "Brittany initially comes off as a quiet, unassuming player, but her quickness will surprise people. She'll fight for space and the ball and use that speed to put us in good position on the field."

Taylor Horner
Hometown: North Tustin, CA
High School: Foothill High School
Position: Midfield
Levinson's Take: "Taylor is a great finisher and persistent defender. Her goal oriented approach to the game will help push us toward success as we build this new program.

Molly Lee
Hometown: Clermont, FL
High School: East Ridge High School
Position: Defense
Levinson's Take: "Molly is a tough defender who will provide a solid and consistent presence in front of goal. She is also a positive influence as a teammate and a leader by example."

Shannon Martin
Hometown: Mooresville, NC
High School: Lake Norman High School
Position: Goalie
Levinson's Take: "Shannon uses her height and speed to make an impact in goal. She is quick with a smile and to get the ball up the field, which will all serve to anchor our first defensive unit."

Marilyn Pruitt
Hometown: Marietta, GA
High School: Hill Grove High School
Position: Midfield/Attack
Levinson's Take: "Marilyn has the height and speed to be an impact player through the midfield. She uses her field vision and first step to capitalize on the attacking end as well."

Isabel Ward
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
High School: Pope John Paul II High School
Position: Attack
Levinson's Take: "Isabel sees plays developing and has the confidence to know when to go to goal or set up a teammate. When the ball is in her stick, her power and shot placement make a potent combination."


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