Marquette Announces Lacrosse NLI Signees for 2013-2014

Arianna Barry | M | 5-6 | San Ramon, Calif. | California H.S.

Black on Berry: "Ari has great speed and will be an outstanding college midfielder. She is capable on both ends of the field and will grow through college to get better. She has excellent game sense and the desire to improve every day. Her athleticism and versatility will help our midfield be successful."

Prior to Marquette: Earned four letters in lacrosse at California High School ... Concluded her senior season with an overall record of 16-7 after falling in the semifinals of the North Coast Section of the state tournament as the No. 4 seed ... Tallied 72 goals and 40 draw controls as a senior in 2013 ... Helped team place third as a senior in the East Bay Athletic League ... All-EBAL Second Team in 2011 as a sophomore ... Scored 199 goals and 240 total points during high school career ... Competed on the club circuit with BearLax.

Personal: Barry was born in Mission Viejo, Calif., to Richard and Vara Barry ... Has one older brother, Stefano Kolyouthaphong, who competed in the hurdles at UC-Santa Barbara.

Megan Bianco | D | 5-0 | Moorestown, N.J. | Moorestown H.S.

Black on Bianco: "Megan hails from one of the best high school lacrosse teams in the country year in and year out. She is a low defender who is very smart. She is able to play many different types of defense and is very smart while doing it. She works hard and will be a great teammate."

Prior to Marquette: Earned three letters in girls lacrosse at Moorestown High School ... Member of the New Jersey Group 3 and Tournament of Champions title team that went 26-0 in 2012 and concluded the season ranked No. 2 in the nation ... Member of Moorestown team that has finished the last 13 seasons ranked in the top 10 nationally and is the winningest lacrosse program in the nation over that time with a .950 winning percentage ... Team tri-captain as a senior in 2013 ... Played club lacrosse with South Jersey Select.

Personal: Born on April 11, 1995 ... Daughter of Danny and Tracey Bianco ... Has three siblings, Bridget, Danny and Katie ... Sister Bridget plays lacrosse for Northwestern University ... Plans to major in elementary education.

Amanda Bochniak | A | 5-6 | Fallston, Md. | Maryvale Preparatory School

Black on Bochniak: "Amanda is a versatile attacker who sees the field so well. She is a natural lefty, but has the ability to beat her defenders to either side. She knows the game well and will be important to our assisting success on attack."

Prior to Marquette: Team captain as a senior at Maryvale, where she earned four letters in lacrosse ... Part of a squad that was ranked nationally by Inside Lacrosse and Lacrosse Magazine for much of her high school career ... Helped the Lions to an IAAM runner-up finish as a junior in 2012 ... Named a 2013 "Player to Watch" by the Baltimore Sun ... All-time assist leader in Maryville history ... Named to the ESPNHS Watch List prior to junior campaign (2012) ... Participated in Elite 120 Camp in 2012 ... Competed at the Brine All-American National Lacrosse Classic along with fellow 2013 signees Devyn Antolini, Megan Bianco and Marie Cristoforo ... Competed on the club level with TLC ... Also lettered in cross country and track and field.

Personal: Born on May 27, 1995 in Baltimore ... Daughter of John and Cynthia Bochniak ... Has one sister, Emily ... Plans to major in nursing.

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2013-05-30



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