Marquette Announces Lacrosse NLI Signees for 2013-2014

Marie Cristoforo | M/D | 5-3 | Garden City, N.Y. | Garden City H.S.

Black on Cristoforo: "Marie will become a solid defender for us as a hard worker who wants to get better. Her knowledge of the game runs deep having played for a very successful high school team on Long Island. She is also very passionate about the program."

Prior to Marquette: Cristoforo earned two letters in lacrosse at Garden City High School ... Helped Garden City to a state title in 2012 ... Represented Long Island at the US Lacrosse National Tournament ... Participated in Elite 120 Camp in 2012 ... Competed on the club circuit with For the Love of the Game ... Competed at the Brine All-American National Lacrosse Classic along with fellow 2013 signees Devyn Antolini, Megan Bianco and Amanda Bochniak ... Also competed in varsity swimming at Garden City.

Personal: Born to Joseph and Stella Cristoforo ... Has two siblings, Alicia and Joseph ... Active community service participant, including work fighting autism.

Fran Meyer | M | 5-7 | Oak Brook, Ill. | Montini Catholic H.S.

Black on Meyer: "Fran is strong and fast and will help us transition the ball from defense to offense. She is an outstanding midfielder who hustles, which fits very nicely into our team philosophy. She will work every day for this program and will make everyone around her better."

Prior to Marquette: Earned four letters in lacrosse at Montini Catholic High School ... Played with the Midwest Girls team at the 2011 and 2012 Under Armour Underclassmen Games ... Member of the Illinois team at the US Lacrosse National Tournament from 2010-12 ... Montini varsity MVP from 2010-12 ... Earned first team all-state honors as a junior in 2012 ... Helped Montini to the Southwest Suburban Conference titles each of first three seasons and an appearance in the state semifinals in as a freshman in 2010 ... Led the state of Illinois with 39 caused turnovers as a senior in 2012, while also adding 34 goals and 17 assists for 51 points ... Scored 144 goals and picked up 170 ground balls, with 164 draw controls in her first three seasons as a Lady Bronco.

Personal: Born on June 12, 1995 ... Daughter of Dean and Kathy Meyer ... Has three siblings, Shannon, DJ and Todd ... Plans to major in business.

Kyra Schoonover | A/M | 5-0 | Cleveland Heights, Ohio | Cleveland Heights H.S.

Black on Schoonover: "Kyra has an outstanding first step. She is very quick around the crease and will be able to beat many defenders with her quickness. She handles the ball well and plays the game very smartly. She will help our attack take its game to the next level and will challenge those around her on both the attack and the defense."

Prior to Marquette: Earned three letters in lacrosse at Cleveland Heights High School, where she served as a team captain as a senior ... Named all-district Ohio North as a sophomore and junior ... Helped Tigers to a district championship and state runner-up finish as a junior in 2012 with 53 goals and seven assists on the season ... Played club lacrosse for Ohio Premier ... Also competed for the North Coast Ohio team at the US Lacrosse National Tournament in 2011 and 2012.

Personal: Born in Cleveland, Ohio on Jan. 18, 1995 to John and Yvette Schoonover ... Has one older sister, Erica ... Accumulated a GPA of over a 4.0 in high school and named a 2012 AP Scholar with Distinction ... Plans to major in political science.

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2013-05-30



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