Marist Lacrosse Adds Seven to Recruiting Class of 2017

Olivia A. Pitonzo 5-9 Midfield Manlius, N.Y./ Christian Brothers Academy
Pitonzo joins her twin sister Alyssa and teammate Maddie Calkins in joining the Red Foxes from Christian Brothers Academy. A three year starter, Pitonzo helped lead CBA to three Sectional and Regional Championships and two New York State Championships. As a senior she was named to the All-CNY First Team and OHSL All-League First Team. She joined her sister in starting for both the US Lacrosse Upstate New York National Team and the Upstate New York Under Armour Team and was also named to the ESPN High School 2013 Girls' Lacrosse Watch List. A three-year starter for both the soccer and basketball teams, Pitonzo was also a member of the CBA Academic Honor Roll.

Amanda Sanchez 5-6 - Midfield/Defense - Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point
Sanchez comes to Marist after a four-year varsity career at Rocky Point High School. After helping lead her team to the 2010 Suffolk County Championship, Sanchez was named All-Tournament in 2010 and All-League in 2012 and 2013. She was also a member of the varsity track and varsity field hockey teams. In the classroom, Sanchez was one of the top students in her class and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was twice named an Academic All-American.

Abby Witczak 5-2 Goalie Mendham, N.Y./West Morris Mendham
A four year starter for West Morris Mendham, Witczak led her high school team to an overall record of 75-16 during her career. A captain in her senior year, Witczak was selected to the All-Conference First Team and the All-County First Team. In her junior campaign she was named Morris County Coaches Association Honorable Mention and All-Conference Honorable Mention. She led West Morris Mendham to the County Tournament Finals all four years and won the Group 3 North Championship four times. Also a member of the field hockey team, Witczak was a High Honor Roll student and was a member of the National Honor Society

Marist finished the 2013 season with an overall record of 9-10 and a 4-2 mark in the MAAC. The Red Foxes advanced to the MAAC championship finals where they fell 10-9 to the three-time defending MAAC champion Canisius.

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