Manhattan Lacrosse to Welcome Six Recruits for 2014 Season

RIVERDALE, N.Y. Manhattan will welcome six new members to the squad for the 2014 season. Joining the Jaspers for the 2014 season are attackers Darby Nolan and Ella Akier, midfielder Courtney Collins, defenders Carly Cummings and Lindsay Geoghan and goalkeeper Kelsey Thomas.

Nolan (Oakride, N.J./Jefferson Township) joins Manhattan after being a proven goal scorer in high school. She earned First Team All-Conference honors as both a junior and senior while setting the school mark in career goals with 175 in her four years.

Another offensive option, Akier (Wallingford, Conn./Sheehan) played the majority of her career in the midfield. A two-time captain, she proved her worth as a leader and as a scorer, leading her squad in goals during her senior campaign.

A dual-threat on the field, Collins (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Oceanside) played both attack and defense during her high school career. For her efforts, she was named All-Conference as a junior and All-Nassau County in her senior year.

Defensively, the Jaspers will look to Cummings (Owings, Md./Northern) to make an immediate impact. A three-time Regional Champion, she was named All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference (SMAC) in her final two years of high school.

Geoghan (Bayport, N.Y./Bayport-Blue Point) also spent four years working in both the midfield and defense in high school. A four-year letterwinner, she also competed for the Team 91 Club squad for four seasons.

Rounding out the new faces is a welcome addition to the squad. Thomas (Beverly Hills, Mich./Detroit County Day School) will enter her collegiate career as the top back-up to junior goalkeeper Christina Fiorinelli. It will be the first time since the 2007 season that the Jaspers will have multiple goalies on the roster. Despite only playing two years of high school lacrosse, Thomas earned All-State honors as a goalie in both field hockey and ice hockey.

These six players will join first year head coach Elizabeth Weber and a Manhattan team that returns 91 percent of its roster from a year ago, including all eight players who registered double-digit points.

2013-09-24



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