Indiana (Pa.) Announces Lacrosse Recruiting Class for 2014

INDIANA, PA The IUP women's lacrosse program and head coach Mindy Richmond announced the recruiting class that will begin play for the Crimson Hawks in the spring of 2014. The class of eight true freshmen comes from three different states, including three from Maryland, three from Pennsylvania and two from New Jersey. The class boasts four All-Area selections, three conference champions, three 3-sport athletes, and five team captains.

IUP's class includes Kimberly Hooven of Malvern, PA; Carissa Smith of East Brunswick, NJ; Sarah Knotts of Mount Airy, MD; Caitlin Rhoades of Mechanicsburg, PA; Hannah Bertolo of Murrysville, PA; Maggie Malane of Mullica Hill, NJ; Brandi Umberger of Walkersville, MD and Jamie Nicholson of Middletown, MD.

Kimberly Hooven
Malvern, PA | Great Valley High School
Three-year letter winner ... played for Mongoose Lacrosse Club ... Two-time Chestmont League Champions Three year record of 61-10 ... Team ranked Top 5 in Pennsylvania by LaxPower ... Scored 40 goals and had 20 assists as a Senior Midfielder ... Led team in Groundballs as a Sophomore Defender...Three-year Varsity Soccer player ... Three-year Varsity Basketball player ... 2013 Team Captain and First Team All-Chestmont League for basketball ... Early Childhood Development with Special Education Major

Carissa Smith
East Brunswick, NJ | East Brunswick High School
Four-year letter winner ... played for Garden State Elite Club ... 2013 Greater Middlesex County Defensive Player of the Year ... Two-time All-County ... Three-time All-Conference ... Two year Varsity Captain ... Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year Award Sophomore and Senior Year ... totaled 48 goals, 15 assists and 88 groundballs her senior season ... Two-year Varsity Soccer and Varsity Basketball player ... Four-time Honor Roll Student ... Sports Administration Major

Sarah Knotts
Mount Airy, MD | Linganore High School
Three-year letter winner ... played 2 years for Frederick Stars Club and 3 years for Rebels Club ... Four-time Maryland Athletic Association Minds in Motion Award for Lacrosse and Field Hockey ... played two years of Varsity Field Hockey ... 2012 Second Team All-Area Field Hockey Team ... 2012 Frederick County All Star Field Hockey Team ... Member of National Honor Society ... Member of Science National Honor Society ... Four-time Honor Roll student ... Key Club Treasurer ... Graduated high school with highest honors ... Nutrition/Dietetics Major

Caitlin Rhoades
Mechanicsburg, PA | Cumberland Valley High School
Four-year letter winner ... 2013 Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division Champions ... Patriot-News 2012 & 2013 Mid-Penn girls' lacrosse All-star ... 2012 & 2013 Mid-Penn First Team All-Conference ... 2012 ABC News Athlete of the Week and Mid-Penn Player of the Week Award ... scored 81 goals and had 14 assists senior season ... Four-year Varsity Field Hockey player ... 2013 Mid Penn Big 11 Field Hockey All Star ... played on Mavericks Club Field Hockey team ... Nutrition Major

Hannah Bertolo
Murrysville, PA | Franklin Regional High School
Two-year letter winner ... 2013 All-Section for Division I WPIAL ... Team Captain ... Two-time team MVP ... Philly Girls Lacrosse Showcase All-Star Team ... played three years of varsity basketball and was 2012 Defensive MVP ... played four years of varsity tennis and was 2013 Captain ... One-year Varsity Track and Field and went to WPIAL championships for Pole Vaulting and 4x1 ... President of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) ... Business Major

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