Five Sign Nat'l. Letters of Intent with St. Bonaventure for 2015

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. Five student-athletes Morgan Conroy, Kerrigan Cummins, Emily Foster, Samantha Toscano, and Kristine Wallace have signed National Letters of Intent to enroll at St. Bonaventure University and play for Bonnies beginning in the fall of 2014, head coach Ryan Lynn announced.

Conroy, a goalie, is from Syracuse and attends Jordan-Elbridge Central School, where she is coached by Mark Fietta and Kim Hunt. Last season, Conroy finished third in the Central New York region in saves with 185 and was named to the second team all-league. Conroy also plays basketball and tennis for Jordan-Elbridge and is a member of the Central New York Elite Lacrosse Club.

"Morgan will be an outstanding addition to our team and we expect her to have an immediate impact in goal," said Lynn. "She is very mature and will provide a solid base for our defensive unit."

Cummins, who is also a goalie, is from Oswego, N.Y. A four-year member of the varsity team, Cummins helped Oswego to the Section III title as a sophomore. She also plays soccer at Oswego and has been a scholar-athlete for two years.

"Kerrigan is a very athletic goalie that will help ground our defensive unit," Lynn said. "We will look for Kerrigan and Morgan to challenge each other daily, fighting for the starting spot and leading our team on the defensive end."

Foster is from Penfield, N.Y., and is a three-year starter at Webster Schroeder High School, where she is coached by Colleen Williams. Foster also plays for the Lady Roc Purple club team. At Webster Schroeder, she also swims and has played basketball and is a high honor roll student.

"Emily is a great midfielder with the ability to play both sides of the field," Lynn said. "She is excellent through transition and her speed and vision will help bring our program to the next level."

Toscano, who attends Westhill High School in Syracuse, was an all-league selection as a junior. A defender, she is coached by Tim Alberts. Toscana also plays soccer and runs track at Westhill. She also plays for the Starriders club team.

"Samantha is a very athletic defender who has the stick skills to have an impact in the midfield as well," said Lynn. "Her feet are quick and her stick is very disciplined on the defensive end. She will be a great addition to our team."

Wallace is from Canandaigua, N.Y., and attends Canandaigua Academy, where she is coached by Sue Ellis and Kim Condon. Last spring, Wallace helped Canandaigua Academy to a record of 13-6; her sophomore season the Braves reached the state semifinals. Wallace, a defender, is also a teammate of Foster on the Lady Roc club team. She also plays soccer and is a member of the Canandaigua Academy alpine ski team.

"Kristine is an excellent defender with the stick skills and speed to have an impact in the midfield," Lynn said. "Her work ethic is outstanding and we are looking for her to have an immediate impact."

St. Bonaventure opens the 2014 season on Feb. 24 in Orlando, Fla., against Florida Southern. The Bonnies will lose two seniors to graduation next spring.

2013-12-10



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