Gannon Lacrosse Program Adds 8 During Early Signing Period

ERIE, Pa. - Gannon head lacrosse coach Lindsey Lowman has announced the addition of eight student-athletes to the program. All eight have agreed to continue their academic and athletic careers at Gannon in the fall of 2014.

The 2014 recruiting class includes Marie Brockman (Erdenheim, Pa./Springfield Township), Kierstyn Haight (Oshawa, Ontario/Maxwell Heights), Leilani King (St. Albans, Vt./Bellows Free Academy), Jessica Lambert (Livonia, N.Y./Livonia), Ileyana Little (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills), Jaide Litzelman (McSherrystown, Pa./New Oxford), Hannah Sinsebox (West Henrietta, N.Y./Rush-Henrietta) and Alexis Strouse (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright).

Gannon concluded its 2013 season with a 10-8 overall record. The Lady Knights have reached double digits in victories during nine consecutive seasons and have played in four consecutive Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Tournaments. The program has produced a winning record every season during its 18-year existence.

A complete bio for each incoming student-athlete can be found below.

Marie Brockman
Erdenheim, Pa. | Springfield Township High School

Expected major: Pre-Physical Therapy
Club Team: Ultimate
Plays for head coach Ken Rodoff at Springfield Township (Pa.) High School
Named to the principal's honor roll
Is a member of the National Honor Society
Is the daughter of Robin and Pete
Has one sister
Lowman's Comments: "An athletic and versatile student-athlete who will contribute on both ends of the field. Marie has quick hands and a knack for finding the back of the net on offense, and her toughness and aggressiveness will be an asset through the midfield and on defense."

Kierstyn Haight
Oshawa, Ontario | Maxwell Heights High School

Expected major: Nursing
Club Team: Oshawa Lady Blue Knights
Plays for head coach Jess Lee at Maxwell Heights High School in Oshawa, Ontario
Named varsity team MVP
Serves as a varsity team captain
Received an honors award for academic excellence
Played for the Blue Knights club team, helping the program win three provincial championships and record two undefeated seasons
Captured the Ontario Summer Games Gold Medal with the Blue Knights
Is the daughter of Adrianne and Terry
Has one sister and one brother
Lowman Comments: "Kierstyn comes to us with a great lacrosse IQ and a passion for the game. She has polished stick skills and an ability to make her teammates shine. Kierstyn's physical stature allows her to dominate on the draw and she has great field sense. Her experience internationally has made her a very mature student-athlete with great vision."

Leilani King
St. Albans, Vermont | Bellows Free Academy High School

Expected major: Mechanical Engineering
Club Team: Northern Edge & Team IAS
Plays for head coach Mary Pipes at Bellows Free (Vt.) Academy
Is a two-time all-state selection, being named to the first team as a junior and second team as a sophomore
Selected to play in the Rising Stars Game as a freshman and junior
Helped Bellows Free Academy finish second in the state as a sophomore and fourth as a junior
Earned high honors in academics
Received the Gold Pin Award
Named Student of the Month in Spanish and Math
Is the daughter of Lori and Kevin
Has three brothers and one sister
Lowman's Comments: "A tall and athletic student-athlete who has the ability to take over a game. Leilani is a dominant presence on the attack and has the ability to be a threat as a goal scorer and a feeder. She will fight for every 50/50 ball and won't back down from a challenge. Lani is a fierce competitor and will make an immediate impact on the field."

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