Lindenwood Announces Four Transfers to 2015 Lacrosse Roster

Lindenwood lacrosse head coach Jack Cribbin announced today that four transfers will join the Lindenwood program for the 2014-15 season. Jenna Battaglini, Morgan Judd, Bailey Knapton, and Natalie Simpson are the newest Lindenwood Lions.

"We are very excited to have these four young ladies choose our program," said Cribbin. "They all bring a tremendous passion for the game and I look forward to all four having an immediate and lasting impact on our program."

These four join the eight incoming freshmen to make up the Lions 2014-2015 recruiting class.

Jenna Battaglini comes to Lindenwood after spending the last two years competing at junior college powerhouse Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y. She will have two years of eligibility remaining. A native of Vestal, N.Y.,Battaglini led the country in goals scored last season with 59 on her way to being named first-team All-American at midfield. She plans to major in Mass Communications.

Morgan Judd comes to Lindenwood after spending last season at NCAA Division I San Diego State University in California. She appeared in three games for the Aztecs during her freshman year. She will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. Judd, a native of South Jordan, Utah was a first-team All-American, first-team All-State, team captain, and won a state championship while at Bingham High School. She plans to major in Exercise Science.

Bailey Knapton joins the Lady Lions after recently graduating from NCAA Division I Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She will enroll in graduate school and will have one year of eligibility remaining. A native of Canandaigua, N.Y., Knapton spent last season as team captain for the Marist Red Foxes. She was named first-team all-conference at defense playing in the competitive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Knapton will pursue a Master's Degree in Interactive Media & Web Design.

Natalie Simpson comes to Lindenwood after spending the two previous seasons at NCAA Division I University of Oregon. She appeared in three games for the Ducks during the 2014 campaign. Simpson, a native of Carlsbad, Calif., was named Team MVP, first-team all-league, and second-team All-California Interscholastic Federation while at Carlsbad High School. The midfielder played her club lacrosse for the West Coast Starz program. Simpson plans to major in Sports Management.

Lindenwood reached the NCAA Division II Tournament semifinals in their first season of postseason eligibility.

2014-07-21



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