Mount Olive Signs Eight Lacrosse Recruits for the 2015 Season

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. University of Mount Olive has signed eight women's lacrosse recruits for 2014-15, it was announced by Trojan head coach Grant Kelam. Incoming freshmen Charlotte Cockburn, Angie Cretella, Addison Foudray, Taylor Miller and Madison Ronelli join transfers Carolyn DeOrdio, Kristen McGovern and Claire Wigler. All signed National Letters of Intent except for McGovern (grant-in-aid) and Miller (international scholarship).

"After a fantastic season last year, and losing only two players to graduation, this extremely talented incoming class is going to help us reach that next level of progression for this program," said Kelam, who is in his third year at Mount Olive. "We are bringing in a wealth of athleticism and pure lacrosse talent in this recruiting class. This is an exciting group to add to our returning players."

Cockburn hails from Whitby, Ontario, and joins the Mount Olive team on defense. Cockburn was a LOSSA (Lake Ontario Secondary Schools Athletics) Silver Medalist and an OFSAA (Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations) Bronze Medalist while at Sinclair Secondary School. She was also a part of the U19 Provincial Championship Team. Cockburn is the sister of Trojan senior Heather Cockburn.

Cretella is a midfielder from Killingworth, Connecticut. The Haddam-Killingworth High School midfielder was named to the All-State Second Team two years in a row. She was also a two-time All-Shoreline Conference selection.

DeOrdio is a junior defender transfer from Nedrow, N.Y. She helped the Onondaga Community College Lazers to a 15-3 overall record and a second place finish in the NJCAA National Championship. DeOrdio also helped the defense keep opponents in single digits in 14 of their 18 games last season.

Foudray is a midfielder from Warrenton, Va. She ranks second on the Kettle Run High School all-time career goals scoring list. She was named rookie of the year her freshman year and she was a two-time all-district first team selection and a two-time all-region second team honoree.

McGovern is from Babylon, N.Y., and is a junior transfer from Saint Leo University. She was named to the 2013 Division II Independent All-Freshman Team. At Saint Leo, she had 64 ground balls, 25 draw controls and 23 caused turnovers. McGovern is the sister of Trojan senior Katie McGovern

Miller is from Orangeville, Ontario, and graduated from Orangeville District Secondary School and The Hill Academy. She gained international experience playing with the Canadian National team. Off the field, she plans to pursue a career in human resources.

Ronelli comes to Mount Olive from Winter Park, Fla. The midfielder had a team high 56 ground balls and a draw control win percentage of 61 percent. In her four years at Winter Park High School, she was voted to the All-Metro team twice and earned All-Central Florida Honorable Mention.

A junior attack from Syracuse, N.Y., Wigler was a two-time First Team All-America at Onondaga Community College. She led Onondaga CC in points (93) and was second on the team in goals (51) in 2014. Wigler helped the Lazers outscore opponents 307-121 en route to a runner-up finish in the NJCAA National Championship.

Mount Olive has posted a winning record in each of its first two years of women's lacrosse, including a 12-6 overall record and a 4-2 mark in Conference Carolinas play last season. The Trojans finished third in the conference standings and recorded a first-round win in the 2014 Conference Carolinas Women's Lacrosse Tournament.


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