Towson Announces Eight-Player Recruiting Class for 2015

TOWSON, Md. Head coach Sonia LaMonica announced a talented group of eight players who have committed to Towson University and will begin play for the women's lacrosse team in 2015.

The group includes Kaitlyn Montalbano (West Islip, N.Y./St. John the Baptist H.S.), Emily Gillingham (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada/The Hill Academy), Eva Torncello (Latham, N.Y./Shaker H.S.), Steph Costa (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial H.S.), Erica Cavallo (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough H.S.), Jenna Kerr (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge H.S.), Maddie Tribbe (Towson, Md./Towson H.S.) and Audrey Liberati (Columbia, Md./Atholton H.S.).

"It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome to Tiger Nation our class of 2018, which includes high school All-Americans and our first international athlete," said LaMonica. "They each embody the characteristics and spirit of what we are all about at Towson, and we look forward to this talented group leaving their mark on our aspiring program."

Montalbano is a midfielder, who was a four-year varsity starter at St. John the Baptist. As a senior, she recorded 88 goals, 48 assists and 48 groundballs. She played in the Under Armour Underclass Lacrosse Classic twice, and a senior she was selected to participate in the Under Armour All American "Senior Game." Montalbano was Long Island's total points leader in 2014. She also played basketball and soccer at St. John the Baptist.

The Canadian native, Gillingham will provide an international flair in the midfield. She was MVP of the at The Hill Academy in 2014. Gillingham was selected as an Ontario academic scholar.

The second member of the incoming class from New York, Torncello will aid the Tiger defense. She was a first team US Lacrosse All-American and a US Lacrosse Academic All-American. As a senior she helped Shaker win its first Suburban Council Championship. Torncello also helped her team capture two New York State Public High School Athletic Association Section II Class A Championships.

The New Jersey native Costa will help the Tigers as a defender/midfielder. She scored over 100 goals in her high school career and was named first team All-Shore.

Cavallo is a four-year letter winner on attacker from New Jersey. In her career she tallied 207 goals, passing the 200-goal plateau as a senior and adding 51 assists. Cavallo was a member of the New Jersey national team in 2012. She is a two-time All-Skyland conference team selection and a two-time Star Ledger all-area honoree.

Kerr is an attacker who started three of four years on varsity. She helped her team capture three state championships and two county titles. Kerr was a second team all-county selection as a senior. She also played field hockey and basketball at Marriotts Ridge and served as a team captain her senior year for all three sports.

One of three in-state players in the class, Tribbe is a midfielder from Towson. She was a member of the Baltimore County All-Division girls lacrosse team and the Towson Times girls All-Star Lacrosse second team. Tribbe was selected to the Baltimore County Senior All-Star team in 2014.

Liberati was a four-year starter on defense at Atholton High School. She helped Atholton post its best records during her four-year career. She was named to the Baltimore Metro team in 2012 and a lacrosse academic All-American in 2013. Liberati also ran indoor track at Atholton.

This group will aid LaMonica and the Tigers in their quest for a fourth straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) title in 2015.


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