Five Sign National Letters of Intent with St. Bonaventure

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. Five student-athletes Rylee Arnold, Molly Driscoll, Abby Lagoner, Olivia MacDonald and Kathryn Yoder have signed National Letters of Intent to enroll at St. Bonaventure University and play for the Bonnies, head coach Ryan Lynn announced.

"We are bringing in five very strong, very competitive young women who will have an immediate impact on our program," Lynn said. "All five are multi-sport athletes who know what it is like to compete on a high level. I believe each one of these young women will be great ambassadors of our program both on and off the field. We are excited with the additions and welcome them to the Bona family."

Arnold is a senior at Palmyra-Macedon High School in Palmyra, N.Y. She was recently chosen to play in the Herb Fitch Senior All-Star game by U.S. Lacrosse Greater Rochester chapter and was named a first team All-Finger Lakes League selection. Last year as a junior, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle named her to its All-Greater Rochester Finger Lakes region team. A member of the Finger Lakes Flamingos club team, Arnold also played basketball for Palmyra-Macedon.

"Rylee is a solid midfielder who can play both sides of the ball; she has great vision through transition and was a great ability to make her teammates look good," said Lynn. "She will be a great addition to our midfield unit."

Driscoll is a senior at Corcoran High School in Syracuse, N.Y., where she was coached by Dennis Kennedy and Marissa Brown. Last season as a junior, she helped Corcoran to an 11-6 record, scoring 26 goals. This spring, playing on a blended high school team named Syracuse City, she scored 12 goals in nine games. A Corcoran scholar-athlete award recipient and National Honor Society member, she plans to major in political science.

"Molly is an attacker who can both find the back of the net and create plays," Lynn said. "She has great vision and knows how to play a team-style offense. Molly is a competitor both in the classroom and on the field and will be a great addition to our program."

Lagoner is from Webster, N.Y., and attends Webster Thomas High, where she is coached by Gia Keenan and Chris Barnes. Lagoner helped the Titans to a 14-5 record this spring in just her third season playing lacrosse. She won Webster Thomas' most improved player award her first season and has continued to grow since then, Lynn said, crediting her background in both hockey and tennis as well as lacrosse. Lagoner also plays for the Common Goal Lacrosse club.

"Abby is still young to the game but because she is a multi-sport athlete she has grown quickly and has unlimited potential," Lynn evaluated. "She understands the dynamics of the game and really sees the field well. Abby will be a great addition to our attack."

MacDonald, a native of Williamsville, N.Y., is a senior at Mount St. Mary Academy in Buffalo. She was a first team All-Western New York selection this spring. The fourth player in school history to surpass 100 career goals, she completed her career with 125. MacDonald scored 62 goals this season, helping Mount St. Mary to its fourth straight Monsignor Martin Association titles. Last year, she totaled 35 goals and 12 assists. Twice chosen to the All-Catholic and All-Metro teams, she also was her team's MVP last season. MacDonald also played basketball in high school, helping Mount St. Mary win the state Catholic title this past winter, and ran cross country.

"Olivia is a true competitor ... she is a multi-sport athlete who knows how to compete at a high level," Lynn said. "She has a knack for finding the back of the cage. She finished her career with 125 goals with 62 goals coming her senior year. With her solid footwork and field vision, Olivia will be a great addition to our offense."

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2015-06-17



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