Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/19/09
From Press Releases
William and Mary women’s lacrosse coach Christine Halfpenny has announced that Radnor’s Katie Geary (goalie) and Villa Maria Academy’s Kyrstin Mackrides (attack) head the list of seven student-athletes that will join the program for the 2009-2010 academic year.
“I am thrilled with the addition of my third recruiting class at the College of William and Mary,” Halfpenny said. “This class will bring a wealth of experience all over the field from goal to low attack. There are many qualities that we were looking for in the 2009 recruiting class: speed, strength, competitiveness, excellent stick fundamentals and leadership.
“We believe these student-athletes bring a great mix of all the above attributes. I am looking forward to seeing how each of these individuals adapts to the college game, and I feel that they all have the ability to make an immediate impact on our program.”
In addition to leading the Tribe to its second consecutive regular season conference title in ’09, Halfpenny guided the team to a program-record six league wins and a national ranking of 20th in the final IWLCA regular season poll.
The following is a brief look at the Tribe’s 2009-2010 recruiting class:
Prep: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Phyllis Kilgour … Served as a captain in ’09 … Academic All-American in ’08 and ‘09 … Goalie on the ’08 District 1 Class AAA champion team and on 2009 PIAA State Championship team … Member of the 2008 Upper Atlantic Select team … Also earned four letters in field hockey … Member of the National Honor Society … Class president from 2005-07 … Member of the Student Ambassador Club … Personal: Daughter of John and Sarah Geary … Sister, Emily, is currently a goalkeeper for the Tribe … Born on May 30, 1991 in New Haven Connecticut.
Newtown Square, Pa.
Villa Maria Academy
Prep: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Christa Somits … First-team All-America honoree in 2009 … Three-time AACA All-Star … All-America honorable mention and member of National Tournament Team #1 in ’08 … Academic All-American honoree in ’09 and ’09 … National Tournament Team #2 as a sophomore and Team #6 as a freshman … Two-time Main Line All-Star … First-team All-Main Line selection twice …Member of the National Honor Society and vice president of the Latin Honor Society … Earned distinguished honors … Personal: Daughter of Brian and Shelby Mackrides … Father played baseball and football at Bucknell University … Born on Aug. 19, 1991 in Newtown, Pa.
Saint John’s School
Prep: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Angie Kensinger … All-State selection … Two-time All-South Zone honoree … Two-time all-district selection … Galaxy honorable mention … Member of Team Texas National Team … Galaxy Honorable Mention … Served as a team captain … Also earned three letters in basketball and two in field hockey … Member of the National Charity League … Spent three years with the Dane Ensemble … Personal: Daughter of Chip and Angela Clarke … Born on Dec. 22, 1990 in Denver, Colo.
Noble and Greenough School
Prep: Three-year letter winner for head coach Meghan Cleary … NEPSWLA All-Star in ’09 … LNE team 1 in ’08 … Also a four-year letterwinner in cross country … Was an honorable mention all-league selection in cross country and earned the Team of ’99 Award and Coaches Award … Personal: Daughter of Barbara and Gordon Hayes … Brother, Nick, was a defender on the Wesleyan University lacrosse team … Sister, Alex, was a member of the crew team at Wellesley College …Born on Feb. 22, 1991 in Boston, Mass.
Virginia Beach, Va.
Bishop Sullivan Catholic
Prep: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Patty Nelson … 2008 US Lacrosse Honorable Mention All-American … 2009 Conference Player of the Year … First-team all-conference honors in ’07 and ’08 … Played in Women’s National Tournament … Two-year team captain … Finished her prep career with more than 200 goals and 300 points … Also earned four letters in tennis, three in basketball and two with swimming … Served as a two-year captain with basketball and a one-year captain with tennis … Member of the National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society … Student Government Events Coordinator … Served as a Peer Leader … Personal: Daughter of Lee and Mary Murphy … Father played lacrosse at Bowling Green State University … Brother, George, plays lacrosse at Randolph-Macon College … Sister, Megan, played lacrosse at Lynchburg, while sister, Erin, currently plays lacrosse at the University of Mary Washington.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Cindy Hook … Two-time Patriot League Player of the Year … Earned first-team all-region and all-district honors as a junior and a senior … Honored as the All-Region Attack Player of the Year in ’08 … Earned the 2008 Atomic Achievement Award, given to a player who demonstrates character, athleticism and sportsmanship … Member of the Northern Region Athletic Honor Roll seven times … Earned three letters in field hockey … Served as both the president and secretary of the National Honor Society … Served four years as Leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes … Garnered the 2007 Ethics Council Character Award … Personal: Daughter of John and Mary Katherine Rutherford … Born on May 8, 1990 in Maryland.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Michele Gates … Two-time team captain … First-team all-district selection as a junior and a senior … First-team all-region honoree in ’08 … All-Met honorable mention in ’08 … All-district honorable mention selection in 2006 and 2007 … Member of the all-district and all-region tournament teams … Tewaaraton Watch List nominee twice … US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic National Team member … Four-time member of the athletic honor roll … Earned three letters in field hockey and two in basketball … Garnered the Athletic/Academic Excellence Award twice … Member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society … Personal: Daughter of Eric and Debbie Stillwell … Born on Dec. 4, 1990 in Fairfax, Va.