Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/15/09
Timchal announced her third full recruiting class just over two months after her second-year Midshipmen squad recorded 13 wins and reached the finals of the Patriot League Championship game.
“To date, this is the best class I have had the privilege to recruit to the Academy,” said Timchal. “It’s a large group full of talented athletes that will bring lots of speed and really raise our overall level of athleticism. We’re excited about bringing these young women here and believe they will play a major role in helping us take that next step as a program.”
Navy elevated to varsity status in the June of 2006, and has kicked off its Division I tenure in terrific fashion, reeling off 26 wins and earning Patriot League Tournament appearances in each of its first two seasons.
This spring, the Mids will bring back four conference all-stars and nearly all of its scoring (top nine scorers return) from 2009.
Below is a capsule look at each player.
Beth Young – 5-4 – Midfielder/Defender – Berwyn, Pa. – Villa Maria Academy
A 2009 graduate of Villa Maria Academy, where she earned four letters in lacrosse … three-time All-AACA midfield/defender … helped lead team to 2006 and 2008 AACA league championships …three-time All-Main Line selection, earned first-team honors as a junior in 2008 … earned team’s defensive MVP award as a senior … 2008 and 2009 US Lacrosse Academic All-American … lettered for two seasons on field hockey team … as a senior, earned Second Team All-Main Line and Daily Local honors … led team to state semifinals and Philadelphia area’s top ranking … team won three district titles during her tenure … earned one letter on swim team … National Merit Commended Scholar … president of math honor society … high school teammate Allie Morgan will play for Bucknell this spring … full name is Elizabeth Ann Young … daughter of Jim Young and twin sister of fellow Navy teammate Kathy Young … born September 6, 1990
Kathy Young – 5-4 – Midfielder – Berwyn, Pa. – Villa Maria Academy
A 2009 graduate of Villa Maria Academy, where she earned four letters in lacrosse … two-time All-AACA middie … helped lead team to 2006 and 2008 AACA league championships … earned Second Team All-Main Line recognition her junior and senior seasons … 2008 and 2009 US Lacrosse Academic All-American … lettered for three seasons on field hockey team … as a senior, earned Second Team All-Maine Line honors and led team to state semifinals and Philadelphia area’s top ranking … team won three district titles during her tenure … also earned one letter with swim team …high school teammate Allie Morgan will play for Bucknell this spring … full name is Katherine Ann Young … daughter of Jim Young and twin sister of fellow Navy teammate Beth Young … born September 6, 1990
Grace Bojanowski – 5-7 – Goalie – Baltimore, Md. – Towson
A 2009 graduate of Towson High School, where she earned four letters in lacrosse and led her squad to county titles in 2007 and 2009 … named First-Team All-Baltimore County goalie as a senior …served as team captain during her junior and senior seasons … team posted a 16-2 mark in 2009 … also twice captured regional championships during her tenure in 2006 and 2008 … four-time all-academic selection … earned team’s leadership award as a junior … member of Towson High Student Improvement Team … began playing lacrosse at the age of four … full name is Grace Ann Bojanowski … daughter of Kathryn and Michael Bojanowski … born February 17, 1991
Jasmine DePompeo – 5-8 – Midfielder – Sayville, N.Y. – Sayville
A 2009 graduate of Sayville High School on Long Island, where she was a three-sport athlete and a five-year letterwinner in lacrosse … three-time All-Suffolk County and four-time all-league middie … also elected to Newsday’s 14-member All-Long Island team … led team to 16-4 record and Suffolk County and League V championships in 2009 … paced squad in scoring with 76 goals as a senior … named a 2009 US Lacrosse Academic All-American … was also a standout on Sayville’s soccer and basketball teams … three-time All-Suffolk County and All-New York State as forward on soccer team … four-time all-league and two-time all-county guard on basketball squad coached by her father, Phil DePompeo … played against current Navy teammates Dani Vivonetto (Rocky Point) and Michelle Verbeeck (Shoreham-Wading River) in high school … full name is Jasmine DePompeo … Sally Stoll-DePompeo and Phil DePompeo … born July 3, 1991
Jenn Eikenberg – 5-4 – Defender – Bel Air, Md. – John Carroll
A 2009 graduate of John Carroll High School, where she earned two letters in lacrosse … two-time All-Harford County selection, earning first-team honors as a senior … also selected to DigitalSports’ All-Baltimore Metro Second Team and named IAAM ‘A’ Conference all-star in 2009 … named a 2009 Academic All-American by Laxpower.com … member of 2008 underclassmen Baltimore Under Armour Team … part of 2008 John Carroll squad which posted an undefeated 18-0 record and the No. 1 ranking nationally by numerous outlets, including LaxPower and MaxPreps … also earned three varsity letters as forward on soccer team … First-Team All-Harford County selection in 2007 … squad captured conference title in 2006 … full name is Jennifer Nicole Eikenberg … daughter of Madonna and Fred Eikenberg … aunt, Jennifer Diaz is a 1991 Naval Academy grad … born November 15, 1991.
Charlotte Hauser – 5-7 – Goalie – Greenfield Center, N.Y. – Saratoga Springs
A 2008 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, where she earned two letters in lacrosse … attended Hudson Valley Community College during the 2008-09 academic year … named 2007-08 NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete award for girl’s lacrosse … a high-level competitive ski racer … attended the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, N.Y. every winter from 2004-2008 … named to NY State Alpine Elite Team in 2006 … three-time Sally Davis Ski Racing Scholar-Athlete award winner … high school teammate of Holy Cross’ Kat Sutton … attended President George W. Bush’s State of the Union Address in 2008 as a guest of then-New York congresswoman and current U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand … avid singer since fifth grade … full name is Charlotte Kathleen Hauser … daughter of Kathleen and Joseph Hauser … brother, Peter born May 24, 1990 in Livingston, N.J.
Brijet Mall – 5-7 – Midfielder – Cumming, Ga. – South Forsyth
A 2008 graduate of South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Ga., where she earned three varsity letters in lacrosse … attended Naval Academy Preparatory School during 2008-09 academic year … earned all-county lacrosse honors and served as team captain her senior season … began playing lacrosse in the 10th grade when she moved to Georgia and began attending South Forsyth … also earned a letter as a member of the swimming team whlle there … previously lettered twice on Landstown High field hockey team in Virginia Beach, Va., earning team MVP honors in 2006 … name is Brijet Nychel Mall … born April 26, 1990 in Wilmington, Del.
Meleah Martin – 5-5 – Midfielder/Defender – Walkersville, Md. – Walkersville
A 2009 graduate of Walkersville High School, where she earned three letters in lacrosse … three-time Frederick News Post All-Area selection, earned first-team honors during her senior season … 2009 All-MVAL First Team… served as senior team captain … 2007 & 2008 Galaxy League Honorable Mention … first Walkersville product to play for Mid-Atlantic Four national team … member of the varsity cheerleading squad for three years, earned NCA All-America honors in 2007 … also earned a letter as a member of basketball and indoor track teams … high school teammate of Johns Hopkins middie Ashley White … full name is Meleah Louise Martin … daughter of Kris and Paul Martin … has two relatives who played quarterback for the University of Maryland football team … her grandfather, Ron Manges played from 1961-62 and her mother’s cousin, Mark Manges, played from 1973-77 … born December 17, 1991
Emily Mellin – 5-6 – Defender – Sherwood Forest, Md. – St. Mary’s
A 2009 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis, where she was a three-sport athlete and earned three letters in lacrosse … 2009 Second-Team All-Anne Arundel County defender … earned First-Team All-Galaxy League Honors in 2007, was named to second team in 2008 … named a 2009 US Lacrosse Academic All-American … served as team captain in all three sports she participated in during high school … lettered for four years in both field hockey and swimming … two-time team field hockey captain … served as senior captain and won swimming’ team’s unsung hero award in 2009 … played high school lacrosse with classmate Claire Olechowski, as well as current Navy teammates Caitlin Mandrin Hill and Mary Ruttum … varsity teammate of Olechowski’s in lacrosse, swimming and field hockey throughout high school … graduated as a Parvis Scholar after earning a 4.3 GPA throughout all four years … awarded U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete and Scholastic Excellence awards … full name is Emily Madeline Mellin … daughter of Nancy and Daniel Mellin … born on April 17, 1991.
Amber Nichols – 5-1 – Midfielder – Finksburg, Md. – Westminster
A 2009 graduate of Westminster High School, where she earned four varsity letters in lacrosse … served as senior team captain leading Westminster to a 16-2 record and a state final appearance in 2009 … scored 34 goals and tallied 20 assists during her senior season … helped squad capture four county and regional championships during her tenure … named a 2008 and 2009 US Lacrosse Academic All-American … 2008 Baltimore Sun All-Carroll County selection … also lettered for three years in field hockey while at Westminster … earned Carroll County Times’ first-team all-county honors for field hockey team, which went 16-1 and reached the Class 4A state final during her senior season … carried a 4.0 grade-point average throughout high school … full name is Amber Regina Nichols … daughter of Kim and Christopher Nichols … born October 30, 1990
Morgan O’Brien – 5-5 – Defender – Arnold, Md. – Broadneck
A 2008 graduate of Broadneck High School in Annapolis, where she earned three letters in lacrosse … attended Naval Academy Preparatory School during the 2008-09 academic year … earned First Team All-Anne Arundel County Coaches’ honors during her junior (2007) and senior seasons (2008) … also received all-county nod from Baltimore Sun during both years, collecting first-team kudos in 2008 … team captain for both lacrosse and field hockey teams as a senior … helped lacrosse team capture county title in 2006 … recipient of team’s Toughest Bruin award her junior season … 2007 All-Galaxy League Second Team … as a field hockey standout, led Broadneck to 11-1 record and county championship in 2007 … two-time first-team all-county midfielder … earned team’s unsung hero award … received black belt in taekwondo at the age of nine … full name is Elizabeth Morgan O’Brien … daughter of Michelle C. and Kevin O’Brien … born April 14, 1990.
Claire Olechowski – 5-6 – Midfielder – Annapolis, Md. – St. Mary’s
A 2009 graduate of St. Mary’s High School, where she lettered for three seasons in lacrosse … named a 2009 US Lacrosse Academic All-American … earned three letters in field hockey and four as member of St, Mary’s swim team … IAAM Conference all-star and second-team all-county defensive middie on field hockey team … served as senior team captain on swim team … played high school lacrosse with Navy teammates Emily Mellin, Caitlin Mandrin Hill and Mary Ruttum … varsity teammate of Mellin’s in lacrosse, swimming and field hockey … graduated as a Parvis and Neumann Scholar after earning a 4.3 GPA throughout all four years … received honorable mention National Merit Scholar honors … full name is Claire Constance Olechowski … daughter of Laraine and retired Cmdr. Mark Olechowski … father, Mark, is a 1982 Naval Academy graduate … born February 2, 1991.
Michelle Verbeeck – 5-8 – Goalie – Wading River, N.Y. – Shoreham-Wading River
A 2009 graduate of Shoreham-Wading River High School, where she lettered for four years in lacrosse …earned All-Suffolk County honors and served as team captain during her senior season … led SWR squad to three state championships (2007, 2008, 2009) and four Suffolk County and Long Island titles during her tenure (2006-09) … named to New York State Championship All-Tournament Team three times beginning with her sophomore season in 2007 … earned honorable mention all-county honors as a junior, and all-division recognition as a sophomore … also earned four letters in volleyball, named team’s most valuable player award as a senior … full name is Michelle Linn Verbeeck … daughter of Linda and Thomas Verbeeck … her brother, Thomas, is a junior on Navy’s men’s track team … born July 15, 1991.
Dani Wiedmeier – 5-8 – Goalie – Miramar, Fla. – St. Thomas Aquinas
A 2009 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, where she lettered twice in lacrosse … earned first-team all-county, all-district and team MVP honors while serving as a senior captain … named Miami Herald 2009 All-Broward Lacrosse Player of the Year … team’s defensive MVP and a first-team all-district selection as a junior … twice named Goalie of the Year by Lax Maniax Elite Club … also lettered in ice hockey and volleyball … led girl’s hockey team to district championships and national tournament appearances in 2003 and 2006 … also played for the St. Thomas Aquinas boys’ hockey team…helped squad capture district and regional titles and finish as 2008 state runners-up … served as junior team captain … earned team’s senior leadership award … full name is Danielle Caitlin Wiedmeier … daughter of Bryan and Mary Wiedmeier … sister of current Navy senior Tori Wiedmeier … born May 6, 1991 … father, Bryan, played football at Carroll College, and currently serves as the president and chief operating officer for the Miami Dolphins … sister, Lauren, played hockey at Boston College
Kori Wilke – 5-8 – Attacker – Millersville, Md. – Severna Park
A 2009 graduate of Severna Park High School, where she earned two letters in lacrosse … member of Severna Park program that recorded two-straight undefeated seasons and en route to capturing county, region and state titles in both 2007 and 2008 … team won 47-consecutive games during the two-plus year run … as a senior, led team to a regional championship … also lettered as member of indoor track and cross country teams … high school teammate Anna Patterson will suit up for league foe Lehigh this spring … full name is Korin Ann Wilke … daughter of Julie and Thomas Wilke … father played college lacrosse at Penn State … born November 23, 2009 in Arlington, Va. …
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