Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/27/10
From Press Releases and Staff Reports
The defending Patriot League Champion Navy women’s lacrosse program and head coach Cindy Timchal (Haverford High) announced today an incoming class of 10 freshmen, which includes Archbishop Carroll midfielder Aimee Gennaro.
The newcomers represent Timchal’s fourth full recruiting class and join a program with their sights set on a repeat trip to the NCAA Tournament.
“We are very excited about the incoming Class of 2014,” said Timchal, the NCAA leader in career wins (379-98, .794). “We have some high-caliber athletes who have received a number of All-American honors. We expect this class to make an immediate impact on the program.”
The talented group features four high school All-Americans, including a pair of two-time selections, and four Academic All-Americans. Six different states are represented and four players hail from Maryland.
Navy played its first season of varsity competition in 2008 and has since posted a 43-13 (.767) record over three seasons, highlighted by the 2010 NCAA Tournament Appearance, Patriot League Championship and a 17-4 mark.
The 2011 Mids will return nine starters and four of its top five scorers from a year ago.
Navy Women’s Lacrosse Class of 2014
Jill Coughlin M Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s
Alexis Cowing M Severna Park, Md./Severna Park
Sam Dennis D Severn, Md./Archbishop Spalding
S.A. Fogleman A Kingston, R.I./Williston Northampton
Aimee Gennaro A Havertown, Pa./Archbishop Carroll
Molly Hamilton A New Albany, Ohio/New Albany
Lauren Hanover M Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington
Kelsey Henshaw M/D Chester, Md./Kent Island
Alex Rizzo A Sterling, Va./Dominion
Erin Walsh M/D Orinda, Calif./Miramont
Aimee Gennaro – Attack – Havertown, Pa. – Archbishop Carroll
A 2010 graduate of Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor where she lettered in lacrosse (3) and soccer (4) … US Lacrosse First-Team All-American in 2010 … also a US Lacrosse Academic All-American … selected as Catholic League MVP … Catholic League First-Team All-Star … chosen to First-Team All-Delco and First-Team All-Main Line … team captain … three-time Philadelphia Catholic League Champions … two-time District 12 Champions … scored 53 goals in 21 games, with a shooting percentage of .550 as a senior … scored 42 goals and gave out 14 assists as a junior … also a standout on soccer field; was named to the All-Main Line First Team, the Catholic League Second Team and was team captain and MVP … National Honor Society member and Student Council Representative … received 7th Congressional District Scholar-Athlete Award … voted most spirited senior by peers and served as school’s mascot … member of the Carroll Theatre Society … Vice-President of school’s Best Buddies chapter which is a program for helping people with intellectual disabilities … uncle, William F. Comly, is a 1973 Naval Academy graduate and former captain of the crew team … full name is Aimee Patricia Gennaro … daughter of Bill and Suzie Gennaro … born September 5, 1991.
Jill Coughlin – Midfield – Annapolis, Md. – St. Mary’s
A 2010 graduate of nearby St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis, where she earned two letters in lacrosse and two in field hockey … named First-Team All-Galaxy … honored with the Mid Atlantic Sports Alliance Sportsmanship of the Year Award … member of Maryland United club lacrosse team … club team won titles at Top of the Bay, National Draw and Galaxy National Tournaments … also a standout field hockey player … first-team all-county, IAAM all-star, All-Metro Honorable Mention and team MVP in field hockey … member of Fragile X Tournament Championship Team … earned class valedictorian honors with a 4.39 grade point average … member of the National Honor Society … selected as a Parvis Scholar, McGeady Scholar, Neumann Scholar and Distinctive Scholar … earned the Harvard Book Award and the Excellence in American Studies Award … semifinalist for the Maryland Distinguished Scholar Award … involved in school’s student government … also a youth field hockey and lacrosse referee … club lacrosse teammate of classmate Sam Dennis … father, Chris, was a four-year lacrosse goalie at UMBC … full name is Jillian Nicole Coughlin … daughter of Chris and Sue Coughlin … born June 22, 1992.
Alexis Cowing – Midfield- Severna Park, Md. – Severna Park
A 2010 graduate of Severna Park, where she earned letters in lacrosse (2), cross country (4) and indoor track (4) … a 2010 US Lacrosse Academic All-American … team won 2009 Maryland State Championship … aided team to a 14-1 record as a senior and a 14-3 mark as a junior … two-time team sportsmanship award winner … also a member of the 2009 cross country state championship team … captain of both track and cross country teams … member of the Global Concerns club … member of the National Honor Society … member of Model UN, Key Club and Annapolis Youth Chorale … full name is Alexis Brooke Cowing … daughter of Todd and Leslie Cowing … born April 7, 1993.
Sam Dennis – Defense – Severn, Md. – Archbishop Spalding
A 2010 graduate of Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Md., where she lettered in lacrosse (3), track (4) and cross country (4) … a two-time US Lacrosse Academic All-American … team captain her senior year … played club lacrosse for Maryland United … club team won Top of the Bay Championship … three-time MVP and two-time captain for cross county squad and earned IAAM all-star honors … National Honor Society member … National Foreign Language Honor Society member … member of the Student Council … Involved in Hope Club … received Outstanding Academic Excellence award … named a Merit Scholar … club lacrosse teammate of classmate Jill Coughlin … full name is Samantha Megan Dennis … daughter of Thomas and Lisa Dennis … born March 13, 1992.
S.A. Fogleman – Attack- Kingston, R.I. – Williston Northampton
A 2010 graduate of Williston Northampton High School in Easthampton, Mass. … also attended South Kingston High School … played three varsity seasons of lacrosse … two-time US Lacrosse All-American … earned First-Team All-American honors as a senior and named Honorable Mention as a junior … led Williston Northampton to a 29-1 record over two years … two-time Western New England Champions … two-time Central New England Lacrosse Invitational Champions … earned MVP of CNELI as a senior and named to all-tournament team as a junior … two-time WNEPSLA all-star … team MVP in 2010 … named all-state and all-division at South Kingstown High School in Rhode Island as a sophomore … also lettered in field hockey, track, cross country and ice hockey … National Merit Commended Scholar … AP Scholar with honors … awarded Lincoln D. Granniss Prize for Latin and Edward Lawton award for economics … tutor at high school writing center … news anchor on high school TV station … earned Best Delegate award for Model UN … member of the symphonic, jazz and marching bands … full name is Sarah Austen Fogleman … daughter of Jay and Kathy Fogleman … born August 6, 1992 in Columbia, Maryland.
Molly Hamilton – Attack – New Albany, Ohio – New Albany
A 2010 graduate of New Albany High School in Ohio, where she earned four letters in lacrosse and three in cross country … named US Lacrosse Honorable Mention All-American in 2010 … also an Academic All-American … four-time first-team all-state selection (2007-10) … also named first-team all-district and all-conference four consecutive years … led high school team to a 77-9 (.895) record over four-year span … team won three-straight state championships (2007-09) … team won four-straight league and district titles … competed scholastically in lacrosse against classmate Lauren Hanover … also earned first team all-league and first-team all-district honors in cross country … hobbies include snowboarding and wakeboarding … full name is Mary Katherine Hamilton … daughter of Scott and Katherine Hamilton … born March 24, 1992.
Lauren Hanover – Midfield – Upper Arlington, Ohio – Upper Arlington
A 2010 graduate of Upper Arlington High School in Ohio, where she earned three letters in lacrosse … won a state championship in 2008 and led her squad to conference and regional titles in 2009 and 2010 … two-time all-conference choice and also named to the all-region team as a senior … competed scholastically in lacrosse against classmate Molly Hamilton … also a member of the cross country team … active in Young Life Christian Group … brother, Eric, played lacrosse at Messiah College … full name is Lauren Elizabeth Hanover … daughter of Fred and Debbi Hanover … born January 5, 1992.
Kelsey Henshaw -Midfield/Defense Chester, Md. – Kent Island
A 2009 graduate of Kent Island High School, where she earned four letters in lacrosse … attended Naval Academy Preparatory School during the 2009-10 academic year … three-time Bayside Conference Champions … led team to 33-6 record from 2007 to ’09 … two-time team captain … member of the National Honor Society … member of the National Honor Society for High School Scholars … member of the French Club … full name is Kelsey Mae Henshaw … daughter of James and Kathy Flynn … born June 22, 1991.
Alex Rizzo – Attack – Sterling Va. – Dominion
A 2010 graduate of Dominion High School in Virginia, where she earned four letters in both lacrosse and swimming and one letter in cross country … three-time first-team all-district selection in lacrosse … named first-team all-county as a senior … selected to second-team all-region squad as a junior and was named team MVP … led team in scoring for three seasons … played club lacrosse with SuperNoVa from 2008-09 … accumulated a 4.39 grade point average in high school … member of the National Honor Society … won first-place at regional science fair … member of Student Council … involved in athlete-to-athlete club … active in Young Life Christian Group and Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church Youth Group … father, David, is a retired Air Force Officer … cousin, Mark Raybeck, is a 1994 Naval Academy graduate … full name is Alexa Kathryn Rizzo … daughter of David and Shelley Rizzo … born June 10, 1992 in Loma Linda, California.
Erin Walsh – Midfield/Defense – Orinda, Calif – Miramonte
A 2010 graduate of Miramonte High School in Orinda, Calif., where she earned four letters in lacrosse and one in soccer … two-time US Lacrosse First-Team All-American … two-time East Bay All-League Second Team … three-time team MVP … three-time All-DFAL League First Team … two-time WDNT All-Pacific Region … two-time league champions (team was 33-7 during span) … team captain as a senior … member of the Contra Costa County High School Honor Band, the All-Northern Calif. High School Honor Band and the California All-State High School Honor Band … plays clarinet and saxophone … member of the National Junior Classical League (Latin Club) … graduated Magna Cum Laude … two brothers, Edward and Brian, have played lacrosse at UC Davis … a third brother, Joseph, currently plays for UC Santa Barbara … full name is Erin Elizabeth Walsh … daughter of Brian and Vangie Walsh … born June 8, 1992.