Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/12/11
From Press Releases
University of Louisville women’s lacrosse head coach Kellie Young has announced the addition of eight student-athletes for the 2012 season.
“This is another class packed full of talent,” Young says. “The class will be coming to The ‘Ville to continue building a tradition of success.”
The Cardinals’ 2012 class is led by Emily Kolsevich (Owen J. Roberts) as well as Faye Brust (Bel Air, Md.), Carissa Corbett (Wilmington, N.C.), Cat Gordon (Glen Arm, Md.), Kendall Gordon (Worthington, Ohio), Taylor Hagin (Cumming, Ga.), Danielle Lazo (Stevensville, Md.), and Casey Pepperman (Baltimore, Md.).
A Pottstown, Pa., native, Kolsevich earned all-PAC-10 first- and second-team honors in lacrosse at Owen J. Roberts High under coach Lucinda Boalton. Additionally, she earned Pottstown second team all-area honors. Outside of high school competition, she played for PA Express, while also competing at the national tournament with Philly Team 3 (2009) and Philly Team (2010). Along with being a three-year lacrosse letterwinner, she earned a varsity letter in tennis.
Kolsevich also succeeded in the classroom, as she was chosen to receive the PASLA Student-Athlete award, landed a spot on the 2010 United Sports Underclass Honor Roll and earned the Jim Gerlach Congressional Award. She was a National Honor Society member.
“Emily is a fireball,” said Young. “She is a tenacious attacker, who will find her way into the 8 meter and put the ball in the back of the net again and again. She is fearless and persistent on the field and promises to keep Louisville among the best in the BIG EAST and the nation in finishing categories.”
Brust comes to Louisville from Bel Air, Md., where she was a three-sport athlete at John Carroll High. A teammate of future Cardinal Cat Gordon, the duo helped lead their varsity lacrosse squad to back-to-back semifinals in 2009-10. Additionally, Brust played soccer and ran varsity track.
Corbett, a decorated athlete from Wilmington, N.C., played varsity lacrosse all four years under coach Erin Redmond at John T. Hoggard High. Along with being named team MVP and earning most improved player honors, she was tabbed as captain and named to the all-conference team for three years. This past year, she guided her team to a runner-up finish at the 2010 North Carolina state championship. Corbett also was a four-year varsity basketball letterwinner and served as co-captain for a year.
A Glen Arm, Md., resident, Cat Gordon will join the Cardinals after a successful prep career at John Carroll High. Gordon was a varsity lacrosse letterwinner under coach Krysten Porcella, while also earning letters in tennis, indoor track and basketball. A two-time Maryland Lacrosse Association All-Star, she played club lacrosse for TLC 2011, where she led the team in draw controls and ranked among the top five in scoring from her freshman to her junior seasons.
Kendall Gordon hails from Worthington, Ohio, where she attended Thomas Worthington High. A four-year letterwinner in lacrosse, she collected all-league and all-district honors and was named to the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Midwest Girls’ All-Star Team.
Hagin, a highly touted offensive threat, played lacrosse at West Forsyth High under coach Dan Kaplan in Cumming, Ga. She earned numerous accolades throughout her career, being selected as the team’s offensive MVP three times (2008-10), earned all-county honors three times (2008-10) and was tabbed an all-state selection in 2009 and 2010.
Lazo, who played for the U.S. Lacrosse Women’s U-19 National Team in 2010-11, competed at St. Mary’s High under coach Megan Lewis in Stevensville, Md. She also gained extensive experience, playing in the U.S. Women’s Division National Tournament with D.C. Metro and competing for Maryland United Lacrosse Club 2011 East as a player and a coach. This past year, she was tabbed a 2010 Under Armour All-America Washington, D.C. Girls’ All-Star.
Rounding out the class is Pepperman, who played lacrosse at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md. under coach Chris Robinson. Pepperman, an honor roll student, also excelled on the track, as she has two top-20 all-time marks in the 300m, plus one in the 55m hurdles and the long jump.
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