Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/27/12
From Press Release
With the inaugural season in the books for head coach Kara Reber and the women’s lacrosse program at Florida Southern, thirteen new faces have joined the program for the 2013 season that will begin in February.
“I am extremely excited about this incoming group of student-athletes. Not only did they excel in the classroom but have had excellent lacrosse careers thus far,” said Coach Reber.
Reber also looks forward to the added depth to the roster and the immediate impact some of the girls can bring to a team which is coming off of a 12-4 season that ended with the Moccasins being ranked 15th nationally.
The incoming group of girls hails from seven different states; New York, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Idaho, Delaware and Pennsylvania, and includes twelve freshmen and a junior college transfer.
Danielle Ferguson – D/M – Fort Washington, Pa. (Upper Dublin HS): Ultimate Lacrosse Club Team … member of high school squad that won four consecutive Suburban One American Conference Championships … 2x Third Team All-League.
Alexis Heuring – D – Lewes, Del. (Cape Henlopen HS): Ultimate Lacrosse Club Team … high school program won four consecutive Delaware Girls Lacrosse State Championships … 2009 member of Delaware Sports Writer Team of the Year … Received “Unsung Hero” award … Member of National Honor Society.
Marissa Masello – D – Warners, New York (West Genesee HS/Monroe Community College): Member of Monroe Community College Lacrosse Team that won NCAA JUCO Nationals in 2010 and 2011 … Second Team All-American as a freshman … First Team All-American as a sophomore.
Gabrielle Barowski – M/D – Alexandria, Va. (Bishop Ireton HS): Future Elite Club Team … made D.C. Metro Team in 2011 … helped team go to the semi-finals in the Washington Catholic Area Conference in 2011 and 2012 … State runner up for VISAA tournament first time in school history … two time WCAC All-Conference honorable mention and 2nd team defender … National Spanish Exam finalist.
Ashley Robertson – A – Ellicott City, Md. (Mount de Sales Academy): Hero’s Club Team … junior varsity captain 2010 … Unsung Hero in 2010 … member of National Honor Society and Math National Honor Society.
Cassie Crain – M – Bunnell, Fla. (Flagler Palm Coast HS): LaxManiax Club Team … 2x USLacrosse Academic All-American … team captain junior and senior seasons … 2012 HS varsity lacrosse team MVP … scored 78 goals and 69 assists in 2012 … 2011 HS varsity lacrosse best all-around player … 2010 HS varsity lacrosse best offensive player … 2009 HS varsity lacrosse rookie of the year.
Madison Oliver – M – Finksburg, Md. (Maryvale Prep): Rome Club Team … member of high school team that was ranked #3 in the nation … Lacrosse Academic All-American … Athletic Association Captain … 4x scholar athlete … senior stats included 21 caused turnovers, 26 ground balls and 2 draw controls as a defender … Leader of PACT: Promoting Active Community Testament (a community service group) … Maryvale Award recipient.
Taylor Oliver – M – Finksburg, Md. (Maryvale Prep): Rome Club Team … member of high school team that was ranked #3 in the nation … Lacrosse Academic All-American … Athletic Association Captain … 4x scholar athlete … Member of National Honor Society … senior stats include 23 goals, six assists, 21 draw controls, 16 caused turnovers and 17 ground balls … Leader of PACT: Promoting Active Community Testament (a community service group) … Maryvale Award recipient.
Grace Donovan – M – Boise, Idaho (Centennial HS, Capital HS): Utah/Idaho National Team … placed second in Iroquois Division in National Lacrosse Tournament … one of three Idaho players selected for the Utah/Idaho National Team … 2x All-Idaho Lacrosse Team MVP … senior stats include 193 ground ball pickups, 82 goals and 16 assists … 2x Academic All-American … selected for C.V. McClurg Scholarship at Florida Southern.
Kaitlyn Govatos – M – Annapolis, Md. (Annapolis HS): SPLax Club Team … 2x Coaches Second Team All County … Honorable Mention Coaches Arundel County … Sports Boosters’ Scholar Athlete … senior season stats include 19 goals and 11 assists … member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
Brianna Collacchi – D – Parkton, Md. (Hereford HS): Skywalkers Club Team … 2012 High School Team Captain … senior stats include 19 ground ball and 15 caused turnovers … All-Division First Team … All-Academic Team … member of Science National Honor Society and National Honor Society.
Marissa Braden – M – Stuart, Fla. (Martin County HS): Stickbenders Club Team … 2x Team MVP … 2x Team Captain … led team in goals scored … senior stats include, 28 ground balls, 56 draw controls, 65 goals and 21 caused turnovers … First Team All-Area … First Team All-District … First Team All-Region … Second Team All-League … Academic All-American … AP National Scholar.
Alexandra Kryjak – M/A – North Potomac, Md. (Quince Orchard HS): Rebels Club Team … 3x Team MVP … cumulative stats include, 91 goals, 44 assists, 93 draw controls, 158 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers … 3A Division First Team as a sophomore … 2x Montgomery County Lacrosse Coaches’ All-County Second Team … honorable mention senior year … senior all-star game participant.