Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/10/15
From Press Release
Nine talented recruits have signed National Letters of Intent to play lacrosse for Temple in 2016-17, announced 10th year head coach Bonnie Rosen. The group represents a total of five states, hailing from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey in addition to Pennsylvania.
Joining the Owls next year will be Lizzie Frederick (Rehoboth Beah, Del./Cape Henlopen), Maddie Gebert (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts), Meghan Hoffman (Fallston, Md./John Carroll), Michelle Koscinski (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley), Kara Nakrasius (Garnet Valley, Pa./Garnet Valley), Abby Overman (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty), Julia Ryan (Princeton, N.J./Princeton HS), Olivia Thompson (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) and Kimmy Weinstock (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield).
“We are so excited to welcome these nine student-athletes into the Temple Lacrosse family,” said Rosen. “In addition to being wonderful people, they were recruited for their athletic and lacrosse abilities, their commitment to team success, their dedication to being strong student-athletes, their desire to make a difference, and their love of playing sports. While each of them will bring their own set of strengths to the team, collectively as a class they will play a very important role in shaping the future of this program. They have the benefit of coming to Temple at a time when it has never been better to be a Temple Owl, and, because of that, they have a sense of Temple pride and excitement to be “Temple Made” that is truly contagious!”
Frederick joins her sister, Anna Frederick, who will be a senior in 2017. The two also have a fellow Cape Henlopen teammate in current freshman Taylor Gooch. Frederick is an accomplished lacrosse and field hockey player, having earned all-state honors in both and state championships in both sports as well. She helped lead the lacrosse team to a 14-4 record and a state title as a junior, scoring 38 goals and adding 36 assists. Frederick is an honor roll student who plans to major in education at Temple.
Gebert earned numerous honors in her junior year at Owen J. Roberts, including First Team All-American, First Team All-Conference, Team MVP and Player of the Year honors for both the Pottstown Mercury and Reading Eagle. She has already scored over 100 goals in her high school career, and has started on varsity every season. Gebert also plays for Brandywine Majors along with fellow recruit Kara Nakrasius. Off the field she is an honor roll student who plans to major in finance at Temple.
Hoffman’s John Carroll High School team has gone a combined 40-7 during her three years. She also plays for Elite Lacrosse Club and helped lead the team to an undefeated record in the summer of 2015. Off the field, Hoffman has been an honor roll student nearly every quarter, and plans to major in criminal justice at Temple.
Koscinski is one of two Garnet Valley High School recruits along with Kara Nakrasius. As a junior, Koscinski earned all-league honorable mention honors while helping lead the team to its fourth PIAA State Championship, and she was selected for the 2014-15 Upper Atlantic National Team. Koscinski is an honor roll student and is thinking of pursuing an early education major or exercise science major at Temple. Her older sister, Missy, is a senior lacrosse player for Old Dominion University this season.
Nakrasius has helped lead her Garnet Valley High School team to back-to-back state titles in 2014 and 2015. She was an all-league second team selection as a junior, and honorable mention as a sophomore. With her club team, Brandywine Majors, Nakrasius has participated in numerous national tournaments, and individually she was invited to try out for the US U19 Team.
Overman is one of two recruits from Liberty High School, joining teammate Olivia Thompson. She is a team captain for the upcoming season who has earned all-country honorable mention honors and three letters in varsity lacrosse. Overman has been a member of the National Honor Society for three years and has been named to the honor roll every quarter. She plans to go pre-med at Temple in physical therapy/neurology.
Ryan will graduate from Princeton High School after earning four letters and serving as team captain her senior year. She was a second team All-CVC selection as a junior, and helped lead her team to the sectional finals in NJ Group 4. She was an Academic All-American in 2015, and plans to major in business at Temple.
Thompson will join high school teammate Overman at Temple, and was an all county honorable mention selection as a junior. As a sophomore, Thompson was chosen to play in the Under Armour Uncommitted Showcase at Towson University. She also played basketball for Liberty, and was named first team all-county as a junior. Once at Temple, Thompson plans to major in business.
Weinstock will serve as team captain this year for Ridgefield High School, and was named to the All-FCIAC second team as a junior. She be a starter for a third year in a row in lacrosse, and has also been a four-year starter for Ridgefield’s field hockey team. Outside of high school, Weinstock plays for the Westchester Elite club team. Her dad, Michael, was a runner and hurdler for UConn track & field in the 1980’s. She plans to major in communications at Temple.