Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/22/09
From Press Releases
Garnet Valley attack/midfielder Tori Mitros is one of five seniors that signed National Letters of Intent last week for coach Lauren Rywak at George Mason.
The Patriot women’s lacrosse team also will be joined in the fall of 2010 by Anna Kopecka, an attacker from T.C. Williams High School who is a native of the Czech Republic; Ashley Wheeler, a midfielder from Century High School in Sykesville, Md.; Sam Scruggs, an attacker from Chesapeake High School in Baltimore, Md.; and Katie Mascolo, a midfielder from Hall High School in West Hartford, Conn.
“We are thrilled with the addition of this group of players. They are extremely talented and will bring a lot to the program,” Rywak said. “Assistant coaches Kelly Kasper and Megan Cassara have done a great job evaluating talent and played a big role in bringing a strong signing class to Mason.”
Mitros will again serve as a co-captain in 2010 for the Jaguars and received Honorable Mention All-Central League honors in 2008 after joining the ranks of the Top-25 scorers (40 goals) in Delaware County. Mitros plays club lacrosse for the Lenape Premier Team.
“Tori is a strong player who has great field vision,” Rywak said. “Her unselfish play will be a valuable asset to the overall strength of our team; she can contribute throughout the midfield, attack and defense.”
Hailing from the Czech Republic, Kopecka has been a member of the Czech Republic World Cup Team since 2007. A member of the girl’s lacrosse team at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., she was an All-Met Girl’s Lacrosse Honorable Mention by The Washington Post in 2009. She was also named the MVP of the Titans’ girl’s lacrosse team in 2009 on her way to earning First-Team All-Patriot District honors.
Wheeler was a member of a Century High School team that won the 1A-2A State Championships in both 2007 and 2009. A member of the 2008 Mid-Atlantic National Team, Wheeler earned MVAL All-League Second Team Antietam Conference honors in 2008 and 2009. A 2009 Second-Team Baltimore Metro National Team selection, she played five years for the Check-Hers Elite Club Team and five years for Freedom Optimist Lacrosse.
Scruggs, from Chesapeake High School in Baltimore, Md., was a member of the 2009 U.S. Lacrosse Woman’s Division National Tournament Team representing the Potomac Chapter. She was named Second-Team Attack following the 2009 season by the Anne Arundel County Coaches All-County Team. In 2008, she was named Second-Team All-Galaxy Lacrosse League.
Mascolo, a midfielder for the Hall High School lacrosse team, was a member of the 2008 Lower New England Tournament Team One and a member of the Lax Plus Club Team. Mascolo also plays field hockey and was named All-Conference in 2009 and a team captain for the 2010 season.
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