Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/9/09
The Archbishop Carroll connection at Division I Monmouth College will continue in 2009-10.
Monmouth head coach Kelly Van Zile announced that seven players have signed national letters of intent to play lacrosse for the Hawks starting next season.
One of them is Carroll senior defender Marlee Hagan, who will join three Patriot grads already on the roster now: junior midfielder Megan Brennan, junior defender Kelly Bosco and freshman attacker Olivia Salata. Yet another Carroll grad – starting goalie Monica Johnson – is a senior.
The other six Monmouth recruits are: Keri Cresbaugh (Sparta, N.J./Sparta), Gianna D’Urso (Fairfield, N.J./West Essex), Tori Jordan (Sewell, N.J./Washington Twp.), Julia Miczak (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex), Emma Taylor (Liverpool, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy), and Kirstyn Urbas (Sewell, N.J./Washington Twp.).
“I am very excited to welcome these seven student-athletes to Monmouth University as the lacrosse program’s class of 2013,” said Van Zile. “This is a very balanced class that should impact all areas of our game. I expect these players to be instrumental in future success and positively contribute to Monmouth both on and off the field.”
Hagan, who will serve as team captain for Carroll in 2009, was a key member of a Carroll defense that led the Pats to their eighth straight Catholic League championship last year. She plays her club lacrosse as a member of the Phantastix. Magan also plays basketball and field hockey at Archbishop Carroll where she is a USL Academic All-American and the class treasurer.
Monmouth, which went 13-5 last year, kick off the season on Sunday, Feb. 22, when it hosts Fairfield University. The Hawks will be looking for their 11th straight trip to the NEC Tournament this season.