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Schuman Announces Early Signing Class for Campbell Camels Women’s Lacrosse

0 Comments 26 November 2012

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Head coach Phil Schuman announced the signing of 13 players to National Letters of Intent for the women’s lacrosse team. The class of 2017 is the second recruiting class to sign with CU, as the team enters their first season in February.

“We are thrilled to announce the Campbell University women’s lacrosse class of 2017,” Schuman said. “Our goals with this class were to establish ourselves with the top club programs in the country, find dynamic student athletes with high character, and address depth in each position. We achieved all of those.”

Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Florida, and North Carolina are the states represented by the high school seniors. When they step on CU’s campus in August, they will join the 14 members of the inaugural signing class.

“I think this class is a great indication of what we can do in the normal recruiting cycle,” Schuman added. “We have representatives from some of the top high school and club programs up and down the east coast. They all had great opportunities with other established programs, but chose Campbell because they believed in what we were doing here.”


Blake Autry (Leonardtown High School | Maryland | Maryland United Lacrosse Club | Defense)

“Blake, from MULC 2013 East, is a smart defender who communicates well and can run the show. She plays her angles well and has great patience.”


Mackenzie Bailey (John Carroll School | Maryland | NEMS Lacrosse Club | Attack)

“Mackenzie is a sneaky player on attack with a good stick and finishes well. We will look to develop her more as a dodger. Her lacrosse IQ is also an asset for our young program.”

Individual Honors: Selected 2008 club national championship all-tournament team player, member of U-15 national team

Team Honors: 2010 Charm City Lax Festival Finalist, Invited to play in the 2010 Maryland Elite 8 tournament, 2008 and 2009 Upper Atlantic Tournament champions, 2009 summer showcase finalist, 2008 Fall Lax Clash Tournament Champions

Merredith Bechler (Washington Township High School | New Jersey | South Jersey Devils Lacrosse Club | Goalie)

“Merredith is a great ball stopper with solid leadership and communication skills. She will push Brittany Kincer for time next year. Merredith is a fun kid to be around and her enthusiasm is contagious; perfect for her position.”

Individual Honors: 2013 team captain, 2012 second team all-conference, 2011 first team all-conference, voted 2011 Most Courageous on the varsity team

Team Honors: 2012 Conference champions, 2011 South Jersey IV Group Champions, 2010 Gloucester County champions

Grace Boyce (Ithaca High School | New York | Star Riders | Midfield)

“Grace is a raw talent with Division I size and speed. She is a new age Division I player with her size and athleticism. We look forward to developing her stick skills and expect her impact to be significant.”

Individual Honors: 2010 and 2011 Class A first team all-star


Logan Brady (Severna Park High School | Maryland | SPLax Club | Defense)

“Logan is an aggressive defender that is willing to do whatever she is asked and then some. She comes from one of the best high school teams in the country and we are excited to develop her on our defensive end.”

Team Honors: 2012 Severna Park state champion

Hayley Carroll (Baron Collier High School | Florida | LaxManiax Lacrosse Club | Midfield)

“Hayley has developed a tremendous amount over the past year. She could end up being the most dynamic offensive threat we have in this class. Her stick is reliable, she hustles everywhere, and she is ready to work.”

Individual Honors: 2012 Academic All-American, 2012 first team all-county, 2012 first team all-area, 2010 most improved player


Annie Cook (McDonogh School | Maryland | Skywalkers Lacrosse Club | Attack)

“Annie is a smart player whose level of play skyrocketed after her commitment to CU. She has a high lacrosse IQ, comes from a great lacrosse family, and will make an immediate impact on our offense.”

Maddy Dolinar (North Harford High School | Maryland  | Skywalkers Lacrosse Club | Attack/Midfield)

“Maddy’s biggest asset is her speed. Her stick has improved a great deal over the past year, and with that, she will likely find herself in the midfield for us.”

Hannah Griffith (John Carroll School | Maryland | NEMS Lacrosse Club | Defense)

“Hannah has great footwork and plays her angles well on defense. She also comes from a great lacrosse family and we expect her to be a leader on defense from day one.”

Individual honors: US Lacrosse national tournament participant

Sara Hoyek (Cary High School | North Carolina | Carolina Fever | Defense)

“Sara is one of the best players in the Raleigh area and we are lucky to keep her ‘home’. She is a strong athlete that had a lot of opportunities elsewhere. A phenomenal student academically, Sara will be a great ambassador for our program and we expect her to make an immediate impact.”

Individual honors: 2011 and 2012 varsity team captain, 2011 and 2010 first team all-conference, 2009 second team all-conference, 2011 and 2010 team MVP, 2011 NC National Team member

Erin O’Hara (Arundel High School | Maryland | Maryland United Lacrosse Club East | Defense/Midfield)

“Erin is a coach’s daughter. She is smart, determined, and willing to do whatever she is asked. She played for perhaps the most talented 2013 club team and we expect big things from her.”

Individual Honors: 2012 Unsung Hero, 2011 Top Newcomer

Jasey Sanders (Palm Beach Central High School | Florida | LaxManiax Lacrosse Club | Midfield)

“Jasey has really quick and controlled footwork. Her stick is an asset in the midfield and she loves the sport. We expect her to be a reliable piece of our midfield for a long time.”

Individual honors: 2013, 2012, and 2011 team captain, 2012 and 2011 first team all-district

Megan Woods (McDonogh School | Maryland | Skywalkers Lacrosse Club | Defense/Midfield)

“Megan is a solid all-around player, with a great stick, that could find herself playing a number of positions on the field. She has great size and handles pressure well. We are excited to bring her on board!”

Campbell will open their inaugural season with an exhibition game against Pfeiffer at 1 p.m. on Feb. 2 at Barker-Lane Stadium. The regular season will begin Feb. 23 with a home match against Kennesaw State.

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