LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 9/2/11
From Press Releases
Boston College will welcome six newcomers for the upcoming 2012 season, according to an announcement made today by head coach Bowen Holden. Freshmen Mikaela Rix (Garden City), Rachel Igoe, Emily Mata, Stephanie Sabatini and Covington Stanwick, as well as sophomore Meghan Conley will join the ranks for the Eagles this spring, looking to contribute early and often.
“I am thrilled to welcome this group to campus this fall,” Coach Holden said. “Without a doubt, this is one of the strongest recruiting classes we have had, and we are expecting great things from these student-athletes on and off the field. Adding them to our strong and experienced core from last year should help us in our run for an ACC and National Championship!”
The 2012 Eagles’ recruiting class was recently ranked No. 6 in the country by InsideLacrosse Magazine.
Mikaela Rix, who was named the No. 3 recruit in the nation by InsideLacrosse Magazine, recently graduated from Garden City High School in New York, where she participated on the varsity lacrosse team for four years. During high school, Rix helped her team win four-straight New York State Championships. The midfielder earned both All-American and Academic All-American honors, while also be name an All-County selection in 2010 and 2011. Rix also played with the Under Armour All-American Underclassmen Team for two years, as well as the Under Armour All-American Senior Team for one. Rix was a member of U.S. Under-19 Team that won Gold in the 2011 FIL World Championship and was named to the 2011 All-World Team.
Rachel Igoe graduated from Framingham High School in May of 2011. During her high school career, she led her team to the 2010 Massachusetts State Championship. The Framingham, Mass. native was a two-time, All-American and a Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honoree. Igoe was named to the Metrowest Daily News Women’s Lacrosse Super Team in 2011, as well as the Bay State Conference First Team. Also in 2011, Inside Lacrosse Magazine selected Igoe for the College Rising Freshman Watchlist. Igoe will get the chance to play with her sister, Kristin Igoe, who has been a standout for BC over the past four years and will return for her last year of eligibility in 2012 as a graduate student.
Emily Mata was a three-year varsity goalkeeper for Severna Park High School in Maryland and a captain as a senior. She helped lead her school to the Maryland State Championship in 2009 and 2011. The Capital Newspaper named Mata a two-time, First Team All-Coaches Pick, as well as a two-time Second Team All-County selection. Also in 2011, she was selected for Inside Lacrosse Magazine’s College Rising Freshmen Watchlist and received the Jean Boyd and Paul Rusko Award for athletic achievement, integrity and exemplary sportsmanship.
Stephanie Sabatini is a 2011 graduate of Longmeadow High School in Longmeadow, Mass. In high school, she was a four-year varsity lacrosse letterwinner and a team captain in her senior season. Sabatini helped lead her team to four Western Massachusetts Championships and was named captain in her senior season. She was also a two-time, First Team All-Scholastic award recipient. Sabatini’s accolades extended off the field, as she was a four-year Honor Roll honoree, a member of the National Honor Society and the recipient of the 2010 Massachusetts Student-Athlete Citizenship Award.
Covie Stanwick, the No. 2 recruit in the country, was a four-year varsity starter and two-time captain at Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Towson, Md. During her tenure, she recorded 380 points to move into first place on the school’s all-time record list. She was a two-time U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American and a three-time IAAM All-Star. Stanwick was a 2010 High School All-Tewaaraton Team selection and a two-time Baltimore Messenger and Towson Times Player of the Year. Other honors for the Maryland native include being named the 2009 Under Armour Underclassman MVP and an Under Armour All-American Senior Team member. She was also a member of the U.S. Under-19 National Team that won Gold this summer in Germany at the FIL World Championships.
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