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Women’s lacrosse: Amalfitano (St. Anthony’s) to strengthen American U class of 2015 team

Tuesday, 4th October 2011

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Recruiting, Posted 10/4/11
From Press Release

Head American University head coach Laura Campbell has added six student-athletes to make up the Class of 2015. Each of the student-athletes is currently enrolled at American as a freshman and will begin play this spring season.

“We have seen some real positive stuff from this group already this fall,” commented Campbell. “Overall, I am extremely pleased with the athleticism, commitment, and work ethic they have shown.”

Campbell has strengthened her defensive unit with the addition of three student-athletes — Tara Amalfitano, Olivia Reeve, and Emily Shields. The trio will “add speed, enthusiasm, and strength to our defensive unit,” remarked Campbell.

Amalfitano is from East Islip, N.Y. where she played at St. Anthony’s High School, a squad that finished third in the nation a year ago.

Reeve, a two-time First Team All-America selection, competed at Harpeth Hall in Nashville, Tenn. Shields, meanwhile, was a two-time all-conference pick at Andover High School in Andover, Mass.

Two of the Eagles’ freshmen — Jordan Harrington and Jamie Silverman — are attackers. Harrington hails from Fairport, N.Y., and according to Campbell, she is “a deceptive player with nice vision.” Harrington recorded 88 goals and 93 assists in her career at Fairport High School.

Silverman, a Southbury, Conn., native, is “a talented challenger and solid finisher,” said Campbell. Silverman was the No. 2 goal scorer in the country last season with 108 goals and 37 assists at Pomperang High School.

Finally, Campbell has added a goalkeeper, Tierney Gormley, a Linthicum, Md. native who was a four-year letterwinner at Old Mill High School. According to Campbell, Gormley “has proven to be dependable in the cage for us thus far during the fall season.”



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