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Women’s lacrosse: Long Island girls are members of Florida Southern’s inaugural recruiting class

Monday, 17th October 2011

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, High school, Recruiting, Posted 10/17/11
From Press Releases

Florida Southern head coach Kara Reber has announced the inaugural recruiting class for the women’s lacrosse program which gets set to begin their regular season competition in February 2012.

“I am very excited to work with this great group of talented student-athletes. We were able to bring in talent from all over the US as well as a few transfers, which will help tremendously in our first season,” said Reber. “I am looking forward to what this team can achieve in their first year and begin building for the years to come. This is an exciting time for Florida Southern and lacrosse in this state and I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to build from the ground up.”

Of the 27 newcomers, 20 of them are freshmen, represent 13 different states: California (1), Florida (2), Maryland (5), Michigan (1), Nevada (1), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (1), New York (4), North Carolina (1), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island (2), and Texas (1). The Moccasin newcomers for 2012:

Kate Culhane – A – Hicksville, N.Y. (Hicksville HS); Long Island Express; Scored 20 goals and 10 assist in her senior season … Member of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars and Spanish National Honor Society.

Melissa Halstead – D – Miller Place, N.Y. (Miller Place HS); 91 lacrosse; won the unsung hero award twice … started every game of her high school career … Caused 61 turnovers, 93 ground balls, and 19 draw controls in her final 3 seasons … team captain her senior year.

The Moccasins will begin their regular season February 19, when they host Lindenwood at 1:00 p.m.


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