LILacrossenews.com, Posted 7/19/12
From Press Release
Bentley University head women’s lacrosse coach Carissa Medeiros has revealed her program’s incoming freshman class, which will debut in the 2013 season. The class consists of seven student-athletes from the East Coast and one transfer student.
Joining the program in the fall as freshmen are Tori Cerny (Olney, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel), Meredith Hart (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport), Kelsey Howard (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), Morgan Livezey (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee), Erin O’Connor (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow), Brianna Whelan (Bethpage, N.Y./Bethpage) and Caitlin White (Irondequoit, N.Y./Irondequoit). Paige Burns (Hingham, Mass./Franklin & Marshall) will come in as a transfer.
“This incoming class is composed of very strong players from up and down the East Coast, and they are sure to make a strong impact on the program from the moment they step on campus,” said Medeiros.
Cerny was a 2011 and 2012 US Lacrosse Academic All-American, and she comes from a Our Lady of Good Counsel program in Maryland that is among the top high school women’s lacrosse programs in the nation. As a two-year starter, she helped Good Counsel to a conference title in 2011 and a runner-up finish in 2012. She amassed 53 points as a senior on 25 goals and 28 assists and was named second team All-Conference as an attacker.
Hart was a three-year starter and senior captain at Fairport High, earning a second team All-County selection as a junior. A defensive midfielder, she was a three-time New York State Scholar Athlete and represented Western New York at the US Lacrosse National Tournament.
Howard comes in as a midfielder after helping Scarborough High to three consecutive Maine state championships from 2010-2012. She was a 2011 US Lacrosse All-American and a 2012 honorable mention. In addition to those honors, Howard was both a first team All-State and All-Conference selection in 2011 and 2012, while serving as Scarborough’s team captain those seasons.
Livezey, an attacker, racked up 135 career points during her four years at Washington-Lee, the last three spent as a starter. She was a first team All-District choice as a junior and senior. Additionally, Livezey was named Washington-Lee’s class Valedictorian.
A midfielder, O’Connor helped Longmeadow to three straight Western Mass., titles from 2009-11, and Division I state runner-up finishes those same years. As a senior, she scored 22 goals and dished out 11 assists.
Whelan is a goalie and was a four-year starter at Bethpage High where she averaged 12.4 saves per game during her career. She was named All-County as a senior in 2012 and was a tri-captain. As a junior she was an All-County honorable mention in 2011.
White captained Irondequoit High as a senior and earned All-Conference honors her sophomore season. She was among the team leaders in goals, assists and ground balls as a junior and senior while taking on a defensive role. But Medeiros envisions using her dodging abilities and athleticism in the midfield.
Lastly, Burns comes in as a transfer from Franklin & Marshall College, where she played for one season. She played for Hingham High, where she was a four-year starter, and was team captain and leading scorer as a senior. In both her junior and senior years, she was named a Patriot League All-Star, Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic and was an Eastern Mass., Coaches Award honorable mention.
These eight will join a team that went 13-6 overall last season, advanced to the Northeast-10 semifinals and finished the year ranked ninth by the IWLCA.