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Women’s recruits: Furman adds Lepore (Islip), Friel (Kellenberg Memorial) among signees

Thursday, 2nd January 2014

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LILacrossenews.com, Posted 1/2/14
From Press Release

Furman head women’s lacrosse coach Rachel Whitten announced today the signing of 11 players to national letters of intent. Furman will begin NCAA Division I intercollegiate competition as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2014-15.

“We are very excited to announce the signing of our 2014 recruiting class,” said Coach Whitten. “We have athletes coming from up and down the east coast and we anticipate all of them having a huge impact on building Furman’s program. This recruiting class, along with our current freshmen class, will be the building blocks of Furman lacrosse. The talent is strong but the work ethic and drive are what will help put Furman on the map!”

Signee Pos. Height Hometown High School Club Team
Britt Douglass A/M 5-6 Avon, Conn. Avon HS Nor’easter Lacrosse
Morgan Falkenhagen A/M 5-7 Vero Beach, Fl. Saint Edward’s School Lax Maniax
Maggie Friel G 5-10 Cold Spring Hills, N.Y. Kellenberg Memorial Long Island Yellow Jackets
Hana Lepore D 5-2 Islip, N.Y. Islip HS Long Island Top Guns
Kasie Lilly D/M 5-7 Annapolis, Md. Severn School CC Lax
Katie Mauro A 5-4 Huntington, N.Y. Ponte Vedra HS Lax Maniax
Abbey Muhly D/M 5-9 Baltimore, Md. Roland Park Country Sky Walkers
Courtney Richter D/M 5-3 Pasadena, Md. Chesapeake HS CC Lax
Allie Shell M 5-11 Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. Northern Highlands Regional Metro Magic
Gaby Susz D/M 5-4 Scarsdale, N.Y. Edgemont HS Metro Magic
Lauren Wilson D 5-10 Easton, Md. SS Peter & Paul HS Maryland United

Britt Douglass
A/M – Avon, Connecticut – Avon HS

High School: Three-year starter…led Avon High School to back-to-back-to-back NCCC Conference Championships and an appearance in the 2013 Class M State Semifinals as a junior…team captain as a senior…two-time Connecticut All-State Team One…three-time NCCC All-Conference honoree…two-time Hartford All-Courant team…led the team in goals and assists as a sophomore and a junior…four-year letterwinner in soccer…led the team to two Class L State Championships…four-year Scholar Athlete Award recipient for soccer and lacrosse…member of the student government and honor roll…played for Nor’easter Lacrosse…member of Brine All-American Team in 2011…named to Maximum Exposure Camp’s All-Star team in 2012.

Personal: Born Britt Catherine Douglass on September 7 in Chicago, Ill.…daughter of Alina and Mark Douglass…uncles, Robert and Jorge, were four-year letterwinners in swimming and water polo at Fordham and Robert is in Fordham’s Athletic Hall of Fame…cousin, Megan, was a four-year letterwinner in tennis at James Madison…cousin, Nicholas, was a four-year baseball letterwinner at Columbia University…cousin, Alfredo, was four-year football letterwinner at Iona College…undecided major.

Morgan Falkenhagen
A/M – Vero Beach, Fl. – Saint Edward’s School

High School: Sat out junior season with injury, but led Saint Edward’s School to district runner-up finish as a sophomore…named All-Area First Team, All-District First Team, All-Region Honorable Mention as a sophomore…named to the South Florida National Team in 2012…named team captain as a senior…also played varsity soccer…team captain as a senior and winner of the Coaches Award as a junior…played for Lax Maniax 2014 Black.

Personal: Born Morgan Elizabeth Falkenhagen on September 4 in Delray Beach, Fl…daughter of John and Denise Falkenhagen…majoring in sustainability science.

Maggie Friel
Goalie – Cold Spring Hills, N.Y. – Kellenberg Memorial HS

High School: Led Kellenberg Memorial High School to the semifinals of the Catholic High School League playoffs and finished ranked fourth in the league…recorded a .47 save percentage as a junior…member of undefeated junior varsity championship team as a sophomore…recorded a .579 season save percentage and a .689 playoff save percentage…recipient of the Bernie Ward Commitment Award as a sophomore…played for Long Island Yellow Jackets 2014 Blue Jones.

Personal: Born Maggie Elizabeth Friel on May 5 in Manhasset, N.Y…daughter of Karen and Dan Friel…majoring in biology.

Hana Lepore
D – Islip, N.Y. – Islip High School

High School: played for Long Island Top Guns 2014 Black club…4th place in U-15 National Tournament (2011).

Personal: Born Hana Mackenzie Lepore on January 9 in West Islip, N.Y…daughter of Frank and Jen Lepore…undecided major.

Kasie Lilly
D/M – Annapolis, Md. – Severn School

High School: Led Severn School to a #1 ranking in Anne Arundel County…named a team captain as a senior…served as junior varsity team captain as a sophomore and was given the Coaches MVP Award…also played varsity basketball and varsity field hockey…member of the National Honor Society, Book Club and was named a Severn Prefect…played for Chesapeake Club Lacrosse 2014 Black.

Personal: Born Kasie Lee Lilly on August 1 in Annapolis, Md…daughter of Greg and Kristie Lilly…mother, Kristie, played basketball at Johns Hopkins University and is a member of the Johns Hopkins Hall of Fame…father, Greg, played lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University…undecided major.

Katie Mauro
A – Huntington, N.Y. – Ponte Vedra High School

High School: Led Ponte Vedra High School to a 19-2 record and District Championship as a junior…11-7 record and District Championships as a sophomore…14-3 record as a freshman…named team captain as a senior…injured for most of junior season but was given Coaches Award…named All-County as a sophomore after recording 51 goals, 26 assists and 23 ground balls…named All-County, Most Valuable Attacker and Rookie of the Year as a freshman after recording 62 goals, 24 assists and 13 ground balls…member of the National Honors Society, Science National Honors Society, English National Honors Society, Rho Kappa History National Honors Society…three-time recipient of Academic Excellence Award…named AP Scholar with Distinction…member of Second Harvest Club and Senior Women Club…played for Lax Maniax 2014 Black…participated in U15 Nationals in 2011 and won the Champions Cup in 2012…member of ICE Lacrosse Club that won the JEM Memorial tournament in 2013.

Personal: Born Katherine Grace Mauro on March 20 in Huntington, N.Y…daughter of Maura and Joseph Mauro…majoring in education.

Abbey Muhly
D/M – Baltimore, Md. – Roland Park Country School

High School: led team to a 6-10 record as a junior…also played varsity field hockey and was a member of the varsity swim team…winner of the AP Scholar Award…yearbook editor…member of the National Spanish Honors Society…Wellesley Book Award Winner…member of the Sky Walkers 2014 Blue team.

Personal: Born Abigail Suzanna McElroy Muhly on April 2 in Baltimore, Md…daughter of Jamie and Daniel Muhly…majoring in biology.

Courtney Richter
D/M – Pasadena, Md. – Chesapeake High School

High School: Minds in Motion participant (soccer and basketball)…two-time Scholar Athlete (soccer and basketball)…named Most Improved (basketball) as a sophomore…member of Chesapeake Club Lax 2014 Black.

Personal: Born Courtney Marie Richter on April 22 in Annapolis, Md…daughter of Bryan and Theresa Richter…cousin played lacrosse at James Madison (2001-2005) and was All-CAA and an alternate on ’09 USA team…cousin plays football at Penn State (2012-present)…majoring in psychology.

Allie Shell
M – Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. – Northern Highlands Regional High School

High School: Led team to back-to-back league championships as a freshman and sophomore…was named team captain as a senior…named All-League Honorable Mention as a sophomore…member of the honor roll…played for Metro Magic Lacrosse.

Personal: Born Alexandra Linden Shell on December 8 in Ridgewood, N.J…daughter of Steve and Elizabeth Shell…majoring in business.

Gaby Susz
D/M – Scarsdale, N.Y. – Edgemont High School

High School: Named team captain as a senior…was team captain and named All-Section and All-League as a junior…named All-Section (honorable mention) and All-League as a sophomore…three-time All-League in basketball and two-time All-League in soccer…named All-Section in soccer as a junior…member of Metro Magic club team.

Personal: Born Gabriella Virginia Susz on June 17 in New York, N.Y…daughter of Rachel Geltman and Martin Susz…majoring in psychology.

Lauren Wilson
D – Easton, Md. – Saints Peter and Paul High School

High School: Two-time team captain at Saints Peter and Paul High School…named first-team All-Conference as a junior and second-team All-Conference as a sophomore…led team to conference championship as a sophomore…also played varsity soccer and basketball…led soccer team to three-consecutive conference championships and was named second team all conference as a senior…three-year varsity starter in basketball…moved into the top 5 in school history in career rebounds and top 10 in scoring…basketball MVP as a junior…1st team all-conference as a junior and second team all-conference as a sophomore…winner of school’s Varsity Athlete Triple Threat Award and Environmental Science Excellence Award…member of Maryland United 2014 East Team (club).

Personal: Born Lauren Kelly Wilson on December 1 in Easton, Md…daughter of Craig and Jackie Wilson…undecided major.

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