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Women’s recruits: Shippensburg adds six signees from Maryland

Thursday, 20th December 2012

Categories Girl's/Women's, High school, Recruiting, Posted 12/20/12

Shippensburg University lacrosse coach Ashley Manion has confirmed that nine student-athletes have completed National Letters of Intent (NLIs) during the early signing period and will join the Raider program for the 2014 season. The recruits will complete their final year of high school and come to Shippensburg beginning in the fall of 2013.

“I’m extremely excited for these nine student-athletes to be joining Shippensburg lacrosse,” Manion said. “Each one brings a different style of play and specific strengths at their respective positions which will mesh nicely with our current players. I am looking at this group to help our team make a push to move up within the PSAC rankings.”

Max Barkley
Midfield • 5-6
Havre de Grace, Md./C. Milton Wright

C. Milton Wright High School: Earned one varsity letter thus far with the Mustangs…thrives on draw controls…tallied 102 assists, 141 takeaways, 170 groundballs and 61 goals over various levels…averaged 25 minutes per game as a freshman…played at the club level with Greene Turtle Lacrosse in Bel Air under coach Kim Cudmore…won five tournaments with her club team in 2010…captained club team to a 49-1 record from 2007-09…played for Integrity Lacrosse from 2005-09.

Personal: Full name is Mackenzie Rene Barkley…is the daughter of Keith Barkley and Andrea Lattizori…intended major is undeclared.

Annemarie Cericola
Midfield • 5-1

Ridley High School: Will finish up with four varsity letters in lacrosse and soccer for the Green Raiders and The Rockin’ R under coach Meagan DiCave…earned All-Delco honorable mention in 2011…recorded 45 goals, 20 assists and 40 groundball pickups over the last two years…played at the club level with Brandywine Majors for coach Karen Borbee…achieved All-Central Second Team honors and All-Delco honorable mention in soccer.

Personal: Full name is Annemarie Susanne Cericola…is the daughter of Robert and Susan Cericola…intended major is undeclared…has two sisters, Kristen and Jackie…Kristen played softball at Hartford in 2008.

Amanda Frank
Attack/Midfield • 5-3
Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown

Huntingtown High School: Will total four varsity letters playing for the Hurricanes under coach Maggie Pike…broke a team record for most assists as a sophomore before breaking her own record as a junior…earned All-County Second Team honors as a freshman and a sophomore…received the “Playmaker” award…played for club team Splax under coach Lauren Carrier…competed in JV soccer as a freshman.

Personal: Full name is Amanda Rose Frank…is the daughter of Dave and Kris Frank…plans to major in exercise science…has a sister, Rachel, who coaches JV lacrosse at Huntingtown High School and a brother, Brian, who plays lacrosse at Wheeling Jesuit…great grandfather, Jack Green, is in the Shippensburg University Hall of Fame for football, basketball and track and field.

Jamie Hills
Attack • 5-6
Ridley Park / Ridley

Ridley High School: Amassed three varsity letters in lacrosse and soccer for the Green Raiders and The Rockin’ R under coach Meagan DiCave…recorded 33 goals, 30 assists, 30 groundballs and 15 caused turnovers during her junior year as a team captain…played for club team Ultimate Goal under coach Julie Weiss…is a member of the National Honor Society and National Foreign Language Society…also played field hockey.

Personal: Full name is Jamie Kathleen Hills…is the daughter of Bryan and Linka Hills…plans to major in biology (health professions)…has two siblings, Christine Edelman and Haley Hills.

Taylor Johnson
Attack • 5-4
Baltimore, Md. / Mercy

Mercy High School: Totaled three varsity letters with the Magic under coach Marye Kellerman…tallied over 60 goals and 25 assists over the course of her playing career…also played at the club level with Looney’s under coach Jennifer Dabirsiaghi.

Personal: Full name is Taylor Lynn Johnson…is the daughter of Scott and Stacy Johnson…plans to major in physical therapy…has a brother, Ben.

Sarah Loughran
Defense • 5-2
Olney, Md./Sherwood

Sherwood High School: En route to her fourth varsity letter for the Warriors under coach Kelly Hughes…played at the club level with Rebels 2013 under coach Michael Haight…earned four varsity letters in field hockey…received Gazette All-County honorable mention for field hockey…also competes in diving…is an honor roll student a member of the Science Honor Society…previously a member of the French Honor Society…

Personal: Full name is Sarah Danielle Loughran…guardians are uncle John Kyber and aunt Diana Kyber…plans to major in biology/pre-physical therapy…has four siblings: Connor Loughran and cousins Caitlin Kyber, TJ Kyber and Kevin Kyber.

Lindsey Merkel
Goalkeeper • 5-6
Hampstead, Md./North Carroll

North Carroll High School: Earned a varsity letter in lacrosse as a sophomore for the Panthers under coach Rob Gonzalez…played for club team Check-hers Elite under coach Tracey Rohrback…was a member of the varsity golf team as a freshman.

Personal: Full name is Lindsey Rae Merkel…is the daughter of Ken and Ginna Merkel…plans to major in business…has a brother, Scott, who plays baseball at Stevenson.

Caitlin Rhoades
Attack • 5-9
Mechanicsburg/Cumberland Valley

Cumberland Valley High School: Will earn her fourth varsity letter this season with the Eagles under coach Emily Cocores…plays center midfield and attack…named to the All Mid-Penn Conference First Team squad as a junior…tallied 59 goals and 20 assists over the course of three seasons…earned a Mid-Penn Player of the Week award during her junior season…also played field hockey.

Personal: Full name is Caitlin MacKenzie Rhoades…is the daughter of William and Donna Rhoades…plans to major in exercise science…has two siblings.

Avery Wilkinson
Defense • 5-7
Damascus, Md./Damascus

Damascus High School: Amassed 11 varsity letters competing in lacrosse, soccer, indoor track and cheerleading for the Hornets …played for club team Rebels under coach Michael Haight…is an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Full name is Avery Elizabeth Wilkinson…is the daughter of Matt and Lauren Wilkinson…intended major is undeclared…has three siblings: Bryan, Tyler and Jordann.


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