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Ohio Lacrosse Signs Nine to National Letters-of-Intent

Contact: Jim Stephan


ATHENS -- The Ohio lacrosse program signed nine high school seniors to national letters-of-intent during the recent early signing period, head coach Kate Brew announced recently. The nine players make up the senior class of 2009.

The signed players with biographical information follow:

Kiersten McLouth, Midfield, Centerville, Va. (Westfield)
A three-time All-Concord District selection… earned first team honors as a sophomore and second-team as a freshman and junior… missed most of last year with an injury… named first-team all area by the Fairfax County Journal… an All Northern Region and All-Region Tournament selection.
Quoting Coach Brew: “Kiersten is an explosive and talented player who will greatly impact our game. She possesses excellent stick skills and shot.”

Aly Blum, Midfield, Woodline, Md. (Glenelg)
A two-time all-county selection by the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun (first team in 2004, second team in 2003 for both)… named second-team All-Metro by both papers following her junior year and honorable mention by both as a sophomore… was a Team Harrow selection for the 2004 Vail Shootout… voted Most Valuable Player of her high school team… A two-time All-Galaxy selection.
Quoting Coach Brew: “Aly has great awareness and field vision. She is a physical player who will contribute on both ends of the field.”

Lauren Roguski, Attack, Eldersburg, Md. (Liberty)
The sister of current Bobcat assistant coach Jess Roguski.
Quoting Coach Brew: “Lauren knows how to score. She is a true attacker who handles the ball well under pressure.”

Jess Kazaks, Attack, Patchogue, N.Y. (Patchogue)
Holds school scoring records for career goals (currently 70) and goals in a season (33 in 2004)… A three-year starter for the lacrosse team… earned all-league honors once... also plays field hockey and soccer… A New York State Scholar-Athlete for lacrosse and field hockey
Quoting Coach Brew: “Jess is a very quick attacker who knows how to take advantage of situations. She knows how to create options on offense.”

Melanie Klein, Midfield, Cincinnati (Sycamore)
Played on the Great Lakes Team 1 at the 2004 national tournament… a three-year starter at Sycamore… named Ohio South Region Defensive Player of the Year as a junior… also selected first-team all-district… helped her team to the state semifinals in 2003 and 2004… has been voted as a team captain for her senior year.
Quoting Coach Brew: “Mel is a pure athlete who will excel in the college game. She is strong, fast, and a very smart player.”

Meredith Post, Defense, Cincinnati (Sycamore)
A United States Lacrosse Academic All-America honoree… has played on the varsity for three seasons, helping the team to the city championship three years running… Sycamore advanced to the state final four in 2003 and 2004… chosen as a Greater Cincinnati Lacrosse Association All-Star as a freshman and junior.
Quoting Coach Brew: “Meredith is an excellent one-on-one defender who excels at transitioning the ball up field.”

Colleen Nevin, Defense, Hampstead, Md. (Mount de Sales)
Quoting Coach Brew: “Colleen is a natural leader on defense, her height and speed are great assets”.

Shannon Lynes, Attack, Ellicott City, Md. (River Hill)
Quoting Coach Brew: “Shannon has excellent field vision; she creates opportunities and distributes the ball well.”

Sarah Peterson, Midfield, Hudson (Hudson)
Quoting Coach Brew: “With Sarah’s speed, endurance and stamina, she will be used at both ends of the field.”

The Bobcats begin their 2005 season Feb. 25 against Duquesne.

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