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ODU Lacrosse Signs Six Newcomers in Early Signing Period

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: December 12, 2007
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Dec. 12, 2007

NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University head women's lacrosse coach Sue Stahl announced the signing of six standout recruits to national letters of intent in the early signing period this fall. The class of 2012 will boast an incredibly athletic group that will address the demands of Coach Stahl's team on offense, defense and off the field. The class includes Mary Bermingham (Annandale, Va.), Rebecca Hartrum (Springfield, Pa.), Cory Johnson (Ellicott City, Md.), Hannah McBee (Middletown, Md.), Rebecca Reymann (Catonsville, Md.) and Sarah Wright (Cazenovia, N.Y.). All six girls were multi-sport athletes in high school.

Mary Bermingham was a four-year starter for both the field hockey and lacrosse teams in high school and also played basketball for Annandale High School. She was named Captain of the lacrosse team as a junior and has been named to the All Patriot District Team every year since 2005. She was also named to the First Team All Northern Region team as a sophomore and junior.

STAHL ON BERMINGHAM: "Mary is a very athletic, strong, and competitive athlete. Her speed, great stick-work, and determination make Mary a very versatile player all over the field."

Rebecca Hartrum was a four-sport athlete at Springfield High School in Pennsylvania and is a burner, holding school track records in three different events. She is already a two-year starter for the varsity team heading into her senior season.

STAHL ON HARTRUM: "She has demonstrated great stick work and has been a big contributor on attack for her high school team. Rebecca's good game sense and tremendous speed will be great additions to the Monarchs."

Courtney "Cory" Johnson is one of three newcomers from Maryland coming to Old Dominion. Johnson was a three-sport athlete at Marriotts Ridge High School in Ellicott City, Maryland. Cory is touted as a very strong defender and was named to the 2007 All-County 2nd Team.

STAHL ON JOHNSON: "Cory uses her strength and speed in every aspect of her play as a true hustler who wants every ball. She comes up with many interceptions and turnovers due to her great timing and athletic ability. We are really looking forward to working with Cory in the upcoming year."

Hannah McBee of Middletown, Maryland played four years of lacrosse and basketball at Urbana High School. She was a 1st Team All-MVAL Chesapeake selection last season in both sports and has been a leader both on the hardwood and on the field during her career. McBee played with the Maryland & District of Columbia Lacrosse Club team with fellow ODU newcomers Rebecca Reymann and Cory Johnson.

STAHL ON McBEE: "Hannah has great footwork and skills on defense and is a true athlete with raw instincts. She appears to be very persistent on the field, which reveals her overall tough competitive nature. Her determination and versatility as a player will be a great asset to our current squad."

Rebecca Reymann played field hockey, basketball and lacrosse at Catonsville High School in Maryland and in 2007 was named to the All-County and All-Division 1st Teams. Reymann also earned the Scholar Athlete of the Year award for Catonsville High School as a junior. She was also named as an Honorable Mention All-Galaxy team selection for the M & D LAX Club in 2007.

STAHL ON REYMANN: "A committed student and athlete, Becca has demonstrated a great deal of tenacity on and off the field. As a midfielder, Becca's quickness and speed enables her to be involved in every play. Becca will be a great addition to our program."

Finally, the ODU coaching staff welcomes Sarah Wright of Cazenovia High School. Wright was a 1st Team All-League athlete in all three sports she participated and was also a pre-season lacrosse All-American nominee. She was the Most Valuable Player on the soccer and lacrosse teams and she maintained Honor Roll grades throughout the year.

STAHL ON WRIGHT: "As a high scorer on her high school lacrosse team, Sarah is a strong midfielder who demonstratest quickness and diversity on the field. Her tremendous field sense and intensity is very apparent during competition. She will be a positive addition to our program on the field and in the classroom."

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