Women's Lacrosse Brings in Eight Student-Athletes for 2012
By ODU Athletics
July 7, 2011
NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University women's lacrosse has added eight players for the 2012 season, head coach Sue Stahl announced Wednesday.
New to the Lady Monarchs will be Kate Bermingham, Patricia Brown, Morgan Gallagher, Karen Hayde, Abigail Johansen, Jessica Liberty, Christina Rea and Ashmore Standing, along with other possible student-athletes that will be trying out for the team this fall.
Patricia Brown Mount Holly, N.J./Rancoas Valley Regional
Brown was team MVP and a two-time All-County and All-State performer at Mount Holly. She plans on majoring in Biology.
Stahl on Brown "Tricia is a strong player and true competitor that will make a solid impact on the field. We are very excited to have her as an addition to the ODU Lacrosse Team."
Morgan Gallagher West Chester, Pa./West Chester East
Gallagher was West Chester East's offensive MVP this season. She is a National Honor Society student and plans on majoring in psychology.
Stahl on Gallagher "Morgan is a quick midfielder who's endurance and versatility as a player will help our midfield tremendously."
Karen Hayde Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville
Hayde played goalie for Phoenixville and was team captain. She also was a forward on the soccer team and is a member of the National Honor Society. She plans on majoring in pre-med.
Stahl on Hayde "Karen is a strong and focused goalkeeper. She has a great work ethic and concentration level which will enable her to develop into a solid player in the goal."
Abigail Johansen Falls Church, Va./George Mason HS
Johansen was a four-time all-district performer and earned all-region honors as a junior. She led the squad to its first ever playoff birth and had 221 goals and 58 career assists.
Stahl on Johansen "Abby is a true defender who sees the whole field and recovers well from the midfield. She is able to adjust well to all situations and will hopefully develop into a leader on our defensive unit."
Jess Liberty East Setauket, N.Y./ Ward Melville
A four-year member of the lacrosse team, Liberty earned First-Team all-County honors and received US First-Team Academic All-American. She was a four-time New York Scholar-Athlete and also ran middle distance events in track and field. She plans on majoring in history/english.
Stahl on Liberty "Jessica is a focused midfielder with a strong desire to compete. She will add to the depth in our midfield and on our offensive end with her strong shot."
Christina Rea Levittown, N.Y./Division Avenue
Rea earned All-County honors and also received varsity letters in track and field and soccer. She plans on majoring in graphic design.
Stahl on Rea "Christina is a solid defender and natural athlete. She will be a welcomed addition to our defense with her size and strength as a player."
Kate Bermingham Annandale, Va./Annandale
A four-year member of the Annadale lacrosse team, Bermingham earned First-Team All-Region and All-District this past season. She also earned First-Team All-Region honors on the field hockey team.
Stahl on Bermingham "Kate has great game sense and vision on the field. She has the size and strength to develop into a power player on the defensive end."
Ashmore Standing Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate
Standing finished her high school career as a two-time First-Team TCIS All-State performer and was the TCIS Player of the Year. She led Cape Henry in goals and assists this season. She was also a First-Team All-State selection in field hockey.
Stahl on Standing "Ashmore will add speed and endurance to our midfield and may also become a major threat on our offensive end with her strong scoring and assisting ability."