Timchal Tabs Next Class of Navy Recruits
from press release
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy announced its incoming
Class of 2015 on Thursday. The two-time defending Patriot League
Champions will add 12 newcomers to a team that returns 10 starters
for the 2012 season. The incoming class went through induction
ceremonies on Thursday and now begins plebe summer.
"We've brought in some great players and we are very excited about this incoming class," said head coach Cindy Timchal. "We've been able to draw in some incredible talent, which is a reflection of the success of our program over the last few years. These young players will continue the ongoing process and journey of our program and they are ready for the challenge of representing the United States Naval Academy."
Three incoming players hail from the state of Maryland, while New York, Virginia and Massachusetts are the home states of two players each. There are three attackers in the class, four midfielders, four defenders and one goalie.
Four of the freshmen have earned US Lacrosse All-American honors, with midfielders Jessica Fellows and Melissa Gfeller being two-time selections. Defenders Meghan Ford and Molly Nantz also earned US Lacrosse All-America honors.
Seven of the 12 newcomers have earned Academic All-American honors from US Lacrosse. Fellows, Gfeller and Nantz, along with Loren Generi and Jordan Snyder are all two-time Academic All-Americans and Casey Browne and Sara Nardone each earned one Academic All-America certificate.
Navy made its second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2011 after winning its second Patriot League Championship. The Mids posted a 15-6 record and took on eventual national runner-up Maryland in the NCAA First Round. The Mids played just their fourth year of varsity lacrosse in 2011.
Navy's Class of 2015
Name Pos. Hometown/High School
Casey Browne M Miller Place, N.Y./Miller Place
Jessica Fellows M Vienna, Va./Flint Hill
Annie Foky G Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville
Meghan Ford D Billerica, Mass./Middlesex
Loren Generi A Bayport, N.Y./Bayport Blue-Point
Sarah George D Lutherville, Md./Dulaney
Melissa Gfeller M Rutland, Vt./Rutland
Molly Nantz D California, Md./Leonardtown
Sara Nardone D Rowley, Mass./Triton
Lindsay Rheiner M Wycombe, Pa./Council Rock North
Jordan Snyder A Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright
Morgan Stamm A Flower Mound, Texas/Trinity
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