PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- Even though the start of the 2013 season is just around the corner, the Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team is looking ahead a little bit with the signing of seven high school standouts during the early signing period. Second-year head coach Jillian Howley announced the initial signees of this year's recruiting class Wednesday (Feb. 27).
"I'm very excited about this group of signees who are going to play a big role in the future of our program," Howley said. "We have a very veteran team this year and will lose a lot of seniors so it is important that we replace that production and talent and I think we are off to a very good start."
The group includes a mix of positions from across the Midwest and Southeastern portions of the country. Two are listed as attackers, three at midfield and two on the defensive end of the field. Three of the student-athletes are from within the state of Ohio while the Storm signed one player each from the states of Florida, Kentucky, Illinois and Virginia.
"Lacrosse is a growing sport nationally and we are working hard to have our recruiting and our program reflect that," Howley added. "We have targeted players from the best programs within the state of Ohio and schools in other states who have achieved great success. We want student-athletes who are a good fit, not only for our team and our program but for Lake Erie College as a whole."
The Storm's early signing class is listed below, followed by brief student-athlete bios. Lake Erie opens the 2013 season with three games in Grand Junction, Colo., starting March 4 against Adams State University.
Blacklick, Ohio/Gahanna Lincoln
Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy
Naples, Fla./Gulf Coast
Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township
Kayla Bohn M/D | 5-6| Louisville, Ky./Eastern
PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Earned two varsity letters in lacrosse and volleyball at Eastern High School… was an all-state and all-division selection in lacrosse as a junior in 2012 when she helped lead the Eagles to the Division II state title… named to Kentucky-Indiana national team… helped volleyball team to a pair of conference championships… also played two years of basketball.
PERSONAL: Born March 5, 1995… parents are Jim and Elizabeth Bohn… undecided on a major.
Kayla Corey D | 5-4 | Sterling, Va./Heritage
PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Three-year letter-winner in lacrosse at Heritage High School… was named Athlete of the Month in March 2102… member of the Youth Advisory Council.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 10, 1995… parents are David Corey and Heidi Deishl… plans to major in accounting.
Amanda Getto D/GK | 5-4 | Medina, Ohio/Medina
PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Four-year letter-winner in goal at Medina High School… helped lead Bees to three consecutive OHSAA Division I state championships… as a junior named first-team all-district and team most valuable defensive player… posted two "perfect" games in 2012… better than 50% save average for career…. Also competed in one year of cross country where she received the team's "most spirited" award…. Served as a manager for the girls basketball team for three years… 2012 Northeast Ohio Dressage Association Year End Dressage and Seat Equitation and Open Training champion.
PERSONAL: Born April 15, 1995… daughter of Dan and Arlene Getto… plans to major in chemistry (pre-veterinarian concentration)… brother Jacob wrestled at Muskingum University.
Breana Moser M | 5-3 | Blacklick, Ohio/Gahanna Lincoln
PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Four-year letter-winner in lacrosse at Gahanna Lincoln High School… was a two-time all-conference selection ,earning second-team All-Ohio Capital Conference honors as a sophomore and first-team honors as a junior… also named second-team all-district as a junior in 2012.
PERSONAL: Born June 19, 1995… daughter of Mark Moser… plans to major in biology… played club-level ice hockey for seven years.
Mallory Quiggle A | 5-4 | Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy
PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Earned three varsity letters in lacrosse at Olentangy High School… team captain her senior year… two-time scholar-athlete recipient.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 12, 1995… parents are John and Joanne Quiggle… undecided on a major.
Delaney Semancik A | 5-4 | Naples, Fla./Gulf Coast
PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Four-year letter-winner in lacrosse at Gulf Coast High School… two-time team captain… received first-team All-Collier County Athletic Conference and Naples News all-area honors in 2012, leading team to district championship… honorable mention U.S. Lacrosse All-American as a junior… selected to play in Champion Girls' All-American Showcase.
PERSONAL: born March 21, 1995… parents are Kelly and Ed Semancik… plans to major in a pre-medicine track.
Deianira Smith M | 5-1 | Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township
PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Earned three-varsity letters in lacrosse at Evanston Township High School… also a member of the school orchestra and Latin Club.
PERSONAL: Born June 10, 1995… daughter of Kaquana King… plans to major in biology (pre-veterinarian concentration) with a minor in equine studies... plays the harp and violin.