BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell University head coach Phil Schuman has announced the inaugural women’s lacrosse recruiting class. The 11-member group will enroll at CU this fall in preparation for the program’s first season, which starts in Feb. 2013.
“We are pleased to announce our first class of women’s lacrosse players, the Class of 2016, at Campbell University! If you had asked me back in November if we could put together such a talented class, in such short order, I would have said no,” said Schuman. “These student-athletes have accepted the challenge of building the foundation of a new program and we are excited to have them on campus. We are bringing in the best junior college goalie in the country, another junior college All-American, and some talented high school seniors from up and down the east coast.”
“We are excited to announce the addition of 4 more student athletes later this summer; as well as our Class of 2017 next fall,” said Schuman. “Go Camels!”
In April 2011, the Campbell University Board of Trustees voted on and approved the addition of women’s lacrosse as the 21st sport in CU’s Division I athletics program. Coach Schuman spent the 2011-12 academic year recruiting student-athletes and preparing for the program’s first varsity season in the spring of 2013.
The Big South Conference will have eight members to participate in women’s lacrosse during the 2013 season – Campbell, Coastal Carolina, Davidson (associate), High Point, Liberty, Longwood, Presbyterian and Winthrop.
With eight members, the Big South is immediately eligible to apply for an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship. The Big South is in the process of determining scheduling, championship format and award recognitions, among others, leading up to the inaugural 2013 campaign.
2012 Campbell University Women’s Lacrosse Recruiting Class
Catherine “Kaki” Armiger / Midfield-Defense / Hockessin, Del. / St. Mark’s HS
Scored 30 goals with 23 assists as a senior… Selected to play in Delaware Senior All-Star lacrosse game… Was named St. Marks Outstanding Female Athlete… Served as captain of lacrosse and swim teams… Named 2nd-team all-state in swimming.
Loren Day / Attack / Leonardtown, Md. / Leonardtown HS
US Lacrosse First-team All-America pick as a senior when she scored 58 goals and added 42 draw controls… First-team all-county and all-conference choice in senior campaign… Also named all-conference as a junior… Two-year team captain… Named team MVP and earned coaches award and sportsmanship award… Also named to Washington Post/Southern Maryland Extra First Team, 2010 US Lacrosse-DC Metro Team 1, in Women’s National Tournament and to 2010 Under Armour Under Classmen-Washington, D.C. Team
Sierra Fox / Midfield-Defense / Raleigh, N.C. / William G. Enloe HS
First-team all-conference choice as a senior when she scored 74 goals, had 19 assists, 19 ground balls and 99 draw controls… Second-team all-league selection as a junior… Three-time academic all-conference honoree (2009, 2011, 2012)… Named team captain and most outstanding player in 2012.
Cloey Henchcliffe / Attack-Midfield / Hyattsville, Md. / Anne Arundel CC / Elizabeth Seton HS
Left Anne Arundel CC as the leading scorer in program history with 144 points… first-team JUCO All-American in 2011 when she scored 72 goals with 14 assists and was named offensive MVP of the region tournament… Led Anne Arundel to JUCO national runner-up finish in 2011 when she gained national all-tournament award and All-Maryland recognition… Scored 32 goals and 26 assists as a freshman in 2010 when she was named to the JUCO national all-tournament team.
Erica Hitch / Attack-Midfield / Salisbury, Md. / Parkside HS
Scored 21 goals with 15 assists, 17 draw controls and 22 groundballs as a senior… Earned US Lacrosse High School All-Academic Award… First-team All-Bayside in 2011 and second-team selection in 2010… Chosen team’s top newcomer in 2010 and top returning player in 2012… Three-year letter winner.
Brittany Kincer / Goalie / Glen Burnie, Md. / Anne Arundel CC / Glen Burnie HS
Led Anne Arundel Community College to back-to-back appearances in NJCAA National Tournament… As a senior, helped team to 17-2 record and national 3rd-place finish… Named to NJCAA National all-tournament team… Also selected 1st-team JUCO All-Maryland and to Region all-tournament team… Led Anne Arundel to Maryland JUCO crown… Tabbed Maryland JUCO women’s lacrosse student-athlete of the month for March… Posted a 6.79 goals-against average in 19 games with 163 saves during senior year… During junior year, earned national all-tournament team honors as Anne Arundel finished as 2011 JUCO national runner-up with a 17-2 mark… Led team to Maryland and regional championship… Chosen defensive MVP of region tournament… Named 1st-team all-Maryland and to region all-tourney squad.
Hannah Lamb / Attack-Midfield / Apex, N.C. / Holly Springs HS /
First-team all-conference choice in 2012 when she scored 27 goals for Holly Springs… Two-year team captain… Earned team’s Most Outstanding Player award as a senior.
April Reinhart / Midfield-Defense / Vienna, Va. / George C. Marshall HS
Second-team all-district choice as a senior and sophomore… Honorable mention all-district in junior year.
Rebecca Sheinfeld / Midfield / Weston, Fla. / American Heritage HS
Led American Heritage to district championship as a senior when she scored 57 goals with 29 assists, 48 forced turnovers and 76 ground balls… 2012 US Lacrosse Academic All-American… Chosen to Miami Herald and Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Broward All-County first-team… Also named to Florida High School Athletic Association first-team all-district and all-region and third-team all-league units… Named 2012 team MVP… Tallied 107 goals with 66 assists in her four-year varsity career… Had 34 goals and 32 assists as a junior.
Jillian Summers / Midfielder / Hamburg, N.Y. / Hamburg HS
Scholar athlete in 3 sports… Scored 19 goals with 6 assists during 2012 season… received leadership award… student of the month… earned high honor roll honors.
Catie Vance / Midfielder / Roanoke, Va. / Patrick Henry HS
Named district MVP as a senior… 3-time all-district choice, including 1st-team selection as junior and senior… Served as co-captain during final two years… Named team MVP as a senior… Named to the All-American Lacrosse National Classic Washington D.C. Team… Scored 132 goals with 54 assists, 65 ground balls and 24 draw controls.