Penn State Women's Lacrosse Inks Five Newcomers for 2004 Season
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., January 22, 2003 - The Penn State women's lacrosse team has announced its recruiting class for 2003. The newcomers include three from Mt. Hebron High School in Ellicott City, Md., one from Clarksville, Md., and one from Annapolis, Md.?
Lindsay Dutch, Renee Cipro, and Karen Long were all members of Mt. Hebron High School's state championship team the past two years. Cammie Jurkowsky played on the runner-up state championship team from Annapolis High School. Jenn Green is from River Hill High School in Clarksville, Md.
Dutch plays attack and midfield. She has great stick skills and is an excellent shooter. She was a 1st team All-Metro player for Howard County in 2002. "We are excited about what Lindsay will bring to our attack. She has great stick skills and is a true scorer," said head coach Suzanne Isidor, who is entering her third season at Penn State.
Cipro, a defender, was a second team All-Metro player for Howard County in 2002. She marked top attackers in the Baltimore Area and is known for her excellent speed and tenacious defensive playing. Isidor said, "Renee will be a great match-up defender in college. She already has experience in marking the top high school players in the country. Her speed and footwork will make her a tough defender at Penn State."
Long is a midfielder and attacker with sharp stick stills. She is a key player in transition and attack who was also a second team All-Metro player for Howard County in 2002. "Karen has the ability to play both ends of the field. Her stick skills will make her a threat on attack and her speed will be an asset in the midfield," said Isidor.
Green, a defender, was a first team All-Metro player for Howard County in 2002. She is an aggressive and speedy defender who hustles all over the field. On Green, Isidor said, "Jenn is a tenacious defender and we are excited about the intensity that she'll bring to our team."
Jurkowsky will join the team and add depth at the goalkeeper position. She is a quick and aggressive goalie who shows poise and leadership on the field. "We are excited about the talent and work ethic that Cammie will bring to our program. She was an excellent high school goalie and we're confident that she'll have a great college career at Penn State," said Isidor.
Penn State opens its 2003 season at home versus Vanderbilt on Saturday, March 1 at noon. For more information on the team please visit Penn State's official athletics website, www.GoPSUsports.com.