Women's Lacrosse Adds Seven Newcomers for 2011
Sept. 30, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington women's lacrosse head coach Tara Hannaford has announced seven student-athletes will join the Colonials for the 2011 season, highlighted by two-time US Lacrosse All-American Madison Pohle and a quartet of US Lacrosse Academic All-Americans.
"I am extremely excited about this freshmen class," said Hannaford, who is in her fourth season at GW. "They are an outstanding addition to our program as each of them brings an added level of intensity and speed. I expect this class to make a strong contribution to the 2011 team."
Four-year member and 2010 team captain of Severn School lacrosse team ... All-Anne Arundel County selection as a junior in 2009 ... Helped Admirals to IAAM Conference Championships as a sophomore in 2008 ... Also a four-time IAAM All-Conference selection on Admirals' soccer team.
Jordan Olivia Bathras ... Born June 11, 1992, in Annapolis, MD ... Daughter of Brian and Dawn Bathras. Mother played softball at Towson ... Older sister, Brett, played lacrosse at Johns Hopkins from 2006-10 ... Has two younger brothers, Bronson and Dalton ... Has younger sister, Ryan.
Named MVP of Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference (SVLC) and St. Francis lacrosse team as a senior in 2010 ... Two-time SVLC All-Conference selection ... Led Troubadours to back-to-back SVLC titles in 2009 and 2010 ... Totaled 87 goals, 36 assists, 94 ground balls and 33 caused turnovers over three scholastic seasons.
Samantha Jean Bauer ... Born Sept. 22, 1992, in Sacramento, CA ... Daughter of Mark and Darci Bauer ... Has older sister, Sarah, and older brother, Stephen.
2010 US Lacrosse Academic All-American ... Four-year member of North Allegheny's lacrosse team ... Two-time WPIAL Division I, Section II First Team All-Star and Division I All-Section All-Star ... Named Tigers' Best Offensive Player as a senior in 2010 and Most Dedicated Player as a freshman in 2007.
Brenna Elizabeth Curti ... Born Nov. 19, 1992, in Pittsburgh, PA ... Daughter of Jann and Chuck Curti ... Has older sister, Kiersten.
Totaled 36 goals and 31 ground balls as a senior at Marriotts Ridge ... 2010 First Team All-Howard County ... Helped Mustangs to 16-2 overall record, Howard County co-championship, and No. 6 ranking in Washington Post Top 10 ... 2010 US Lacrosse Academic All-American ... Also an All-County distance runner for Marriotts Ridge cross country and indoor track and field teams.
Lindsey Grace DiAntonio ... Born March 26, 1992, in Ellicott City, MD ... Daughter of Rick and Dori DiAntonio ... Father Rick played lacrosse at Lehigh ... Has older sister, Sarah ... Aspires to work for the Walt Disney Company.
Two-time Connecticut All-State selection ... 2010 New London Day All-Area Player of the Year ... Two-time New London Day All-Area performer ... Two-time First Team All-Shoreline Conference ... Helped Lyme-Old Lyme to undefeated Shoreline Conference record and state semifinal appearance in 2009 ... Represented New England All-Stars Team at 2009 Under Armour All-America Tournament ... Led Wildcats in ground balls in 2009 and 2010, paced team in goals and points as a senior in 2010.
Eliza Jane Girty ... Born Jan. 12, 1992, in Seattle, WA ... Daughter of Glenn and Brooke Girty ... Has two younger brothers, Graham and Porter.
Two-time US Lacrosse First Team All-American and Academic All-American (2009, 2010) ... Two-time All-Arizona selection ... 2010 Arizona Lacrosse Sportswoman of the Year, runner-up in 2008 ... Four-time Arizona All-Star and Southwest Region Team ... Led Chaparral to 2010 Arizona State Championship with 18-0 overall record ... Three-time MVP of Chaparral's cross country team.
Madison Rae Pohle ... Born Sept. 5, 1991, in Scottsdale, AZ ... Daughter of Doug and Tamara Pohle ... Has sister, Makenna ... Cousin, Kelly, played soccer at University of San Francisco.
2010 US Lacrosse Academic All-American ... Two-time Nassau County All-Conference 1 selection ... Senior team captain ... Helped Seahawks to county semifinal appearance in 2010 ... Member of Cold Spring Harbor's three-time Nassau County champion girls soccer team.
Terasa Catherine Vassallo ... Born May 31, 1992, in Manhasset, NY ... Daughter of Christopher and Linda Vassallo ... Has younger sister, Kelly.