LANCASTER, PA - The Franklin & Marshall College has announced that 16 recruits have submitted their deposit and declared their intention of joining the F&M women's soccer team for the 2005 season.
The 16 players will join a team that lost goalkeeper Melissa Ruff, defenders Emily Knapp and Kate Gardner and midfielder/defender Jennifer Sewell to graduation last season.
With the loss of Ruff, the Diplomats will turn to newcomers Brittany Allen (Fr., Ridgefield, CT/Kent), Miriam Marcis (Fr., Flemington, NJ/Hunterdon Central), Erin Roy (Fr., Boxborough, MA/Middlesex) and Robyn Jones (Jr., Titusville, NJ/Pennington).
In front of the goal, the Diplomats will have a group of talented defenders to replace the loss of All-Conference defenders Gardner and Knapp as Kara Adnopoz (Fr., Mount Kisco, NY/Horace Greeley), Erin Gleason (Fr., Bayonne, NJ/Mt. St. Dominic), Megan Hunter (Fr., Allentown, PA/Emmaus), Michelle Shea (Fr., Redding, CT/Staples) and Noel Stinchfield (Fr., Washington, D.C./Bullis) will don the blue and white this season.
On the offensive side of the ball, Nicole Boyle (Fr., Boca Raton, FL/Spanish River), Amy Cawley (Fr., Fleetwood, PA/Oley Valley), Kathryn Cogar (Fr., Baltimore, MD/Friends), Danielle David (Fr., Plymouth Meeting, PA/Germantown Academy), Brittany Easter (Fr., Haworth, NJ/Northern Valley), Shannon Summers (Fr., North Wales, PA/Hill) and Kelsey Tylus (Fr., Skillman, NJ/Hun) will all try to make an impact in their first year for Franklin & Marshall.
Franklin & Marshall will open the 2005 season at home as the team hosts the F&M Tournament on September 2-3 with Marymount University, Eastern Mennonite University and Roger Williams University.