2005 Players
 
#11 Erica Handleman - Class – Sr. Pos. – Defense Ht. – 5’7”
Croften, MD (Arundel)
After a season ending knee injury in 2004, Erica is excited to get back on the field…her experience at the position will be an asset to help lead a very young defense…
2004: saw action in 14 games…picked up 17 ground balls and caused 19 turnovers…
2003: picked up 22 groundballs…forced 16 turnovers
High School: played varsity lacrosse for Arundel High School under Head Coach Leanne Shuck…
Personal: daughter of Danna Lobos and Gary Handleman…majoring in psychology.

#12 Judy Ranns - Class – Sr. Pos. – Attack Ht. – 5’9”
Victoria, BC, Canada (Cornell University)
Judy had an excellent fall and has one of the best work ethics on the team…She has an exceptional ability to read her opponents and drive the crease…her aggressive play will see her at both midfield and attack this season… Personal: daughter of Cheryl and John Ranns…majoring in chemistry…Judy comes to Limestone from Cornell University where she was a Dean’s List student and a member of Phi Sigma Phi National Co-ed Honor Fraternity…the sister of former Limestone men’s lacrosse player Adam Ranns and sister-in-law of Dawn Ranns (Smith), a four-time All-American for the Lady Saints, Judy is no stranger to Limestone Lacrosse.

#15 Susie Russell - Class - Sr. Pos. – Midfield Ht. - 5’5”
Victoria, BC, Canada (Claremont Secondary)
Susie’s ability to catch difficult passes has put her at an advantage over many opponents…her patience and experience will help her transition from midfield to attack this season…she looks to help anchor a strong offense for the Saints…
2004: saw action in 8 games…scored 3 goals and added 2 assists…picked up 12 ground balls, caused 2 turnovers, and took 2 draw controls…
2003: had 5 goals…picked up 9 groundballs and caused 4 turnovers…
Personal: daughter of Darlene and Robert Russell…majoring in sports management and physical education… a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society and the Chi Alpha Sigma Athletes Honor Society.

Ladysaints' Juniors

#19 Kristen Black - Class – Jr. Pos. – Midfield Ht. – 5’5”
Calgary, AB, Canada (Central Memorial)
Kristen brings quickness and physical play to the field as she makes a transition from midfield to defense this year…Kristen has the potential to develop into one of the best defenders in the league…she looks to anchor the defense and add leadership to a young Saints team…
2004: played in all 17 games…netted a career high 17 goals and 10 assists…picked up 38 ground balls, caused 17 turnovers, and took 26 draw controls…
2003: had 5 points on 2 goals and 3 assists…picked up 10 groundballs…had 4 caused turnovers…
High School: played lacrosse and soccer at Central Memorial…
Personal: daughter of Kathy and Lynn Black…majoring in fitness and wellness with a minor in business.

#2 Rachel Moreland - Class – Jr. Pos. – Defense Ht. – 5’7”
Crofton, MD (Arundel)
High School: played varsity soccer and lacrosse at Arundel…named Team Captain and earned All-County honors in soccer…
Personal: daughter of Stephanie Carnie and Craig Moreland…also plays varsity soccer for Limestone…named Team Captain and earned 2nd-Team All-Conference honors for the Lady Saints soccer team in 2003…earned 1st-Team All-Conference honors in 2004…majoring in business.

#9 Brooke Nowell - Class – Jr. Pos. – Attack Ht. – 5’5”
Linthicum, MD (North County)
Brooke is returning from a solid sophomore year where she earned Unsung Hero honors and was among the best on the team in ground balls and caused turnovers…she will be a multiple threat on both sides of the field this season as she transitions back to the midfield position…her strong shooting abilities will make her an immediate threat to opposing teams…the coaching staff will look to her for both her experience and leadership abilities…
2004: played in all 17 games…recorded 21 points on 10 goals and 11 assists…ranked 3rd on the team with 58 ground balls…caused 22 turnovers and took 14 draw controls…
2003: tallied 28 points on 15 goals and 13 assists…picked up a team best 43 groundballs and ranked second with 24 caused turnovers…named to the Division II All-Rookie Team by womenslacrosse.com…
High School: played varsity lacrosse for North County High School under Head Coach Brian Bowles…
Personal: daughter of Beth and Larry Nowell…majoring in social work…a member of the Academic Honor Roll.

#23 Jackie Weaver - Class – Jr. Pos. – Goal Ht. – 5’7”
Carthage, NY (Carthage)
Jackie is one of the top Goalies in Division II and her experience in the goal will add depth to the defense…her athleticism plays a huge factor in the team’s clears and transitional game…the coaching staff looks to her to be a leader for the Saints this season…
2004:went 14-3 and helped lead the team to Division II Semifinals…recorded 127 saves…had a save percentage of .508…
2003: recorded 135 saves while allowing 79 goals against for a .631 save percentage (2nd in Division II)…
High School: played varsity lacrosse at Carthage High School under Head Coach Sue Gallagher…earned All-League honorable mention, Frontier League All-Star, and Exceptional Senior honors…
Personal: daughter of Dawn and James Weaver…majoring in elementary education with a coaching minor.

Ladysaints' Sophomores

#7 Jean Bradley - Class – So. Pos. – Defense Ht. – 5’5”
Mechanicsburg, PA (Cumberland Valley)
Jean is a quick defender who can change directions sharply when marking her opponent. Jean will add experience and depth to help anchor Limestone’s defense…
2004: saw action in 8 games…picked up 1 ground ball and caused 1 turnover…
High School: participated in the Keystone State games…played varsity lacrosse under Head Coach Carol Venet…
Personal: daughter of Amy Simmons and Mike Bradley…undecided major.

#5 Lauren Crostic - Class – So. Pos. – Defense Ht. – 5’7”
Cockeysville, MD (Towson Catholic)
Lauren looks to see more minutes this year as a junior…her height and experience will help put her in a competitive role on defense…
2004: saw action in 10 games… picked up 14 ground balls…
High School: awarded the Unsung Hero Award…
Personal: daughter of Carleen and Joseph Crostic…majoring in elementary education.

#25 Shannon Nolan - Class – So. Pos. – Midfield Ht. – 5’2”
Crofton, MD (AACC)
After splitting time last year between attack and midfield at Anne Arundel Community College, Shannon looks to make an impact for the Saints midfield this spring. “Shannon has good speed, quickness, and is very aggressive” said Coach Tucker of his new transfer…
AACC: Academic All-American in 2004…
Personal: daughter of Diane Mandrich and Billy Nolan…majoring in early childhood education.

#1 Jessica Verran - Class – So. Pos. – Attack Ht. – 5’2”
Lansing, MI (Grand Ledge)
Jessica is a quick player who dominates on loose balls and one-on-one’s…good speed allows her to move the ball up field quickly…look for her to see a lot of minutes in the spring on both attack and defense...
2004: saw action in 8 games…recorded 4 points with a goal and 3 assists…picked up 2 ground balls…
High School: All-State honorable mention, Detroit Free Press Prep Player of the Week…
Personal: daughter of Penny and Dale Verran...majoring in athletic training and sports management…Jessica is an Honor Student and a member of the Dean’s List.

Ladysaints' Freshmen

#99 Alison Anaya - Class – Fr. Pos. – Goal Ht. – 5’2”
Latham, NY (Shaker)
Allison is an extremely quick goalie who is not afraid to chase out of the crease.
High School: 2 time MVP ’03 & ’04…Suburban Council honorable mention…1st team All-Stars ’02-’04…
Personal: daughter of Elizabeth Tameta…majoring in athletic training.

#10 Claire Austin - Class – Fr. Pos. – Midfield Ht. – 5’4”
St. Michaels, MD (Easton)
Claire has proven her ability during the fall with her athleticism, ability to win ground balls, and her presence inside the eight…Claire’s duties this year will be to help strengthen the team’s midfield…
High School: a 3-year starter at Easton High School…helped lead team to Bayside Conference Championships in 2002 and 2003…earned varsity letters in lacrosse and swimming…
Personal: daughter of Jack and Martha Austin.

#30 Erin Cavanaugh - Class – Fr. Pos. – Goal Ht. – 5’9”
Ellicott City, MD (Westminster)
Erin adds depth to the goal this year…her height and aggressiveness when attacking bounce shots will earn her minutes this spring…
High School: Erin was a 3-year starter in goal and an honor student for Westminster High School…
Personal: daughter of Patrick Cavanaugh and Teresa Lancaster…plans to major in English.

#18 Jennifer Hester - Class – Fr. Pos. – Defense Ht. – 5’2”
Springfield, VA (West Springfield)
Jenn looks to help the team out this spring with managerial duties due to a knee injury that has prevented her from playing…
High School: Played varsity lacrosse at West Springfield under Head Coach Brian Puhlick…
Personal: daughter of Lynne and Robert Hester…majoring in business administration.

#8 Kristina Miles - Class – Fr. Pos. – Defense Ht. – 5’3”
Woodstock, GA (Woodstock)
Kristina adds extreme speed to the defense and has the ability to get the ball out of the defensive end quickly…
High School: 2 time All-Star award for North GA lacrosse league…National Society of High School Scholars member…
Personal: daughter of Shirley and John Miles…majoring in biology.

#22 Marissa Pesce - Class – Fr. Pos. – Attack Ht. – 5’3”
West Babylon, NY (West Babylon)
Marissa will have an immediate impact at the midfield position as a freshman…her excellent stick skills and athleticism will challenge anyone in Division II…
High School: All-Conference…
Personal: daughter of Linda and Michael Pesce…majoring in elementary education.

#3 Caroline Pickell - Class – Fr. Pos. – Midfield Ht. – 5’7”
Woodbridge, VA (Osborn Park)
Caroline’s switch from attack to defense will give Limestone some added height on the defensive side of the field.
Personal: daughter of Elisa and Jeff Pickell…undecided major.

#13 Aricka Piersma - Class – Fr. Pos. – Attack Ht. – 5’9”
Columbia, SC (Ridge View)
Aricka looks to come back this spring after an injury stopped her play in the fall…she will use her height to make a presence on offense…
High School: a 2-year starter at Ridge View…team captain and team MVP in her senior year…led her team to State Championship game in two consecutive years…
Personal: daughter of Richard and Marilyn Piersma…majoring in sports management.

#4 Andrea Poor - Class – Fr. Pos. – Attack Ht. – 5’6”
Oswego, NY (Oswego)
Andrea is an excellent feeder and her ability to use both hands makes her a versatile player in her position. She will help control the tempo of the offense…
High School: a 3-year starter at Oswego High School…earned 2nd-team All-League honors as a junior…received varsity letters in lacrosse and tennis…
Personal: daughter of Ann and Jeff Poor…Majoring in business with a minor in English education

#6 Tana Strout - Class – Fr. Pos. – Midfield Ht. – 5’3”
Vero Beach, FL (Vero Beach)
Tana’s quickness and ability to go one-on-one will add depth to Limestone’s offense…
High School: : Offensive player of the year 2004…top scorer…Vero Beach H.S record holder with 58 goals in 2004…
Personal: daughter of Ken and Robin Strout.