LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell head women’s lacrosse coach Randall Goldsborough has announced the signing of eight recruits who will join the Bison in 2014-15. The student-athletes in the incoming class hail from five different states and will address needs at a variety of positions.
Joining the Bison this fall will be Amy Collins (Waxhaw, N.C./Marvin Ridge), Katherine Doyle (Vienna, Va./Flint Hill School), Sarah Galzerano (Garden City, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy), Mary Margaret Kenney (Summit, N.J./Oak Knoll Scholl), Eve Lukowski (Ellicott City, Md./Mount de Sales Academy), Gretchen Richter (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville), Corley Simons (Purcellville, Va./Loudon Valley) and Erika Stube (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius).
“I am very excited about our incoming student-athletes for the fall of 2014,” said Goldsborough. “As a group, they add tremendous depth and lacrosse knowledge, and they all complement each other very well. I anticipate this class to come in strong and really push our current players, as well as add to the character that we so highly value in for our program.”
This group of newcomers will be tasked with replacing a strong group of eight graduating seniors, including three-time All-Patriot League midfielder Katelyn Miller.
Below is a closer look at each of the newcomers, along with a comment on each from Goldsborough.
- Amy Collins
- Waxhaw, N.C./Marvin Ridge
Born Nov. 25, 1996 in Fort Wayne, Ind. … parents are Doug and Joanne Collins … has one brother, Ryan … father played at Ball State and was her high school coach … in first three seasons of high school lacrosse piled up 277 goals, 93 assists, 360 points, 255 ground balls and 152 forced turnovers … set a state record with 124 goals and 40 assists as a junior in 2013 … had a 14-goal game and a 15-assist game … three-time First Team All-State, All-Regional and All-Union County selection … NCHSAA and Charlotte Observer state player of the year in 2013 … also 2013 Enquirer-Journal Player of the Year … US lacrosse High School All-Academic selection … Brine All-American … two-year team captain and team MVP.
Randall Goldsborough on Amy Collins: “Amy has really matured to be a very solid true midfielder. She exudes confidence on both ends of the field and I am really looking forward to her leadership.”
- Katherine Doyle
- Vienna, Va./Flint Hill School
Born May 1, 1996 in Arlington, Va. … parents are George and Laura Doyle … has three siblings: Matthew, Claire and Tommy … mother played field hockey and lacrosse at Lafayette … brother Matthew played baseball at Harvard … sister Claire is a junior at Bucknell and is a former member of the lacrosse team … twin brother Tommy has committed to play baseball at Virginia … has played soccer, basketball and lacrosse at Flint Hill School in Oakton, Va. … member of DC Metro US Lacrosse National Tournament champion … US Lacrosse High School All-Academic selection … earned the soccer team’s Husky Award in 2011 and 2012 … Flint Hill Tip-Off Classic All-Academic Team in 2012 and All-Tournament Team in 2012 and 2013 … captained the basketball team twice and the soccer team once … earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award, the Jasper P. Home Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award and the Senior Prize, which was awarded by the senior class to one junior.
Randall Goldsborough on Katherine Doyle: “Katherine is a solid defender with great footwork and positioning. Her understanding of team defense is very strong and will complement our system very well.”
- Sarah Galzerano
- Garden City, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy
Born May 25, 1996 in Garden City, N.Y. … parents are Joseph and Elizabeth Galzerano … has two siblings, Michael and Katherine … played lacrosse and soccer at Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, N.Y. … had a nine-goal game for the lacrosse team as part of a 30-goal season in 2013 … has earned Tri-State and Nassau Country Player of the Week honors … US Lacrosse High School All-Academic selection … team captain in soccer … helped team to Long Island Catholic League runner-up finish in 2013.
Randall Goldsborough on Sarah Galzerano: “Sarah is an unassuming attacker with a crafty ability to work off ball well. She complements her classmates well and we are excited to have her join our program.”
- Mary Margaret Kenney
- Summit, N.J./Oak Knoll School
Born May 15, 1996 in New Providence, N.J. … daughter of John and Lizanne Kenney … has four siblings: John, Evelyn, Grace and Angela … competed in lacrosse, cross country and winter track at Oak Knoll School … helped lead lacrosse team to Group 1 state championship in 2013 as well as 2012 and 2013 prep championships … US Lacrosse High School All-Academic selection … tallied 30 ground balls, 18 draw controls and three goals in 2013 … earned Team Dedication Award as a ninth-grader … winter track team MVP as a sophomore … two-time team MVP in cross country … all-conference selection as a junior.
Randall Goldsborough on Mary Margaret Kenney: “Mary Margaret is a very solid true midfielder who can contribute on both sides of the ball. She is a natural athlete and leader and I am anticipating she will add much depth to our program.”
- Eve Lukowski
- Ellicott City, Md./Mount de Sales Academy
Born Aug. 9, 1996 in Catonsville, Md. … parents are Thomas and Nancy Lukowski … has one sister, Britney, who played lacrosse at Savannah College of Art and Design … played lacrosse, field hockey and basketball at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville … 2013 team MVP and three-year team captain in basketball … two-year captain in field hockey … 2013 field hockey Unsung Hero Award … named to All-Metro field hockey team in 2011 … ABC News Athlete of the Week … 2013 recipient of C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award.
Randall Goldsborough on Eve Lukowski: “Eve adds tremendous depth to our offense given her ability to get solid shots off from further away from the cage. She is dynamic with the ball and I am excited to add these qualities to our offense.”
- Gretchen Richter
- Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville
Born May 1, 1996 in New York City … daughter of Greg and Nina Richter … has three siblings: Derek, Fritz and Sabina … lettered four times each in lacrosse and field hockey at Bronxville High School … team captain in both sports … three-time all-league and two-time all-section selection in lacrosse … one of the program’s all-time leading scorers … in field hockey was a two-time all-state and three-time all-league and all-section pick … team’s Rookie of the Year in 2011 and MVP in 2013.
Randall Goldsborough on Gretchen Richter: “Gretchen is a crafty attacker who plays well both with the ball and off ball. She is very poised, and that combined with her speed will bring a richness to our offense.”
- Corley Simons
- Purcellville, Va./Loudon Valley
Born Apr. 15, 1996 in Fairfax, Va. … daughter of Steve and Michelle Simons … has one sister, Gretta … four-year lacrosse letterwinner at Loudon Valley High School … two-year captain … first team all-district and all-region midfielder as a junior … team MVP … was all-district honorable mention as a freshman … in 2013 posted 62 goals and 51 draw controls.
Randall Goldsborough on Corley Simons: “Corley is not only very good at the draw, but has grown to be very strong at both ends of the field. Her speed in the midfield is also one of the things we are very excited about and will help fortify our clears and rides.”
- Erika Stube
- Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius
Born Aug. 19, 1996 in Syracuse, N.Y. … parents are Kraig and Cindy Stube … has one sister, Annalise … played field hockey, basketball and lacrosse at Fayetteville-Manlius High School … in lax was the 2013 Co-Defensive MVP and a CNYCL American First Team defender … helped lead the field hockey team to a 2013 sectional title and was named to All-CNY team and Section III All-Star Team … Syracuse Post Standard Athlete of the Week on Oct. 16, 2013 … field hockey team’s leading scorer with 14 goals and seven assists in 2013 … JV and varsity captain in basketball.
Randall Goldsborough on Erika Stube: “Erika has tremendous footwork and a solid understanding of defense. She will make a solid addition to our already strong defense and I'm excited to have her in our program.”