Women's Lacrosse 2014 Signees Announced
Aug. 15, 2014
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's lacrosse team has signed 10 players in its 2014 signing class, head coach Meredith Black announced Friday.
All 10 student-athletes will arrive on campus this fall and have four years of eligibility remaining with the Golden Eagles.
"I know we have a great group of incoming freshman coming in and I am very anxious to get a chance to work with them all full time," Black said. "This class was recruited with the understanding that they can come in and contribute right away if they put in the work."
The group includes three student-athletes from Illinois, two from Pennsylvania in addition to one each from California, New York, New Jersey, Missouri and Virginia.
"This class is going to help our team improve and what I like about them is that they all bring unique aspects to the game," Black said. "We have a couple of strong hustlers, some really nice skill on attack, a draw threat and very savvy defenders. This class has it all and I know they will help us take our team in the right direction."
Tori Bulgier | D | 5-5 | Harleysville, Pennsylvania | Souderton Area H.S.
Prior to Marquette: Bulgier earned four letters in lacrosse at Souderton Area High School and was a two-time team captain ... Helped Souderton to a conference title as a senior while earning all-league recognition ... Competed in the Brine All-American National Lacrosse Classic in 2011 and was a Philly Showcase Fab 40 All-Star the same year ... Named rookie of the year in 2011 at Souderton and given the Spirit Stick Award as sophomore in 2012 ... Competed for Ultimate Lacrosse on the club circuit for head coach Jenny Duckenfield ... Also earned three letters in cross country.
Personal: Bulgier was born in Harleysville, Pennsylvania and is the second youngest of four children to Earl and Debra Bulgier ... Has an older brother P.J., older sister, Janice and younger sister, Natalie ... Plans to major in journalism and political science.
Alex Gambacorta | D | 5-1 | Glenview, Illinois | Loyola Academy
Prior to Marquette: Gambacorta earned two letters in both girls lacrosse and basketball at Loyola Academy ... Helped the Ramblers to Illinois state titles as a junior and senior ... Competed in the Brine National Tournament with the Illinois-Wisconsin National Team.
Personal: Gambacorta was born in Milwaukee to John and Catherine Gambacorta ... Is a triplet ... Two sisters are Elizabeth and Victoria.
Molly Grozier | GK | 5-2 | Pleasanton, California | Amador Valley H.S.
Prior to Marquette: Grozier was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse at Amador Valley High School ... Led Amador Valley to an East Bay Athletic League championship in 2014 with a 23-1 record and also claimed a league crown in 2013 ... Dons were ranked No. 1 in the west region by Nike/US Lacrosse and LaxPower ... Sectional runner-up as a sophomore and junior ... Posted a 6.32 goals against average as a senior and 6.66 mark as a junior ... Competed in club lacrosse with BearLax ... Also played soccer at Amador Valley.
Personal: Born in Concord, Massachusetts ... Daughter of Lisa and John Grozier ... Has a younger brother, Michael, and a younger sister, Sadie ... Plans to major in nursing.
Riley Hill | A | 5-3 | West Islip, N.Y. | West Islip H.S.
Prior to Marquette: Hill was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse at West Islip High School and served as team captain as a senior in 2014 ... Led the Lions to a 21-1 record as a senior while posting 59 goals and 21 assists ... Scored 44 goals and added 13 assists as a junior while WIHS notched a 16-3 record ... Concluded high school career with 143 goals and 63 assists ... Earned all-county recognition as a junior and senior ... The Lions won county, Long Island and regional titles during her senior campaign in 2014 ... Played for Long Island Liberty, Long Island Top Guns and the Brine National Team ... Part of first Long Island Top Guns team to compete in the U15 National Championship in 2011 and earned all-tournament honors while helping Top Guns to a fourth-place finish ... Also earned two letters in volleyball at West Islip and served as team captain as a senior.
Personal: Hill is the oldest of three children to Jim and Michelle Hill ... Has younger sisters Lindsey and Jaimey ... Born in Nassau, New York.
Allison Lane | M | 6-0 | Asbury, N.J. | North Hunterdon H.S.
Prior to Marquette: Lane earned four letters in lacrosse at North Hunterdon High School ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Four-time all-area and three-time all-conference selection ... Team and county tournament MVP as a senior ... Named the Lehigh Valley Live/Express Times Female Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2014, as well as the North Hunderdon High School Outstanding Senior Female Athlete and the school's Wendy's High School Heisman winner ... Helped the Lions to county titles her final three seasons and a school record 19 wins as a senior ... Scored 193 goals and recorded 66 assists in high school career ... Goal total is the fourth-highest in school history ... Played for T3 Lacrosse Club ... Was a three-time all-conference performer while earning three letters in volleyball ... Also earned three letters in basketball as a first team all-conference performer ... MVP of volleyball, basketball and lacrosse teams as a senior.
Personal: Lane was born in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania and is the middle of three children to Brian and Carol Lane ... Has an older sister, Shannon and a younger brother, Connor ... Mother played tennis at Wheeling Jesuit and father men's basketball at the University of Delaware ... Plans to major in business.
Carrie Mahon | M | 5-7 | Port Matilda, Pa. | State College H.S.
Prior to Marquette: Mahon earned four letters in lacrosse at State College High School ... Served as a team captain as a senior and was a US Lacrosse All-American ... Also earned US Lacrosse All-Academic honors as a junior (2013) and senior (2014) ... Two-time team MVP ... Scored 67 goals as a senior and added over 50 assists ... Scored 212 goals in her high school career, with 126 assists, 247 draw controls, 207 ground balls, 109 caused turnovers ... Led Little Lions to four PIAA playoff appearances, including a quarterfinal berth in 2013 ... Big 12 First Team All-Star as a junior and senior as well as a Mid-Penn Conference All-Star in 2013 ... Named to 2014 PennLive.com Girls' All-Star First Team ... Played club lacrosse with XTEAM, Nittany Valley and PA Blue Thunder... Also earned three varsity letters in basketball at State College High School ... Holds the State College single-season assist record and is fifth all-time in career assists, while also ranking in the top 20 in steals, blocks, 3-pointers and free throws.
Personal: Mahon was born in State College, Pennsylvania to Karen and Mark Mahon ... Has an older sister Katie who is also a member of the Marquette women's lacrosse team ... Plans to major in exercise physiology with the intent to enter the physical therapy program.
Molly Marciniak | D/M | 5-6 | Downers Grove, Ill. | Montini Catholic H.S.
Prior to Marquette: Marciniak earned three letters in girls lacrosse at Montini Catholic High School ... Served as team captain as a senior in 2014, while totaling 45 goals and 88 draw controls ... Helped Montini to a state runner-up finish as a junior in 2013, a season in which the squad also captured regional, sectional and supersectional titles ... Won regional and sectional championships during her final three seasons ... Competed with the Illinois-Wisconsin National Team in 2013 and the Lakeshore Lacrosse National Team from 2012-14.
Personal: Marciniak was born in Chicago to Robert and Amy Marciniak ... Is the oldest of four children ... Has three younger triplet siblings, Julia, Luke and Myles ... Plans to major in communications ... Is the 11th person in her family to attend Marquette.
Charlotte McGuire | M | 5-7 | Northfield, Ill. | New Trier H.S.
Prior to Marquette: McGuire earned three varsity letters in lacrosse at New Trier High School, where she served as team captain as a senior in 2014 ... Earned US Lacrosse All-America First Team honors as a senior, while helping the Trevians to a 22-1-1 record and the first undefeated regular season in team history ... Posted 63 goals, 31 assists, 64 draw controls and 54 caused turnovers as a senior in 2014 ... Earned all-state recognition as both a junior and senior and was an Under Armour Underclass All-American in both 2012 and 2013 ... Three-time US Lacrosse Midwest Player of the Week during senior season ... State runner-up as a senior and ranked third in the Midwest by US Lacrosse ... Team notched a third-place state finish in 2013 and a runner-up placement in 2012 ... Competed with Lake Shore Lacrosse from 2010-12 and was a club teammate of Marquette's Fran Meyer ... Also earned two letters in both field hockey and cross country at New Trier.
Personal: McGuire was born in Evanston, Illinois and is the older of two children to Dan and Stephanie McGuire ... Has a younger brother, Dylan ... Plans to major in communications.
Megan Neisius | M | 5-3 | Lees Summit, Mo. | Notre Dame de Sion School
Prior to Marquette: Neisius was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse at Notre Dame de Sion, where she served as team captain as a junior and senior in 2013 and 2014 ... Posted a combined 91 goals and 41 assists as a junior and senior... Named a first team US Lacrosse All-American in each of her final two campaigns as well as an Academic All-American ... KC Metro Girls Lacrosse Association All-Metro as a senior ... Member of the Blue Lions Lacrosse Club ... Also earned three letters in field hockey.
Personal: Neisius was born in Kansas City to Doug and Amy Neisius ... Has two older brothers, Michael and Matthew ... Member of the National Honor Society and president of Notre Dame de Sion's Spanish Club.
Jordan Simonides | D | 5-4 | Great Falls, Va. | Langley H.S.
Prior to Marquette: Simonides earned four letters in lacrosse at Langley High School ... US Lacrosse All-Academic ... Three-time all-district performer ... Second team all-region in 2013 ... Helped the Saxons to state runner-up finishes in both 2012 and 2013 ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Key Club member and served as a student government aid at Langley.
Personal: Simonides was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts and is the oldest of three children to Shaun and Phil Simonides ... Has two younger siblings, Weston and London ... Plans to major in biomedical science.