Lenoir-Rhyne University Head Women's Soccer Coach Cally Morrill has announced the signing of five players for the 2014 season.
Lyric Flood, Forward
Polk County HS
Columbus Football Club
Flood is a four-year starter at Polk County High School were she earned two-time all-conference and all-region honors. Flood's club team, Carolina Football in Spartanburg, S.C., was a 2012 state runner-up for the South Carolina State Cup Tournament.
Alex Roarke, Forward
St. Stephens HS
Roarke was a 2013 all-region and all-conference honoree at St. Stephens. Roarke led St. Stephens to the 3A state semifinals in 2012 and the state championship game last year. Roarke plays club soccer for Carolina Rapids '95 Burgundy.
Dylan Bedell, Defender
Chapel Hill, N.C.
East Chapel Hill HS
Bedell has led East Chapel Hill High School to three straight league titles (2011-13). Bedell is also a three-time all-league honoree. Bedell's club team, the '96 Girls Alliance, won the North Carolina State Championship in 2011 and 2012. Bedell has a 4.0 grade point average.
Emily Atkinson, Midfield
Thomas County Central HS
Darton State College
Atkinson earned all-region first-team honors at Darton State, where she also led the squad to the regional championship twice and finished with six goals and 23 assists. As a prep player, Atkinson received Team MVP and All-Region First-Team accolades.
Brooke Contreras, Forward
La Habra, Calif.
South Carolina State Univ.
Whittier Christian HS
Contreras transferred to Lenoir-Rhyne after two years at South Carolina State in Orangeburg, S.C. Played four years at Whittier Christian High School and played club soccer at Arsenal FC.
Lenoir-Rhyne is coming off a 14-4-2 season in 2014 where the Bears won the South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championship for the fourth straight season with a 9-1-1 mark against league foes. L-R also hosted the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament.
Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Lacrosse Falls To Pfeiffer, 12-7, In Home Opener
The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Lacrosse Team (1-1) suffered a 12-7 loss to Pfeiffer (0-1) in its 2014 home opener Thursday afternoon at Moretz Stadium.
The Falcons' Ashleigh Kassab (Walkersville, Md.) led the way with three goals as Pfeiffer jumped out to a 4-0 lead six minutes into the contest and never looked back in the win.
L-R junior Lauren Donovan (Hollywood, Md.) finished with two goals and two assists while senior Hayley Beattie (Lebanon, N.J.) and freshman Kelsie Swanson (Baltimore, Md.) both scored twice in the losing effort for the Bears.
Stephanie Athens (Huntingtown, Md.) added two goals and an assist for the Falcons, who held at least a three-goal lead the rest of the way after opening the contest with four straight scores.
The Falcons also held a 26-23 advantage in shots taken while Rachel McCarthy (Austin, Texas) earned the win in goal after totaling nine saves on the day.
L-R senior goalkeeper Amanda Cotto (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) suffered the loss despite making eight stops. Sophomore Claire Wach (Cary, N.C.) dished out two assists as well for the Bears.
Lenoir-Rhyne next hosts St. Leo on Monday at 1:00 p.m., at Moretz Stadium. Pfeiffer, meanwhile, faces Converse on the road in Spartanburg, S.C, beginning at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday.