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Georgetown College Lacrosse is proud to announce its second recruiting class leading into the 2015 season. GC finished only two games under .500, a strong start for a new program. As coach Brandon Davis looks toward the future, this class will help build on 2014 successes, and achieve new heights in 2015 – the team's first full varsity competition. The incoming freshman class hails from as far away as Minnesota, Florida and Connecticut. This group of talented student-athletes has already achieved success not only on the lacrosse field, but in the classroom, and in the community.
"These six young ladies will provide stability, depth and an abundance of lacrosse knowledge and success," Davis said. "I'm very excited what the future holds for this program and how my second recruiting process went."
Signing with the Tigers was Lexii Grajczyk, Lauren Bruun-Bryant, Laura Cuseo, Lizzie Darrow, Samantha Dearing and Jessica MaClugage.
Grajczyk comes to GC after playing for Anthony Wayne High School in Toledo, Ohio. Receiving second team All-Toledo as a junior, she earned honorable mention all-state for Division I her senior year. Grajczyk is a talented defensive midfielder, and her aggressive style of play should fit in well at Georgetown College.
Bruun-Bryant is a standout attacker hailing from St. Louis Park, Minn. She earned four varsity letters for lacrosse, as well as five in ice hockey. Bruun-Bryant, an accomplished athlete in both sports, earned first-team all-conference all four years, as well as Attacker of the Year and team MVP twice. She was also named team captain her final two seasons. Bruun-Bryant is a prolific scorer, netting 264 goals in her high school career. Her 52 goals her senior year ranks her eighth in the state.
Cuseo joins the Tigers from Monroe, Conn., where she attending Masuk High School. The attacker led her team in points, goals and assists during her senior year. She was also named team MVP, a great way to finish off her eight-year career in the Monroe Lacrosse youth and high school programs. Cuseo is a talented athlete any way you look at it. She also plays field hockey, and was the captain of the indoor track team at Masuk. She excelled academically as well, graduating with honors.
Darrow comes to Georgetown from Eureka, Mo. She will be a tremendous asset to GC both on the field, and in the classroom. A talented midfielder and attacker, this captain was named to the national tournament team representing all of Missouri and western Illinois. She also played for the MO22 Lacrosse club, an elite travel team. Darrow is decorated in the classroom, being named an NCSA Scholar Athlete, Gold Standard Student, as well as a member of HOSA, an organization for bright students wishing to enter the medical field.
Dearing comes from just down the road, having played at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Ky. She is a decorated defender that should help protect the Tiger goal. A three-year letter winner, Dearing was named first team all-state, first team all-tournament and an All-American nominee. She also led her team in groundballs and caused turnovers, helping the Crimsons earn a berth in the state semifinals. She excels in the classroom as well, being on the honor roll for three years at duPont Manual, a top academic school.
MacClugage steps in goal for the Georgetown Tigers after a stellar career at powerhouse Barron Collier High School in Naples, Fla. This three-year starter led one of the top teams in the state with 35 career wins, a 75 percent winning percentage, as well as an amazing 6.68 goals against average. MacClugage also is accomplished in many other areas, being named business and math student of the year at BCHS.
"I was pleased with where this first year program went and really excited about this next class coming in," Davis said. "It is all about building blocks and this foundation we have in place should be solid. I am anxious for this season as we enter a full slate of games and varsity competition."
Pictures, from left to right - Grajczyk, Bruun-Bryant, Cuseo, Darrow, Dearing and MaClugage