Coach Eldridge Announces 2004 Recruiting Class
Dec. 4, 2002
Duquesne University's head women's lacrosse coach, Kim Eldridge, has announced the signing of Katrina Lishack (Frederick, Md./Walkersville), Jennifer Lorenze (Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown), Amanda Masoner (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East), Stacie Pollock (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville), and Courtney Tamasitis (Boyertown, Pa./Boyertown) to National Letters of Intent for the 2004 season.
Lishack is an all around athlete having played three sports during high school, namely lacrosse, soccer, and track & field. While participating in lacrosse, she earned much recognition. For her play during the 2002 season she was honored as the Frederick County Player of the Year, a first team All-Frederick County, All-Gazette, and All-Monacacy Valley Athletic League selection. So far in her prep campaign, Lishack has accumulated 183 goals and 25 assists entering her senior season. She was the leading scorer in Frederick County in 2001 and 2002 and was nominated for the US Lacrosse Western Maryland Player of the Year in 2001. Lishack plans to study communications/journalism during her time at Duquesne.
Lorenze possesses a knack for offense that will greatly benefit the lacrosse team. Having played only two seasons of lacrosse in high school, she astounded the masses by posting 95 goals and 52 assists and helped lead her team to a 10-2 record and the West Virginia State Championship title in 2000. The midfielder helped Morgantown High to a 12-1 showing last season. Her honors include spots on both the National Draw Tournament All-Star team and the All-Lacrosse team for Three Rivers Lacrosse. Lorenze was also a four-year letterman and captain for her high school varsity soccer team. Lorenze intends to major in pharmacy.
Masoner brings a very accredited lacrosse resume to Duquesne helping to solidify the attack. During her junior season, she recorded 17 goals and 28 assists while helping her team capture the Ches-Mont championship crown with a 12-5-1 record. An All-Ches-Mont honorable mention, she was also a member of the field hockey squad that took the District 1 Championship crown in 2002. Masoner was her team's leading scorer for field hockey with 17 goals and eight assists and helped post a 21-5-1 record last season. While at Duquesne Masoner will take up media studies as a major.
Pollock comes to Duquesne with a sound defensive skills and instincts. Thus far at Unionville High School she has twice been honored as a first team all-league defender for both the DelVal and SCCL, and as a US Lacrosse Academic All-American. She was named a Daily Local News All-Area first team defender in 2002 and helped her prep squad capture the league championship titles each year. Entering her senior year, Unionville has amassed a 57-5 record. In addition to playing lacrosse she also captained her high school soccer team. Pollock plans to major in nursing at Duquesne.
Tamasitis, a midfielder, was named a first team all-conference and a second team all-area selection while earning two varsity letters at Boyertown Area High School. In her junior year alone she amassed 40 goals and 20 assists. Tamasitis was a member of the 2003 Southeastern Pennsylvania Elite Team as well as a member of the Silver Medallist Keystone Team in 2002. On top of lacrosse she also played on her high school varsity basketball and field hockey teams. Tamasitis intends to major in education at Duquesne.