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Denham Inks Six for 2012 Lacrosse Season
With the opening draw of the 2011 lacrosse season approximately three months away, Liberty's lacrosse program continues to show signs of growth. While the upcoming season's roster is set, head coach Regan Denham is pleased to announce the signing of six players for the start of the 2012 season – Krisitn Boland, Mikayla Henry, Allie Houk, Carolina Milwicz, Sam Struss and Karly Walborn.
"I am very excited about our incoming 2012 signing class," Denham stated. "As I build the program at Liberty, it is so important to bring in better and better talent every year. This year's recruiting class is solid with several girls having the ability to contribute right away. I look forward to this class joining the team next fall and to seeing them develop as athletes and people."
Kristin Boland (G, 5-7, Rochester, N.Y.)
Boland is a three-sport athlete and two-year varsity starter for Churchville-Chili High School. In 2010, she was voted team MVP and was selected first team all-county and honorable mention all-greater Rochester. Boland will take the field as the team's captain for the 2011 season.
Mikayla Henry (M, 5-6, Hartland, Wis.)
Henry, a team captain at Arrowhead High School, earned all-conference and all-state honors in 2010. In addition to her individual accomplishments, she helped her team advance to the finals of the Wisconsin State Lacrosse Championship twice, finishing as the runner-up in 2009 and state champions in 2010. A three-sport athlete, Henry also played field hockey for Arrowhead and is a four-year starter for the ice hockey team, serving as captain and earning defensive MVP honors the past two years.
Allie Houk (D, 5-10, Butler, Pa.)
Houk, a three-year starter at Butler High School, was voted the team's defensive MVP her sophomore year. The defensive standout was also selected by the Pittsburgh Lacrosse Foundation and the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) as one of the area's outstanding high school lacrosse players. At the close of her sophomore season, she was named to the WPIAL All-Star team for Division II, Section 2.
As a junior, Houk was tabbed as team captain and named to the 2010 WPIAL All-Star second team. Along with her accomplishments on the lacrosse field, Houk also plays on the Butler High School varsity basketball team.
Caroline Milwicz (A, 5-3, Forest Hill, Md.)
Milwicz played lacrosse at Fallston High School, where she helped the team win the Maryland State Championship in 2009. The attacker is involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes lacrosse and has played for the organization's indoor and summer teams. In addition to her high school and FCA experience, she was also a member of the Green Turtle Lacrosse Club.
Sam Struss (A, 5-2, Evans City, Pa.)
Struss, a three-year varsity letterwinner at Seneca Valley High School, has earned offensive MVP honors each of the past three seasons. In 2009 and 2010, Struss was selected to the Women's Division National Tournament (WDNT) team for the Pittsburgh area. This past season, she was named first team WPIAL and all-section. The Pennsylvania native is a member of the National Honor Society and also plays soccer at Seneca Valley.
Karly Walborn (M, 5-7, Nyack, N.Y.)
Walborn, a two-year starter for Nyack High School, helped her team win sectionals, regionals and make an appearance in the final four of the New York State Championship the past two seasons. The midfielder was named the 2009 Brine Player of the Game during the semifinals of the state championship.
In addition to her high school accomplishments, Walborn earned honorable mention all-league and was named captain of the Hudson Valley Empire State Games team in 2010. A multi-sport athlete, Walborn also plays varsity soccer for Nyack High School.