Dover, Del. (May 30, 2012) --- Delaware State University women's lacrosse head coach Jillian Lontz has announced that Kiyanna Brown of York, Penn., has signed to join the team for its inaugural season in 2013.

Brown, a defender, was an All-York County First Team selection at West York Area High School this season.

"Kiyanna is an aggressive and vocal defender who should be an asset to our first year team," Lontz said. "I'm looking forward to her promising career as a Hornet."

Brown is the fifth student-athlete to accept a women's lacrosse scholarship offer from the Hornets.

Earlier this month, Lontz announced the signings of Delaware high school standouts Franchesca Delrosario of Sussex Tech High School and Miranda Hawkins of Caesar Rodney High School.

Two members of national junior college powerhouse Monroe Community College (N.Y.) were the first players to sign with the Hornets.

Midfielders Emily Peets (Pittsfield, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland HS) and Kelly Reilly (Corning, N.Y./Corning HS) led Monroe CC to a combined record of 35-4 the last two seasons, highlighted by the 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association Championship, the team's second straight national title. Monroe's bid for a third straight national championship ended with a title game loss this month.    

Lontz says she expects to announce other additions to the team throughout the current signing period, which runs till August; and during a signing period in November. In addition, she has invited more than a dozen DSU students to try out for the team during the fall exhibition season.

The new Delaware State University lacrosse team will begin its inaugural season next February.

The Hornets are expected to announce their first year schedule next month.

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