Dover, Del. (Feb. 24, 2017) --- The Delaware State women’s lacrosse program has announced that six high school seniors have taken advantage of the early signing period to accept offers from the university and compete for the Hornets beginning next season.

“We need to bring in a large class for next year since we will lose six seniors after this season,” said Delaware State Head Lacrosse Coach Kari-Lei Maddox.  “We recruited heavily this past off-season to find these talented student-athletes and are excited that they committed early to the university and our program.”  

The new Delaware State lacrosse signees include two players from Maryland, two high school teammates from Arizona, and one each from Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Delaware State lacrosse 2017-2018 early signing class

Kennedey Conaway       Owings Mills, Md./New Town HS            Attack
Coach Maddox comments: “Kennedey is a talented attacker with speed and durability. I am excited to see what she can achieve on the field next season.  Kennedey will have the chance to show what she can do right away next year since we lose three starting attackers after this season.  I believe she will rise to the challenge.”

Margaret Marshall          Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista HS                  Defender
Coach Maddox comments: “Margaret’s been playing high school lacrosse since eighth grade and has been an All-Star the last two seasons.  She, too, will have a chance to step in right away next season since we will graduate three starting defenders this year. We are confident she will be up to the task.”

Kristin Moffet                   Dover, Del./Dover HS                                 Defender
Coach Maddox comments: “We are happy that Kristen has chosen to keep her talents here at home. It’s a boost to our program when local kids choose to join us.  She played for my assistant coach Emily Peets  when  she (Peets)  was head coach at Dover High School.  We were very excited when Kristin reached out to possibly join our team here at DSU. I believe she will be a solid contributor to our program in the years ahead.”  

Katherine Shirley            Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista HS                Defender           
Coach Maddox comments: “ Katherine is listed as one of the top defenders in Arizona and was an All-Star selection as a junior last year.  We will need to at the defender position next season and Katherine is more than capable of stepping in and contributing right away. Katherine  was super excited when she traveled here for a visit and we are looking for her to bring that excitement to the field for the Hornets. ”    


Tamrin Swann   Waldorf, Md./St. Charles HS                      Midfielder
Coach Maddox comments: “Tamrin is a three-year varsity letterwinner and outstanding all-around athlete. We hope to utilize her on the attack, run the midfield, or on defense. She will be a great contributor on the field the next four years.”

Portia Wiggins
        Coatesville, Pa./Collegium Charter School        Goal Keeper
Coach Maddox comments:  “Portia was a high school  All-America (TCISL)  in 2016 and also competed for the SEPA lacrosse club last summer. I believe she will shake things up between the pipes next year. She is really excited to join our program and I am looking forward to seeing her perform at the collegiate level.”

Maddox says she expects to sign additional six 2018 recruits later this year.

Delaware State will begin its fifth season of women’s lacrosse, and first as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, on Mar. 4 at Radford University in Virginia. The Hornets’ 2017 home opener is Mar. 31 against Howard. Game time is 7 p.m. at Alumni Stadium.

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