June 5, 2009
BALTIMORE - Six high school student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) and will join the Loyola women's lacrosse program beginning with fall practice, Head Coach Jen Adams announced.
Kathleen Barranco (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park H.S.) Ashley Cahill (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School), Joanna Dalton (Queenstown, Md./St Mary's H.S.), Halle Gray (Timonium, Md./Roland Park Country School), Jayne Jablonski (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South H.S.) and Ashley Moulton (East Rochester, N.Y./East Rochester H.S.) will compete for Loyola in 2010.
"We are excited to have this wonderful group of young women join our program," Adams said. "They are going to help us continue the bright future of Loyola lacrosse."
A high-scoring attacker, Barranco helped lead Severna Park to its third-straight Maryland Class 4A/3A Championship, scoring three goals in the title game. Barranco earned All-Anne Arundel County First Team honors last season from the area's coaches and was named to the Annapolis Capital-Gazette All-Country Second Team following her junior season, as well. A US Lacrosse Academic All-American and member of the National Honor Society, Barranco has been a four-year member of the cross country and basketball teams, as well, earning All-Country honors as a runner.
Cahill will bring her offensive skills to the Loyola program in the fall after prepping nearby at Roland Park Country School. The Most Valuable Player in the 2007 Under Armour All-American Underclass Game, Cahill also played for the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Team. A soccer standout, as well, she was an IAAM All-Star.
Dalton closed out an excellent high school career at St. Mary's by earning IAAM All-Star and All-Anne Arundel County First Team honors this year. She played in the 2008 Under Armour Underclass All-Star Game and was an honor roll student, as well. She played soccer and basketball, in addition to lacrosse, helping her lacrosse team to the IAAM Quarterfinals earlier this year and the Semifinals in 2008.
Gray will join Cahill, her high school teammate, with the Greyhounds. Gray was a Baltimore-Washington Area Tewaarton Finalist this season and has been a four-year starter in the midfield for the Reds. Along with Cahill, Gray was a co-captain in 2009 at Roland Park and the duo has also earned medals in the National Russian Essay contest.
Jablonski will be the first Loyola women's lacrosse player from the State of Illinois. At Glenbrook South, the midfielder earned All-Conference honors her first three years of high school and was an All-State team member as a junior. Jablonski also helped her school's hockey team take second place in the state tournament.
Moulton will represent East Rochester and Loyola in the 2009 Under Armour All-American Game in June when she will play for the North Team. A five-year letterwinner, Moulton helped her team win the New York Section V title in 2007 and reach the section semifinals last season. An honor roll student, Moulton has been an all-state field hockey player and all-country basketball student-athlete.