ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - St. Bonaventure women's
lacrosse head coach Christy Malone announced the signing of high
school teammates Marybeth Madia and Kelley Yaworsky for the 2010
Madia and Yaworsky both of Liverpool, N.Y. attended high school together at Liverpool. They began practice with the Bonnies earlier this week.
Madia, who plans to major in early childhood education, played
three years of varsity lacrosse at Liverpool. Starting attacker,
she tallied 66 goals and 23 assists to earn a spot on the All-CNYCL
first team. She also earned a spot on the All-Scholar athlete team
for her performance in the classroom. During her junior year she
earned a spot on the OHSL second team All-CNY. She garnered the
most improved player wards and finished the season with 20 goals
and seven assists. Madia earned the Merit Award all four years of
"Marybeth is a gifted lacrosse player, with her athleticism and knowledge of the game she will be an instant asset to our team," said Malone. "I look forward to watching her game develop even more this year."
Yaworsky played three years of varsity lacrosse at defense for the Warriors, earning All-CNY honorable mention after her senior and sophomore years. For her outstanding grades, Yaworsky earned an honor roll spot after her junior and senior years, as well as being named a Scholar Athlete her senior year. During high school she volunteered at elementary schools, and plans to put that to use by majoring in education at St. Bonaventure.
"Kelly is a fast aggressive defender. She is a hard working with great speed. I think she will have a great freshmen debut," said Malone.
Madia and Yaworsky join Tiffany Raskopf (East Rochester, N.Y./East Rochester) and Kellyn Marie Savage (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) as newcomers for 2010. Raskopf and Savage will bulk up the midfield for the Bonnies.
The Bonnies finished their 2009 campaign with a 7-10 overall record and a 1-6 Atlantic 10 mark, losing 5 games by less than 2 goals. St. Bonaventure returns 11 of its 12 starters including Molly Hastrich, Christine Hanley and Danielle Drabin as it looks forward to 2010.