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@BonniesWLax Season Preview: Midfield

@BonniesWLax Season Preview: Midfield

The St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse team begins its 2019 season Feb. 10. Leading up to the season, GoBonnies.com will preview the team by position. In this edition, the Bonnies midfield is featured.

2 Annie Dombrowski - Freshman (Devon, Pa.)
4 Destinee Johnson - Junior (Rochester, N.Y.)
5 Andrea Hill - Junior (Monroe, N.Y.)
6 Maggie Sweeney - Sophomore (Carlsbad, CA.)
9 Lauren Vivirito - Sophomore (Downington, Pa.)
11 Kyra O'Gorman - Junior (Oswego, N.Y.)
14 Kayla Radzyminski - Freshman (Delmar, N.Y.)
21 Madison Mundenar - Freshman (Yardley, Pa.)
22 Rebecca Howe - Freshman (Laconia, New Hampshire)
28 Casey Decatur - Sophomore (Valrico, Florida)
30 Stevie Siluano - Junior (Oceanside, California)

Without a senior in the group, women's lacrosse head coach Chelsea Rosiek is going to rely on underclassmen to step-up and provide significant contributions in the Bonnies midfield.

"Midfield is going to look different," Rosiek said. "We're only returning Kyra O'Gorman, who is the leader of this group, and she'll be our up and down the field player we look to constantly."

Last season, O'Gorman started 16 of 17 games and scored 12 goals while picking up 12 ground balls and causing six turnovers.

Another junior expected to step up this season is Andrea Hill who only saw action in six games as a sophomore transfer from Felican University, but impressed Rosiek in the fall.

"I'm excited to see her step up," she said. "She came to campus this fall in incredible shape and she's ready to go. She'll be a great addition to our core midfield rotation."

An impact returner is Destinee Johnson, who's looking to bounce back after missing six games from injury, but still managed five goals in her limited action last season and scooped up 17 ground balls. She also netted a game-winning goal against La Salle in overtime her freshman year.

"Once she's fully healthy, she's a leader and a player that I'm really excited to watch on the field," Rosiek said. "She made an impact in every game she played last year and I can't wait to have her back."

Another returner is Casey Decatur, who played 10 games last season and won eight draw controls.

As for newcomers, Rosiek is especially excited for freshman Kayla Radzyminski.

"She's a real player to watch," she said. "She played all of fall ball and I'm excited to watch her perform this spring."

A Delmar, N.Y. native, Radzyminski was a three-year varsity starter at Bethlehem Central High School who collected 38 ground balls and caused 15 turnovers her senior year. She was also a member of the 2016 US Lacrosse Women's National Tournament and as a runner on the track team, went to state qualifiers in the 4x400m.

Two other freshmen to watch are Madison Mundanar and Rebecca Howe.

"They're both phenomenal players," Rosiek said. "I'm excited to see what they can do and how they adapt to the college game."

Mundenar is from Yardley, Pa., and scored 173 goals and 75 assists over her high school career at Princeton Day School. In 2016 and 2017, she was first team all-prep and was a nominee for the "Most Impressive Freshman" statewide by NJ.com in 2015.

Howe hails from New Hampshire and was a US Lacrosse All-American as a junior and a two-time first team All-State player. In total, she scored 160 goals, won 187 draw controls and grabbed 115 ground balls.

Rounding out the newcomers are Stevie Siluano a junior transfer from Concordia Irvine who scored 36 goals on her way to being named Second Team All-American last season, freshman Annie Dombrowski, a Devon, Pa. native and Lauren Vivirito, a sophomore from Downington, Pa.

St. Bonaventure opens its 2019 season Feb. 10 at home against Lafayette.

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