Loretto, PA -- The Saint Francis University field hockey team and head coach Stacey Bean announced the addition of six new members to the squad for the 2012 season, two coming by way of transfers and four incoming freshmen.
“These student-athletes will be tremendous additions to our team and to the campus community as a whole,” Bean said. “They are an athletically gifted group whose versatility will help us elevate our level of play in 2012. This recruiting class really complements our current roster well, and adds depth to a number of positions on the field.”
Selena Adamshick (Harveys Lake, Pa./Lake-Lehman) continues her collegiate career at Saint Francis after spending her freshman year at California University of Pennsylvania as a member of the women's basketball team. Elizabeth Momeyer (Harrison City, Pa./Penn Traford) joins the Red Flash after redshirting her freshman season at Central Michigan. Both Adamshick and Momeyer will hold redshirt freshman status in 2012 for SFU.
High school teammates Victoria "Tori" Frederick (Sweet Valley, Pa./Lake-Lehman) and Michelle Lipski (Shavertown, Pa./Lake-Lehman) join, the daughter of a SFU softball great, Morgan Reish (Mifflinburg, Pa./Mifflinburg Area) and international addition Karrine Van Rooyen (Harare, Zimbabwe/Arundel) to round out the incoming 2012 class.
Adamshick played in 27 games as a freshman on the Vulcans basketball squad, averaging 5.1 points. She was a multiple-sport athlete in high school, competing in soccer, basketball and field hockey. A second-team all-state selection in field hockey, Adamshick earned three varsity letters as a midfielder for Lake-Lehman. She was a member of the National Honor Society and was an honor roll student while in high school. She plans to major in nursing at Saint Francis.
Momeyer redshirted the 2011 season with the Chippewa's of Central Michigan. During her high school career at Penn Trafford, she ran track and excelled on the field hockey team. She picked up three varsity letters in field hockey, and tallied 26 goals during her career. As the team captain her senior year, the Harrison City, Pa. native, led the Lady Warriors to a WPIAL championship. Momeyer also picked up All-Section and All-WPIAL honors in 2010 and graduated with honors. She plans to major in occupational therapy at Saint Francis.
Frederick joins the Red Flash as an accomplished scholar-athlete out of Lake-Lehman. During her senior season, the Sweet Valley, Pa. native earned academic all-state honors and Academic All-American accolades. Frederick was a member of the National Honor Society and plans to major in nursing at Saint Francis.
Lipski, another Lake-Lehman product, joins the Saint Francis field hockey program after a successful high school career. The Shavertown, Pa. native posted a productive season season with eight goals and 12 assists. During her junior campaign she tallied six goals while assisting on 14 others. She was awarded the Wyoming Valley Field Hockey Officials Award and was named a National Scholar-Athlete. She is a member of the National Honor Society and a National Youth Salute Member. Her intended major at Saint Francis will be chemistry.
Reish stood out as a two-sport athlete at Mifflinburg Area High School, earning letters in field hockey (two) and track (four). Her successful senior field hockey season culminated with earning the PIAA District IV Outstanding Female Athlete Award and being named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Academic squad. As a senior the Mifflinburg, Pa. native was voted a captain of both her field hockey and track and field teams. In track, she was a three-year district qualifier and medaled in the 800-meter run and the 4x400 relay at the 2011 league invite. She was a member of the National Honor Society and a distinguished honor roll student. She plans to enroll in the physician's assistant sciences program at Saint Francis. Reish's mother Lexie (formerly Lexie Chamberlain) is a member of the Saint Francis Athletics Hall of Fame
Van Rooyen comes to Saint Francis from Harare, Zimbabwe. In high school, she participated in squash, swimming and field hockey. She earned a spot on the Zimbabwe under-21 field hockey team and participated in the All-Africa Games/Olympic Qualifier with the Zimbabwe women's national team. She intends to major in environmental sciences at Saint Francis.