17 Kristen Laraway
Kristen is tremendous athlete who exhibits great toughness ... relentless in the pursuit of the ball ... excellent speed ... strong face-guarder ... still getting reacclimated to the game, but has shown tremendous potential during the preseason.
Laraway on joining the women's lacrosse program:
"Any opportunity to play a Division I sport should not be passed up. I wasn't ready to give up that team atmosphere. The lacrosse girls have welcomed me, pushed me, and instructed me like teammates do. I couldn't be more grateful that the coaches and team gave me another opportunity to excel in Division I athletics."
At Navy (Soccer):
A four-year letterwinner as a forward on the Midshipmen's women's soccer team ... an explosive attacker, she was the leading scorer (6 g, 5 a) for the conference's highest scoring offense ... earned second-team all-league honors in 2008 after helping the Mids to 15 wins and their sixth regular season Patriot League title ... played a major role in Navy claiming back-to-back Patriot League titles and advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 2006 and 2007... has a penchant for the big moment ... as a sophomore, scored game-winning goal against then-No.10 Penn State to give the Mids their first win over a top-10 program ... member of winningest senior class in program history with a four-year record of 60-19-10 (.753).
High School / Personal:
A 2005 graduate of West Morris Central High School in Chester, N.J. ... two-sport standout who lettered four years as a standout defender on the lacrosse team and as a forward in soccer ... began playing lacrosse in eighth grade ... in soccer was a three-time NJGSA All-State honoree ... full name is Kristen Marie Laraway ... daughter of Wayne and Karin Laraway ... born March 10, 1987, in Dearborn, Mich. ... older sister, Emily, is a 2007 graduation of the Naval Academy ... majoring in international relations ... named to the Dean's List for the Fall of 2008.
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