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Allen Inks 10 Scholastic Athletes to NLI’s

Second-year head coach completes Class of 2018 during early signing period

January 27, 2014


Allen Inks 10 Scholastic Athletes to NLI’s

Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – Second-year women’s lacrosse head coach Stephanie Allen concluded the assembly of Binghamton’s 2014 recruiting class, receiving National Letters of Intent (NLI) from 10 high school standouts during the early signing period last November. It is the second consecutive class of at least 10 newcomers for Allen.

Arriving on campus in the fall of 2014 will be nine New Yorkers and one student-athlete from Massachusetts including Amelia Coakley (Fulton, N.Y.), Emily Cohen (Hewlett, N.Y.), Stefanie Frolo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), Katie Gaudet (Binghamton, N.Y.), Miriam Ghabarou (Liverpool, N.Y.), Emma Jehle (Stony Brook, N.Y.), Dana Kinel (Rochester, N.Y.), Shannon McGowan (Cohasset, Mass.), Tiffany Ryan (Syracuse, N.Y.) and Skye Schumacher (Tully, N.Y.).

“We are pleased to welcome the Class of 2018 to the Bearcat family,” head coach Stephanie Allen said. “This group of young ladies will definitely boost our overall athleticism and add strength to all units on the field. We expect a number of these players to make an early impact at Binghamton and are excited to watch them finish out their high school careers.”

Amelia Coakley (Midfield) is a four-year letter winner at G. Ray Bodley High School where she was named a first-team All-Onondaga High School League (OHSL) selection as a sophomore. The two-time captain led her team to a 2012 OHSL title also earning all-league honors as a freshman and junior. The US Lacrosse Academic All-American also competes in soccer and is a member of the National Honor Society.

Emily Cohen (Midfield) has earned four letters at G.W. Hewlett High School on Long Island. The three-year starter recorded 66 goals and 25 assists as a junior garnering All-Nassau County honors. Cohen has netted over 100 career goals and broke the school record for goals in a game with nine. A team captain, Cohen was named a 2013 US Lacrosse Academic All-American by laxpower.com. The 2012 all-conference selection was a high school teammate of Binghamton freshman Valerie DeNapoli.

Stefanie Frolo (Midfield) is a three-year starter at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, N.Y. The Yorktown Heights native has scored over 100 career points and led her team to New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) championships in 2012 and 2013. The two-time All-Ivy League selection also compiled 94 draw controls and 85 ground balls in her high school career. 

Katie Gaudet (Attack) is a four-year letterwinner at nearby Binghamton High School. Gaudet played her club lacrosse for Team 607, a newly created girl’s travel club team based in the Southern Tier. Gaudet also competed in soccer and indoor track.

Miriam Ghabarou (Midfield) is a two-year starter at Cicero-North Syracuse. As a junior, Ghabarou netted 22 goals en route to All-CNYCL National Conference honorable mention honors. After leading her team to a 14-5 record, Ghabarou highlighted her Central NY Elite Lacrosse club team’s play at the Revolution Lacrosse Northern Rise Tournament. InsideLacrosse.com noted of Ghabarou’s play that she is, “a clear leader on the field that uses her lacrosse smarts to create space for teammates.”

Emma Jehle (Goalie) is a four-year starter for Ward Melville High School on Long Island. The Stony Brook, N.Y. native is a three-time Suffolk County All-Tournament Team selection, leading her squad to the Suffolk County championship as a sophomore and junior. Jehle has corralled more the 250 saves in her career, adding 43 ground balls and seven caused turnovers. Jehle also competed for the Long Island Express lacrosse club.

Dana Kinel (Defense) is a three-year letterwinner at Brighton High School in Rochester, New York. Kinel helped guide her team to two New York State Public Highs School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA) Class B title games in 2011 and 2013. As a junior, Kinel finished the season with 29 ground balls and 23 casued turnovers. According to laxpower.com Brighton finished the 2013 season ranked No. 13 in the nation. Kinel was also named a US Lacrosse Academic All-America by laxpower.com.

Shannon McGowan (Attack) is a four-year starter for the Thayer Academy in Cohasset, Massachusetts. A team captain, McGowan was named the team MVP in 2013 after leading her squad in points. McGowan was named the Thayer Academy Outstanding Female Athlete as a junior and was a part of an undefeated team in 2011. McGowan also competes on the REV Club Lacrosse team.

Tiffany Ryan (Attack) is a four-year letterwinner at Cicero-North Syracuse. A high school teammate of fellow Binghamton recruit Miriam Ghabarou, Ryan led her team with 48 goals in 2013. The first-team All-CNYCL National Conference selection added 24 assists leading C-NS to the NYS Section III finals. The team captain also earned All-CNYCL National Conference honors as sophomore, being named to the second team. Ryan also competed in volleyball.

Skye Schumacher (Midfield) is a four-year starter at Lafayette High School just outside Syracuse, New York. The 5-foot-11 midfielder has tallied 32 goals and 17 assists during her career and was named to the 2012 ESPN Underclassmen to Watch List for New York State. Schumacher helped guide Lafayette to its first OHSL Patriot League championship in school history last spring earning second-team all-league honors. Schumacher is also an all-league volleyball and basketball player.

Binghamton begins the 2014 season at home against Howard on February 22. The Bearcats replaced their largest senior class (eight) in school history with 11 newcomers last fall.

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