For Immediate Release: January 15, 2004
Contact: David Berman (
Phone: 607-777-2956

Bearcats sign four recruits during 2004-2005 early signing period

Head coach Susan Frost announced the signings of four student-athletes to national letters of intent today, completing the early signing period for this fall. The group of high school seniors features a goalkeeper, defender and two attackers that will all make an immediate impact upon their arrival on campus next fall.

Christina Saccone (Port Washington, N.Y.) is a highly touted goalie who headlines the list of recruits. Next season, Frost will look to Saccone to make immediate contributions in the net.

"Christina will be a huge asset to our team," Frost said. "She has a unique style in the way she plays her position and her skills will change the dynamic of our team."

Defender Lee Sturtevant (Springfield, Va.) is expected to bolster the team's defensive line.

"Lee is a very strong down low defender," Frost said. "She will replace our graduating captain (Gina Romanelli) and her voice and strong presence will be a great addition to our defense."

Jessica Cotton (Victor, N.Y./Victor) is a combination attacker and midfielder who has been a four-year varsity member of the Victor High School squad, including being the captain as a junior and senior.

"Jessica is extremely strong-willed and her character will be a good addition for us," Frost said. "She works hard, has strong legs, and she has good moves that is going to give her a lot of chances to put the ball in the net."

Rounding out the early signees is midfielder Kristen Marsjanik (Webster, N.Y./Webster). Marsjanik has been a varsity player all four years of high school and was tamed First Team All-Monroe County League as a junior. She also was the team MVP for Webster Thomas HS and the team captain.

"Kristen has a unique finesse to her stick skills," Frost said. "She and Jessica are used to competing against each other in high school and they will now be playing next to each other on the field. I'm looking forward to seeing them play together."

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