For Immediate Release: December 10, 2005
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (

Women's Lacrosse Signs Six To National Letters Of Intent
Group to begin play during the 2006-07 season

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Binghamton women's lacrosse head coach Emily Edmonston has announced the signing of six high school seniors to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period.

Sammy Jo Kanekuni (Frederick, Md.), Erika Travis (Geneva, N.Y.), Abby Hungerford (Syracuse, N.Y.), Jamie Franke (Baltimore, Md.), Kate Gromatsky (Smithtown, N.Y.) and Tracy Weinstein (East Islip, N.Y.) will join the Bearcats beginning with the 2006-2007 academic year.

Sammy Jo Kanekuni, who currently attends Frederick High School, has been one of the top players in Frederick County over the past three seasons. During the 2005 campaign, she garnered both first team All-Conference and All-Area honors while serving as the team captain. As a sophomore, Kanekuni was named honorable mention All-Conference and second team All-Area.

Erika Travis, an attack player from Geneva High School, is coming off an outstanding junior season, in which she posted a team-high 47 goals and 18 assists, earning first team Finger Lakes All-League Division 1 honors. As a sophomore, Travis registered 30 goals and 15 assists, while collecting 40 ground balls. Off the field, Travis' accomplishments are equally impressive, as she is a seven-time recipient of the NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Award.

An attacker, Abby Hungerford attends Corcoran High School in Syracuse. Over the last two seasons, she has recorded a total of 71 assists and was a First Team All-League choice after scoring a career-high 40 goals last spring. In her sophomore year, she earned second-team All-League honors after leading Corcoran attack with 32 assists.

Another Maryland native, Jamie Franke, is a defender who attends Towson High School. An accomplished student, Franke was named to the All County Academic Team in 2005. As a junior, she also earned the team's "Most Spirited" award. In addition, she has been a member of the 'Minds In Motion' program throughout her scholastic career.

Kate Gromatsky is a midfielder hailing from Smithtown High School on Long Island. As a junior, Gromatsky served as co-captain and was named honorable mention All-County. During her sophomore season, she was awarded Suffolk County's Unsung Hero Award.

Rounding out the group of early signees is Tracy Weinstein, a junior attacker who will enter her fourth year of varsity lacrosse at East Islip High School this spring. Weinstein scored 37 goals and dished out 18 assists to lead her squad to last year's Suffolk County title. Off the field, she has earned recognition as a scholar athlete for three consecutive years.

Coach Edmonston and the Bearcats will celebrate the fifth season of intercollegiate women's lacrosse when they open the 2006 campaign on February 28, at Bucknell University.


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