Boca Raton, Florida – Under the direction of Mindy Richmond, the Lynn University women’s lacrosse team has added nine new players to the roster this season. With Fall Ball already underway, and the spring season only months away, get to know each of the new Fighting Knights.
Bridget Beacom | Defense
Naperville, Illinois / Waubonsie Valley High School
Beacom, who was the defensive captain of the Waubonsie Valley High School lacrosse team during her junior and senior years, will look to make an immediate impact on the defensive end for the Fighting Knights.
From the Coaches: “Bridget will be looked upon to use her strength and physicality on the defensive end this season.”
Haley Craig | Attack
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware / Cape Henlopen High School
Craig is one of the most decorated players to join the Fighting Knights this season. She is a five-time state champion, and she was selected as both a Second Team All-State and First Team All-Conference member for her work on the field.
From the Coaches: “A deceptive feeder and scorer, Haley brings excellent vision and lacrosse IQ to our attacking unit.”
Alyssa Duffy | Attack
Forked River, New Jersey / Central Regional High School
Duffy travels south from her hometown in New Jersey with plenty of lacrosse experience under her belt. She was a team captain for Central Regional High School her senior year.
From the Coaches: “Alyssa is strong and athletic with excellent size. She is a very hard worker.”
Kaia Goodiel | Defense
Reston, Virginia / South Lakes High School
Goodiel was a four-year varsity starter for South Lakes High School, and she was selected as a member of the All-District First Team for her work on the defensive end.
From the Coaches: “Kaia is full of positivity and personality! She brings a great level of focus and attentiveness to everything she does. She will be an excellent leader and communicator on the defensive end.”
Mallory Jarka | Midfield
Charlotte, North Carolina / Myers Park High School
Jarka brings a great skillset to the Fighting Knights, which is exemplified by her team MVP performance for Myers Park High School during her senior season.
From the Coaches: “Mallory is an extremely talented young player who has the potential to stand out in our conference. Her dodging and shooting abilities will add strength to the offense and her quickness will help us in transition.”
Isabella Kenmure | Midfield
Brick, New Jersey / Donovan Catholic
The former MVP of the Donovan Catholic lacrosse team will look to use her size and speed to make an immediate impact for the Fighting Knights in the spring.
From the Coaches: “Bella is strong and gritty on the field. She uses her size, speed and physicality to gain an advantage over her opponents. Showing strength on both ends of the field, Bella will be looked upon as a midfielder this season.”
Jordyn McCullough | Midfield
Davie, Florida / American Heritage School
McCullough’s long list of lacrosse awards includes selections to the All-District First Team, the All-County First-Team, and the All-Region Second Team. She was team captain of American Heritage High School for two seasons and was named offensive MVP.
From the Coaches: “Jordyn is a tall, athletic midfielder who has a true love for the game. She is a hard worker that we are excited to watch develop.”
Erin Reilly | Midfield
Gambrills, Maryland / Archbishop Spalding High School
The National Honors Society member will bring her multi-faceted game to Lynn, as she looks to be a factor on both sides of the field for the Fighting Knights.
From the Coaches: “Playing at a high level for several years, Erin brings an excellent stick and a strong knowledge of the game to Lynn. Skilled on both ends, Erin will be used as a defensive midfielder this season.”
Ava Trankina | Midfield
John’s Creek, Georgia / Mount Pisgah Christian School
A multi-sport athlete, Trankina advanced to the state championship meets for both cross country and track in high school. However, it’s her two-time all-star performance for Mount Pisgah Christian School that brings her to Lynn University.
From the Coaches: “Ava brings speed and spunk to our midfield. She is quick and agile on the circle and is confident attacking the cage.”
The Fighting Knights will continue their Fall Ball schedule on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at Dyer Park. Their championship season will take place in the spring.
About the Lynn University Fighting Knights
Lynn’s NCAA Division II Fighting Knights have won 25 national titles and 47 conference championships. The Blue and White are a member of the Sunshine State Conference, the Division II “Conference of National Champions.” Lynn University is an independent college based in Boca Raton, Florida. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Lynn for its innovation, international students and value. To keep up to date on Lynn Athletics, follow @Lynn_Knights on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.