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Field Hockey Signs Seven To Letters Of Intent
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 02/28/2011
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Feb. 28, 2011


UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond head coach Gina Lucido announced the signing of Aubrey Hunt, Blair Kline, Samantha Ostoich, Emma Pohl, Allison Siegel, Helen Warner and Kelley Wentling to National Letters of Intent.

The seven member recruiting class will begin play for the Spiders this fall.

"The 2011 class has impacted me by their enormous passion for the game and initiative towards personal growth," Lucido said. "Team culture is our 2011 season theme. These young women will enrich our culture immediately. I feel quite blessed by the depth of character and potential within these new Spiders."

Aubrey Hunt is a 5-foot-6 back from Pompton Plain, N.J., where she played for coach Ali Good at Oak Knoll School. Hunt was a two-year letterwinner and Honorable Mention All-Conference selection as a senior as she helped her team to a 27-0 record and No. 2 national ranking. Oak Knoll won the Group 1 State Championship, New Jersey Tournament of Champions, the Union County Conference title and was named the Team of the Year by the Newark Start Ledger.

"Aubrey adds a diverse layer to our team culture," Lucido said. "Creativity, power, preparation, focus, and artistry are a few of her natural abilities. I look forward to how she will pour all of these gifts into our program culture."

Blair Kline was a two-time Commonwealth All-District selection at Massaponax High in Sptsylvania, Va.

Blair Kline is a 5-foot-7 midfielder/forward from Spotsylvania, Va., where she was a four-year starter and two-year team captain at Massaponax High for coach Samantha Fredo. Kline was team MVP as a senior. She was a two-time Commonwealth All-District First-Team selection and two-time Free Lance Star All-Area First-Team pick. Kline was named All-Northwest Region Second-Team in 2010 and was AAA Virginia All-State Honorable Mention in 2009. She was named All Northwest Region First-Team in 2009 and Free Lance Star All-Area Honorable Mention, along with Commonwealth All-District Second Team in 2008.

"Blair's athleticism and discipline project a future of standout play for the Spiders," Lucido said. "She is blessed with promising leadership gifts and is firmly grounded in steadfast character."

Samantha Ostoich is the sister of current Spider Catherine Ostoich.

Samantha Ostoich is a 5-foot-6 forward/back from West Chester, Pa. where she was a three-year starter for coach Maurene Polley at Villa Maria Academy. Ostoich, the sister of current Spider player Catherine Ostoich, was a First-Team NFHCA Mideast Region selection and First-Team All-State pick in 2010, after making Second-Team All-State in 2009. The two-time First-Team All-Area honoree was Honorable Mention All-Area in 2008. Ostoich was a two-time AACA League All-Star and the Main Line Field Hockey Player of the Year in 2010. She scored 40 career goals and had 22 assists.

"Sam competes relentlessly and exudes great focus," Lucido said. "Her internal fire and desire to be a player of dominance will benefit the spiders quickly. She will make her mark in 2011."

Emma Pohl was a First-Team All-Independent Conference selection at Wilmington (Del.) Friends School.

Emma Pohl is a 5-foot-1 midfield/back from Wilmington, Del., where she was a four year starter and letterwinner for coach Anne Brooking at the Wilmington Friends School. She was named First-Team All-Independent Conference as a senior and Second-Team All-Independent Conference as a sophomore and junior. Pohl helped the Wilmington Friends School to state quarterfinals in 2008 and 2010.

"Emma's playing experiences have refined her for collegiate play," Lucido said. "Her solid tactical knowledge is a bonus in her position versatility. I am thrilled by Emma's drive for improvement and love of the game."

Allison Siegel led John Carroll High in points as a sophomore, junior and senior.

Allison Siegel is a 5-foot-8 forward from Darlington, Md., where she was a three-year starter and letterwinner for coach Meghann Deroba at The John Carroll School. She led John Carroll in points as a sophomore, junior and senior and was named All-State and Maryland All-Star Senior Select as a senior. The two-time IAAM B All-Conference selection was team MVP as a junior and team captain as a senior as she led John Carroll to the IAAM B Conference tittle game and a record of 16-2. She also helped lead her team to the IAAM B Conference semifinals in 2008.

"Allison's endless positive energy will fuel our program in crucial moments," Lucido said. "I am elated over the tremendous growth in her game this past year. She is ready to be her best for our team's gain."

Helen Warner was a First-Team All-Metro selection at St. Catherine's School in Richmond.

Helen Warner is a 5-foot-8 back from Richmond, Va., where she was a three-year letterwinner for coach Don Warner at St. Catherine's School. She was a First-Team All-Metro honoree as a senior in 2010 and was named All-League of Independent Schools in both 2009 and 2010. Warner was a Second-Team All-Metro selection as a junior in 2009 and was named to the 2008 VAIS All-State Tournament Team.

"I am so proud Helen represents the local Richmond athletic community at its best," Lucido said. "Her game has continually increased through top coaching and she is primed to compete on arrival."

Kelley Wentling helped Holy Name High to three Berks County (Pa.) Division I titles.

Kelley Wentling is a 5-foot-4 goalkeeper from Reading, Pa., where she was a three-year starter and letterwinner at Holy Name High for coach Kim Underwood. Wentling was Honorable Mention All-Division I as a sophomore and was named All-Berks County First-Team and PIAA All-State Second-Team as a junior when she recorded 13 shutouts and had a .920 save percentage. She was named All-Division I First-Team and Second-Team All-State as a senior with a .900 save percentage. Wentling helped Holy Name to three Berks County Division I titles. Holy Name placed fifth in Pennsylvania District III in 2008 and 2010 and were state quarterfinalists in 2008.

"I feel so fortunate to have Kelley join our program in the goal-keeping position," Lucido said. "Kelley's perseverance and natural ability equip her for success. I am eager to see her blossom through personal coaching instruction at the next level."

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