O'BRIEN INKS SIX IN FALL SIGNING PERIOD

RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Women's Lacrosse head coach Jen O'Brien has announced the signing of six student-athletes during the fall signing period.

The six new Rams are Annie Morris, Marcella Nostrant, Abby Osmeyer, Mary O'Toole, Savannah Slack and Natalie Voiro. The players hail from four different states including Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This marks the fifth recruiting class for O'Brien and the program as the Rams will begin their third season in February.

"We are excited to welcome the fifth recruiting class to our VCU Lacrosse Family. Our staff could not be more pleased with the quality of women we have in our incoming class. We have no doubt they will add positively to the terrific culture we have established," O'Brien said.

Morris is a defender from Annapolis, Maryland, where she played for Archbishop Spalding High School and the CC Lax Club team. She was a four-year member of the varsity squad where she also ran cross country and was a member of the National Honor Society and Honor Roll. She intends to major in Health Sciences.

Why Morris chose VCU: "I chose VCU because I love the atmosphere of the university. VCU offers me great opportunities to achieve both my academic and athletic aspirations. The coaching staff is incredibly dedicated to developing their players not only as athletes, but also as young adults with character on and off the field."

Nostrant is a defender from Haverford, Pennsylvania and was a four-year member of the Merion Mercy High School team where she was selected as team captain. Nostrant was also a member of the Ultimate Goal Club Team. Nostrant comes from a lacrosse family as her father serves as the head varsity coach at The Haverford School while her brother, John, plays at Penn State and her sister, Olivia, plays at High Point.

Why Nostrant chose VCU: "I enjoyed being around the girls on the team when I attended camp. I also immediately felt comfortable and welcomed by the coaching staff. I enjoyed the urban setting of the school and liked the idea of joining a fairly new program!"

Osmeyer is an attacker from Baltimore, Maryland where she was a four-year member of the Towson High School varsity team. She played for the Coppermine Lacrosse Club and was also a three-year varsity member of the school's soccer team where she was named to the Senior All-Star Team. Osmeyer is an Honor Roll student and a Minds in Motion Award Winner. She intends to major in Nursing.

Why Osmeyer chose VCU: "I chose VCU because I love the city of Richmond, it has an incredible nursing program and I knew that the coaching staff were the coaches I had been looking for."

O'Toole is a midfielder from Warrenton, Virginia where she played at Kettle Run High School. She served as team captain and earned all-conference and all-region honors three times. She was also the team's three-time Offensive MVP. She currently ranks second all-time at Kettle Run in career goals with 143 and total points with 164. She also played three years of varsity field hockey where she also served as a team captain and was named to the all-conference team three times. O'Toole is also a member of the National Honor Society and Honor Roll.    

Why O'Toole chose VCU: "I chose VCU because I found myself comparing it to every other school out there. VCU's atmosphere is energetic, fast paced and diverse."

Slack was a midfielder from Voorhees, New Jersey where she was a four-year member of the Eastern High School lacrosse team. She helped lead her team to the 2017 Group 4 Finals Champion. She was a two-time all-conference and two-time all-state award winner and also a member of South Jersey Select Club Team. Her sister, Sierra, players on the Occidental women's lacrosse team. She intends to major in Fashion Merchandising.

Voiro is an attacker from Moorestown, New Jersey, where she played four years for Moorestown High School. Voiro also played for the South Jersey Select Club Team and was a three-year varsity soccer athlete. Her sister, Kierstyn, currently plays at Lehigh.

Why Voiro chose VCU: "I visited many schools and flew all over the place, but I found myself comparing each of the schools I visited to VCU. VCU was one of the first schools I became interested in from the beginning. After exhausting all of my options, I finally realized what I wanted in a school and VCU met all of my expectations, needs and wants. When I stepped onto the campus for the first time, I knew it was the right fit for me."