Baltimore-based sporting goods maker STX announced today that it has signed five new members to Team STX, the first-ever elite post-collegiate women's lacrosse team. Added to the roster are Kitty Cullen (McDonogh), Sam Farrell (Severna Park), Alyssa Kildare (Johns Hopkins), Taylor Thornton and Lauren Schmidt.
The new athletes join captain Josie Owen (Severn), Grace Gavin (Loyola, St. Paul's), Julie Gardner (Severna Park), Lauren Benner (Severn), Dana Cahill (Mercy), Maggie Tamasitis, Clayton Crum, Mary Flowers, Cacki Helmer, Brittany Brigandi and Lillie Lingo to make up Team STX.
Team STX will start its inaugural season at the 41st Vail Lacrosse Shootout in Vail, Colo., from July 4-7. In the first post-collegiate women's lacrosse tournament of the summer, Team STX will showcase its talent and compete with players from around the country.
STX will identify and announce the rest of its inaugural team this summer.
Here are bios on the new players: