Asbury Lacrosse and New Recruit Make History
(Heather stops to pose with head coach Rich Manieri and mother Kim)
WILMORE, Ky. - It took less than five seconds and she never broke a sweat. All Heather Nardone had to do to become part of Asbury lacrosse history was sign her name.
Nardone became the first signee in the history of women’s lacrosse at Asbury on November 1. She is expected to play a key role in building a program that will begin play in 2014-15. Nardone, a senior midfielder at Lake Minneola High School near Orlando, FL., plans to major in journalism. She is also a goalie on her school’s soccer team and has played ice hockey. She even snowboards when she gets the chance.
“I’m so excited to be part of building this program,” said Nardone. “I love Asbury and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Asbury is launching both women’s and men’s lacrosse in 2014-15. Each program is recruiting 25 student athletes—the pioneers of their respective programs.
“Heather is a tremendous athlete and a great student,” said Rich Manieri, head women’s lacrosse coach at Asbury. “More important, she’ll be one of our core leaders and a great ambassador for both the sport and the school.”