Rosato adds four signees to women's lacrosse roster

BREVARD, N.C. – Kristin Rosato has signed four players to her inaugural recruiting class as Brevard’s head women’s lacrosse coach.

“I’m excited for the incoming recruiting class. These young ladies are passionate about the game and are eager to begin their careers at Brevard. With an already solid group returning the addition of these young ladies will help us to build and improve upon last year’s successes.”

Raleigh Charter High School product Darden King comes to Brevard with an extensive club lacrosse background. While her school didn’t sponsor lacrosse, she competed on various teams sponsored by the North Carolina Lacrosse Academy for four years. She played both in the midfield and on defense and led her team in ground balls and takeaways several times.

A gifted athlete, King lettered three times in tennis and four times in basketball before an injury cut short her senior year. She played No. 1 singles and doubles, leading her team to a state runner-up finish as a junior, and was a two-time conference player of the year and regional champion. She also helped the basketball team to three playoff appearances from her guard position.

Minnesota native Shelby Klotz joins the Tornados from Farmington High School, where she started on the varsity team for five seasons. She is Farmington’s all-time leading scorer and was selected to the all-state team at the attack position after spending her first two years at the varsity level as a midfielder. Klotz was named captain of the lacrosse and hockey teams during her senior year and spent three years coaching both sports.

Ana Edwards is a three-time letterwinner at North Carolina’s Jacksonville High School. As a sophomore, she was an instrumental member of Jacksonville’s first-ever lacrosse team, encouraging several others to join the team and learn the sport. She then helped the team engineer a five-win turnaround and make the state playoffs in its second year of existence as a junior. Edwards spent a year on the school’s swim team as well, specializing in the 50 meter freestyle. As a member of the shooting team, Edwards competed in archery, rifle, and shotgun as a sophomore and a junior.

Victoria Hayes will continue her college career at Brevard after transferring from Division III Wesley College, where she played one season of lacrosse as a midfielder and defender. She was named to the Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic Team in both lacrosse and basketball. As a freshman at Brookdale Community College during the 2013-2014 basketball campaign, Hayes helped her team to a 33-3 record and No. 3 final national ranking. She plans to play both sports for the Tornados.

Hayes will be a sophomore in lacrosse and a junior in basketball when she wears the royal blue and white. She is talented in both sports, but boxing runs in her blood. Her grandfather Jack Summo was a professional boxer, and her uncle Johnny Dundee was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991.

King, Klotz, Edwards, and Hayes will join Amber Breedy and Megan Binkley as new Tornados this fall. Brevard is coming off a 3-12 campaign in the program’s second year of existence that saw the Tornados earn its first win overall and within South Atlantic Conference play.

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