Head Coach Lindsay Jackson filled a huge future hole at goalkeeper by recruiting Emmaliese Lauber from the Illinois. Emma started playing field hockey at 5 years old but it wasn’t until she was nine did she start playing goalkeeper. She grew up in Louisville KY. until she was in eighth grade. Most importantly, when her family moved to Illinois she started playing fo the Windy City hockey club. ( The same club Lafayette’s Greta Kulby played for). Windy City is run by Katie Kaufman Beach and is highly regarded. Katie was an all American at Maryland and an Olympian ( She was a teammate of my daughter who also played with her sister Molly).
Katie writes that Emma was an important contributor to her travel teams and was a key member of several medal winning teams. She will graduate from New Tier High School this June. Beach goes on to say, “she is a consistent and steady goalie…and has strong saves and uses clear, direct communication when organizing her backfield,”
That will bring the number of known recruits to three for Holy Cross.
As the spring season approaches I expect more additions and perhaps the beginning of several coaching changes. Temple and Indiana have still open positions. I will try to keep actively posting as the winter and spring progresses.