Sev. Park's Maranto to play field hockey for Shippensburg

March 05, 2004|By Glenn P. Graham

Severna Park field hockey standout Lauren Maranto, The Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year, signed to play at Shippensburg (Pa.) University next fall.

The center defender led the No. 1 Falcons to their 14th state title last fall, scoring five goals and adding seven assists while anchoring a back line that posted 12 shutouts in an 18-1 season.

Shippensburg, coached by Bertie Landis, finished with a program-best 19-4 mark last season and reached the Division II national semifinals.

Maranto said the school had a strong business program and the team is graduating starters at center defender, giving her a chance to contribute quickly.

"On my visit, I just loved the school and felt right at home there," Maranto said.

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