Potter, Pack Women’s LAX ink four during NLI early signing period

Potter, Pack Women’s LAX ink four during NLI early signing period

PUEBLO, Colo. (December 13, 2016) Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse added four new signees to their 2017-18 roster during the National Letter of Intent early signing period. Head Coach Monica Potter announced that Alee Barrera, Emily Eller, Rumer Morrison, and Mackenzie Turner pledged to join Pack women's lacrosse next year.

Barrera hails from Palatine, Illinois where she was the primary goaltender for the William Fremd High School Vikings. Barrera stopped 150 shots as a junior. She saved 55 percent of the shots thrown her way. Barrera posted an 8.77 goals against average.

"What I like about Alee is how vocal she is with her teammates on the field," Potter said "You have to be able to command your defense with confidence as a goalkeeper. She is an extremely active goalie that likes to come out of the crease. I know she will become a great RMAC goalie because of her own style of play."

Eller enters her senior season at Attack at Keller High School in Keller, Texas. Over her past three seasons with the Indians she has claimed All-District honors twice. As a freshman, she received All-State accolades. Twice during her career, Eller competed on the Texas National Team. During a shortened season in 2016, Eller scored 29 goals and dished out 10 assists for 39 points. She also secured 22 ground balls.

"Emily is out of Texas and brings an unique style of lacrosse with her," Potter said. "She will be a very versatile player for us. She is great at controlling the draw. On attack, she is patient can see when she needs to drive or when to feed. Her lacrosse IQ will elevate our offense. She is a fun player to watch."

Morrison will join the Pack after she completes her career at Century High School in Hillsboro, Oregon. As both a freshman and sophomore, Morrison was named Second Team All-NWAC. In her junior season, Oregonlive.com named her to their Players to Watch list. During her sophomore season, Morrison scored 46 goals and snagged 33 ground balls. She was  dominant in the faceoff circle, controlling 128 draws.  

"I am extremely excited to have Rumer join our program," Potter said. "She will add to our already strong midfield line. Rumer plays with such poise when out on the field. She is great at reading the field on a quick transition to where she gets the ball to the low attackers right away. I can't wait to see what she does here at CSU-Pueblo."

Turner (Naperville, Ill.) joins former Neuqua Valley High School teammates Leah Neumann, Chloe Sharko, and Kim Turner at CSU-Pueblo. Turner received All-Conference honors as a sophomore. She was named the Wildcats Attack MVP during her junior season.

"Mackenzie will make it her job to get the ball back on attack," Potter said. "That is a great quality to have as an attacker. She brings with her an arsenal of shots. It will be great seeing what she will do with her former teammates."

CSU-Pueblo women's lacrosse will begin their third season Feb. 18 when they play at Regis University. The Pack will host its home opener March 10 against Fort Lewis College at 7 p.m. in Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics