PISCATAWAY, NJ – Three members of the 2003 Rutgers Women’s Lacrosse recruiting class have earned High School All-American honors. Freshmen Katie Batiuk (Jackson, NJ), Jamie Farewell (Medford Lakes, NJ) and Anne Marchitello (Medford Lakes, NJ) were named 2003 US Lacrosse Women’s Division High School All-Americans.
Batiuk and Marchitello earned First Team accolades, while Farewell, a teammate of Marchitello’s at Shawnee High School, was an Honorable Mention selection.
Batiuk, a 2003 Jackson Memorial High School graduate, broke the Shore Conference scoring record this past spring, scoring her 288th career goal in the Jaguars’ victory over Red Bank Catholic in the Shore Conference Tournament on May 14. She broke the all-time New Jersey scoring record later in the season in leading Jackson to an 18-3 record and A-South Championship in the spring. Batiuk scored 118 goals her senior season, earning Shore Conference, Ocean County and Asbury Park Press Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year honors. She also received First Team All-State and All-Shore accolades.
Marchitello scored 48 goals her senior season, in leading Shawnee to its third consecutive Group 4 State title this past spring. She totaled 140 goals for her career with the Renegades, earning All-Conference, All-Burlington County and All-South Jersey accolades the past two seasons. Marchitello was an honorable mention All-American her junior year before earning US Lacrosse All America honors this past season.
Farewell scored 130 goals at Shawnee, including 42 her senior season for the Renegades.
She was named to the All-Conference and All-South Jersey team the past two years, while earning All-County honors the past three seasons. Shawnee was a combined 66-6 the past three seasons with both Farewell and Marchitello on the field.
“We recruited this class to make an impact from the start because of heavy graduation losses,” said Rutgers head coach Laura Brand. “They are a group that comes from winning, competitive programs and they have already made a significant mark on Rutgers Lacrosse. After two fall tournaments they account for more than half of the team’s scoring output, and that is something we are very excited about. We are not only excited for their potential going into this spring, but their promise and mark on the future of this program.”
The trio join Amanda Cymore (Nyack, NY/ Nyack), Sarah Soden (Monroe Twp., NJ/ St. John Vianney) and Alison Waszmer (Mahopac, NY/ Mahopac) as members of the Scarlet Knights’ Class of 2007.
A member of the 2001 Empire State Team for the Hudson Valley region, Cymore was named to the All-Elite Team her senior season after recording 39 goals and 24 assists. She also earned All-League and All-Section honors.
Waszmer was a three-year starter at Mahopac High School, where she tallied 29 goals and 21 assists her senior year, earning All-League and All-Section accolades. She was also named to the Journal News First Team and 2002 Empire State Team.
Soden played midfield at St. John Vianney the past four seasons, leading SJV to several division championships. Soden was also a standout soccer player at SJV, leading the Shore Conference in assists in 2001. She competed with both the Metro Lacrosse and Tri-State Lacrosse club teams.