PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers field hockey announced two additions to its incoming freshman class today. Katie Larmour and Carlina Sacco will join the program for the upcoming season. They will join three previously announced newcomers – Alanna Gollotto, Amanda Lamb and Nikki Santore for the 2016 season.
Belfast, Ireland / Methodist College Belfast
Prior to Rutgers: Five-year member of school’s first team … captained team to Ulster (Northern Ireland) Schools Cup win in March 2016, scoring only goal in Final to earn MVP honors … also captained school to victory in All-Ireland Schools Tournament, being named MVP of tournament after leading tournament in scoring … member of Belfast Harlequins Ladies senior side for four years, leading them to promotion to All-Ireland League in 2016 … earned Player of the Year Honors for the 2015-16 season … named to Ulster and Ireland Under-16, Under-18 and Under-21 teams … member of Irish Under-18 team that won gold in European Under-18 Championship II in Morin, Italy in 2015 … called up to Irish Women’s National Squad in 2016 … parents are Drew and Roisin … has one younger brother, Christopher … both parents and her brother played field hockey.
Civico on Larmour: “Katie has a really strong background in both club and international hockey. She is an extremely talented player and a natural on field leader. I know she is excited to play Big Ten hockey for Rutgers and I am delighted we are the school she chose.”
Hammonton, N.J. / St. Joseph High School
Prior to Rutgers: Led team to a 76-8-4 record as a four-year starter … First Team Press of Atlantic City All-Star in each of her final three seasons … finished high school career with 97 goals and 34 assists … scored 36 goals and had 12 assists as a senior as team went 12-1 … Named First Team All-South Jersey by Courier Post as a senior … named Third Team All-South Jersey after her junior year … scored 21 goals in both sophomore and junior seasons, leading St. Joseph’s to the Non-Public South Jersey Finals in 2014 … was Hammonton Gazette Player of the Year as a junior … named two-time Top Midfielder in the Cap-Atlantic League … as a sophomore, named First Team All-State Non-Public and First Team All-Conference … also competed on school’s powerlifting team, earning 1st place in the Girls Division as a junior and senior … has one older sister, Makenna … parents are Judy and Charles … Uncle Paul has been head coach of St. Joseph’s football team for over 30 seasons with over 290 victories.
Civico on Sacco: “Carlina is a strong and powerful player who has the ability to play a number of positions. Because of her natural attributes I expect her to develop quickly while in our training environment. As a New Jersey native, I know Carlina is thrilled to represent the Scarlet Knights.”