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Women’s Soccer Completes Incoming Class
BALTIMORE—UMBC head women’s soccer coach Alyssa Radu today announced that four more players, including three freshmen and a transfer from the University of Pittsburgh, will join the Retrievers in Fall 2010.
“The 2010 class is very balanced and we believe has addressed our needs and compliments an experienced returning group,” Radu said. “How well we come together as a group and our commitment to our development will determine how well we do this fall. The returning group is hungry and ready to take this program to the next level. The players coming in have tremendous talent, work rate and the type of mentality necessary to compete at this level. Now we just have to get out on the field and get to work.”
Kelsi Morris is a center back who comes to UMBC after two seasons at
“Kelsi Morris is a strong, experienced center back that we are very excited to have join the program,” Radu said. “Kelsi’s experience playing in the Big East the last two years is very valuable. She has proven leadership skills from her previous teams, and as she makes the transition to a new school and new program, in time we expect her to contribute to our current leadership. Her size and strength make her a solid, tough back who will make opposing forwards’ jobs very difficult. She is very vocal and hardnosed and has a very good understanding of the game. This is a very important trait for a center back and allows us to transition into offense as a unit. I am really looking forward to coaching Kelsi, and I know she is excited for this opportunity.”
Amy Savage is a forward/midfielder from
“Amy has a tremendous amount of talent and skill,” Radu said. “Like another incoming freshman, Lauren Kadet, Amy brings
Shannon McGuinness is a midfielder from
“Shannon comes from a solid club program on
Stephanie Smith is an outside midfielder from nearby
“Steph comes from one of the most successful high school programs in the state of
Morris, Savage, McGuinness and Smith join Kadet, Devon Burkholder, Nicole Clark and Jessica Brown, who previously committed to UMBC in the early signing period, to complete the Retrievers’ incoming class for the 2010 season.