Iona Women's Soccer Welcomes Five Newcomers
NEW ROCHELLE, NY – Second year Head Coach Sarah Brady has announced five newcomers to the Iona College women’s soccer program for the upcoming 2017 season. The student-athletes are all local, three coming from New Jersey and two calling New York home.
FULLBACK / WIDE FORWARD
"Katie is a player out of Quickstrike F.C. who plays with a tremendous sense of responsibility. Her desire and work ethic are exemplary and a testament to the commitment to success she demonstrates in her athletic preparations. We are excited that Katie will become a Gael in 2017 as she will bring with her a true sense of grit and a commitment to excellence honed through countless hours of dedicated self-improvement."
"Julia is a technically gifted footballer joining us from the famous PDA program out of NJ. Julia exhibits great vision and a wonderful array of passing skills in the midfield. We are excited for Julia to become a Gael in our 2017 class as she is a proven facilitator of play who can think a game as well as execute her decisions with the ball."
"Every team needs a Kelsie Kearns. The David in the Goliath battle. A player who will work relentlessly with relish. A player who will actively seek out the biggest opponent and demand that she will be the one marking her. We are excited that Kelsie will become a Gael in 2017, joining us from World Class F.C."
ATTACKING MIDFIELD / FORWARD
WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY
"Lisette is a tireless worker yet cultured footballer from the celebrated Albertson Fury S.C. in Long Island. Lisette exhibits a genuine sense of creativity and is a player who is capable of producing that WOW! moment. We are excited that Lisette will become a Gael in 2017 as she will bring a genuine sense of exuberance and flair play to our program."
"Mack is commanding center back from the very successful FC COPA Academy program in NJ. Mack has a winning mentality. She comes from a program that demands high standards from its players and is competing on a national level as a result. We are excited that Mack will become a Gael in 2017 as she will reinforce us defensively as well as provide an injection of competitiveness and a well-honed will to win".
Iona finished last season with a 2-14-2 overall record, and a 2-7-1 mark in the MAAC. The program will continue its offseason training in preparation for the upcoming fall 2017 season.