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Iona Women's Soccer Welcomes Five Newcomers

Courtesy: ICGaels.com
          Release: 02/11/2017
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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.

KATHERINE BENSON
FULLBACK / WIDE FORWARD
CHESTER, NY

"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 CARACAPPA
HOLDING MIDFIELD
MARBOLO, NJ 

"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." 

KELSIE KEARNS
FULLBACK
LYNDHURST, NJ

"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." 

LISETTE PALOMO
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." 

MACKENZIE MEIXNER
CENTERBACK
MIDDLESEX, NJ

"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.

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