Soccer (W)

Nine Newcomes Set to Join Women's Soccer Program in 2007


 SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College women’s soccer coach, John Cullen, has announced eight signings for the upcoming season.  Joining the women’s team for 2007 are Alexa Baird, of Plainfield, NJ, Andrea Dunshie, of Apex, NC, Becki Facteau, of Raleigh, NC, Christina Fuller, of Port Repbulic, MD, Leala Ghorbani, of Highlands Ranch, CO, Courtney Petrone, of Hampden, MA, Rochelle Poncin, of Bradenton, FL, and Kenley Streetman, of Mooresville, NC.  Also joining the Lady Indians is transfer Shannon Sweeney, of Clemmons, NC.

Baird started four years as a sweeper and center midfielder at Mount Saint Mary Academy.  She served as captain for three years and was team MVP as a senior.  Coach Cullen on Baird: “Alexa is a high energy player who can play in defense of midfield.  She is very solid technically, can run all day and will bring a great deal of athleticism to our team.  We are looking at Alexa as a midfielder who can time runs to get in the box and be a scoring threat.”

Dunshie is a four-year starter from Southeast Raleigh High School.  The forward/midfielder was a three-time all-conference and academic all-conference selection.  She helped the Bulldogs to a pair of conference titles and three tournament championships.  She plays club soccer for CASL under coaching director Jay Howell.  Coach Cullen on Dunshie: “She is a very honest player, who does all the details well that a forward needs to do at this level for her team to be successful.  Andrea defends well from the front, brings people into the game, is very sharp technically and links up well with the midfield and other attackers.  She had a wonderful club career with great coaching and we know she will bring immediate quality to our team.”

Facteau, a midfielder from Wake Forest-Rolesville High School, started four years for the Cougars.  She was a two-year captain and an all-conference performer.  She helped the Cougars three playoffs appearances, including one trip the state semifinals.  She played club soccer for Triangle FC under Pete Sadin.  Coach Cullen on Facteau: “Becki is a very intense player with a great work ethic.  She will give our team a real up-tempo style.  She has played several positions for her club team and she is always heavily involved, showing for the ball and winning tackles.  Becki will be an energizer player who allows us to keep pressure on our opponents.”

Fuller, started four years as a striker/midfielder at Calvert High School.  She was a two-year captain and earned all-county honors.  She is recovering from a knee injury and is hopeful of a full return by the pre-season.  Coach Cullen on Fuller: “We are giving Christina as much time as she needs to come back stronger and fully recovered.  She is a player who adds depth to our left side of the field, anywhere down the flank.  Christina’s signing allows our team to be creative and have different possibilities from the left side.”

Ghorbani, started as a defender for three years at Highlands Ranch High School.  She served as captain as a senior and was all-conference as a junior.  She plays club soccer for Real Colorado under coaching director Lorne Donaldson.  Coach Cullen on Ghorbani: “Laela suffered a knee injury in her final school game and will likely red-shirt this season.  We are looking forward to her recovering and joining up when she is back to 100%.  Leala will be looked upon as a central defender or full back.”

Petrone, played three years at Wilbraham Monson Academy.  She served as captain and won the coaches choice award.  She has played club soccer for CASL Spartan Elite (NC) and most recently for Western United (MA).  Coach Cullen on Petron: “She is a very tidy, technical player and shows good footwork with sharp, crisp touches.  Courtney plays sweeper for her high school team and central midfield for her club team.  She is an excellent passer, which will allow her to contribute immediately.  We are looking at Courtney’s passing ability to do many exciting things for our program.”

Poncin played as a midfielder at the IMG Academy.  Coach Cullen on Poncin: “We are delighted Rochelle will be joining us after a wonderful soccer education at IMG under the tutelage of Derek Leader.  Rochelle has been in an intense academic/athletic program devoted to training four to five days a week.  She has gained great experience playing for the Bradenton W-League team in the summer.  Rochelle will be an excellent addition to our midfield and really gives us a strong presence in that part of the field.  We are thrilled at the prospect of Rochelle’s capabilities to keep our program highly competitive.”

Streetman, has been a three-year starter as a midfield/forward at Mooresville High School.  She has earned all-conference and all-region honors in helping the Blue Devils to three playoff appearances.  Mooresville has posted a 57-19-8 record during her career.  She plays club soccer for the Lake Norman ’88 Soccer Club, serving as captain for three years.  Coach Cullen on Streetman: “We are excited at the prospect of Kenley’s strength and striking ability to play as a high center forward.  She can hold the ball up, hold defenders off and has a terrific shot.  We believe Kenley will be a player who attacks crosses and can be a scoring threat.”

Sweeney, a midfielder/forward is a transfer from Queens University of Charlotte.  She played at West Forsyth High School where she was named All-State and all-conference and MVP.  She played her club soccer with T.A.S.C.  Coach Cullen on Sweeney: “We are very excited Shannon is joining us.  She brings a year of college experience having played a significant part in Queens’ 2006 season.  Shannon will be competing for the central positions and has excellent technique with a strong physical presence.”

"We have worked extremely hard to bring in these quality people and student-athletes who will represent our College in the right manner," stated Cullen.  "We say good-bye to our largest graduating class and therefore it was essential to take our time and identify the right people to help us maintain that level of excellence we have established as a program and as student-athletes."

"I'm excited, as this years squad will possess a real youthfulness and hunger for improving as a team and individuals," continued Cullen.  "We will be extremely young and the challenge that awaits us is to grow up together."  

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March 2

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3

March 3

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5

March 4

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7

Softball @ Limestone 8-1

Softball @ Limestone 1-2

March 5

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1

March 6

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17

Baseball @ Tampa 5-9

March 7

Softball vs. KING 3-17

Softball vs. KING 2-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15

Baseball @ Tampa 8-12

March 9

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3

Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3

March 10

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7

Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8

March 11

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC) 

March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12

March 13

Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8

March 14

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6

March 15

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8

Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7

Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)

March 16

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1) 

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10

March 17

Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12

March 18

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8

March 19

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)

March 20

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10

Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11

March 21

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.

March 22

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.

March 23

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

March 24

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

Baseball @ Mars Hill noon

Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.

March 27

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.

March 28

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.

March 29

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)

Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)

Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.

March 31

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon

Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.

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Lacrosse (M) Team Photo