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Women's Soccer Announces Eight Commitments For 2011


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College women’s soccer coach, Michael Swan, has announced eight commitments for the upcoming 2011 season.  Joining the women’s program will be Ashley Batchelor (Wilson, NC), Ashley Cress (Mooresville, NC), Nicole Foschini (Laurel Springs, NJ), Brittany Gibbons (Salisbury, NC), Katie Mathis (Conover, NC), Allison Parker (Salisbury, NC), Karen Presnell (Salisbury, NC) and Courtney Smith (Mooresville, NC).

Batchelor, a 5-4, forward from Hunt High School has been named all-conference three times and has twice earned all-region honors.  She has helped the Warriors to a pair of conference titles.  Batchelor plays club soccer for the Wilson Explosion.

Cress, a 5-3, midfielder, has started four years at Mooresville High School.  She has twice been named all-conference while also earning all-county and all-region honors.  Cress played with LNYC Eclipse club team.

Foschini is a 5-5 midfielder from Paul VI High School.  She was a four-year starter and served as team captain.  She helped the Eagles to a 16-3-2 record as a junior.  Foschini played club soccer for the Cherry Hill FC Power.

Gibbons, a 5-3, forward from West Rowan High School, was the 2010 Rowan County Player of the Year.  She has been a three-time all-conference and all-county pick.  Gibbons played with the FCCA Rowan Elite club team. 

Mathis, a goalkeeper from St. Stephens High School, was named MVP as a sophomore.

Parker is a 5-8, defender from West Rowan High School.  She was named the 2009 Rowan County Player of the Year.  She is a three-time all-conference and all-county selection and earned all-region honors in 2010.  Parker plays with the FCCA Rowan Elite club team.

Presnell, a 5-9, defender, has been a three-year starter at Salisbury High School.  She has earned all-conference, all-county and all-region honors.  She also served as captain for the Hornets.  Presnell plays club soccer for the FCCA Rowan Elite.

Smith, a midfielder from Mooresville High School, entered her senior season with 91 career goals.  She has been named all-conference and all-region since her freshman year.  Smith has also earned All-State and Iredell County Player of the Year honors.  She played club soccer for the CSA Predators.

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