February 9, 2012
Women's Soccer Announces 11 Newcomers for the 2012 Season
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba head women’s soccer coach, Michael Swan, has announced 11 commitments for the 2012 season. The players hail from five different states, plus one international player from England.
Emily Auwarter, Shamong, NJ (Seneca High School)
Coaches quote: “Emily is a very strong physical defender. Not only can Emily win the ball with ease, but her ability to get the ball down and play is going to benefit the squad tremendously. She will no doubt make an immediate impact within the conference.”
Allison Baucom, Salisbury, NC (West Rowan High School)
Coaches quote: “Allison is a tenacious player with great energy on the field. Her ability to play in a couple of positions is going to really benefit the squad. She is a very solid tackler and has exceptional pace. She will no doubt make an impact immediately next year.”
Bethany Davis, Salisbury, MD (Salisbury High School)
Coaches quote: “Bethany has great natural ability between the posts and will be pushing to gain a starting spot this year. She has great distribution with her feet and is very comfortable with crosses into the box. We are delighted to have her join our squad.”
Melanie Gliatto, Mantua, NJ (Clearview Regional High School)
Coaches quote: “Mel has a lot of versatility and can play anywhere across the back line. She is another player who is confident with the ball at her feet and can distribute the ball extremely well out of the back.”
Karley Highet, Monroe, NC (Weddington High School)
Coaches quote: “Karley will add some great balance across the backline. She is able to play in a couple of different roles and will develop throughout her college career. She is a tough tackler and reads the game well.”
Kristina Hoff, Indian Trail, NC (Porter Ridge High School)
Coaches quote: “Kristina is an extremely crafty midfielder who has good vision and great positional sense. We are delighted to have a player who is extremely comfortable on the ball and who can play in a couple of different positions. She is going to do extremely well for us.”
Michelle Marrara, Jamestown, NC (Southwest Guilford High School)
Coaches quote: “Michelle has great athletic ability and will prove to be a very good player for us in the future. She has good physical strength and reads the game extremely well. Michelle is a very tough defender with a great work ethic.”
Angelica Pawlowski, Las Vegas, NV (Bishop Gorman High School)
Coaches quote: “Angelica has a tremendous work ethic which is what every goalkeeper needs to have. She has great athletic ability and is a great shot stopper. She is playing at a very high level and has had a lot of experience both regional and internationally. We are delighted to have Angelica join us and I see her doing exceptionally well in the next four years.”
Alex Robinson, Pomona, NJ (Absegami High School)
Coaches quote: “We are delighted to have Lexi join us here at Catawba. She has great technique on the ball and is very technical. Her distribution and her soccer sense are going to shine throughout her four years in college. She is blessed with a very good left foot and can pick out a pass simply.”
Alex Twombley, Carlsbad, CA (La Costa Canyon High School)
Coaches quote: “Alex is another player who is going to come in and make a major difference across our backline. She is extremely versatile and can play anywhere across the back. Alex is a very good passer and can read the game extremely well. She is coming from a very good club team and has had some great experience in the last few years.”
Sophie Waller, Watford, England (St Michaels Catholic School)
Coaches quote: “We are extremely excited to have Sophie join us next year. She is an exceptional talent and is one of best technical players I have seen in a long time. She has exceptional feet and is a superb passer. Her soccer ability is only topped by her understanding of the game tactically. Sophie will add much needed composure on the field; she will be a great influence next year and in the future.”
Comments on the class: “This year’s class is probably the most talented group of players I have recruited in a long time. I am extremely excited for the future of the Catawba College Women’s Soccer program. We have added balance, depth, and talent to the squad and we are not finished yet with this year’s incoming players. We have a couple other areas we need to address, but I am very confident that we will finish up soon. This is a new generation of players who have all chose the Catawba program because of the great tradition and the values the program holds. The future looks extremely bright and we can’t wait for August to role around.
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