Feb. 4, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - Head women's soccer coach Joe Mallia announced the signing of three recruits for the 2005 season Friday afternoon. Amanda Piccirilli (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn), Christy Mazzola (Bronxville, N.Y./The Ursuline School) and Sarra Moller (Manalapan, N.J./St. John Vianney Regional) have signed their National Letters of Intent.
Piccirilli, a goalkeeper has experience playing club soccer for Bux-mont United. She has also been on the EPYS ODP team for six years and worked with the Region I ODP for two years. Piccirilli was also a member of the US National Pool for a year.
"We are excited about Amanda's addition to our goalkeeping core," Mallia said. "We expect her to come in and make an impact in our program on and off of the field."
Mazolla, an outside back, is a member of the East Chester Patriots club team. She has also played with the Eastern N.Y. North ODP team.
"Christy is an important addition to this year's recruiting class because we lose two senior starters [Lindsay Tracey and Ellen Sroka] in the back that we are looking to replace either through current players in the program or the incoming freshman," Mallia said. "She is sure to challenge for playing time in the back line as a freshman."
Moller, also a back, played club for the PDA Stampede. She is also a member of NJ State ODP program and has spent significant time in the Region I ODP pool.
"We are extremely thrilled about Sarra's addition to our program," Mallia said. "She has the potential to step in and make an immediate impact on our back line as a freshman. She comes from a tremendous club background at PDA where both Carolyn Kennington and Ty Glenn spent there club careers."
Picirrilli, Mazolla and Mollerwill join the Loyola College women's soccer team in the fall. In 2004, Mallia led the Greyhounds to their most successful season ever. Loyola won its fifth consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and earned an automatic bid to its fifth straight NCAA College Cup. The Greyhounds as a team set records in most victories in a season (16), most consecutive victories (13), longest unbeaten streak (13), highest winning percentage (.800), most goals (59) and most points (160).
"We are excited about this group of incoming freshman," Mallia said. "They surely fill some of the needs we were looking for in our recruiting class of 2005 and we look forward for their arrival in August."