BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland women's soccer head coach Naomi Meiburger has announced the addition of nine players that will make up the Class of 2020.
Brianna Alonso (Haworth, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy), Lily Andres (Bloomfield, N.J./Montclair Kimberley Academy), Mary Theresa Corcoran (Malvern, Pa./Bishop Shanahan), Taylor Dennison (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson), Beth Eversman (Downingtown, Pa./Villa Maria), Maddie Hart (Cranford, N.J./Cranford), Casey McKenzie (New Egypt, N.J./New Egypt), Jen Moutenot (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) and Alice Regan (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) will join the women's soccer program in the fall.
"I'm really thrilled with the players we have joining our team next year," Meiburger said. "They add some needed depth to positions and will help solidify key components to all areas of the field. In addition to being great players, they're all great people.
"At the goalkeeping position, Lily and Taylor will come in and compete for that position. Mary, Beth and Jen will help provide depth in our defense, while Alice, Maddie, Brianna and Casey will give us more options in the midfield and forward positions. We're very excited to welcome them to Loyola and I know it will be the start of a great four years."
Brianna Alonso guided Immaculate Heart Academy to back-to-back New Jersey State titles in 2014 and 2015. Her sophomore year, NSCAA ranked Immaculate Heart as the top high school women's soccer team in the nation. Alonso also plays club soccer for the NJ Crush FC.
Lily Andres and Montclair Kimberley Academy won the SEC Liberty Conference in 2012, 2014 and 2015. Her freshman year, the team went on to earn the New Jersey Prep-B Championship title. With 12 shutouts in 2015, Andres tied the school record for the most clean sheets in school history. That same year, she broke the school record for the most wins in a single season, tallying 67 in goal. Andres' club team, MatchFit, qualified for the 2014 ECNL national playoff in only their first year in the league.
Mary Theresa Corcoran was a four-time first-team all-league player for Bishop Shanahan High School. She earned a total of eight varsity letters -- four in soccer and lacrosse. Corcoran was also named to the lacrosse all-league first team in 2014.
Taylor Dennison comes to Loyola from Rockville, Maryland. During her senior season, the goalkeeper posted a 0.93 save percentage and was named one of the top-10 goalkeepers in the Washington Metro Area. Dennison plays club soccer for Bethesda Fusion and helped the squad win the Maryland President's Cup in 2015.
Beth Eversman helped the Villa Maria Academy team to the district playoffs from 2012-15, including the semifinals in 2015. She was named a first-team All-Main Line honoree, as well as all-conference first team and defensive MVP during her senior season. Currently a member of the Penn Fusion Soccer Academy ECNL, Eversman was briefly featured in the ECNL San Diego promo video in 2014.
Maddie Hart captained Cranford High School to a 15-4 record in 2015. That year, the team went on to the sectional finals and ended the season ranked No. 20 in the state of New Jersey. Hart was named to the All-Watchung Conference First Team from 2013-15, as well as the All-Union County and All-State teams during those same seasons. The midfielder scored 29 goals and added 28 assists during her four-year career at Cranford. Hart plays club soccer for PDA Arsenal and led the team to an ECNL National Championship title in 2015. The previous year, Arsenal and Hart made it to the PDA ECNL Final Four.
Casey McKenzie leaves New Egypt High School ranked second in goals scored. The forward tallied 56 goals during her four-year career, including 21 throughout her senior year. McKenzie was named to the all-league first team from 2013-15. She plays club soccer for Next Level Soccer Academy, which is ranked No. 3 in the state of New Jersey and No. 23 in the nation. The team most recently won back-to-back Winter EDP Cup Championship titles in 2014 and 2015.
Jen Moutenot guided Mahwah High School to the New Jersey North 1 Group 2 State Sectional Finals in 2015. Following a successful season, the team was ranked No. 2 out of all of New Jersey Group 2 soccer programs. As a defender, Moutenot tallied eight goals and seven assists throughout her high school career, earning first-team all-conference honors her freshman, sophomore and senior years. In 2015, she was added to the All-North Jersey and All-State first teams. Moutenot also plays club soccer for World Class F.C. ECNL.
Alice Regan, a four-year starter at Conestoga High School, led the team to the Central League Championships in 2014. The following year, Regan was named to the All-Central League First Team, as well as the All-Main Line First Team. Regan plays club soccer for FC Delco ECNL.