Mallia Announces Additions to Women's Soccer Recruiting Class

July 30, 2004

Baltimore, Md. - Head women's soccer coach Joe Mallia has announced the final additions to his incoming class. Maryland transfer Ali Andrzejewski and incoming freshmen Johanna Larkin and Sarah Orscheln join Tyhira Glenn and Brittany Marano as newcomers to the Greyhounds in 2004.

Andrzejewski, a two-year starter for the Terrapins, finished third on the team in scoring in 2003 and led the Terps in scoring as a freshman. The 5-7 forward has an impressive resume, having played in the U.S. National Team Pool for the last five years. Andrzejewski attended the McDonogh School prior to Maryland where she was twice named the Maryland State Player of the Year.

"It's a tremendous addition to our program late in the recruiting season. In May we felt confident with the group coming in and when the thought of Ali coming in started to become a reality in June and July, we were very optimistic," Mallia said. "She is a great threat up front and has a tremendous work rate."

Larkin lettered all four years in soccer at Saint Basil Academy where she led her squad in goals and assists in 2003. She was named all-Catholic Academies in 2002 and 2003 and received a gold medal at the Pennsylvania Keystone State games.

Orscheln, a four-year letter-winner at Notre Dame de Sino, was named first team all-district in her junior and senior seasons as well as second team all-state as a junior. Sion named her their Most Inspirational Player from 2001-03. She also earned the school's Spirit Award in 2003. Orscheln was chosen to play in the Missouri/Kansas all-Metro game. Her club team, the KCFC Alliance Dynamos earned five state championships.

"Both Johanna and Sarah come to us in a similar fashion to Caitlin McCusker {sophomore for the Greyhounds}," Mallia said. "We know coming in that they will fit in from a soccer standpoint and we are hoping that early on they will make an impact on the depth of our program."

The Greyhounds, who have won four straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference titles, begin their 2004 season on Friday, August 27 when they visit William & Mary.