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Women's Soccer Adds Nine To 2013 Recruiting Class
Feb. 7, 2013
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola University Maryland head women's soccer coach Katherine Remy Vettori announced Thursday that nine student-athletes will be added to the 2013 recruiting class.
"We're thrilled to have such a strong class coming in," Vettori said. "We're losing 11 seniors that really impacted our program, so we're excited for these nine players to join our existing core group and work to carry on our tradition of excellence."
A total of four states are represented in the group, including a class-high four players from Maryland, three from New York, and one from New Jersey and Virginia.
The four instate natives include Nicole Wojcik (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll High School); Maddie Boccio (Columbia, Md./Atholton High School); Kelsey Targarona (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright); Morgan Crable (Marriottsville, Md./Marriotts Ridge High School).
Maddie Boccio was named the most valuable player at Atholton as a three-year starter for the varsity team. She earned First Team All-Howard County honors, as well as All-State her senior year. Boccio and fellow addition Morgan Crable played together on the same club team, the Freestate United. Crable and Boccio helped the United qualify for the ECNL Nationals in 2012, while a year earlier the team went undefeated in the National League. The two helped the club team to a number one ranking in the state of Maryland for four years, while a number one ranking regionally and nationally for one year.
Crable played on her high school team, earning a spot on the 2012 First-team All-Metro and All-State teams, as well as All-Met Player of the Year honors. In 2012, the Raiders named Crable the Player of the Year, as she captained her team in the final high school season of her career.
Kelsey Targarona, a four-year starter on the C. Milton Wright soccer team, helped the Mustangs to three state championship titles. The defensive player was named to the All-Metro and All-State team her senior year. Joing Targarona on the All-Harford county team, was Nicole Wojcik. Wojcik was a three-time state champion with the Baltimore Bays in 2007 and 2012, in addition to a title with Freestate in 2010.
Three-time Top Somerset County Player, Jessica Soliviero scored 25 goals and 24 assists at Watchung Hills Regional High School. The New Jersey native received the Golden Goal Scorer award, after helping the Warriors to their first Somerset County championship title in 2010. Soliviero was also named to the New Jersey All-State Girls Soccer Coaches Association, but also played club ball for the NJSA '04 Elite.
Emily Lung, the lone student-athlete from Virginia, attended high school at Stone Bridge. Lung helped the team to one state championship and two regional and district championships. As a freshman, Lung ranked first in nation by ESPN FAB50, tying the record for the number of assists in a game as a rookie.Lung was a member of the Virginia State Cup Championship team, helping PWSI Courage '95 Gold to a number two national ranking by GotSoccer.
Current Greyhounds Rosy Hayes and Charlotte Miller played on the Albertson Fury with new additions Nicole Wahlig and Kayla Roundsman. Wahlig made four playoff appearances with the W.T. Clarke High School women's soccer team, totaling 14 goals as a center defender. Roundsman captained the East Islip High School team, which won the league twice during her four years.
Cara Connolly, the final New York addition, played for the HBC ISA Intense '94 club team for six years, leading the club to the New York state finals, and two Disney showcase appearances. Current Greyhound Brooke Kerrigan played for the same club team, before joining Loyola last season. A three-year starter at Hicksville High School, Connolly was the leading goal scorer as a freshman, and led the team in assists as a sophomore.