HANOVER, N.H. - The Dartmouth women’s soccer program and head coach Theresa Romagnolo announced that the Big Green will welcome eight student-athletes to Hanover this fall to compete as members of the Dartmouth women’s soccer team.The class includes players from across the country and includes an international player from New Zealand.
“I am thrilled to welcome eight outstanding student-athletes to our program,” said Romagnolo. “They bring athleticism, talent, and a great passion for the game. They also bring experience of competing on championship teams through their club, national teams, and ODP.”
Hometown: Altadena, Calif. (Flintridge Preparatory School)
Club Team: Real So Cal ECNL
Four-year varsity letterwinner at Flintridge Prep … Senior captain … Three-time All-League selection … Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2013 … Led her team to three consecutive Prep League Championships … Posted the lowest GAA for all goalkeepers in league action each of the last three years … Starting goalkeeper for Real So Cal 2013 ECNL SoCal Conference Champion … In 2011, led her team to runner up honors at the ECNL National Championship … 2012 Surf Cup Champions … Member of the 2013 ECNL ID2 Regional Training camp.
“Casey is an incredibly athletic goalkeeper. She has a great mentality, is a great communicator and fearless in her box. I’m excited to welcome additional competition at the goalkeeper position and to watch her bring her skill set to the position.”
Hometown: Andover, Mass. (Phillips Academy)
Club Team: NEFC
Four-year starter at Phillips Academy … Senior captain … Named to the Massachusetts All-State team and Eagle Tribune All-Star squad in 2011 … Member of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) … Captained the Massachusetts ODP team in 2011-12 and 2008-09.
“Piper is another player that has great athleticism and will make the team better by her work ethic and defensive ability. She has the potential to develop into a great center back for us.”
Hometown: Jerome, Idaho (Deerfield Academy/Twin Falls)
Club Team: FC Nova
Three-year starter at Twin Falls … Conference Offensive Player of the Year … Offensive threat with 91 goals and 25 assists at Twin Falls … Earned Sports Writers Soccer Athlete of the Year … Played at Deerfield Academy her senior year … Led the team to the semifinals of the 2012 NEPSAC Class A Championship … Member of the Boston Globe Girls Soccer All-Scholastic Team … Led FC Nova to the USYA U-16 Presidents Cup National Championship … Member of the Region IV Olympic Development Program (ODP) team (2008-2010).
“Claire has a nose for the goal. She has scored at every level she has played. She has great speed and skill to get in behind defenders and great instincts around the goal.”
Hometown: Orlando, Fla. (Lake Highland Prep)
Club Team: Orlando City
Four-year varsity letterwinner at Lake Highland Prep … Two-time team captain as a junior and senior … Led her team to four consecutive district and regional championships … Most Valuable Player as a senior … FYSA State Champion in 2012 … Named to the ECNL Sanford All-Event team in 2012.
“Meredith brings great quickness to the wide position. She can defend and attack and will bring a blue-collar work ethic to the team.”
Hometown: Commack, N.Y. (St. Anthony’s)
Club Team: Albertson Elite
Four-year varsity letterwinner … Varsity captain as a junior and senior … Led team to back-to-back CHSAA State and League Championships in 2011 and 2012 … All-Long Island second team selection (2012) ... All-County Midfielder (2012) … Team MVP … National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Senior Excellence Award … Member of the Rough Riders W-League Team (2011-13) … Team was Super Y League National Finalists (2010-12) … Attended the Super Y League National ID camp selection in 2010 and 2012 … Albertson Elite Fury competed in Elite Club National League from 2009-2013.
“Jessica is an incredibly dynamic player. She is incredibly fast, quick, and strong. She can shut down an attacker while also attacking up the wing herself. She is tough and physically will be ready to compete at this level.”
Hometown: Hamilton, New Zealand (Waikato Diocesan School for Girls)
Club Team: Claudelands Rovers Hamilton & Adelaide United, Australia W-League
Member of the New Zealand Olympic Team that competed in the 2012 London Olympics … Participated with the national team in 2012-2013 for the Cyprus Cup, Oceania Olympic qualifying tour and US Tour in 2012 … With the New Zealand national team for the 2012 U20 and U17 World Cups held in Japan and Trinidad and Tobago … Adelaide United Team competed in the Australian Women’s League in 2012 … Member of the Waikato BOP Provincial Team … Earned U-16 National Championship in 2010 and women’s senior runner-up honors in 2011.
“Holly brings a wealth of high level experience to the Big Green. She has been playing on the New Zealand National Team leading into her time here. She is tactically and technically savvy and possesses the competitive mentality we look for.”
Hometown: Glen Rock, N.J. (Glen Rock High School)
Club Team: World Class
Four-year varsity letterwinner at Glen Rock … Four-time All-League selection and three-time All-County selection … Led her team to four consecutive league titles and three state sectional finals … Team won state championship during her senior year … All-State honors as a sophomore … Scored 65 goals and tallied 68 assists throughout prep career … Suburban News All Area Team and “Sophomore of the Year”, WGHT Radio First-team All-Area during her sophomore campaign … Two-time Top 20 State sectional and All-New Jersey player … National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region as a junior … Nominated for Bergen Record “Athlete of the Season” during her senior year … Member of the New Jersey Olympic Development Program (ODP) team (2008, 2010-11) … Squad claimed ODP National Championship in 2010 and 2011.
“Hannah is a playmaker. She has great touch on her passes and great vision to control the game from the center midfield position. This vision, as well as her skill level, make her a great fit to see time in our center midfield.”
Hometown: Montclair, N.J. (Montclair High School)
Club Team: PDA Celtic
Four-year starter for Montclair High School ... Earned Most Valuable Player during her senior year ... Led team to back-to-back county championships and two Group Four sectional Titles ... 2013 Essex County Scholar Athlete ... Two-time All-Conference first team selection … Member of the PDA Celtic ECNL team … Four-time state champion ... Won the 2010 ECNL Club National Championship ... Member of New Jersey Olympic Development Program (ODP) state team from 2007-2011 ... ODP Region I champion three straight years (2009-11) ... ODP National Champion in 2010 and National Finalist in 2011 ... Member Region I team ... Attended ODP National Camp in 2010-11.
“Hayley brings top level experience and presence to her game. She can play multiple positions, but we will likely use her as a midfielder or defender. She is a great soccer player and can possess, while also bringing the tough defensive side to her game. She is another player who brings a winning mentality to the field and finds a way to get the job done.”