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Women's Soccer Announces Class of 2018

Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 06/11/2014
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HANOVER, N.H.  –  Dartmouth women’s soccer head coach Ron Rainey and his staff have announced that nine student-athletes will be joining the Big Green women’s soccer program next season as the Class of 2018.

"We are very excited to add this group to the Dartmouth team,” said Rainey. “There is a mix of players who can step in and make an immediate impact, and some who will add depth to the team for 2014.  It is a group of high-achieving individuals who will add to the Dartmouth campus and women's soccer program and we look forward to having them on campus in a couple of months."

A complete breakdown of the Class of 2018 is as follows:

Zainab Bakrin
Position: Forward
Rochester, N.Y. / Brighton
Penn Fusion/ Empire Revolution

A three-year letterwinner at Brighton, Bakrin served as team captain in her junior and senior campaign. She aided her team to New York Sectional, Regional and State Championships during her captaincy and was named state MVP as junior. As a senior, she was named All-Greater Rochester and captained the New York State West ODP team.

Brittany Champagne
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Suffield, Conn. / Suffield High School
CFC United

A four-year letter winner at Suffield, Champagne was a three-time all-conference honoree, two-time All-New England, two-time All-Connecticut, the Hartford Courant Player of the Year, the CGSCA Player of the Year, an All-American and a two-time team MVP. She also holds the school record for most goals in a single season. When playing for CFC United, her team won the US Club Soccer Region 1 Championship.

Sherine Collins
Position: Defender
Clovis, Calif. / Buchanan
Cal Odyssey

A four-year letterwinner and two-time captain at Buchanan. Collins was a two-time Defender of the Year, a recipient of 2014 Doc B. Scholar Athlete Award, a three-year US National Soccer Training Center recruit and the captain of the US Club Soccer 2012 National Championship Team.

Katie Fuhs
Position: Goalkeeper
Eden Prairie, Minn. / Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie Soccer Club

A three-year letterwinner at Eden Prairie, Fuhs was named a three-time all-conference honorable mention player and team MVP as a junior. As a senior, helped her team to a third-place finish in the Minnesota State Championship. With the Eden Prairie Soccer Club, Fuhs won the Minnesota State Cup in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Lauren Lackey
Position: Central Midfield
Huntsville, Ala. / Randolph School
Birmingham United Soccer Association (BUSA) ECNL

A four-year member of the varsity soccer team at the Randolph School, Lackey was a team captain and won the Alabama State Championship. She claimed the tournament MVP award and the Randolph School MVP. As a senior, she was named NSCAA Player of the Week, Huntsville Hospital Player of the Week, a Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete Regional winner, and All-Alabama and All-Huntsville teams.

Lindsay Knutson
Position: Midfielder/Defender
Wilton, Conn. / Wilton
Connecticut Football Club (CFC)

A four-year starter at Wilton who was named team captain and Most Valuable Player as a senior. Knutson was named to the 2013 Connecticut All-State team and the All-FCIAC First Team. She earned All-Area Girls Soccer MVP from The Hour and was tabbed All-Connecticut and First-Team by MSG Varsity. She led CFC's Academy team to a Connecticut State Cup title, US Youth Soccer Region 1 Championship title in 2013, and competed in US Youth Soccer National Championships. Knutson was also a member of Connecticut's Olympic Development Program - Region 1 and was selected for the US Club Soccer's National Identification and Development Program in 2009 and 2010. TopDrawerSoccer.com ranked Knutson in the top 150 nationwide in the class of 2014.

Gia Parker
Position: Midfield
Amherst, Mass. / The Williston Northampton School
FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL

A four-year varsity starter at Williston, Parker led her team in goals and assists and was the team MVP as a junior and senior. She was also a three-time WNEPSSA All-League selection and was voted an NEPSAC All-Star as a senior. Tabbed a two-time Boston Globe All-Star, Parker led her team to four NEPSAC Class B quarterfinals. She was a member of the Massachusetts ODP team from 2007-2010 and played in the WPSL with the New England Mutiny in 2012 and 2013.

Bianca Ribi
Position: Forward
Calgary, Alberta / Masters Academy
Rangers FC

A member of the Canadian National Training Centre (ODP) since 2010, Ribi won a silver medal at the Canadian All-Star Championship and claimed the Golden Boot Award. She also competed as an under-age player for Team Alberta at the Western Canada Games and attended the Canadian Club Nationals twice, winning a pair of bronze medals.

Melanie Vangel
Position: Forward
Camden, Maine / Loomis Chaffee
Portland Phoenix / SoccerPlus

A four-year varsity starter and senior captain for Loomis Chaffee, Vangel was named All-New England, All-Region and led Loomis Chaffee in scoring as a senior. She also played for the Super-Y National Camp A-Team and Maine ODP. As a freshman, Vangel set the record for most goals scored at Camden Hills High School.

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