Women's soccer adds incoming class of seven

 

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Head coach Joel Bancroft and the Saint Anselm College women's soccer program announced a group of seven incoming freshmen who will be joining the Hawks for the upcoming 2018 season on Wednesday.

All seven of the incoming class hail from the state of Massachusetts. The class consists of two defenders, two midfielders/defenders, two midfielders/forwards and one goalkeeper.

"We are very excited to welcome this new class into the program," Bancroft said. "This group has two outstanding qualities that stand out more than the rest. The first is their very high level of athleticism – this will allow us to impose greater pressure on both sides of the ball. The second is their soccer IQ – they are all products of a high-level club environment and solve problems as a very high rate."

Below is an individual look at each of the seven newcomers.


Phoebe Alex

Position: Midfielder/Forward
Height: 5-0
Hometown/High School: Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough Regional

Notes: Attended Acton-Boxborough Regional High School…Member of soccer and track & field teams…Team captain for both soccer and track & field…Dual County League All-Star in soccer…Soccer team qualified for state tournament…Dual County League and state meet qualifier in track & field…Played club soccer for FC Stars.

Coaching Staff Comments: "Phoebe is a very versatile athlete with a big engine. She can play in the midfield as well as the front line. She defends well and as the ability to score goals.


Marissa Greene

Position: Midfielder/Defender
Height: 5-5
Hometown/High School: Dracut, Mass./Central Catholic

Notes: Attended Central Catholic High School, playing soccer, basketball and softball for the Raiders…Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star...Played club soccer for Aztec Soccer Club.

Coaching Staff Comments: "Marissa can play in the midfield as well as the backline and is clever on the ball. She will set play from deep as well as step into the final third."


Olivia Maier

Position: Defender
Height: 5-7
Hometown/High School: Sherborn, Mass./Dover-Sherborn

Notes: Attended Dover Sherborn High School where she was a member of the soccer and track & field teams…Four-year varsity player…Team captain senior year…As a senior, was named Eastern Massachusetts Girls Soccer Coaches Association All-State, Eastern MA First Team All-Star and Tri-Valley League First Team All-Star…Tri-Valley League Best Defender and Division 3 Player of the Year…Team MVP senior year…Played club soccer for FC Scorpions.

Coaching Staff Comments: "Olivia can play anywhere in the backline and is a very technical player who looks to possess and build. She is very composed and has great vision."


Mackenzie O'Neill

Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5-7
Hometown/High School: Lynnfield, Mass./Lynnfield

Notes: Attended Lynnfield High School…Was a member of the soccer, basketball, softball and track & field teams…2018 Agganis All-Star…Captained basketball team as a senior…Class representative…Student Council Vice President…Student advisor…Played club soccer for Aztec Soccer Club.

Coaching Staff Comments: "Mackenzie has good hands and communicates well. She is comfortable with the ball at her feet and starting our build up from the back." 


Regan Pratt

Position: Midfielder/Forward
Height: 5-4
Hometown/High School: Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional

Notes: Attended Masconomet Regional High School…Member of soccer and track & field teams…2017 Honorable Mention Salem News All-Star…Team captain…Second Team All-Star…Scholar-Athlete…Cape Ann League champion…Honor Roll student…Played club soccer for GPS North Shore.

Coaching Staff Comments: "Regan can play both in the midfield as well as the front line. She is a left-sided player with plenty of pace and can score goals in a variety of ways."


Travis Pratt

Position: Defender
Height: 5-4
Hometown/High School: Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional

Notes: Attended Masconomet Regional High School…Member of soccer and track & field teams…2017 Honorable Mention Salem News All-Star…Scholar-Athlete…Honor Roll student…Played club soccer for GPS North Shore.

Coaching Staff Comments: "Travis is a very tough and athletic defender. She can play anywhere in the backline, can get forward and is comfortable with the ball at her feet."


Liz Shaievitz

Position: Defender/Midfielder
Height: 5-7
Hometown/High School: Lynnfield, Mass./Lynnfield

Notes: Attended Lynnfield High School…Member of soccer, basketball and track & field teams…Cape Ann League Player of the Year and First Team All-Star…Division 3 North Player of the Year…Eastern Mass. First Team All-Star…First Team All-State…Boston Herald All-Scholastic…Boston Globe Player of the Week…Wakefield Item Scholar-Athlete of the Year…Team MVP…Agganis All-Star…Team captain as junior and senior…Played club soccer for Aztec Soccer Club.

Coaching Staff Comments: "Liz can play in all three lines, has outstanding pace and is very comfortable with the ball at her feet. She is a great 1-on-1 defender."