PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania Women's Soccer Coach Darren Ambrose has announced the incoming class for his program. The Quakers' Class of 2010includes11 women, highlighted by the 2005 New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year and several others who have national-team pool experience, conference player of the year accolades, and Olympic Development Program exposure at every level.
"This freshman class is very talented and very athletic," said Ambrose, who enters his seventh season with the Quakers. "It is certainly one of the deepest classes we have brought to Penn. We have many attacking options in the group, as we knew that part of the squad would need a boost with us graduating Jenna Linden and Carolyn Cross this year and after graduating Katy Cross, Rachelle Snyder and Devon Sibole a year earlier. The right to be between the posts will be a great competitionfor our two new goalkeepers, Cailly Carroll and Sara Rose. Both have the ability to really push each other."
Penn finished the 2005 season with an 8-6-3 record, including a 2-3-2 mark in the Ivy League.
The incoming Penn women's soccer class is as follows:
North Andover, Mass./Brooks School
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Brooks ... Helped team to two Independent School League (ISL) titles ... As a freshman, backstopped team to New England Class A Prep championship ... Two-time first-team All-ISL and Eagle Tribune First-Team ... Two-time member of Massachusetts All-State Team ... Plays club soccer for Boston Renegades; prior to that, spent three years with F.C. Greater Boston Bolts and four years with PDA program in New Jersey ... Three-time member of New Jersey ODP team and 2003 Massachusetts ODP team.
Personal: Born July 1, 1988 ... Daughter of Pamela Leary and Dr. Paul Carroll ... Brother, Matt, plays soccer at Dartmouth.
Altadena, Calif./La Canada
High School: Four-year letterwinner and two-time captain ... Two-time Defensive Player of the Year in the Rio Hondo League ... Two-time first-team all-area ... Her sophomore year, La Canada was a CIF Division IV quarterfinalist ... Club team is FC Barcelona 88 ... Finalist and quarterfinalist of CSL League Cup and quarterfinalist of CYSA-S National Cup ... Also lettered in cross country and track ... Won Rio Hondo League titles in 800 and 1600 ... In XC, finished 37th at CIF state championship meet.
Personal: Born Dec. 15, 1988 ... Daughter of Judy Young and Scott Drugan.
High School: Four-year letterwinner ... Helped team to four league championships and two Central Coast Section (CCS) regional titles ... Team lost just one league match during her career ... CCS Most Valuable Player as a senior ... Four-time all-league ... San Jose Mercury News CCS Player of the Year as a senior after she broke league record for goals and assists ... Mercury News first-team All-CCS as a junior ... Former club team, Mustang Trivalley Road Runners, was 2005 state cup finalist; joined Pleasanton Rage for 2006 ... In ODP program, member of 2005 Y League National Select Team and Cal North State Team.
Personal: Born Aug. 20, 1988 in Bucharest, Romania ... Daughter of Elena and Dan Fintzi.
Bricktown, N.J./Brick Memorial
High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... Also lettered twice in basketball and lacrosse ... In soccer, led team in scoring all four years as team won Group IV State Championship each time ... Two-time Associated Press and Newark Star Ledger First-Team All-State ... Two-time Ocean County Player of the Year ... 2005 Shore Player of the Year ... Four-time All A-South ... Three-time First-Team All-Shore, All-Ocean, all-county ... Two-time First-Team All-Group IV ... Member of New Jersey and Region I ODP teams ... Club team is PDA Wildcats ... 2003 USYSA National Champions for their age group, 2005 finalist ... Won two state cups and three Region I championships ... Distinguished honor roll student ... National Honor Society member ... 2005 recipient of Rusty Rizzitello Senior Excellence Award for Scholastic Achievement and Competitive Spirit ... 2006 NJSIAA Scholar/Athlete Award.
Personal: Born June 24, 1988 ... Daughter of Angela and Anthony Fuccello ... Brother, Justin, plays club soccer at Rutgers.
High School: Three-year letterwinner in soccer and track ... Helped soccer team win Cape Atlantic League title in 2003 ... Club team was South Jersey Banshees, currently signed with AC Diablos in Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) ... In track, ranked eighth in New Jersey in indoor track for 55-meter dash ... Participated in sport karate and received rank of first-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do ... National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born May 18, 1988 ... Daughter of Barbara and Dennis Gomes ... Brother, Aaron, graduated from Penn in 2005 and played soccer for the Quakers for two years.
Roslyn Harbor, N.Y./North Shore
High School: Three-year letterwinner and two-year captain ... Led team in scoring her last two seasons ... Two-time all-class ... Club team is Albertson Fury Madrid ... 2005 state cup semifinalists and MAPS Tournament champions ... Region I Mid-Atlantic Division III champions in 2004 ... Member of Long Island ODP from 2001-03 ... Captain of gold medal-winning team at 2005 Maccabiah Junior Games ... Member of JCC Maccabi Team 2002-04 ... Also lettered in track and tennis ... In tennis, two-time all-division and all-conference (2001-02) ... In track, state meet qualifier and team MVP ... Class C long jump champion ... Wendy’s High School Heisman finalist ... National Honor Society member ... President’s Award for Educational Achievement ... High honor roll student.
Personal: Born Feb. 18, 1988 ... Daughter of Roberta and Daniel Gordon.
Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Detroit CD
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Detroit CD ... Second-team all-state in 2005, first-team in 2004, honorable mention in 2003 ... 2004 NSCAA/Adidas First-Team All-State ... Three-time all-region and all-district ... 2005 Birmingham Eccentric First-Team All-Area ... Team won state title her sophomore year, was state runner-up her junior year, regional finalist her freshman year ... Club team was Vardar III (1999-2005) and is now Michigan Hawks ... Hawks team was state cup finalist ... Vardar team won five state cups, was 2004 Region II finalist and 2002 Region II semifinalist ... Four-year Cum Laude student ... Two-time class president, two-time vice-president ... Member of Honor Council ... Three-year attendee of Leadership Conference.
Personal: Born July 5, 1988 ... Daughter of Judy and Steve Keyes ... Will enroll in Wharton.
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in soccer ... 2005 second-team All-Bergen County ... 2004 honorable mention All-Bergen County and First-team all-league ... Helped team to three league championships and two Group 3 North 1 state sectional titles ... 2003 Bergen County champion ... Club team is Arsenal Premier ... 2005 state cup champions and Region I finalist ... Two-time Jefferson Cup champion ... Superintendent’s List/High Honor Roll student ... Achievement Awards in honors chemistry, honors English and honors biology.
Personal: Born May 8, 1988 ... Daughter of Sandra and Paul Rose.
Indialantic, Fla./Melbourne Central Catholic
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Melbourne ... Helped team to 2003, 2004 state championships ... 2004 Space Coast Player of the Year and Class 3A All-State ... Played club soccer for Indialantic Force the last two years, Three Lions Soccer Club before that ... Three Lions team won Superclub National Championship in 2003 ... Member of Florida ODP from 2000-04 ... Southeast Regional ODP Camp in 2003 and 2004 ... Distinguished Honors student ... National Honor Society member ... Magna Cum Laude in 2004 National Latin Exam, Cum Laude in 2005 National Latin Exam.
Personal: Born Dec. 16, 1987 ... Daughter of Beth and Mark Rosenbloom.
Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks West
High School: Member of under-17 National Team Pool ... In high school, lettered four times ... Two-time captain ... Helped team to 2003 and 2006 PIAA state championships ... 2005 Southeastern Pennsylvania Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year ... 2005 All-America and All-Intell ... Two-time all-state and first-team Suburban I All-League ... Club team is West Chester Predators ... EPYSA state cup champions three times and runner-up twice ... Region I semifinalist the last two years ... Member of Eastern PA ODP first team from 2001-06 ... ODP team won Region 1 Tournament championships as U-15 and U-17 and were national co-champions at U-17 level in 2006 ... Member of Region I ODP team at U-15 and U-17 levels.
Personal: Born Jan. 20, 1988 ... Daughter of Lisa and Dan Rothenheber.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer and track ... 2005 New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year ... 2005 Star Ledger New Jersey Player of the Year ... Associated Press First-Team All-State ... 2005 NSCAA Regional All-America ... Two-time Star Ledger First-Team All-State ... Two-time Courier News Area Player of the Year ... Led team to two state championships ... Club team is Parsippany Mischief ... Won 2004 Super Y National Championship and 2003 state title ... In track, school recordholder in 400 hurdles ... Three-time first-team All-Prep ... Two-time first-team all-conference.
Personal: Born Dec. 18, 1987 ... Daughter of Heidi and Michael Stock ... Brother, Andrew, will play football at Colorado College.