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Women's Soccer Signs 12 Student-Athletes to a National Letter of Intent




Feb. 13, 2014

Shaina Ashouri |  Courtney Coate |  Malea Fabean |  Jo Fischer |  Megan Giannopoulos |  Hanna Hannesdottir |  Ashley Moreira |  Seyla Perez |  Emma Pozzulo |  Taylor Pryce |  Alex Reckas |  Margot Shore | 

PITTSBURGH--The University of Pittsburgh women's soccer program signed 12 student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Greg Miller announced on Thursday. Pitt's recruiting class was ranked as the nation's No. 14 women's soccer class by BigSoccer.com. It is arguably the best women's soccer recruiting class in school history.

Representing two countries in the United States (8) and Canada (4) and five different states (3-Pennsylvania, 2-California, 1-Virginia, 1-Ohio, 1-Colorado), all 12 members of the 2014 Pitt women's soccer recruiting class will enroll at Pitt this summer with winning backgrounds.

Three student-athletes--Shaina Ashouri, Malea Fabean and Seyla Perez--have graduated high school early and are already enrolled in classes at the University of Pittsburgh. Five players have international experience while representing their respective countries.

"The 2014 class of 12 is a special group of talented young women filled with athletes, soccer players and great people of character," Miller said. "We couldn't be happier to have them join our family here at Pitt.  They will help grow our program, be great students, and ambassadors of the athletic department and university.  Every class is unique in their own way and this group is no different!  They will inject much needed depth, speed, and skill that'll make us more competitive in the ACC."

"Again, credit our staff for helping put together a great class that addresses a lot of very specific needs we had. It's nice they are receiving some national recognition as a ranked recruiting class from one publication. These players all know how much work still needs to be done before they get to Pitt to best prepare themselves to compete in this incredible league."


 

 

In addition to the 12 signees, Pitt returns 17 letterwinners from last year's squad in Miller's second year as head coach.

Following is a roster and biographical sketches on each of the 12 signees.

 

2014 PITT WOMEN'S SOCCER SIGNEES (12)

(NCAA signing period for women's soccer runs Feb. 5-12, 2014)

Player

Pos.

Ht.

Year

Hometown/High School

Shaina Ashouri

MF/F

5-2

FR

Parker, Colo./Chaparral H.S.

Courtney Coate

D

5-7

FR

Escondido, Calif./Torrey Pines H.S.

Malea Fabean

F

5-9

FR

Donora, Pa./Greensburg Catholic Central H.S.

Jo Fischer

MF

5-7

FR

Newtown Square, Pa./Friends Central H.S.

Megan Giannopoulos

F

5-5

FR

Royersford, Pa./Spring Ford H.S.

Hanna Hannesdottir

MF

5-6

FR

Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge H.S.

Ashley Moreira

MF

5-5

FR

Maple, Ontario, Canada/St. Joan of Arc H.S.

Seyla Perez

D

5-9

FR

Warren, Ohio/Howland H.S.

Emma Pozzulo

MF

5-10

FR

Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Loretto Abbey Catholic

Taylor Pryce

F

5-6

FR

Thornhill, Ontario, Canada/Bill Crothers Secondary School

Alex Reckas

F/MF

5-3

FR

Hollister, Calif./St. Francis H.S.

Margot Shore

GK

5-8

FR

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada/Ecole secondaire catholique

 

2014 PITT WOMEN'S SOCCER SIGNEE BIOS

 

SHAINA ASHOURI

Midfielder/Forward, 5-2, Parker, Colo./Chaparral H.S.

Quoting Miller: "Shaina is one of three players joining our team this spring. She is a quick, athletic attacking player with an incredible work rate and technical ability. She has the versatility to play both striker and midfielder and will give us good depth in both lines."

High School: Graduated in December, 2013 from Chaparral High School in Parker, Colo. where she lettered three years of varsity soccer for coach Bri Young...Did not play her senior soccer season due to early graduation...Named a First Team All 5A Continental League as a junior and two-time honorable mention selection as a freshman and sophomore...Named team captain and offensive MVP after scoring six goals and adding seven assists for the Wolverines as a junior...Played four years with Real Colorado, a national ECNL Team coached by Lorne Donaldson and Jared Spires...Ranked second on Real Colorado in scoring with seven goals and six assists and guided the team to a second place ECNL finish in the Under 17 Midwest Conference in Heartland Division in 2013...Also, RC advanced to the ECNL Playoff Championship bracket...Led team in scoring with 14 goals and one assist in 2011-12...Helped lead RC to the Colorado Cup championship, a Region IV Championship semifinalist finish in Boise, Idaho and the Arsenal Cup finals in Fort Collins, Colo. in 2011...Team advanced to the semifinals of the Colorado State Cup in Denver in 2010...Won several 3v3 Kick It championships...Ranked the state of Colorado's No. 25 recruit.

Personal: Born Shaina F. Ashouri on September 12, 1996...Daughter of Marc and Yelena Ashouri...Has two sisters Layla and Ella and a brother David...Sister Layla plays soccer at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and for the pro-am Colorado Rapids women's soccer team...Father played soccer at Metro State University and at the semipro level...Holds brown belt in martial arts...Has spent time coaching youth at the Under 4-6 girls and Under-4 boys teams...Intends to major in sports broadcasting/communications.

 

COURTNEY COATE

Defender, 5-7, Escondido, Calif./Torrey Pines H.S.

Quoting Miller: "Courtney is a defender with a ton of athleticism and is a hard-nosed player. She can play both in the center and outside in the backline. Courtney is a fierce competitor who'll bring competitiveness and intensity to our environment. She will impact our backline somewhere immediately."

High School: Will graduate in June, 2014 from Torrey Pines High School in Del Mar, Calif. where she played four years of varsity soccer for coach Martyn Hansford...Senior season is currently in progress...Team is ranked No. 5  in the nation and No. 2 in the state of California with an 18-1-1 record with tournament championships in the Butch Lee and Lady Vaqueros titles...Serves as team captain...Four-time scholar-athlete...Led Torrey Pines to the 2011 Southern California Regional title as a sophomore...Named team player of the year as a sophomore...Over her four-year, 50-game career as a defender, has scored 12 goals with eight assists (32 points)...Earned team player of the year honors as a freshman...Four-time participant in the Cal South Olympic Development program (2009-11)...Played with the San Diego Surf White club team from 2006-13...Seven-time San Diego Surf Cup Champions (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) and two-time semifinalists (2011 and 2012)...Team finished in second place in the ECL championships in 2010-11...Team placed in seventh in the ECNL National Championships...Also competes in cross country...

Personal: Born Courtney Nicole Coate on December 13, 1995...Daughter of Steve and Kelly Coate of Escondido, Calif....Has a brother Kyle and sister Kendall...Grandfather Richard Emberger competed in the 1964 Toyko Olympics and set a world record in 1,500-meter dash and finished 10th overall in the decathlon...Once climbed Half Dome in Yosemite on a 25-mile backpacking trip when she was 12 years old...Plans to major in physical therapy.

 

MALEA FABEAN

Forward, 5-9, Donora, Pa./Greensburg Catholic Central H.S.

Quoting Miller: "Malea is another one joining us this spring. She is a striker that has a knack for finding the back of the net as well as setting up others for success. She brings great athleticism, dynamic play, and a goal scoring ability to our front line and will compete for time from the onset."

High School: Graduated in December, 2013 from Greensburg Catholic Central High School in Greensburg, Pa....Played and lettered four years of varsity soccer for head coach Ashley Shasko and assistant coach Rob Fabean...Guided the Centurians to two consecutive PIAA state championships (2012 and 2013), two WPIAL championships (2011 and 2012), one WPIAL finalist finish (2013) and one PIAA state semifinalist finish (2011) and a four-year 81-9-1 overall record...Over four-year career, scored 152 goals, which ranks No. 3 in school history and finished with a Pennsylvania state and school record 117 assists...Became the only player in the state of Pennsylvania to finish a career with over 100 goals and 100 assists...Two-time All-State selection...Four-time First Team All-Section, All-WPIAL, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review All-Area team selection...As a senior, led GCC to the PIAA state title, WPIAL finalist finish and 21-2 record after totaling 46 goals and 30 assists...Earned NSCAA All-Region team honors as a senior...As a junior, guided GCC to the PIAA state and WPIAL titles, a 23-1 record while registering 36 goals and 32 assists...As a sophomore, led GCC to the WPIAL championship, PIAA state semifinal finish and 22-1 record while contributing 45 goals and 35 assists...Finished with 25 goals and 20 assists as a freshman...Six-time state Olympic Development program participant and named team captain in 2008, 2009 and 2010...Played four years with the Beadling Soccer Club (2010-14), coached by Erik Duffy...In 2013, helped lead Beadling to the national championships, Region 1 title, sixth place finish at the National League, PA West state cup title, Region 1 Premiere League third place finish and title...In 2012, led Beadling to the Disney Showcase finalist finish, PDA College Showcase finals, PA West state cup finals, Region 1 Premiere League third place finish and the Jefferson Cup championship...In 2011, led Beadling to Jefferson Cup title, Region 1 Premiere League third place finish, PA West title and Atlanta Final Four Showcase championship...Played four years with the Victory Express (2005-09), coached by Rob Fabean and one season (2009-10) with the WC Classics...Ranked Pennsylvania's No. 9 player overall and a four-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com...High honor roll student.

Personal: Born Malea Lynn Fabean on December 1, 1995...Daughter of Rob and Kristy Fabean...Has a younger brother Mason...Father Rob served as her assistant coach in high school and head coach of her club team...Interested in fashion, art and drawing...Intends to major in biology with a minor in chemistry.

 

JO FISCHER

Midfielder, 5-7, Newtown Square, Pa./Friends Central H.S.

Quoting Miller: "Josephine is a solid player with quality technical ability and tactical understanding of the game. Her strong work rate, fitness level and overall ability to impact the game will provide competition and depth to our midfield."

High School: Will graduate in June, 2014 from Friends Central High School in Wynnewood, Pa....Four-time varsity soccer starter for head coach Ben Davey...Led Friends Central to two Friends School League championships in 2011 and 2012...Two-time First Team All-League selection and First Team Main Line selection (senior and sophomore seasons)...Injured as a junior...Selected as the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Player of the Year after leading the league in assists a sophomore...Named Friends School League Player of the Year as a sophomore...Scored winning goal in the Phoenix's 1-0 win over GFS in the Friends School League championship game...Started at forward as a freshman and led the league in goals...Played with FC Delco from 2007-14...Led FC Delco to the Bethesda tournament title in 2010, U.S. Club regional title in 2010 and an EPYSA state title in 2010...Played for the Spirit United Fire from 2004-07.

Personal: Born Josephine Audrey Fischer on October 11, 1995...Daughter of Henry and Cindy Fischer...Has a younger sister Daphne...Always known that she wanted to play soccer in college...Volunteers at a barn, where she boards, rides and competes with horses...Undecided on major.

 

MEGAN GIANNOPOULOS

Forward, 5-5, Royersford, Pa./Spring-Ford H.S.

Quoting Miller: "Megan is an explosive, athletic attacking minded player with a tremendous work rate. Her relentless attitude will be another huge addition to our frontline. We're excited about her goal scoring abilities and the many other attributes she will bring to our program."

High School: Will graduate in June, 2014 from Spring-Ford High School in Royersford, Pa...Earned two varsity soccer letters for head coach Sheldon Chamberlain...Guided the Rams to a state semifinal finish, Pac-10 Conference title, a 23-3-1 overall record after scoring 22 goals and adding six assists as a senior...Named First Team All-Pac-10 and First Team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania after leading her team in scoring as a senior...Also named Bucks County Times-Herald Area Player of the Year and to the All-Area First Team...Scored three goals in the Pac-10 semifinal win over Upper Perkioman...Missed her junior season due to injury...As a sophomore, led the Rams to a 12-5-3 record...Earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors as a sophomore...Played three seasons with the Penn Fusion club team, coached by Sean McCafferty and Shane Coyne...Led Penn Fusion to the 2012-13 ECNL Northeast Conference title, ECNL Nationals- Champions League...Also won the 2011-12 ECNL Mid Atlantic Conference title and finished fourth in the Nationals Flight B...In 2010-11, helped the Fusion advance to the EPYSA National Championship Series Regional 1 Premier League finals and a third place finish in the Jefferson Cup championship...Also led her teams to a finalist finish in the PAGS Under-14 division I and championships in the CASL Shootout Soccer Series Elite Predator, WAGS Rael Vodick Memorial Tournament Cup Flight and Spirit United Kickoff Classic...Played two seasons for the Spirit United team coached by Juan Lazares...Guided Spirit United to state titles in 2009 and 2010 and a regional title in 2009...Played lacrosse in ninth grade.

Personal: Born Megan Giannopoulos on August 12, 1996...Daughter of John and Anne Giannopoulos... Has an older sister Jenny...Father John played football at the University of Virginia...Loves to sing and play the guitar...Plans to major in communications.

 

HANNA HANNESDOTTIR

Midfielder, 5-6, Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge H.S.

Quoting Miller: "Hanna is a very technical & tactical midfielder. She is versatile with great vision in the middle of the field. Her Under-17 & Under-19 Icelandic National Team experience will certainly help us bridge the gap between our backs and forwards."

High School: Will graduate in June, 2014 from Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, Va....Will complete her senior year of soccer in spring, 2014...Selected to compete in the Icelandic National Women's Soccer Program (2012-14) at the Under-19 and Under-17 age groups...Member of the Under-19 Icelandic National Team, coached by Olafur Thor Guobjornsson, which will compete in Finland and in the second round of the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championships in Bulgaria in 2014...Team competed in the Under-17 UEFA championship in Belgium in April, 2012 against Switzerland, England and Belgium...Advanced to the UEFA championship in October, 2011 while playing against Austria, Kazakhstan and Scotland...Also competed at the Nordic Cup in Finland against Germany, France, Norway and Sweden...At Woodbridge H.S., named Second Team All-Cardinal District after scoring 12 goals (two game-winners) and finishing with five assists in only 11 games due to a wrist injury...Named First Team All-Cardinal District and Second Team All-Northwest Region after scoring 10 goals (four game-winners) with five assists in only 12 games...As a freshman, competed for the varsity squad, scoring one goal and adding two assists in seven games...Competed in the Icelandic First Division for Reykjavik Football Club, coached by Bjorgvin Karl Gunnarsson...In eight games, scored two goals and was a three-time recipient of the Player of the Match award during the summer of 2013...Also competed with Reykjavik Club during the summer of 2009...Named MVP during the team's trip to the Denmark Football Festival...Played on the Herndon, Va. Firecats (2007-13) for coach Nadir Moumen and guided the team to Virginia State Cup championships in 2010 and 2011 and USYS nationals in 2011...Served as team captain...Played for the Washington Freedom Super Y Team, which won the national title at the Under-15 age level in 2010...Clyde Watson and Nadir Moumen served as her coaches...Selected to compete at the United States Soccer Training Center in Washington, D.C. with the Virginia State Olympic Development Program and at the Region I ODP Camp...Chosen to participate in a team leadership council for players with demonstrated leadership potential.

Personal: Born Hanna Kristin Hannesdottir on May 23, 1995...Daughter of Beth Marie Moore and Hannes Johannsson...Has older sisters Anna Kolbrun and Brynja Marie and younger brother Johann Thorir...Both her father and mother played soccer at the University of California-Santa Barbara...Dual citizen of the United States and Iceland...Hobbies and interests including playing the piano, ice skating and skiing...Volunteers at her mother's elementary school...Undecided on major.

 

ASHLEY MOREIRA

Midfielder, 5-4, Maple, Ontario, Canada/St. Joan of Arc H.S.

Quoting Miller: "Ashley is another Canadian with vast experience at the highest level in Canada including the Under-20 National Team. Ashley joins us from the Glen Shields club. She is a dangerous player who possesses tremendous vision and has an ability to break people down on the dribble. She will contribute heavily to our midfield."

High School: Will graduate in June, 2014 from St. Joan of Arc High School in Maple, Ontario...Competes for the Glen Shields club team from 2011-14 for coach Dave Benning...Played for Team Ontario for four years (2009-12)...Participated on the Canadian National Team Training Center in Ontario from 2012-14 for head coach Brian Rosenfeld...Team Ontario competed at the 2013 Canada Games and finished with the bronze medal...Competed at three of Canada's Under-20 Excel camps (March 2013 in Portland, Ore., June 2013 in Vancouver, B.C. and July, 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark)...Named Player of the Match for the Ontario Under-16 team after she scored the lone goal and game-winning goal against FC Barcelona...Also competed in cross country, softball and basketball...Honor Roll student (2011-13).

Personal: Born Ashley Moreira on March 16, 1996...Daughter of Luis and Alison Moreira...Has a younger sister Alyssa...Enjoys coaching in the house league program at Glen Shields F.C....Also enjoys spending time with family, friends and running...Played soccer for 13 years...Undecided on major.

 

SEYLA PEREZ

Defender, 5-9, Warren, Ohio/Howland H.S.

Quoting Miller: "Seyla is an athletic, bulldog defender who has both grit and speed. We're happy she joined us this spring which will only further prepare her for the fall.  Her tenacity and no non-sense attitude will help shore up our centerback position vacated by senior Morgan Sharick."

High School: Graduated in December, 2013 from Howland High School in Howland, Ohio...Four-year soccer letterwinner for coach Pat Hovance...Injured during her senior soccer season and did not compete...Over her three-year high school career, accumulated 47 goals and 27 assists...Two-time First Team All-State Ohio selection...Two-time District 1 Player of the Year (2011 and 2012)...Three-time All-Region and All-District honoree...Three-time team Most Valuable Player selection...Scored 21 goals and added 15 assists while leading the Howland Tigers to a 16-3 record and regional final as a junior...Member of the Olympic Development Program and Region 2 team...Played nine years as a member of the Cleveland United club team (2005-14) for coaches Marco Raduka and Joe Raduka...United is currently ranked No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in the region...Guided the United to the 2013 Under-17 national title, the USYS national championship and a No. 1 national ranking...The team also won the 2013 USYSA National League championship...United won 86 percent of its matches while claiming the Ohio State Championships...Team became the first team Ohio North team to win at national championship...Four-time academic honor roll student...Competed in track and field in the sprints...Member of the Spanish Club...Ranked the Great Lakes Region No. 35 player.

Personal: Born Seyla E. Perez on December 31, 1995...Daughter of William & Kelly Perez...Has two brothers Sydney and Manny...Grandfather Ricardo Thomas played basketball at Clemson (1969)...Great uncle David Thomas also played basketball at Clemson (1970)...Hobbies and interests including singing, watching football and fishing...Dallas Cowboys fan...Said she would like to someday work for the FBI...Once caught a shark while on vacation last summer...Committed to Pitt during the summer of 2012...Also recruited by Penn State, Ohio State, Akron and Dayton...Undecided on major.

 

EMMA POZZULO

Midfielder, 5-10, Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Loretto Abbey Secondary School

Quoting Miller: "Emma is an excellent soccer player who possesses great leadership skills. She too has benefited from the Canadian Provincial program and a great club environment at Glen Shields. She can play make as well as set the rhythm of the game. We will look for her to impose herself in our environment immediately."

High School: Will graduate in June, 2014 from Loretto Abbey Secondary School in Toronto, Ontario...Member of the Ontario National squad and competed at the Canada National Team Training Centre (NTCO) from 2012-13...Team won the Bronze Medal at the 2013 Canada Games...Three-time Provincial Team captain in (2010-13)...In 2012, was a member of the Provincial Team tour of Spain and National All-Star Silver Medalist...In 2011, member of the Provincial Team tour of Spain and National All-Stars...In 2010, competed in a tour to the San Diego, California and guided team to National All-Star Championship Gold Medal...Five-time member Regional Development Team (2008-13)...Ten-time Glen Shields Club team captain (2004-14) for coaches David Benning and Mark Goldasic...Guided club team to 2010 OYSL league title and Ontario Cup semifinalist finish; the 2011 OYSL league title and Quebec-Ontario Cup championship and 2012 OYSL league title, Quebec-Ontario Cup finals and Ontario Cup finalist finish...In 2013, guided club team to the Ontario Cup semifinals...Four-time honor roll student...Earned the 11th grade History Award and 10th grade Religion and Math awards...Nominated by school for a national scholarship.

Personal: Born Emma Pozzulo on February 20, 1996...Daughter of Michael and Clare Pozzulo...Has an older sister Jessica...Role model is her parents...Enjoys cooking and baking in her spare time...Has plans to become a lawyer...Intends to major in history.

 

TAYLOR PRYCE

Forward, 5-4, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada/Bill Crothers Secondary School

Quoting Miller: "Taylor is a striker who comes in with a lot of experience at the highest Canadian levels. She hails from the same club as Ashley and Emma at Glen Shields. An extremely athletic player with great quickness, speed and strength and will help us tremendously in the final third. We anticipate her having an immediate impact."

High School: Will graduate in June, 2014 from Bill Crothers Secondary School in Markham, Ontario...Selected to compete at the Canadian National Team Training Center for coach Bryan Rosenfeld...Played in the 2014 CSA Rex Program...Competed a the 2011 Under-17 Canadian National Team Camp in Mexico City, Mexico...Five-year member of the Ontario Provincial Team...Played on the Glen Shields Futbol Club from 2003-14 for coaches Mark Goldasic and Dave Benning...Guided Glen Shields to the Under-16 Silver Medal at the Canadian Soccer Association National All-Star Championship...Also guided Glen Shields to the Under-14 East Division title and Ontario Provincial Team Gold Medal at the Canadian Soccer Association National All-Star Championships in 2010 and the Under-15 OYSL championship and Ontario vs. Quebec Club competition in 2011...Earned the title of leading scorer at the Under-15 and Under-14 age levels in OYSL competition.

Personal: Born Taylor Elizabeth Pryce on May 17, 1996...Daughter of Winston and Kim Quarry Pryce...Has a younger sister Bailey Pryce...Enjoys cooking, skiing and coaching youth soccer...Undeclared on major but plans to major in business.

 

ALEX RECKAS

Midfielder/Forward, 5-3, Hollister, Calif./Saint Francis H.S.

Quoting Miller: "Alex is a highly technical player with a great understanding of the game. She is able to see things a pass or two ahead of most. She's a player with a great work ethic in both training and games. She will bring depth to our attacking group."

High School: Will graduate in June, 2014 from Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif....Member of the United States Youth Olympic Soccer Development Program for coaches Patrick Baker and Gordon Lang...Led the 2012 Cal North Team with five goals...Selected to the Region IV Camp three times...Led her team to two Region IV Championships in 2011 and 2012...Two-time Nike Friendship Cup selection in 2009 and 2010...Four-year starter on the Cal North ODP Team (2009-12)...Selected to the inaugural Puma Women's Elite Showcase (top-65 players in the country) at the University of Maryland...Selected to compete at the USSF Training Center 2010 with coach Hugo Perez...Injured for her senior varsity soccer season...Two-time varsity letterwinner for coaches Dawn Hill and Stacey Alberico...Guided the Lancers to an 18-4-1 record, a Central Coast Section finalist finish as a junior...Scored the go-ahead goal in the CCS semifinal matchup vs. Burlingame...Second team All-West Catholic League selection as a sophomore after guiding the Lancers to a 15-4-3 overall and record and CSS semifinalist finish...As a freshman, named team captain and team MVP of the junior varsity while leading the team to a 17-1 record and first place WCC finish...Called up to the varsity following the season and contributed to a 17-3-3 varsity season...Competed for the MVLA Lighting 95G ECNL squad coached by Erin Montoya and Albertin Montoya (2012-present)...Led the Lightning to the 2013 ECNL Regional Playoff title in Aurora, Colo., the 2012 Nike San Diego Surf Cup quarterfinals, 2012 PDA College Showcase championship and 2012 Las Vegas Players Cup Showcase championship...Competed for the De Anza Force Blue 95G ECNL team coached by Shawn Medved...Served as team captain...Led the De Anza Force to the 2011 Las Vegas College Showcase championship and 2011 USYSA State Cup semifinalist finish...Also guided the De Anza Force to the NORCAL state cup title, the Pleasanton Rage College Showcase Super Division title, USYSA state cup round of 16 and Nike Mustang Winter Turf Premier semifinalist finishes in 2010...Played for the MYHSL Pac United 95 G coached by Robert Campoy (2008-10)...Played on four Nike San Diego Surf Cup championship teams...Ranked the No. 42 player in Northern California/Hawaii and three-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

Personal: Born Alexandria Reckas on July 2, 1996...Daughter of Ted and Kimberlie Reckas...Has an older sister Nastasia and younger brother Elias...Hobbies and interests include music, singing, dancing...Can play the piano...Volunteers her time as a coach...One of seven players on her high school team to sign a National Letter of Intent to play college soccer...Plans to major in kinesiology.

 

MARGOT SHORE

Goalkeeper, 5-8, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada/Ecole secondaire catholique Pierre-Savard

Quoting Miller: "Margot is a great shot-stopping goalkeeper who also has a tremendous ability to read the game. She has very clean hands and can dominate the box area in the air. She is a very good vocal leader and can organize people well. Her Canadian Provincial experience will hopefully provide her the chance to vie for time in the goal."

High School: Will graduate in June, 2014 from Ecole secondaire catholique in Ottawa, Ontario...Played on Team Ontario from 2011-13 for coaches Bryan Rosenfeld and Joey Lombardi...Three-time nominee for the USL National Olympic Development Program Camp at the Under 14, 15 and 16 age levels and selected for the Select A Team at the Under-14 level...Member of the Ottawa Regional Team (R5) in 2010 for coach Alex McNutt...Participated in the 2013 Under-20 SYL Finals at IMG Academy in Florida...Led the team to an undefeated run at the Umbro Invitational Showcase, a first place finish at the MSSL Showcase and a semifinal title at the Score at the Shore Showcase...Called up to the Ottawa Fury USL W-League team in 2013, where she was coached by Dom Oliveri and goalkeepers coach David Bellemare...Five-year player and team captain with Ottawa Fury Football Club in the New England Division of the SYL (2009-14)...Led the Fury to the Under-14 SYL Finals, while allowing the fewest goals against in the league...Four-year honor roll student...Owns a 4.0 grade point average...Member of student government...Earned academic merit awards in French and World History.

Personal: Born Margot Cavazzoni Shore on March 5, 1997...Daughter of Mark Shore and Christiana Cavazzoni...Has an identical twin sister Isabel....Grandfather Enzo Cavazzoni was a former Olympian as a goalkeeper for the Italian National Water Polo team and competed at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia...Uncle Marco Cavazzoni is a former Canadian National Team swimmer, who was a two-time athlete of the year at the University of Toronto and has been inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame...Eligible Italian and French citizenship...Enjoys biking, traveling and science fiction...Plans to major in biomedical engineering.

 

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