COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland women’s soccer head coach Ray Leone announced the addition of new student-athletes for the 2017 season Thursday afternoon.
“I am very excited to add this group of outstanding student-athletes to the Terp family,” Leone said. “This class is versatile and athletic and should help us right way as we continue the process of building a bright future for the Maryland women's soccer program.”
Information on Maryland’s new additions can be found below.
Zoe Clark (Defender, New York, N.Y., California/Riverdale Country School)
Before Maryland: Played four years at California...played in 10 matched with a start as a senior…Attended Riverdale Country School, where her squad won the Ivy League championship in 2010, 2011 & 2012…Riverdale was also the NYSAISAA State Champion in 2010 & 2011…An All-Ivy First Team Selection in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012…Named to the All-City First Team in 2012 and All-City Second Team in 2011…All-Bronx First Team in 2011 and All-Bronx Honorable Mention in 2010…MVP in 2011 and 2012…Also a four-year member of Riverdale’s girl’s varsity fencing team, where she was named MVP in 2012…Set a new girls record with 32 wins and 6 losses in 2012…Finished high school fencing career with a 94-26 overall record…Her Players Development Academy Celtic squad won the New Jersey state championship in 2011 and the 2010 ECNL national title… Named to the Elite Club National League All-Event team in 2011…Participated with the ODP state team from 2007-12 and Played outside back for Region I ODP team from 2008-12…Ranked No. 15 in the Top 150 College Prospects in the Nation by ESPN in December 2011…2012 & 2013 NSCAA Youth All-American…Trained with the U.S. U17 National Team in 2011 and a member of the U14 National I.D. Camp in 2009…Coached by Seth Korman.
Personal: Parents are John and Marva…has 2 brothers – John (Jay) and Kyle…brother, Kyle, played men’s basketball at Skidmore College.
Clark on Maryland: "Maryland has presented me with an unparalleled opportunity to expand both my academic and athletic career. As a fifth year, I could not feel more privileged and excited to represent Maryland, play in the Big Ten, and pursue my masters, all with such an motivating coaching staff. It's going to be incredible. Oh, and I love crab cakes so that's a dope bonus."
Andi Wenck (Goalkeeper, Waterford, Wis., Kansas State/Waterford Union High School)
Before Maryland: Served a redshirt season at Kansas State…starred for Waterford Union High School…notched 522 career saves, with a high of 181 as a junior…notched 21 career shutouts…three-time first-team All-Southern Lakes Conference selection…three-time first-team all-county selection…three-time honorable mention all-area pick…four-year varsity letterwinner…named team MVP twice…best of the rest all-state as a senior…led her squad to a regional championship as a senior…coached by Rob Blascoe…also played basketball…played club for Red Star under coach Israel Martinez…won a Wisconsin State Cup in 2013.
Personal: Daughter of Max and Linda Wenck…has two brothers, Taylor and Austin…Taylor played baseball at Ripon College…was her high school class president and member of the national honor society…was a choir soloist…lists her favorite pregame meal as peanut butter and jelly.
Wenck on Maryland: “I chose Maryland because the University offers renowned education, competitive competition, and endless opportunities.”
Alyssa Poarch (Midfielder, Middletown, Del., Middletown High School/FC Delco)
Before Maryland: Played for Middletown High School…member of the USA U-18 National Team pool…named first-team all-conference as a freshman...second-team all-state as a freshman after scoring 21 goals and notching six assists…played club for Continental FC Delco under head coach Keith Cappo…invited to a US U-17 National Training Camp…invited to ECNL’s National ID2 training camp…a member of the IMG top-150…member of Delaware and Region 1’s ODP team.
Personal: Daughter of Brad and Cynthia…has three siblings; Chad, Jordan and Stephen…Chad plays soccer at High Point…Jordan played soccer at Virginia and UNC-Greensboro…Stephen played basketball at Washington College…lists her sports hero as Lionel Messi.
Poarch on Maryland: “When I stepped on campus for the first time Maryland’s diversity, sports traditions, and student conversations made me feel comfortable. Even though it is a large campus it felt like a place where I could fit in. I also wanted to play in one of the best conferences in the nation so Maryland was the top choice for me academically, athletically and socially.”
Malikae Dayes (Midfielder, Brampton, Ontario, Saint Thomas Secondary School/Toronto Blizzard)
Before Maryland: Played for Saint Thomas Aquinas Secondary School…earned MVP honors of her team…played club for the Toronto Blizzard under coach Joe Parolini…made All-Star second Team in League1.
Personal: Daughter of Humphrey and Georgette…twin sister Mikalya also plays for Maryland was a volunteer at her high school Thanksgiving food drive…picked Maryland over West Virginia, South Carolina and Michigan State.
Dayes on Maryland: "I chose to attend the University of Maryland because it felt like home. The coaching staff are wonderful people who have inspired me to become better. Their goals for the team's future aligns with my personal goal and the program I am looking for to help me to make a difference. Their plan to bring their soccer program back to where it was a few years ago is a plan I wish to help fulfill. Maryland also has a great academic program which will help me achieve my career goals. The University of Maryland is where I see myself excelling academically and athletically."
Mikayla Dayes (Forward, Brampton, Ontario, St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School/Toronto Blizzard)
Before Maryland: Played for St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School…was the MVP of her team as a senior…played in the 2016 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Jordan…played club for the Toronto Blizzard under coach Joe Parolini.
Personal: Daughter of Humphrey and Georgette…speaks English and French…lists her sports hero as Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Dayes on Maryland: "I chose the University of Maryland because I could imagine myself maturing and becoming the exceptional player I would like to be in the future. The coaching staff helped me feel welcome and I can picture myself building a strong relationship with them. I also would like to help make a difference for the women's soccer team and achieve the goal of coaching staff. Maryland is great school academically which can help me in the future."
Hannah Col (Defender, Austin, Texas, Westwood High School/Lonestar Soccer Club)
Before Maryland: Played for Westwood High School…named a first-team all-region selection…honored as the District 13-6A Defender of the Year…named a second-team all-district selection…was her team’s defensive MVP on two occasions…coached by Malcolm Framjee…also ran cross country and was a team-time most improved runner….played for the Lonestar Sports Club under Sophia Mundy.
Personal: Daughter of Gerald and Lisa Col…has two siblings; Griffin and Trever…would have Jennifer Lawrence play her in a movie about her life…lists her sports hero as Kawhi Leonard...member of her National Honor Society and a three time academic all-district selection…member of the American Sign Language Honor Society…worked at the Austin Animal Shelter…cousins with author Yvonne Woon, who penned the novel Dead Beautiful.
Col on Maryland: I've known my whole life that I wanted to leave the state of Texas and explore somewhere new. The second I stepped on the Maryland campus I felt at home and Maryland became my dream. I love the location of the school and they have the area of study and high academic standard that I want. Above it all, the soccer team is so friendly and seems like a real family. Everything about Maryland is a perfect fit for me and I knew since the beginning that nothing was going to stop me from becoming a Terp.”
Jordan Schaefer (Midfielder, Wellington, Fla., Oxbridge Academy/Boca United)
Before Maryland: Played at Oxbridge Academy…four-year varsity player under head coach Staci Wilson…led the Thunderwolves to two district championships and one regional championship…four-time all-state selection…CBS-12 Athlete of the Week…played in the ECNL for Boca United for head coach Paul Chung...was a member of the Olympic Development team for four years.
Personal: Daughter of Harry and Michelle Schaefer…has a brother, Michael…sports hero is Mia Hamm…would have Jennifer Lawrence play her in a movie about her life…plans to study pre-law in an effort to become a lawyer.
Schaefer on Maryland: "I really like all the coaches along with the athletic and academic programs. I think that my coaches, teammates, and the league will challenge and teach me to play at a whole new level."
Sydney Staier (Forward, Springfield, Va., West Springfield High School/Arlington Soccer Association)
Before Maryland: Played for West Springfield High School…scored seven goals as a senior and five as a junior…named a first-team All-Patriot Conference selection as a senior…named a second team all-conference pick in 2014 and 2015…coached by John Alukonis…also ran track…played club soccer for the Arlington Soccer Association under head coach Nicci Wright…won a state cup in 2016.
Personal: Daughter of Mikeal and Sharon Staier…father ran track and played basketball at the Coast Guard Academy…mother played soccer for Virginia Tech…has one sibling; Corey, who rows crew at University of Mary Washington…member of her high school National Honor Society…made the honor roll in 2014 and 2015…volunteered as a mentor for U-9 soccer players…wants to do research in Kinesiology
Staier on Maryland: “It has everything I was looking for. It’s a big school with great sports programs in a competitive conference, it will give me a quality education, and the coaching staff are already some of my favorite people.”
Hope Lewandoski (Midfielder/Forward, Newbury, Ohio, Newbury High School/Ambassadors FC)
Before Maryland: Attended Newbury High School…played for Ambassadors FC under head coach Caleb Fortune…won over 10 championships and leagues from 2014-to-2016, including the Adidas Blue Chip Showcase, CASL Showcase and Disney Showcase…won the Ohio North State Championship in 2015 and 2016…appeared in the USYS Regional Championship in 2015 and 2016…scored over 200 goals for the club…named captain of Ambassadors FC 98G Blue.
Personal: Daughter of Kristin and Lori Lewandoski…father played football at John Carroll University…has a twin sister, Hannah, and a brother, Trevor…was a member of Newbury’s National Honor Society…was the student council secretary…lists her sports hero as LeBron James.
Lewandoski on Maryland: “I decided to go to Maryland because not only of the amazing academics, but the women's soccer program offered a sense of family that no other school offered. I felt that I would be welcomed with open arms and have an amazing soccer career here. Their hard work and commitment to the sport and team helped me realize it was a perfect fit."
Anissa Mose (Midfielder, Laurel, Md., Bishop McNamara High School/Maryland United FC)
Before Maryland: Played for Bishop McNamara…scored nine goals and tallied five assists as a senior…named first-team All-WCAC as a senior and was a team captain and team MVP…also awarded Team MVP as a junior and sophomore…two-time All-WCAC second team selection…named an honorable mention All-WCAC performer as a freshman…coached by Dave Mongey…played club for Maryland United FC under head coach Harry Canellakis…helped Maryland United win the U-15 ECNL North American Cup in 2014…won the U-14 Bethesda Cup Championship second in 2012.
Personal: Daughter of Carlyle and Chandricka Mose…also an accomplished dancer who finished second at a World Dance Showcase in Germany in 2009…participated in a Classical and African dance programs in high school…was on her high school honor role for four years.
Mose on Maryland: “I chose the University of Maryland because I love the school's atmosphere. I also felt very welcomed by the coaching staff as well as the team. I felt as though the school would be the perfect environment to place to continue my education and soccer career!”
Alexis Hogarth (Defender, Jarrettsville, Md., St. Paul’s School for Girls/Bethesda Soccer Club)
Before Maryland: Played for St. Paul’s School for Girls…2014 IAAM All-Conference…2015 IAAM All-Conference…honorable mention all-state Maryland Associataion of Soccer Honorable Mention…led the Gators to a IAAM B Conference title as a senior…named team MVP as a sophomore…played club for the Bethesda Soccer Club under coach Michelle Rodriguez-Smith.
Personal: Daughter of Jean-Max and Laurie…worked in Haiti as a soccer camp counselor for underprivileged kids…lists her sports hero as Simone Biles.
Hogarth on Maryland: “I chose Maryland because as soon as I finished my first unofficial visit, I felt part of the community. The diverse community and the support that I saw at Maryland told me that I could see it being my home away from home and the place where I gain more pride and confidence.”
Mary Johnston (Forward, Oak Harbor, Wash., Oak Harbor High School/Crossfire Premier)
Before Maryland: Attended Oak Harbor High School…scored 12 goals in eight games in 2013…also swam in high school…member of the US U-14 National team…played for Crossfire Premier under head coach Rich Reese…won their ECNL Division four years in a row.
Personal: Daughter of Jay and Cheryl…has three brothers, Matt, Mike and Mark…grandfather played basketball for North Carolina.
Stephanie deLaforcade (Forward, East Lyme, Conn., East Lyme High School/Connecticut Football Club United)
Before Maryland: Starred for East Lyme High School…an all-state selection as a junior and senior…All-Eastern Connecticut Conference her final two high school seasons…named the Norwich Bulletin Player of the Year as a junior and senior…The New London Day all-area selection as a junior and senior, The New London Day Player of the Year as a senior…led the Vikings to four consecutive Eastern Connecticut Conference titles…named MVP of the Eastern Connecticut Conference title game as a senior…played in the Connecticut Senior Bowl…also an all-state lacrosse player…scored 86 career goals and tallied 53 assists in her career…set a school record (surpassing former All-American Katie Schoepfer) with 42 goals as a senior and also notched 32 assists…her 36 regular season goals represented a school record…tied the previous single season record with 30 goals as a junior and added 17 assists...notched 10 goals and three assists as a sophomore and four goals and one assist as a freshman…played club ball for Connecticut Football Club United Composite Team and the GirlsCAN Football Academy.
Personal: Daughter of Lou and Susan…has two siblings; Alex and Ryan…was her class vice president for four years…coached youth soccer for three years…led her school blood drive for two years…would have Jennifer Lawrence play her in a movie about her life.
deLaforcade on Maryland: “I chose Maryland because of the passion and spirit for the school and it's athletics through the students, professors, and coaches. When I first stepped foot on campus I felt the energy and happiness that the students feel every day. After that, I knew this campus was right for me!”
Allie Brimmer (Midfielder, Severn, Md., Archbishop Spalding/ASA Azzurri)
Before Maryland: Played at Archbishop Spalding...three-time first-team All-IAAM A Conference selection…2016 Baltimore Sun All-Metro First Team…2016 Washington Post All-Metro First Team…captained Spalding to the 2016 IAAM A Conference title and a No. 6 national ranking…2015/2016 all-county first team…2016 all-state first team...scored 21 goals and notched 22 assists in her career…tallied 10 goals and added seven assists as a senior…notched eight goals and 10 assists as a junior…coached by Ashly Kennedy…played club for ASA Azzurri, coached by her mom Kerry Brimmer…five-year captain and four-time Maryland state champion... Disney, CASL and PDA finalists…helped ASA win the Jefferson Cup and WAGS Tournament…spent four years in the ODP regional pool.
Personal: Daughter of Kirk and Kerry…Kerry was a former Maryland soccer player (1984-85)…Kirk played soccer at American University and…has four siblings; Molly, Sam, Tom and Tim…Molly, Sam and Tom all attended Maryland…will be the 16th person in her family to attend Maryland…participated in a jersey collection program called Soccer Sharing…volunteered at H.O.P.E…participated in Wreaths Across America.
Brimmer on Maryland: “I have always loved Maryland. It is my dream school both athletically and academically. I will be the 16th member of my family to be a Terp!”
Maddison Krstec (Midfielder, North Point, Fla., Lakewood Ranch HS/Tampa Bay United)
Before Maryland: Starred at Lakewood Ranch High School from 2014-17 after playing for North Port High School from 2013-14…played club for Tampa Bay United for coach Jim Cote…won 2013-14 Sun Coast Soccer Player of the Year at North Port High School…three-time varsity soccer MVP…member of her ODP State team from 2010-2015…went to an ODP National Training Camp in 2014…traveled to Argentina with the ODP Regional team…also an accomplished cross country runner who was an All-Area selection.
Personal: Daughter of Emanuel and Natalie…has two siblings; Adam and Dustin…nickname is “Gi”…lists her sports hero is Lionel Messi.
Krstec on Maryland: “I love my sport and I feel this team, coaches and conference is a great fit for me. It will also provide a great education.”