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Leone Announces 2018 Roster Additions

Maryland Athletics
2-13-2018
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland women’s soccer head coach Ray Leone announced roster additions for the 2018 season Tuesday morning.

“This is a fantastic class that provides much needed athleticism and versatility in a variety of positions,” Leone said. “We expect these players to play a significant role in the growth of our program. All of these players have demonstrated outstanding dedication in the classroom as well as on the soccer field and we cannot wait for them all to arrive in College Park to get started.”

Maryland’s freshman class features players from six different states; Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio and Texas. Maryland pair of Pennsylvania natives, Emily McNesby and Adalee Broadbent, have played together since they were 12 years old.

Details on the players can be found below.


Before Maryland

Attended Medina High School and played one season for the Battling Bees, scoring 20 goals and adding eight assists in 2015…first-team all-district and first-team all-conference…played for Internationals Soccer Club…U-18 US Women’s National Team Camp Attendee…IMG Academy Top-150 Scorer…ECNL Best 11…USA U-14 Girls National Team Camp Attendee……ECNL Mid-Atlantic Best 11…US Club Soccer id2 Camp…US Soccer Training Center Camp Attendee…USL Super Y U-13 Girls National All-Tournament Team…coached by Zdravko Popovich and former Maryland star Keri Sarver.

Personal: Daughter of Kenneth and Terri Sefcik…has a sibling, Ashton…lists her sports heroes as LeBron James and Alex Morgan…Uncle was former NFL coach George Sefcik…also recruited by Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Georgetown and Kansas.

Why Maryland?

“I knew from the moment I stepped on campus that I belonged at the University of Maryland. I felt very at home with the coaches, players and loved the campus. I knew I would fit in perfectly and would love to spend my four years here.”

 


Before Maryland

Played for Conestoga Valley High School...scored 16 goals and added eight assists in her career…scored 10 goals and notched five assists as a senior and served as a team captain…helped her team record a school record 23 wins, 20 shutouts and nine goals allowed as a senior…named PSCA All-State in 2017…Penn Live Big 11 Team…two-time Lancaster-Lebanon Big 11 team…three-time Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star…NSCAA All-East Region…helped her team win three Lancaster-Lebanon Section 1 Championships…2017 PIAA District AAAA Champions…2017 PIAA State Semifinalist…played club at FC Pennsylvania Strikers…won three Pennsylvania State Cups…USYS National Championship Semifinalist in 2015…USYS National League Champion in 2017.

Personal: Daughter of Travis and Kim Broadbent…father played football at Rutgers…has one sibling, Alexis…member of the honor roll.

Why Maryland?

“The Maryland campus is beautiful and the facilities are top notch. It felt like a place I could be successful and grow as a person and player. I’m also very excited to play in the Big Ten.”

 


Before Maryland

Played her freshman and sophomore seasons at The Woodlands High School before playing mostly club for Challenge Soccer Club…also played club at MSV Duisburg in Duisburg, Germany from 2013-14…scored 49 goals in one season in the U-17 KreisKlasse…European Council of International Schools Most Promising Player…International School of Dusseldorf MVP.

Daughter of Kim and Rob Krotee…has one sibling; Will…father played four years of soccer and one year of hockey at Army…grandfather, March Krotee, was a Maryland men’s soccer assistant coach from 1965-1968…lists her biggest sports thrill as former Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs’ walk-off touchdown against the Saints in the 2018 NFL Playoffs…lists her sports hero as JJ Watt.

WHY MARYLAND

“I chose Maryland because it gives me the opportunity to get a top education while playing soccer at the highest level in the Big Ten.”

 



Before Maryland

Played at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy…scored 104 goals and notched 71 assists in her career…2017 Independent School State Champs…first-team all-league as a sophomore, junior and senior…Top Drawer Best XI of the Week at the USYS Regional Finals…two-time team captain…played club for FC Pennsylvania Strikers…three-time Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup Champions…WAGS Showcase Champions 2014-2017…2017 United States Eastern Regional League Champions…2017 United States Youth National League Champions…No. 1 team nationally for a period.

Personal: Parents are Jim and Laurie…has three siblings; Katie, Meghan and Amanda…father played baseball at Drexel…worked with the Ronald McDonald house and St. Jude food pantry…would play lacrosse if she could play another sport at Maryland.

 

WHY MARYLAND?

“I chose Maryland because the soccer team is a competitor in one of the top college soccer conferences, the school has great academics and it is not too far from home.”


Before Maryland

Played at Bedford High School…2016 New Hampshire State Player of the Year…three-time first-team all-state selection…NSCAA All-American in 2016…two-time NSCAA All-Region…New Hampshire Division One State Champion in 2013…two-time New Hampshire runner up…played club for Seacoast United Soccer Club…three-time state champions.

Personal: Daughter of Robert and Melissa Clark…three siblings; Dakota, Dawson and Drew…Dakota plays lacrosse at UMass Amherst…lists her sports hero as Lionel Messi.

Why Maryland?

“I chose Maryland for the quality education and the competitive soccer program.”


Before Maryland

Played for W.A Hough High School…scored 36 goals and added 21 assists in her career…after moving from defense to midfield in the 2016-17 season, she scored 27 goals and added nine assists…helped the Huskies notch two separate 20-2-2 seasons…three-time all-conference and all-region selection…was an all-state selection in 2016-17…played club for Carolina Rapids SC…USYS National Champions in 2017 and regional champions in 2016 and 2017…named MVP of regionals in 2017…USYS NC State Champions in 2015…Jefferson Cup Showcase Champions in 2014.

Personal: Daughter of Allan and Amy…has two siblings; Jonathan and Noah…Camp SOAR Volunteer…Special Olympics of Charlotte volunteer…finished in the top-10 of her class…listed her sports hero as Lionel Messi.

Why Maryland?

“I chose Maryland because of the convenient location near D.C. as well as the great academic and athletic opportunities it offers.”

 


Before Maryland

Played for Westminster High School…scored 29 goals and added 17 assists in her career…missed her entire senior season due to injury…scored nine times and had eight assists as a junior…scored 14 goals and notched five assists as a sophomore…three-time all-county selection…played club for OPSA Magic…won the 2017 Maryland State Championship…included in the Maryland ODP team in 2012, 2013 and 2015…helped OPSA win an EDP First Division Championship in 2014/15...coached by Albert Oni and Cynthia Gamboa Walsh.

Personal: Daughter of Matthew and Carrie Whitmer…has three siblings; Kayla, Tori and Cameron…lists her sports hero as Christiano Ronaldo.

WHY MARYLAND?

“I chose Maryland because it gives me the opportunity to get a top education while playing soccer at the highest level in the Big Ten.”

-Terps-

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