TOWSON, Md. –
With her first season at the helm on the horizon, Towson University women's soccer head coach Katherine Vettori
has announced the programs latest crop of talent for the coming 2018 season.
The eight-member class has new student-athletes that have signed National Letters of Intent from as close as Towson High School to Queensland, Australia.
"We as a staff are looking forward to an exciting 2018 season," said Vettori, "This incoming group of student-athletes will make a positive impact on the Towson University women's soccer program. We are excited to have the program's first international student-athlete join us in the fall."
Below are capsules about each new member of the Towson University women's soccer program.
Grace Ambrose (Towson High School | Towson, Md.)
Played in goal at Towson High School for head coach Lauren Hanley … four-year member of the program … served as a captain for three seasons … named Senior All-Star … earned All-Academic Team honors … once made 18 saves in a single half … also a member of the basketball team for four years, two as a captain … volunteers with Athletes Serving Athletes and My Sister's Place.
Camryn Anderson (Long Reach High School | Columbia, Md.)
Played as a center forward and center midfielder at Long Reach High School … member of the varsity team for four years … earned all-country recognition as a freshman … named second team all-county as a sophomore … served as a team captain for three years … logged at least one point in every game of her senior season … led team to a Maryland State Cup title … earned Honor Roll status every quarter … member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society and Delta Scholars … volunteers with elementary school children, raised money for the Grassroots and volunteered at carnivals for special needs adults.
Ashtyn Bethel (Arundel High School | Severn, Md.)
Played as a center back at Arundel High School … three-year starter after transferring in as a sophomore … served as a team captain in her senior season … member of the Arundel High School Athletic Leadership Council … competed with ASA Spirit U99 Girls Soccer club … served as a team captain from 2013-17 … helped lead team to championships in the Maryland State Cup, Region I, EDP 1st
Division all in 2016 … played on the Maryland Olympic Development Team in 2016 … led team to Maryland State Cup championship game in 2015 … served as a Region I Division I team captain in 2015 … helped lead team to titles at the PA Classics Tournament and Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament in 2014 … member of the WAGS Division I All-Star Team that traveled to London, England … community service efforts include Polar Bear Plunge, Special Olympics and the National MS Society.
Jenna Blank (Sachem North High School | Holbrook, N.Y.)
Played center midfield and forward for head coach John Montalbano … four-year varsity starter … led the team in goals all four years … received All-Suffolk County award … served as a captain in her senior season … helped lead team to a nationals appearance after knocking off the first-place team … member of the Honor Roll all four years … inducted into the National Honor Society, Science Honors Society and the Foreign Language Honors Society … very active in the community with various honor societies.
Jodie Burchell (Helensvale State High | Maudsland, Queensland, Australia)
Plays center midfield/ striker … currently plays in the WNPL for Souths United … also played in the Chelsea FC system in the United Kingdom before moving to Australia … played for the state (Queensland) team and has competed against all the other states in Australia … earned her Cert VI in justice studies and Cert II visual arts.
Delaney Mitchell (Cape Fear Academy | Wilmington, N.C.)
Played as the starting varsity goalie at Cape Fear Academy since she was in seventh grade under head coach Meade McFarlane … holds school records for career saves, wins (58) and shutouts (32) … added five goals to her career stats … earned first-team all-conference honors four times … named first all-area as a sophomore, junior and senior … earned all-state honors as a junior and senior … served as a team captain for the final three years of her career … won the leadership award in 2017 … backed team to 2014 North Carolina 2A state championship … won the CRC conference title in 2015 and 2016 … member of the honor roll all four years … made the Headmaster's List as a freshman and sophomore … member of the National Honor Society … won the bronze award for the National Spanish Exam … volunteers with Stop Hunger Now, Nourish NC and Wesley's Memorial Pumpkin Patch.
Julia Owens (Pope John Paul II High School | Royersford, Pa.)
Played at center back for head coach Stewart Sherk at Pope John Paul II High School … served as a team captain in 2017 … earned PAC 10 First Team honors in 2016 and 2017 and honorable mention in 2015 … named First Team Mercury All-Area in 2017 and honorable mention in 2015 and 2016 … won the Soccer Coaches Award in 2016 … led team to three PAC 10 Frontier Division championships in soccer and once in basketball … four-year member of the honor roll and was a four-year Maguire Scholar … also played varsity basketball for three years and lacrosse for one year … works with Shooting Stars, sports with special needs kids and volunteered with the Hemophilia Run for basketball and Cupid's Cranium 5k run … also volunteered with St. Joe's Kinney Center for children with Autism … worked with the Community Service Corps, Respect Life Club and Student Ambassadors at her high school.
Olivia Ramirez (Patriot High School | Riverside, Calif.)
Played as a center midfielder at Patriot High School … earned Scholar-Athlete status all four years … earned the Spanish State Biliteracy Seal … also played for SoCal Union FC … member of the varsity track and field team, running on the 4x100 meter relay, the 200-meter and the 400-meter … active in the community, tutoring Sunnyslope Elementary students and mentoring special needs students at Patriot High School.
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