Seahawks Add Eight During Signing Period
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - UNCW women's soccer Head Coach Paul Cairney has announced the signing of eight players to National Letters-of-Intent during the spring signing period.
The class includes in-state signees Jordan Brown, Courtney Crump, Lauren Haney, Carolyn Huddy, Caroline McClain and Lauren Nalevaiko, as well as Missouri native Mindy Farmer and Alberta product Kennedy Ulrich. All eight players will join the Seahawks as freshmen for the 2013 season.
"Our 2013 recruiting class will add depth and competition at every position," said UNCW Head Coach Paul Cairney. "We have lost (to graduation) six seniors from our 2012 team who accounted for half our scoring output. The good thing about this is that we have the same amount of offense coming back from our returners."
"I am very excited about our returning group of players," Cairney continued. "They are as blue collar and hard working a unit that I have ever worked with. When we couple this with a good influx of talent in our 2013 signees, I believe we can continue our quest to be champions in our league."
Bio capsules for each signee can be found below. Click on the players name for complete information.
Jordan Brown | GK | Randleman, N.C. | Randleman
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time All-Conference, All-County and All-Region pick ... Led Randleman to three straight NCHSAA state playoff appearances and program's first PAC 6 Conference title in 2012.
Courtney Crump | F/MF | Huntersville, N.C. | William A. Hough
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time All-State and All-Conference selection at George Wythe (2001 & 2012) ... Led Maroons to back-to-back HOGO Conference championships (2011 & 2012).
Mindy Farmer | MF | Kansas City, Mo. | Blue Valley North
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time All-Eastern Kentucky League selection ... Honorable mention All-EKL honoree as a junior.
Lauren Haney | D | Cary, N.C. | Panther Creek
HIGH SCHOOL: Played two seasons at Panther Creek ... Two-time Academic All-Conference selection.
Carolyn Huddy | GK | Huntersville, N.C. | Lake Norman
HIGH SCHOOL: All-State, All-Region and All-Conference selection following junior season ... Has led Lake Norman to back-to-back Southern Piedmont Conference championships and three straight 1A State Tournament appearances.
Caroline McClain | F | Cary, N.C. | Green Hope
HIGH SCHOOL: Has led Green Hope to three straight Tri-9 Conference championships NCHSAA Class 4A state tournament appearances ... Helped Falcons reach state championship game in 2012 and earn No. 8 National Ranking in the ESPNHS Powerade Fab 50 poll.
Lauren Nalevaiko | D | Charlotte, N.C. | Ardrey Kell
HIGH SCHOOL: First-Team All-Conference selection following junior season ... Led Ardrey Kell to back-to-back 4A Southwestern Conference championships (2011 & 2012).
Kennedy Ulrich | F/MF | Lloydminster, Alberta | Shattuck-St. Mary's
HIGH SCHOOL: Plays at Shattuck-St. Mary's for former UNCW assistant coach Mika Elovaara ... Member of U18 Girls Soccer Academy squad that captured 2012 Spring MRL Championship.