Erie Women’s Soccer Announces Rest of 2018 Recruiting Class

Erie Women’s Soccer Announces Rest of 2018 Recruiting Class

The defending back-to-back Region III Champion Kats have announced their latest roster additions for the 2018 season in hopes of remaining atop the Region this coming fall. The Lady Kats announced three signees earlier this offseason, and announce 8 more additions now. When Head Coach Gary Boughton was asked about the group, he described it as a very unique recruiting year, as they have used a number of resources and it isn’t a “traditional” incoming class. “We’ve received a lot of interest from transfer students in addition to the graduating high school seniors we are bringing in” Boughton said of the group. He added, “We even were able to bring in a player based on a member of our fantastic Kats alumni network identifying a player in the local adult leagues.” The Lady Kats open their preseason training camp in early August, and you can look for these names to don the Erie uniforms all season long.

 

Britini Bailey – Defender – Brighton High School, Brighton, CO

Coach Boughton on Britini: “Britini is an elite defender who we are incredibly excited about. We were able to bring Britini in on a visit and immediately knew she would be something special for us here at Erie. Her athleticism and ‘Soccer IQ’ are fantastic, and we expect her to help solidify our back line.”

 

Carli Bogue – Defender – Elba High School, Elba, NY

Coach Boughton on Carli: “Carli is an incredibly versatile athlete and currently stars on our softball team. We’re extremely excited she’s decided to represent the Kats on the soccer field this fall as well. Any time you can add a player like Carli to your roster you have to jump at the opportunity. She starred in three sports in high school and we expect her to impact our group positively right away.”

 

Kayla Goeddertz – Midfielder – Greece Arcadia High School, Rochester, NY

Coach Boughton on Kayla: “Fortunately for us, Kayla is a student in our combined Nursing program with Daemen College, where she starred as a freshman. She will be a full-time student here at Erie this fall as a sophomore, and her size and versatility has us extremely excited for the different things she will be able to do for us. She has a great work-rate, can defend, can attack, just someone we are very excited to get on the field.”

 

Emily LeBlanc – Midfielder – Morrisville-Eaton High School, Morrisville, NY

Coach Boughton on Emily: “Emily will be one of the most well-rounded and hardest working midfielders we have on the roster. She has great technique with the ball on her feet, and is a great tackler defensively. She earned All-State honors as a senior this past fall, and we look forward to helping her continue to grow as a player.”

 

Ciera Lundy – Midfielder – Notre Dame College, Welland, ON

Coach Boughton on Ciera: “Ciera comes to us as a transfer from one of the country’s top NAIA soccer programs where she was one of a few freshmen who saw regular minutes on a team ranked in the top 25 all year. We expect her to come in and be a critical attacking piece in our system this fall as an experienced player with great technical ability.”

 

Jena Schelble – Forward – Springville-Griffith Institute, Springville, NY

Coach Boughton on Jena: “We’re very happy to bring in a forward with as much drive and hunger to score goals as Jena. She has an engine that never shuts off when she’s on the field and an ability to beat defenders in a variety of ways. We’re extremely excited to be able to work with Jena and help her grow into a major threat to opposing backs for the next 2 years.”

 

Jill Spangler – Forward – Depew High School, Lancaster, NY

Coach Boughton on Jill: “Anytime you can bring in a player with Jill’s experience and ability to take on defenders, you have to get excited. She is a very versatile attacking player who we’re happy to bring in for her sophomore year on the field. She’s extremely dangerous running at defenders, and I anticipate she will have some big moments for us.”

 

Katie Todaro – Goal Keeper – West Seneca West, West Seneca, NY

Coach Boughton on Katie: “There’s a number of ways to describe Katie, but my favorite is fearless. Katie is the type of teammate to put her team first and her body on the line day in and day out for everyone else’s success. She works incredibly hard, has great athleticism, and will be a very welcome addition to the locker room.”

 

The Lady Kats open their 2018 season on the road Saturday August 25th at Clinton, and their entire schedule can be found at http://athletics.ecc.edu/ sports/wsoc/2018-19/schedule