Women's Soccer Class of 2021 Announced

Women's Soccer Class of 2021 Announced

STANDISH, Maine – Head Coach Jenelle Harris is pleased to announce the women's soccer Class of 2021.

Coach Harris, who is about to begin her fifth season on the SJC sideline, expects the incoming class provide an immediate impact while infusing athleticism, talent, and depth to a roster that lost just one player – departed senior Desiree Parent – from a team that went 10-7-3 overall and 6-2-3 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play a year ago.

"We are very excited about this incoming class," adds Harris. "They are a talented, athletic group and will challenge our returners and make an impact for our program. Along with our returners, this group will contribute to our program's philosophy of accountability, competitive fire, and commitment on and off the field and will assist with our continued success." 

As the #4 seed in the 2016 GNAC Tournament, the Monks defeated #5 Simmons College, 3-1, in a conference quarterfinal, a victory that counted as the program's first postseason triumph since the 2009 campaign, and saw the 2016 campaign come to a close with a semifinal loss at the hands of eventual GNAC Champion Lasell College on November 2nd.

The 2017 season kicks off Friday, September 1st when the Monks travel to University of New England for a 7:00 PM non-conference match. The team's home-opener – on the College's brand new turf field – will be played at 1:00 PM on Sunday, September 3rd.

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER CLASS OF 2021


Madison Day
Major
: Criminal Justice
Position: Goalkeeper
Hiram, Maine / Sacopee Valley High School

High School: Four-year varsity player at Sacopee Valley High School…Helped lead her team to Western Maine and State Championship titles in 2014…Earned Western Maine All-Conference and Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior…Also selected as the Portland Press Herald Athlete of the Week during her senior season…Capped her career as the program's all-time shutouts leader.

Personal: Daughter of Scott and Tera Day…Has three siblings: brother Logan and sisters Taylor and Ava.


 

Kendall Dolan
Major
: Medical Biology
Position: Defense/Center Mid
Kennebunk, Maine / Kennebunk High School / GPS Maine Phoenix

High School: Four-year starter at Kennebunk High School and starter for GPS Maine Phoenix…Claimed Class A First Team All-Conference honorable mention as a freshman and First Team All-Conference accolades her sophomore, junior, and senior years…Named captain and MVP her senior year.

Personal: Daughter of Patricia and John Dolan of Kennebunk, Maine…Has three siblings: sister Nicole and brothers Tyler and Jordan.

   

Kayla Gooch
Major
: Nursing
Position: Forward/Outside Mid 
Dracut Mass. / Dracut High School

High School: Four-year varsity starter…Helped guide her team to four state tournament appearances, including the MVC Championship her junior year…Collected MVC All-Star honors as a junior and senior…Led the team with 15 goals her senior season.

Personal: Daughter of Bobby and Tammy Gooch…Has a younger sister, Jess.

   

McKenzie Murphy
Major
: Nursing
Position: Center Mid
Baldwin, Maine / Sacopee Valley High School / GPS Phoenix

High School: Four-year varsity starter at Sacopee Valley High School…Selected captain junior and senior years…Helped lead her team to the 2014 State Championship crown…Three-time All-Conference honoree and two-time All-State selection…Earned team MVP, Coaches Award, and Offensive Player of the Year accolades…Graduated with high honors…Member of National Honor Society…Also participated for the varsity track team for four years...While playing for Seacoast United and GPS Phoenix, played on teams that captured six state titles and made a National Tournament appearance.

Personal: Daughter of Jana and Kevin Murphy…Has one brother, Michael.

   

Shannon O'Malley
Major
: Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy
Position: Forward
Turner, Maine / Leavitt Area High School

High School: Four-year starter for Head Coach Chris Cifelli at Leavitt Area High School…Selected as a team captain her senior year…Earned Leavitt HS Newcomer of the Year honors…Claimed NSCAA Max Preps Player of the Week accolades during her freshman, sophomore, and senior years…Named First Team KVAC All-Conference…Listed on the KVAC All-Academic Soccer Team…Received honors and high honors all four years…Graduated with honors.

Personal: Daughter of Brian and Joni O'Malley…Sister of Conor O'Malley, who attends Stonehill College.

   

Sophie Silva 
Major
: Sports Communications 
Position: Defense 
Portland, Maine / Deering High School / Seacoast United Mariners

High School: Four-year varsity starter for head coach Kevin Olson at Deering High School…Elected captain senior year…Selected as Deering High School Defensive Player of the Year sophomore, junior, and senior years…Received the Coach's Award senior year…Earned SMAA All-Conference Team Honors sophomore, junior, and senior years…Helped her Seacoast United team win Maine State Cup three consecutive years…Received a Letter in Academic Excellence all four years…Graduated with high honors.

Personal: Daughter of Lee Silva.


 

Brenna Smith
Major:
 Nursing 
Position:
 Center Mid / Outside Mid
Maynard, Mass. / Maynard High School / GPS Central Elite

High School: Four-year varsity starter at Maynard High School and six-year starter on GPS Central Elite Club team…Helped lead her high school team to playoffs all four years...Was awarded league All-Star honors her sophomore, junior, and senior years…Named District All-Star her junior and senior seasons…Also selected as an All-State player her junior year along with being the league MVP…Graduated with honors and is a member of National Honors Society.

Personal: Daughter of Marsha and Brian Smith…Middle child of five children…Has older brother Josh, older sister Shannon, younger brother Thomas, and younger sister Sylvia.


 

Brianna Welch
Major
: Medical Biology
Position: Attacking Mid/ Forward
Somersworth, N.H. / Dover High School

High School: Four- year starter at Dover High School...Named team captain, MVP, and Most Valuable Teammate senior year...Helped lead her team to the playoffs junior year...National Technical Honors Society...New Hampshire Scholar Athlete.

Personal: Daughter of Kristan and Thomas Welch…Has three siblings, brothers Matthew and Tommy and sister Kelsi.


 

Madeline Wood
Major
: Nursing
Position: Center Mid
Madison, Maine / Madison Area Memorial High School / Seacoast United Mariners

High School: Four-year starter at Madison Area Memorial High School…Helped lead her team to the league quarterfinal her freshman and sophomore years, the semifinals her junior year, and the regional final senior year…MVC All-Conference honorable mention as a freshman and First Team MVC All-Conference honoree her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons…Also earned Maine Soccer Coaches' All-Regional Team honors her last three seasons…As a senior, she was listed on the Maine Soccer Coaches' All-State Team while collecting MVC Conference Player of the Year and Maine State Class C Player of the Year honors…Played for Seacoast United for two years (starter both seasons) and was a member of the 2016 Maine Premier League Championship side…Also a four-year starter for the Madison basketball and softball programs with multiple accolades in both sports and a pair of State Championships on the diamond…Salutatorian of her class, high honor student, National Honor Society, highest academic average on the team three years, MVC All-Academic awards in all three sports.

Personal: Daughter of Floyd and Erin Wood…Has one sister, Kirsten.


 

 

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