Lenoir-Rhyne Head Women's Soccer Coach Cally Morrill has announced the signing of seven student-athletes for the upcoming 2013 season. The Class of 2013 includes Brooke Bosch, Erin Dudley, Jessica Feronti, Cassandra Kerrigan, Andrea Leano, Kim Migliarese and Miranda Simon.
"This group of seven young ladies will bring the perfect combination of character, talent, and competitiveness to our program in the 2013 season," said Morrill. "It seems as if we have been waiting a long time for these girls to become 'official' L-R players, and I know today was a special, special day for all seven."
Bosch (Holland, Mich.), a defender, is an all-district player who led her high school, Holland Christian, to the regional finals and is a three-year honor student. Bosch also plays for the Western Michigan Hawks Club Team.
Dudley (Grasonville, Md.), a midfielder, is captain, MVP and top scorer for Kent Island High School and is part of the National Honor Society. Dudley also plays for the Maryland Nike Rush Premier Club Team and was a member of the Maryland State ODP Team.
Feronti (Melbourne, Fla.), a defender, has been a part of two state championships at Melbourne High School (2009 and 2010) and will play for a third title this year. Feronti's prep team has been ranked No. 1 in the country.
Feronti is also a member of the Space Coast United Soccer Club and has been a part of the Florida ODP Team for three years. Academically, Feroni is a member of the National Honor Society.
Kerrigan (Osprey, Fla.), a midfielder, plays for Venice High School and IMG Academy out of Bradenton, Florida. (Club Team)
Leano (San Diego, Calif.), a goalkeeper, plays at Westview High School which was ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2012 and finished the season with a 25-1 mark.
Leano's Club Team, Albion SC, won the Coast Soccer League Championship in 2011. Leano also played for the CalSouth ODP, which won the regional title four times and finished second at nationals in 2011.
Migliarese (Salem, Va.), defender, is a first-team All-State and two-time First-Team All-District and All-Region honoree at Salem High School. An outstanding student as well, Migliarese is a part of the National Honor Society. Migliarese also plays for the Roanoke Star U18 which won the Southeast Regional Championship.
Simon (Burlington, N.C.), a midfielder, is a three-time All-State, All-Region, All-Conference and league player of the year at Bartlett Yancey High School.
As a prep player, Simon has scored a total of 134 goals to go along with 57 assists and was named the Metro Player Of The Year in 2012. Academically, Simon ranks No. 20 in her class.
In addition, Simon is a member of the Burlington Soccer Club and North Carolina '95 ODP State Team that advanced to the USYSA ODP National Championship in Phoenix, Ariz.
"Many of these players have played for championship teams, including high School, club and Olympic Development." said Morrill. "These experiences are instrumental in understanding the work that will go into competing for a South Atlantic Championship and making a run into the NCAA Tournament."
Lenoir-Rhyne looks to build off of last year's 16-2-2 record and perfect 9-0 mark in the South Atlantic Conference. For the third straight season in 2012, the Bears won the league regular season championship and earned a berth to the NCAA Division II Playoffs.