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Women's Soccer Announces 2002 Recruiting Class

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: March 26, 2002
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March 26, 2002

Norfolk, VA-The Old Dominion women's soccer team has signed seven incoming freshman for the upcoming 2002 campaign.

With an emphasis on offense, five forwards, one midfielder and one defender have been signed for the upcoming season.

"As a recruiting class it's very athletic and very versatile. Graduating as many players as we did this year (12), it's important to replace that speed and to fill those positions. One of the great features of this class is their speed and they have the versatility to fill those positions."

Pennsylvania stand-outs Laura Beeman (Chalfont, PA/ Central Bucks West), Danielle Heusser (Hummelstown, PA/ Lower Dauphin) and Melissa Sheranko (Hershey, PA/ Hershey) will be joining the Monarchs after successful high school careers. North Carolina's Meredith Worsley (Durham, NC/ Jordan) rounds out the new recruits playing forward.

Old Dominion also enjoyed another great year of recruiting in Hampton Roads, VA, nabbing two of the top local products

Heather Vaughan (Va. Beach, VA/ Princess Anne), a multi-sport star at Princess Anne, has been tabbed for the midfield and the versatile Kim Snyder (Va. Beach, VA/ Tallwood) can play up front or in the middle.

A standout defender from the state of Maryland, Heather Jones (Waldorf, MD/ Westlake HS) has been signed to help a young ODU backfield.

Old Dominion finished the 2001 season with a 5-10-2 record after a 13-7-1 campaign in 2000. The Lady Monarchs will be returning 17 letterwinners in the fall.

2002 ODU Women's Soccer Signees:

Laura Beeman (Central Bucks West) Forward 1st Team All-League 1st Team All-Area ODP-Pennsylvania State Team

Danielle Heusser (Lower Dauphin) Forward/ Midfielder 1st Team Mid-Penn Division All-Star 1st Team Patriot News Big 11 EPYSA Olympic Development Program U-19 Region 1 Team

Melissa Sheranko (Hershey) Forward 1st Team Patriot News Big 11 (2000, 2001) 1st Team Mid-Penn Division All-Star EPYSA Olympic Development Program

Kim Snyder (Tallwood) Forward Virginia ODP State Team (1996-98, 2000-01) 2001 All-Beach, All-Eastern Region, All-Tidewater selection Tallwood's All-time career scoring leader Team MVP, 2000 & 2001

Meredith Worsley (Jordan) Forward North Carolina ODP State Team 1996 & 2000 ODP State Team National Tournament-Las Vegas 2001 Three-time All-Conference selection Who's Who Among American High School Students

Heather Vaughan (Princess Anne) Midfielder Virginia ODP U-17 State Team 1st Team All-Beach District 1st Team All-Eastern Region Tidewater Player of the Year (field hockey) Virginia State Co-Player of the Year (field hockey) Member of Princess Anne's state champion basketball team

Heather Jones (Westlake) Defender Three-time 1st Team SMAC selection Washington Post: Preseason Playmaker to Watch (2000-01) Member of Waldorf Piranhas U-18 State Cup Championship Team NSCAA All-State Team

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