Lady Monarchs Sign Seven to NLI's
March 28, 2012
NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University women's soccer signed seven student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, head coach Joe Pereira announced Wednesday.
Brooke Boland, Devin Dougherty, Kelly Farrell, Jordan Jones, Sarah Price, Allyson Spafford and Caroline Survill will all join the Lady Monarchs in the fall.
"The beast right now is a two-year cycle so we feel like we have upgraded the roster and brought in some attitude, strong, athletic physical players to what we already have," Pereira said. "The class is very balanced, we're looking for big things from this class."
Brooke Boland (MF/D, Upper Black Eddy, Pa./Pennington (N.J.)
She helped her club team, FC Bucks Xtreme to six championships including the 2011 ECNL National Championship with an undefeated tournament run in Denver.
Pereira on Boland
"Brooke will be a strong marking defender that's going to immediately help to us."
Devin Dougherty (MF, Mickleton, N.J./Gloucester Catholic)
She helped her club team, the Highland Wildcats to a No. 32 national ranking.
Pereira on Dougherty
"She is very good on the ball and moves well. We are pretty excited what she brings to the table and will give us that central midfield production that we are looking to improve."
Kelly Farrell (F/MF, Sicklerville, N.J/Timber Creek)
Farrell helped her club team, the Highland Wildcats, to the 2011 Jefferson Cup Showcase Elite Championship and the New Jersey State cup semifinals three times.
Pereira on Farrell
"She is an attacking midfield player and she will have an immediate impact for us. She will play in the midfield for us and add that attacking aspect to the position."
Jordan Jones (F, Sicklerville, N.J./Winslow Township)
Pereira on Jones "Jordan is athletic, versatile and a very pacy player that we're hoping to get quite a bit of production from as a freshman and moving forward."
Sarah Price (D, Avon by the Sea, N.J./Saint Rose)
Her club team, Match Fit Chelsea was ranked No. 15 in the country and No. 3 in New Jersey.
Pereira on Price
"Sarah is a very smart central defender. She is a smart, athletic physical player that we're looking at to be an anchor presence on the back line."
Allyson Spafford (F, Laguna Hills, Calif./Laguna Hills)
Pereira on Spafford
"Ally is an attacking player that is very good at going forward. We are looking at her and Jordan to give us a big lift going forward."
Caroline Survill (D, Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan Regional)
Pereira on Survill
"Caroline has a big frame that is athletic and versatile across the back line. She has played on the central and flank and we will look for big things right away from her."