TOWSON, Md. - A talented class of five high school seniors will join the Tiger women’s soccer program for the upcoming 2012 season, it has been announced by Coach Greg Paynter.
"With the five seniors we had on this year's team leaving, we will be expecting this group to step right in and contribute immediately," Coach Paynter said. "They bring the experience and depth to our program that will help us compete for a CAA championship.
"We have players from all over the field who will be able to fill in the holes that we have with the loss of our seniors," Coach Paynter added. "We are looking forward to this class making immediate contributions to our play on the field."
Here is a look at the Tigers’ incoming class:
Dumfries, Va./Forest Park H.S.
Background: Led Bruins to Cardinal District championship … first team All-Cardinal District selection for Coach Mark Malloy … also earned second team All-Northwest Region notice … recipient of Cardinal District Academic Excellence Award … member of Virginia ODP team from 2009-10.
Personal: Lists her mother and grandmother as the people she admires the most … hobbies include weight training and listening to music … favorite book is “The Help” … lists “Step Brothers” as her favorite movie … favorite actor is Will Ferrell … likes to eat spaghetti at Tony’s Pizza … most memorable experience is traveling to Europe with the Chelsea Academy Select Team … has one younger brother … aunt, Debbie, played soccer at Old Dominion University … father works as a project manager in marine construction … mother attended Old Dominion and Averett and works as a procurement analyst for the federal government … daughter of Dayton and Donna Black … born on June 29, 1994 in Fairfax, Va.
Arlington, Va./Washington Lee H.S.
Background: Two-time first team all-district selection as a junior and senior for Coach Eddie Matos … also earned honorable mention all-region notice as a senior … also competed on Generals’ indoor track and field team.
Personal: Most admires Martin Luther King, Jr. … enjoys reading and baking … favorite athlete is Lionel Messi … favorite book is “Dear John” … lists “The Notebook” as her favorite movie … favorite actress is Rachel McAdams … lists Leonardo DiCaprio as her favorite actor … likes to listen to music by Mariah Carey … favorite restaurant is Noodles and Company … one of three children in family … father is a catering manager … mother works as an engineer … born on May 26, 1994 in Arlington, Va.
Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyertown Area H.S.
Background: Led Bears to PAC-10 championships in 2009 and 2011 … holds school records with 50 goals, 24 assists and 124 points … set school single-season record with 18 goals as a junior … three-time first team All-PAC 10 selection … earned second team All-PAC 10 notice as a freshman … named to Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association All-State team as a junior … outstanding student who ranks third in class of over 590 students … member of High Honor Roll.
Personal: Career goal is to become an orthopedic surgeon … lists her grandmother as the person she admires the most … hobbies include playing the guitar and piano, singing and drawing … lists Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow as her favorite athlete … enjoys reading books by Chuck Palahniuk … likes to watch “Harry Potter” movies … favorite actor is Johnny Depp … enjoys listening to music by The Black Keys … most memorable experience is rock climbing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains … oldest of three children in family … father is a business owner … mother attended Bloomsburg University and works as a bookkeeper … daughter of Kenneth and Cathy Garber … born on Apr. 21, 1994 in Bethlehem, Pa.
Bowie, Md./Bowie H.S.
Background: Led Lady Bulldogs to 2010 Maryland Class 4A championship game … two-time Class 4A semi-finalist.
Personal: Lists her parents as the people she admires the most … hobbies include baking, arts and photography … has worked as an indoor soccer referee during the summer … lists “Burlesque” as her favorite movie … favorite actor is Will Ferrell … enjoys listening to music by Rihanna … has two siblings … father works as a systems analyst and attended Howard … mother is a registered nurse … daughter of Rodney and Michelle Green … born on May 11, 1994.
Arlington, Va./Washington Lee H.S.
Background: Led Generals to 2010 district championship … served as team captain as a senior for Coach Eddie Matos … earned second team all-district notice … also competed on Generals’ indoor track and field team … qualified for regionals and set school record in 4x200 relay.
Personal: Lists her grandmother as the person she admires the most … has been involved in Girl Scouts … hobbies include knitting, running, baking and puzzles … has worked as a lifeguard and camp counselor during the summer … favorite athlete is Mia Hamm … lists “Catcher and the Rye” as her favorite book … favorite movie is “The Notebook” … favorite actress is Rachel McAdams … enjoys listening to music by Beyonce … likes to eat at Mortons of Chicago … lists teaching a special needs child how to ride a bike as her most memorable experience … youngest of three children in family … brother, Collin, played soccer at Central Connecticut State … brother, Patrick, played soccer at Savannah College of Art and Design … father is a food and beverage manager … mother attended Guilford College … daughter of Michael Nicholas and Kim Beals … born on Jan. 4, 1994 in Arlington, Va.