Ryan announces 2014 #Seawolves incoming freshmen class
June 3, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook women's soccer head coach Sue Ryan has announced that 13 talented incoming freshmen student-athletes will be joining the team for the upcoming 2014 season. Representing the incredible diversity that Stony Brook University has, the 13 student-athletes are coming from nine different states across America.
"I am thrilled to welcome this new class of Seawolves to our soccer family," Ryan said. "We expect this class to have an immediate impact on the field as they are a talented, deep and athletic group. With the addition of this talent and ability, we are poised to continue our upward trajectory, defend our regular season conference title and make it back to the NCAAs. Just as important to our program, they are good students, people of high character and passionate about their games and goals."
Christen Cahill joins Stony Brook from Pembroke, Mass., where she played for Pembroke High School, captaining the team her junior and senior years. As a defender, she was a two-time Patriot League All-Star and two-time Team MVP. She was named a Player to Watch by the Boston Globe. She also played club soccer with the Scorpions SC in Boston.
Manuela Corcho will join the #Seawolves from Norwalk, Conn., where she attended the Academy of Information Technology and Engineering (AITE) and played midfield/forward. Originally from Medellin, Columbia, she also played club soccer for FC Westchester in White Plains, N.Y., and was part of a team that won the 2013 Dana Cup.
Jaimee Farrell is coming to Stony Brook from Bellevue, Wash., where she attended and played for Interlake High School. She lettered on the varsity team for three seasons, during which Interlake was a combined 37-11-8. The team was 2A state champion in 2012 and finished fourth in King County in 2013. Farrell was a two-time, first-team All-King County selection as a junior and senior. She also played club soccer with the Crossfire Premier '96 ECNL. Farrell's sister, Isabel, is a member of the U.S. U20 Women's National Soccer team, and her stepfather, Andy Schmetzer, played professionally in the Western Soccer Alliance, Major Indoor Soccer League and the National Professional Soccer League.
Maddie Good joins the #Seawolves from Palmyra, Pa., where she was a forward/center-mid at Palmyra Area High School. She lettered for the varsity team all four years at Palmyra and captained the team her junior and senior seasons. She was a three-time Mid Penn Keystone Division All-Star, three-time first-team Lebanon County selection and a two-time All-Patriot News Big 11 All-Star selection, making it onto the first team as a senior. She was part of a big 10-win turnaround at Palmyra from her sophomore year to her junior year, helping lead the team to a sixth-place finish in Class AAA. That junior season, she had 28 goals and 11 assists. She finished her career with 73 goals and 36 helpers. Good also was the leading scorer on her club team, PA Classics Academy '95.
Sam Goodwin makes the short trip to Stony Brook from Westbury, N.Y., where she attended and played for W.T. Clarke High School, captaining the team for three seasons. As a center midfielder, Goodwin was a three-time All-Class and one-time All-County selection. She finished her career with 26 goals and 29 assists, including career highs of eight goals and eight assists during her sophomore season. Goodwin also played club soccer for the East Meadow Sparks. Her U16 team placed 14th in the United States.
Mackenzie Hinchliffe joins Stony Brook from the Capital District of New York in Hoosick Falls. She played at Hoosick Falls Central High School, lettering with the varsity team all four years and captaining the team her senior season. Getting better each season, she was an All-League honorable mention as a sophomore, improved to second-team All-League as a junior and then finished her career with first-team All-League, second-team All-State and Section II Class B Player of the Year honors as a senior. She finished with 32 goals and 70 assists in her career, the 70 assists being a Hoosick Falls Central record. She was a part of a highly successful program, winning state championships as a sophomore and junior. Hoosick Falls Central was 71-9-5 during her four years. She also played club soccer with Capital United SC in Albany and was MVP of the National Presidents Cup, which the team won in 2013.
Jessica Long comes to the #Seawolves from Exeter, N.H., where she attended and played goalkeeper for Exeter High School. She lettered on the varsity team for three seasons and was part of a highly-successful program that went 54-3-0, won two state championships and was a state championship runner-up in her three seasons. She was first-team All-State as a senior in 2013 and made the Lions Cup All-Star team in 2014. During her high school career, she recorded 25 clean sheets and allowed only a total of 19 goals during the three seasons. Long also played club soccer for the Seacoast United in Hampton, N.H.
Kendall Machak joins Stony Brook from Pompton Plains, N.J., where she attended Pequannock Township High School and played for the Golden Panthers, lettering with the team each of her four years. She captained the team her senior season. She was a four-time All-Conference, two-time All-Morris County and two-time All-Group 2 New Jersey selection and helped the team improve from losing records in her first two seasons to winning records in her final two years. She finished her career with 53 goals and 36 assists. Machak played club soccer for the TSF Academy in Lincoln Park, N.J., and was the 2011 Player of the Year.
Franki Priore, the niece of Stony Brook football head coach Chuck Priore, is a second resident of Nassau County joining the #Seawolves this year, coming from Merrick, N.Y., where she played for John F. Kennedy High School's varsity team for two seasons. She earned All-Class honors as a junior and a senior and helped the team reach the Division 1 semifinals as a senior. She also played for the East Meadow Soccer Club ECNL and was part of the U15 state champion team.
Shannon Robinson comes south from Stony Point, N.Y. in Rockland County to join the #Seawolves. She was a four-year starting goalkeeper at North Rockland High School and was a highly decorated student-athlete, having been named first-team All-County and All-League in each of her four years. As a senior, she was named Player of the Year in Rockland County, New York Section 1, MSG Hudson Valley and the Rockland Journal News. She also claimed first-team All-State honors. She was part of a Red Raiders squad that finished No. 2 in the state in 2013. During Robinson's four years, North Rockland was 70-9-3. She recorded 52 clean sheets in her four-year career. She also played club soccer with the World Class FC in Orangeburg, N.Y.
Gabi Rosenfeld comes to Stony Brook from just outside the Philadelphia area in Holland, Pa., where she was a four-year letterwinner at Council Rock High School South and captained the team her junior and senior seasons. She was a two-time Suburban One All-League and Golden Team selection. Her Golden Hawks squad was a top 20 program in the state during her freshman and sophomore years, winning the district championship in 2010. She finished her career with 19 goals and 21 assists. Rosenfeld also played club soccer with the FC Bucks in Richboro, Pa., and won the state championship with the team in 2013.
Emily Turner comes east to Stony Brook from Ann Arbor, Mich., where she played for Pioneer High School and lettered all four years. She was a three-time Div. 1 All-District and All-Conference selection as well as a Div. 1 All-State honorable mention as a junior in 2013. She played for a highly successful Pioneer squad that twice won the District championship during her tenure (2011 & 2013). In Turner's four years, Pioneer's record was 57-15-9. She also played club soccer for Vardar, captaining the team for three seasons.
Sydney Vaughn arrives at Stony Brook from the Midwest, hailing from St. Louis, where she attended Marquette High School, lettering all four years and serving as team captain her junior and senior seasons. She was a two-time All-Conference selection, earning the first-team nod as a junior in 2013. She also was a conference honorable mention as a freshman. Through her first three seasons at Marquette, she has totaled 19 goals and 27 assists. She also played club soccer with St. Louis Scott Gallagher, winning the state championship three times.
The 13 incoming freshmen join an already talented #Seawolves team that won the 2012 America East title and the 2013 conference regular season championship. Among the 20 returners are 2013 America East Goalkeeper of the Year Ashley Castanio, first-team All-America East defender Stella Norman and second-team All-America East midfielder Tessa Devereaux.