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Women's Recruiting Jan 05, 2021

American University women’s soccer team unveils 8-player recruiting class

WASHINGTON – American University head women’s soccer coach Marsha Harper and assistant coach Katie Greenberg have been hard at work on the virtual recruiting trail, signing eight student-athletes to join the program in the fall of 2021.

“I am beyond excited to welcome in this freshman class into the AU family,” said Harper. “These eight student-athletes come from across the country and are coming to us from phenomenal clubs and training environments that we feel like are going to help us add to what we have begun building here. They will be wonderful additions not only on the field, but also to our team culture and greater AU Community. Our future continues to look bright with these newest Eagles and we can’t wait to get to work with them!”

See below for a look at the American University women’s soccer signing class for 2021, and follow along on social media for videos on each player:

Lily Becker (Midfielder, Great Neck North, SUSA ECNL, Great Neck, N.Y.)

Three-time United States Youth Futsal national champion… International Futsal Champion… Three-time New York state champion… Attended US Soccer National Training Center Regional Program… Father, David, played tennis and competed in swimming at Franklin and Marshall

Andriana Cabral (Midfielder/Forward, St. Joseph, Connecticut FC, Monroe, Conn.)

Multi-year US National Training Center Invitee… ODP National Pool player… Named All-State and was a three-time All-Conference honoree… 2017 and 2018 #1 player in Connecticut according to Top Drawer Soccer…Two-time conference champion and 2017 state champion… Member of the 2015 USFF National Futsal Champion team… Brother, Alek, played college soccer at Western Connecticut and semi-professionally for the Clarkstown Eagles… Father, Joseph, played college soccer for Sacred Heart

Giuliana Capraro (Defender, Quince Orchard, Bethesda ECNL, North Potomac, Md.)

Local product from Bethesda Soccer Club, same club as sophomore, Cailynn Adelman… Scholar-Athlete, AP Scholar with Distinction, grew up speaking Italian, planning to major in international relations… In high school, she co-started a club (Devenio), was a member of both the English Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society

Amelie Kovacevic (Defender, Washington-Liberty, Arlington SA, Arlington, Va.)

First Team All-District… State cup champions in 2017 and state cup finalist in 2018… Also earned a varsity letter in volleyball… Parents both played college soccer… Mother, Valerie, played at Drew University and father, Stacha, at Franklin Pierce University… Another local product, hailing from Arlington, Va., just about 20 minutes away from campus

Jordan Mahony (Defender, Pennington, FC Delco ECNL, Yardley, Pa.)

Earned four varsity letters and was named captain as a senior… First Team All-State, First Team All-Prep by The Times of Trenton and The Trentonian… Also named to the All-County Team… Team won three Prep A state championships and two Mercer County championships… Also played four years of varsity lacrosse… Sister, Olivia, is currently a junior on the AU women’s soccer team… Father, Dan, played baseball at Rider University, while uncle, Chris, played baseball at Bucknell… played on same club team as Brooke Steel

Maya Ordaz (Midfielder, Metea Valley, Sockers FC, Naperville, Ill.)

Attended US Soccer National Training Centers from 2014-17… Club team finished 2019-20 undefeated and ranked #3 in the overall Development Academy standings… Member of Honor Roll… Older brother, Xavier, plays college soccer at Trine University

Brooke Steel (Midfielder, Shawnee, FC Delco, Medford Lakes, N.J.)

Four-year varsity starter and team captain as a senior… Three-time All-State and Three-time All-South Jersey… 2018 Olympic Conference Champion… Brother, Jack, signed to play baseball at the United States Coast Guard Academy… Father, Andrew, played soccer at Rutgers… Mother, Bonnie, played lacrosse at West Chester… Teammate of Jordan Mahony on FC DelcoNina

Nina Zwolinski (Goalkeeper, St. Paul Catholic, FSA FC, Bristol, Conn.)

Three-time All-State… Three-time All-Conference… Two-time team captain… Led team to first conference championship in school history as a freshman, earning tournament MVP for her efforts… Member of National Honor Society

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