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Women's Recruiting Jun 30, 2023

Boston College completes 2023 women’s soccer signing class

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College women’s soccer head coach Jason Lowe announced three additions to the 2023 roster, as the Eagles’ signing class is now complete.

Dirk Vandeveer did an excellent job jumping right into his new role as our recruiting coordinator and added three more great additions to our class,” said Lowe. “Hanna, Aislin and Caroline each add something special on the field and will fit right into our family. I’m excited to welcome Hanna and Aislin to BC and Caroline back home to Boston!”

The group includes two transfers in Caroline Walbridge and Aislin Streicek while first year Hanna Schmelzle joins a previously announced eight-member Class of 2027.

See below for a look at the full group of new Eagles.

Bella Douglas

Position: Defender
Height: 5-8
Hometown: Montclair, N.J.
Club: Match Fit Academy

Before BC: Plays her club soccer for Match Fit Academy under Robert Leather … named first team all-conference in 2022 and second team all-conference in 2021 … also played for Montclair Kimberley Academy where she scored over 100 points, was a team captain and helped the team to three prep runner-up finishes, two state runner-up finishes and one SEC Conference title … two-time First Team SEC and two-time First All-Prep honoree … also earned Second Team All-State honors as a junior.

Ava Feeley 

Position: Forward
Height: 5-10
Hometown: Yarmouth, Maine
Club: Seacoast United

Before BC: Plays club soccer for Seacoast United under Chris Scott … also plays soccer and basketball for Yarmouth High School … school’s all-time leader in goals (66) and has led the team in scoring the last three years … four-year starter and two-year captain in soccer … All-American … two-time Class B All-Star (2021, 2022) and two-time WMC All-Conference (2020, 2021) … Offensive Player of the Year and named to the All-State Team in 2021 … Rookie of the Year in 2019.

Maddie Landers

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-7
Hometown: North Andover, Mass.
Club: NEFC

Before BC: Has played her club soccer for NEFC Girls Academy since 2020 under Nick Burke … was a 2022 National Quarterfinalist and a 2022 Girls Academy Talent ID … also plays varsity soccer and varsity basketball for the Pingree School … two-time NEPSAC Finalist, two-time EIL Tournament Champion and three-time EIL League Champion in soccer … in 2021, was named to the EIL All-Conference, All-NEPSAC, Massachusetts All-State Prep School and Salem News All-Star teams … 2022 All-American.

Mia Lochhead

Position: Defender
Height: 5-6
Hometown: Southborough, Mass.
Club: NEFC

Before BC: Currently plays her club soccer for NEFC under Matt Jones … national quarterfinalist with the NEFC Girls Academy in 2022 … also played three years of soccer for Algonquin Regional High School, captaining the team as a senior … named a Central Mass District First Team All-Star, Mid-W League All-Star and All-State in 2021 … sister, Riley, played four years of soccer at Boston College and graduated from BC in 2021.

Hanna Schmelzle 

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-6
Hometown: Leipzig, Germany
Club: RB Leipzig

Before BC: Played her club soccer for RB Leipzig, winning the Saxony state championship four times … was a three-time Northeastern Germany champion … finished second at the 2018 German championship … invited to participate in the U-15 German Youth National Team training camp during the 2018-19 season … earned a spot on the Saxony selection team six consecutive years.

Olivia Shippee 

Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5-11
Hometown: Central, N.Y.
Club: Force FC

Before BC: Plays her club soccer for Force FC, earning NY State Cup Champions honors and participating in the National Cup in 2019… coached by Brendan Lawler, Mike Eckberg, Kevin McGee and Doug Stahl … plays soccer, basketball and softball for Monroe Woodbury High School, captaining all three teams … named 2022 All-American and 2022 Section 9 Elite 11 in soccer … also helped the team to three Section 9 Class AA Championships (2019, 2021, 2022) and the 2019 NY State Class AA title … two-time Section 9 Class AA Champion in softball and earned one Section 9 Class AA title in basketball … named 2022 First Team All-Section and Section 9 Elite 11 in softball.

Elly Slensky

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-7
Hometown: Bala Cynwd, Pa.
Club: Penn Fusion

Before BC: Currently plays her club soccer for the Penn Fusion under Maddy Evans … also played for the FC Bucks and FC Delco … named to the 2021 ECNL All-Conference North Atlantic U16 First Team and the 2022 ECNL National Selection Game … also played for Lower Marion High School, captaining the squad as a senior … 2022 All-American … two-time team MVP, two-time First Team All-Main Line, three-time First Team All-Central League.

Aislin Streicek 

Position: Forward
Height: 5-10
Hometown: West Vancouver, British Columbia
Club/Last School: Alabama  

Before BC: Spent the last two season at Alabama … played in 41 games for the Crimson Tide as a forward and midfielder … as a sophomore in 2022, played in all 27 games and recorded five points on one goal and three assists for a Alabama squad that advanced to the College Cup … two-time SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll member … prior to Alabama, played her club soccer for the Vancouver Whitecaps Rex and Mountain United, winning a national championship in 2018 … father played soccer at the University of San Diego … mother played soccer for Queen’s University … uncle played professionally for Celtic FC and the Scottish national team … cousin plays lacrosse for the Buffalo Bandits and played collegiately for Cornell

Jada Tuffin

Position: Defender
Height: 5-11
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Club: Florida United

Before BC: Plays her club soccer for Florida United under Jerome Samuels … with Florida United, finished third at the 2021 GA National Championship, second at the 2022 GA National Championship and won a GA Champions Cup at IMG.

Delaney Van Pelt 

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-10
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Club: Albion Hurricanes 05

Before BC: Plays her club soccer for Albion Hurricanes 05 under Rafa Brazo … five-year captain … also plays soccer and runs track for Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart … named All-SPC in 2020-21 and 2021-22 … named to the TAPPS All-District Second Team in 2019-20 … brother, Billy, is on the Boston College football team.

Caroline Walbridge 

Position: Defender
Height: 5-9
Hometown: Hanover, Mass.
Club/Last School: Maryland

Before BC: Spent her freshman season at Maryland … played her club soccer for FC Stars (2016-2022) … won the 2021 U.S. Club Soccer National Championship … two-time Massachusetts State Cup Champion (2021, 2019) … 2019 Club Soccer U.S. Eastern Regional Playoff qualifier … 2018 Club Soccer National playoffs and 2018 ECNL Nationals qualifier … helped Hanover HS to two Patriot League titles (2019, 2021) … mother played soccer at Curry College and father played football at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.