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Women's Recruiting Jun 13, 2022

Boston College women’s soccer announces six additions to 2022 signing class

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College women’s soccer head coach Jason Lowe announced six additions to the 2022 roster.

“Our patience in putting the 2022 recruiting class paid huge dividends,” said Lowe. “The recruiting landscape has completely changed, so we went a little bit old school and took our time putting this entire class together. We signed a really talented group back in November and these additions round out one of the top recruiting classes in the country.”

“[Associate head coach] Taylor Schram has been relentless on the road finding high academic and high character people who fit our style of play. I’m excited to see how these newcomers complement our experienced group of returners.”

The group includes two transfers and three new members of the Class of 2026 that will join a previously announced group of six November signees along with two mid-year additions in Jordan Teguis and transfer Emily Sapienza

Brooke Gierczak, Ragna Magnúsdóttir, Claire Mensi, Alycia Morin, Jordan Teguis and Kenna Thomas join with Emily Sapienza, Emma Badger, Reilly Johnson, Riley Kerber, Sophia Lowenberg, Ava McNeil and Sydney Segalla in making up the 13 roster additions.

Emma Badger
Position: Defender
Height: 5’8″
Hometown: Wells, Maine
Club: Seacoast United
Before BC: Currently plays club soccer for Seacoast United under Ian Scott … team captain … selected for the GA Northeast Talent ID Conference event … also played for the FC Stars (2017-2020) and GPS Maine (2014-2017) … four-time First Team All-Conference and two-time Regional All-Star for Wells High School squad … in 2021, set the record for most goals scored in a single season (30) and added 10 assists … team captain and MVP in 2021 … member of the National Honor Society.

Brooke Gierczak
Position: Defender
Height: 5’6″
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Club: Rebels SC
Before BC: Plays her club soccer for the Rebels Soccer Club under Ryan and Hannah Marquez … earned a spot in the national semi-final with the San Diego Soccer Club in 2018-19 … three-year member of the ODP Cal South travel team … also played for Academy of Our Lady Peace, captaining the squad as a senior and helping the team to a Western League D1 Championship and a spot in the state semifinal during the 2018-19 season … named to the Dan Diego Section High School Girls Soccer Top-25 Player List for 2019-20.

Reilly Johnson
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5’3″
Hometown: Wilmington, N.C.
Club: Wilmington Hammerheads FC
Before BC: Has played her club soccer for Wilmington Hammerheads Youth FC since 2018, the last two seasons coming under Will Heaney … an ECNL All-Conference Selection for 2020-21 … also ECNL Regional and All-Conference selection in 2019 … an All-Conference, All-Region and All-Area honoree for her high school in 2019 … member of the National Honor Society … father, Craig, played soccer at Wake Forest.

Riley Kerber
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5’6″
Hometown: Medina, Ohio
Club: Internationals SC
Before BC: Has played her club soccer for Internationals Soccer Club for Jitka Klimkova and Keri Sarver since 2017 … ranked 153rd overall, 54th overall midfielder and 10th overall in the Great Lakes Region by Top Drawer Soccer … attended the U19 WNT camp in April 2021 … named to the 2021 All-American Game … 2021 GCC Player of the Year … OVC ECNL All-Conference First Team in 2019 and Second Team in 2020 … also played three seasons of high school soccer, scoring 35 goals and adding 19 assists … First Team All-County and Second Team All-Conference in 2018, Second Team All-Conference in 2019 and All-Conference, All-State and conference MVP in 2021 … named to the All-American West team … member of the National Honor Society.

Sophia Lowenberg
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5’9″
Hometown: Trumbull, Conn.
Club: Connecticut FC
Before BC: Currently plays her club soccer for Connecticut Football Club under Magnus Nilerud … ranked 132nd overall, 40th overall midfielder and fourth overall in the Northeast Region by Top Drawer Soccer … attended the ECNL National Camp in 2019 … named to the U-17 First Team All-Region … also played four years of varsity soccer for Trumbull High School … scored 23 goals and added 18 assists … named All-League (2018-2021) and All-State (2019-21) … team captain … named to the 2021 All-American Game.

Ragna Magnúsdóttir
Position: Defender
Height: 5’8″
Hometown: Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
Club: ÍBV | Icelandic YNT
Before BC: Has played her club soccer for ÍBV-íþróttafélag since 2018 and currently plays for Jonathan Glenn … three-year captain of the ÍBV U-19 squad … was named the ÍBV U-19 Best Player and Most Promising Player in 2019, earned Most Important Player honors in 2020 and named Most Promising Player in 2021 … has appeared in matches for both the U-17 and U-19 Icelandic National Team squads.

Ava McNeil
Position: Defender
Height: 5’6″
Hometown: Roslindale, Mass.
Club: NEFC
Before BC: Currently plays her club soccer for NEFC under Nick Burke … was a member of the U14 NPL National Championship squad in 2017 … was selected for the national training program pool (2016-17) … also played soccer and basketball for Milton Academy … member of the National Honor Society … father, Tarez, and uncle, Torrance, played baseball at Boston College and along with her mother, Elizabeth, are members of the Class of 1996

Claire Mensi
Position: Defender
Height: 6’0″
Hometown: Katonah, N.Y.
Club/Last School: Bucknell University
Before BC: Spent the last four seasons at Bucknell University where she was a two-year captain and helped lead the team to the 2021 Patriot League championship along with an NCAA Tournament berth… started all 22 games as senior, playing 2,040 out of a possible 2,045 minutes … named Second Team All-Patriot League and earned a spot on the Patriot League All-Tournament Team in 2021 … appeared in 37 career games, missing the majority of her first two seasons due to injury and losing much of her junior season to the COVID-19 pandemic … nominated for Patriot League Rookie of the Year in 2018 … three-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member.

Alycia Morin
Position: Forward
Height: 5’10”
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Club/Last School: Bishop’s University
Before BC: Played three years of soccer at Bishop’s University (U SPORTS) in Quebec … named an Academic All-Canadian for the 2020-21 season … played her club soccer for Pierrefonds FC.

Emily Sapienza
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5’8″
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Club/Last School: Rutgers
Before BC: Spent the last two seasons at Rutgers … played in 31 games for the Scarlet Knights as a forward and midfielder … as a sophomore in 2021, recorded seven points on three goals and one assist for a Rutgers squad that advanced to the College Cup … also earned a spot on the 2021 Academic All-Big Ten team.

Sydney Segalla
Position: Forward
Height: 5’11”
Hometown: Salisbury, Conn.
Club: CFC United
Before BC: Has played her club soccer for CFC United under Rich Sutherland for the last four years … ranked 99th overall, 33rd overall forward and first overall in the Northeast Region by Top Drawer Soccer … named to the 2021 All-American Game … advanced to nationals every season at CFC … three-time all-league and three-team all-state in soccer … also plays basketball.

Jordan Teguis
Position: Defender
Height: 5’10”
Hometown: North Smithfield, R.I.
Club: FC Stars
Before BC: Played her club soccer for the FC Stars under James Blackwell … also played four years for La Salle Academy, captaining the squad as a senior … earned two state championships and was named to the All-Tournament team in both years (2018 and 2020) … captain as a senior in 2020 … earned Third Team All-Division in 2019 … also ran track and was a member of the state championship 4×200 meter relay team and was named Second Team All-State for the 4×400 meter relay team.

Kenna Thomas
Position: Defender
Height: 5’5″
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
Club: LAFC So Cal Youth
Before BC: Has played her club soccer for LAFC So Cal/Real So Cal since 2015 under current coach Keith West … also played for Westlake High School in 2021-22, earning Most Valuable Player honors in 2022 … two-time All-Marmonte First Team honoree … Marmonte Conference Champion in 2022 … two-time Scholar Athlete Award winner