Boston College women’s soccer coach Jason Lowe announces five signings
The new Eagles arrive from three states in Minnesota, Georgia and Massachusetts with the countries of Ireland and Canada represented as well. The five committed athletes include three defenders, one goalkeeper and one forward.
“We were fortunate to play our ACC season in 2020 and we are further ahead than other programs in terms of identifying our specific needs for next fall,” said Lowe. “Defending was a priority for this class, and we’ve added players with high level experience for both their clubs and national teams. We’ll have a few more additions to announce early next year, but I’m really excited about the talent on our roster.”
Hometown: Saint Paul, Minn.
Club: Minnesota Thunder Academy
Before BC: Plays her club soccer for Minnesota Thunder Academy under Mark Yueill … played four years of soccer for the Visitation School, captaining the team and earning most valuable player honors in 2020 … earned all-conference and first-team all-state honors in 2019 and 2020 … three-time Section 3A finalist (2018-20) and three-time conference champion (2017-2019) … member of the third-place 2017 MSHSL State Championship team.
Hometown: Canton, Mass.
Before BC: Plays her club soccer for NEFC under Matt Jones and Nick Burke … captain of the team since 2018, helping the team to a Development Academy National quarterfinalist finish in 2019 … named to the ODP Inter-Regional Top 11 in 2016 … played one year of soccer at Canton High School, earning a Davenport Division title in 2020.
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Club: NTH Tophat
Before BC: Plays her club soccer for NTH Tophat under Troy Garner … has also played for the Marist School since 2018, earning Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2019 … was a member of the 2018 team that won a state championship.
Hometown: Cork, Ireland
Club: Cork City FC | Irish WNT
Before BC: Member of the Republic of Ireland women’s national team … made her debut in a friendly against the United States in August 2019 and was most recently a member of the squad that faced Germany in 2022 UEFA Women’s European Championship qualifying … also captained the 2018-19 Under-17 squad … was a member of the U17 team that reached the UEFA finals … named the Football Association of Ireland U17 International Player of the Year in 2019 … plays her club soccer for Cork City FC … named National League Player of the Month in 2018 and earned a spot on the National League Team of the Year … has also won two country championship medals in hurling at the U14 and U16 levels.
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Club: Ontario REX | Canada U17
Before BC: Member of multiple Canada Soccer youth national teams and is currently a member of the U17 squad … was a member of the U15 team that played at the 2018 CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship … plays her club soccer for Ontario REX under Brandon Firth.