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Women's Recruiting Nov 16, 2019

Davidson College women’s soccer 2020 recruiting class unveiled

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson College women’s soccer head coach Adam Denton announced the recruiting class for 2024 as they will join the program for this coming Fall season in 2020.

“The staff and current players are all really looking forward to the arrival of the 2024 class to Davidson College family,” said head coach Adam Denton. “This recruiting class will continue to bring more depth and positional versatility to our team. Our incoming players will bring an individual quality that will add to our current group of players. We are coming of a strong fall season and we will be working towards continuing to build our program to compete game in and game out at this level. As student-athletes, this group, along with our current players, will embrace the opportunity of competing in a tough A-10 Conference and responsibility of representing Davidson College not only on the field, but also in the classroom.”

The Wildcats will welcome to the class of 2024: Brooke Ditcham (Westford, Mass.), Phoebe Fowler (Orlando, Fla.), Emma Peddrick (Wlimington, Del.), Emma Nolan (Flanders, N.J.) and Riley Patton (Atlanta, Ga.).

Meet the Class of 2024…

Name: Brooke DitchamDitcham
Position: Center Midfield
Hometown: Westford, Mass.
Club Team: FC Stars 2002 ECNL
High School: Westford Academy

Coach Denton: “Brooke is a creative center midfielder, whose vision and distribution will be a great addition to our team. She is comfortable playing in tight areas under pressure and has a great passing range which will provide options within our attack.”

Academic Honors: National Honor Society (2017-2020), Peer Counselor (2016-2020), Academic Achievement award (2019)

Athletic Honors: Captain of High School Soccer team (2019), Rookie of the year (2016), Boston Globe All-Star (2018), Lowell Sun All-Star (2018), Dual-County League All-Star (2016-2019), Eastern Massachusetts All-Star (2018-2019), All-State All-Star (2018-2019), Massachusetts State Finalists (2017), High School Soccer varsity letter (2016-2019), Club soccer state champions (2016-2017)

Why I Wanted to Attend Davidson:I wanted to attend Davidson because it has high academic standards as well as a strong athletic presence. In addition to a stunning campus, the unity and trust among the student body and team is like no other.” 

Name: Phoebe FowlerFowler
Position: Center Midfield
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Club Team: Florida Kraze Krush ECNL
High School: Trinity Preparatory School

Coach Denton: “Phoebe is a versatility player with the technical ability and tactical awareness to play in multiple positions across the field. Her strength, composure in tight areas, and ability to create on the ball will bring variety and depth to our program.”

Academic Honors: 2019 National Merit Semifinalist, 2019 AP Scholar with Distinction, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society

Athletic Honors: Development Academy Weekly Standout, Super Y League National Player Pool, Super Y League USL Experience Selectee (2017), High School Team Offensive MVP (2018), High School Team Rookie of the Year (2015)

Why I Wanted to Attend Davidson: “I wanted to attend Davidson because of the beautiful campus, perfect balance of academics and Division I athletics, and the amazing sense of community among the students. Additionally, I loved the team atmosphere and coaches at Davidson.”

Name: Emma PeddrickPaddick
Position: Defender
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
Club Team:  776 United FC
High School: Tower Hill School

Coach Denton: “Emma is an athletic and versatile defender with the ability to play in both the center back and outside back roles. Her ability to get up and down the field, along with her distribution from the back will be a tremendous addition to the depth of our backline.”

Academic Honors: Recognition of Scholar with Honors (2016-2019), National Merit Scholarship Commended Scholar (2019), Crawford Greenwalt Junior Award for History Research Paper (2017)

Athletic Honors:  High School Soccer Captain 2020, High School Basketball Captain 2020, Varsity Soccer Starter (2017-2020), Varsity Field Hockey Starter (2017-2019), Varsity Basketball Starter (2017-2019), Delaware High School Soccer State Finalist (2017-2019), Delaware High School Field Hockey State Finalist (2016-2017), First Team All-Conference Soccer (2017-2019), First Team All-Conference Field Hockey (2018), Delaware All-State Soccer Award (2018-2019), 2019 Eastern Regional Champion (1776 United), 2015 Delaware State Cup Champion (Delaware Rush FC), 2017-2019 Pennsylvania State Cup Champion (1776 United)

Why I Wanted to Attend Davidson: I wanted to attend a college where I could continue my soccer career, but that would also challenge me academically and prepare me for life after school. I knew that Davidson could deliver on those goals and once I visited the campus and spent time with the team, the coach, and the close-knit student community, I realized that Davidson was the perfect fit for me.

Name: Emma NolanNolan
Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Flanders, N.J.
Club Team: Match Fit Academy
High School: Blair Academy

Coach Denton:Emma will bring depth and competition to the goalkeeper position next Fall. She will be a great addition with her shot stopping ability, her commanding presence in the box, and with her distribution out of the back.”

Academic Honors: Dean’s List (2018-2020), Member of Class Council (2017-2018), Selected as live in Resident to Underclassmen (2019-2020).

Athletic Honors: Captain of Blair Academy soccer team (2019-2020), Blair Academy Girls soccer award (2018-2019), Member of League Championship & Prep “A” state finals team (2018-2019).

Why I Wanted to Attend Davidson: “Davidson embodies all of the characteristics I want for my college experience including a strong sense of community, rigorous academics, personable professors, small class sizes, a picturesque campus, and competitive athletics. I was initially drawn to the women’s soccer program and North Carolina’s warm climate, but visiting campus and meeting students, professors, and coaches made me realize Davidson College is an incredible place where I can grow as a student, an individual, and an athlete.”

Name: Riley PattonRiley
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Club Team: Tophat Soccer Club
High School: The Westminster Schools

Coach Denton: “Riley is an intelligent and athletic player in the center midfield. She brings great vision in the attack, and a strong work rate on the defensive side of the ball that will provide depth within our midfield.”

Academic Honors: Received Dartmouth Book Award during Honors Day 2019; inducted into National Honor Society in Fall 2019; Honor Roll student every semester of HS; Cum Laude anticipated in 2020.

Athletic Honors:  Won 3 straight Georgia AAA HS Soccer State Championships (2017-2019); voted Georgia AAA HS All-Star Midfielder in 2018 and 2019; recognized as Georgia AAA HS Female Student-Athlete-of-the-Year in 2019; voted Top Drawer Soccer State All-Star in Spring 2019; selected as member of HS Athletic Advisory Committee; elected Captain of Tophat Soccer Club 01/02 DPL team that went undefeated, won DPL Region Championship in Fall 2019, and qualified for DPL National Championship in June 2020; Captain of Tophat Soccer ECNL team in 2018 that competed in ECNL National Playoffs; competed in ECNL National Final Four in 2017; qualified for ECNL National Playoffs in 2016; won USYS National Bronze Medal in 2015; participated in Georgia ODP, PDP and US National Training Center camps.

Why I want to attend Davidson: “Davidson is the perfect blend of strong academics and competitive athletics. The students, faculty, and coaches are some of the most driven and caring people that I have ever met and every Davidson alum that I know has nothing but positive things to say about the people and opportunities that they were exposed to at Davidson. I cannot wait to be a Wildcat!”

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