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NCAA Jul 16, 2021

DePaul women’s soccer announces seven newcomers

CHICAGO – DePaul women’s soccer head coach Michele O’Brien announced the team’s incoming class ahead of the fall season. The Blue Demons will welcome four incoming freshmen and three transfers to Lincoln Park later this summer.

“We are extremely excited and look forward to welcoming this group of incoming players,” said O’Brien. “We were lucky to identify and build relationships with Susie, Natalie and Jen early in the recruiting process. Also, a huge thank you goes out to assistant coach Rachel Pitman for using her English connection to solidify Kate earlier this year. I’m looking forward to working with them and finding out how they will contribute to our program.”

Read below to find out more about DePaul’s 2021 recruits:

Jen Devona

Midfielder
IL

Devona comes to Lincoln Park after serving as a team captain for Barrington High School in Barrington, Ill.. Devona also spent time with FC United during her high school career.

Godden will join the Blue Demons all the way from Surrey, England. Godden has played as a forward for Charlton Athletic, competing in the FA women’s championship. Godden has also appeared with the Arsenal U21 squad during her young career.

Natalie Moore

Forward
IN

Moore will join the Blue Demons after wrapping up her career at South Bend St. Joseph High School in South Bend, Ind.. Moore totaled 49 goals during her high school career and totaled more than ten assists in each of her three varsity seasons. Moore also played with the Indiana Fire Juniors.

Soderstrom will head north to Chicago from Carmel, Ind. where she played at Carmel High School and with the Indiana Fire Academy. At Carmel, Soderstrom scored 27 career goals and totaled 13 assists. Soderstrom scored four game-winning goals during the 2020-21 campaign.

Angotti heads to DePaul after three years at the University of Virginia. Angotti played in 18 matches on the Cavaliers’ defensive line from 2018-21. Prior to her career at Virginia, Angotti spent one season at Northwestern. With the Wildcats, Angotti started all 23 games as a freshman in Evanston. Angotti, who notched a pair of goals, helped Northwestern to 11 shutouts, an NCAA Tournament berth and a Big 10 runner-up finish. Prior to her collegiate career, Angotti was a standout at Sacred Heart Prep in Los Altos Hill, Calif.

An Ottawa, Ontario native, Cooke joins the Blue Demons after two seasons at South Florida. Cooke played in 22 games from 2018-19 and made five starts, tallying a pair of assists. Cooke assembled an accomplished career in the Canadian soccer circuit prior to college, playing with the Canadian U17 and U20 teams. Cooke was a 2018 Canada Games silver medalist and was nominated for the 2018 CONCACAF female best defender of the year.

Ebba Costow

Midfielder

Costow heads to Chicago after playing two seasons at Kansas. Costow played in 23 matches and made nine starts during her freshman season in 2019. She tallied four assists and scored one goal, a strike in the Jayhawks’ 4-1 win over Baylor on Sept. 29. Prior to her career in Lawrence, Kan., Costow completed a two-year stint with IK Uppsala, a top division squad in the Swedish women’s soccer league, Elitetta. Costow also played with Sweden’s U16 national team.

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