Loyola Maryland women’s soccer team signs 10 recruits
BALTIMORE – Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer head coach Joe Mallia announced on Tuesday the program’s 10-member recruiting class of 2024.
Eight of the incoming freshmen represent five different states (Iowa, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania) while the remaining two will cross the Atlantic from England. The Greyhounds add eight position players and two goalkeepers to a team which advanced to the Patriot League semifinals and earned its most victories in a season since 2012.
“We are really excited to welcome this class to Loyola’s Evergreen campus,” Mallia said. “These women played for some of the United States’ top club organizations, gaining experience in the highest developmental leagues the country has to offer. We also have two players coming over from one of the most-recognized clubs in the world in Chelsea.
“This is a strong, deep group of players that covers many areas of the field for us, and they will have the opportunity to contribute right away. Not only will they be great additions on the field, we expect them to excel in the classroom as well.”
More information about each member of the Class of 2024 is available below.
Emily Alcock (Wake Forest, N.C./St. David’s School)
Before Loyola: Played club soccer for NCFC Premier, contributing to a team which finished as Region III runners-up and State Cup finalists in 2019 … also played for 02′ CASL Ladies, including red squad which earned a Region III championship, advanced to the regional quarterfinals and participated in the National League … three-time all-conference and 2019 NCISAA All-State performer during her high school playing career at St. David’s School … part of teams which finished as NCISAA State runners-up (2016), semifinalists (2017) and quarterfinalists (2018) … totaled 40 goals and 32 assists in high school … team captain and MVP in 2019 … named Outstanding Midfield Player in 2018 … participated in Olympic Development Program regional camp in both 2017 and 2018 … also a three-year letterwinner in basketball, winning a conference championship in 2018/19.
Personal: Is the daughter of Clark and Sharon Alcock … has three siblings, Hannah, Andrew and Aiden … National Honor Society member … National Latin Exam Cum Laude.
Shea Carroll (Bowie, Md./Elizabeth Seton)
Before Loyola: Played club soccer in the ECNL with Maryland United FC … part of PDA Championship team in 2018 … two-time WCAC all-conference performer during her high school playing career at Elizabeth Seton … helped team reach WCAC Championship as a senior in 2019 … named Coach’s Player of the Year that season … All-MET honorable mention … totaled 46 goals and 28 assists across three high school seasons.
Personal: Is the daughter of JoAnn and Pete Carroll … has one sibling, Emily … high honor roll student … American Youth Foundation National Leadership Award recipient in 2019 … received Presidential Award for Academic Excellence … National Honor Society member … volunteered with the Grate Patrol, spending over 60 hours delivering food and coffee to the homeless in DC … served as Yearbook Editor for two years.
Anna Clark (Urbandale, Iowa/IMG Academy (Fla.))
Before Loyola: Played in the US Development Academy during her final three years at IMG Academy, qualifying for national tournament in California as a sophomore … U16 Florida NPL champions and nationals participant as a freshman … U17 Disney Showcase finalist … reached Florida State Cup Final Four.
Personal: Is the daughter of Grant and Kalan Clark … both parents attended Creighton, where Kalan was a four-year starter on the soccer team … has two siblings, Ellen and Lucas … AP Scholar and a National Honor Society member … selected as finalist in Congressional High School Art competition.
Alison Devall (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River)
Before Loyola: Played club soccer in ECNL with East Meadow Soccer Club … team won national playoff championship in Seattle in 2018 … received US Soccer Federation Training Center Invite in 2018 … named Newsday Top 100 Player to Watch in 2019 … part of PDP Select team which competed in Switzerland and Italy in 2017 … All-County (2019) and All-Division (2018) performer in goal during her high school career at Shoreham-Wading River … recorded 24 shutouts and nearly 200 saves during her two high school seasons … helped SWR win its first Class A State and Long Island championships in 2019 … served as a team captain that season … also a two-year letterwinner in volleyball.
Personal: Is the daughter of Kristin and Scott Devall … has two siblings, William and Brit … AP Scholar with honor … named to Principal’s List all four years in HS … All-America Scholar Athlete nominee … National Honor Society member … four-year New York State Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.
Lois Edwards (Guildford, England/The Ashcombe School)
Before Loyola: Played club soccer at Chelsea’s WSL Academy from 2015-20, where she was teammates with fellow Loyola Class of 2024 member Jenna Nall … team was unbeaten in all competitions in her final season, winning PSG Tournament, Women’s Academy League and reaching FA Youth Cup final … prior to Chelsea, spent 2011-15 at Brighton’s Women’s Academy … was named Manager’s Player of the Year every season at Brighton … participated in England U17-18 training camps.
Personal: Is the daughter of Mark and Catherine Edwards … has one sibling, Joe.
Kelly Hutton (Skippack, Pa./Gwynedd Mercy Academy)
Before Loyola: Played for Penn Fusion Soccer Academy in US Development Academy league … program has been ranked in the top 10 nationally since 2017 … Atlantic Division champions in both U-16/17 and U-18/19 seasons … team advanced to ECNL playoffs in 2017, US Development Academy quarterfinals in 2018 and US Development Academy playoffs in 2019 … scored 10 goals during the unfinished 2019-20 season and added six goals in the previous campaign … was teammates at Penn Fusion with fellow Loyola Class of 2024 member Taylor Kauffman … was a member of the Eastern PA Olympic Development Program for three years … selected to attend National training camp in 2016 … totaled 14 goals and 12 assists during her freshman year at Gwynedd Mercy Academy … received 2016 Golden Boot Award and was named to A.A.C.A. All-Star Team.
Personal: Is the daughter of Cindy and Tom Hutton … has two siblings, Molly and Tommy … was actively involved in Student Stewards and Ministry during her time at Gwynedd Mercy.
Taylor Kauffman (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central)
Before Loyola: Played for Penn Fusion Soccer Academy in US Development Academy league from 2016 through 2019 … helped team reach quarterfinals during 2018 DA playoffs … named team captain for 2018-19 season … was teammates at Penn Fusion with fellow Loyola Class of 2024 member Kelly Hutton … spent freshman season on high school team at Manheim Central … named a Section 2 First Team All-Star after totaling nine goals and two assists … led team to a PIAA District III championship and a spot in the State quarterfinals.
Personal: Is the daughter of Darryl and Christine Kauffman … has one sibling, Travis, who played ice hockey at Skidmore College … graduated high school a semester early … member of Rho Kappa and Mu Alpha Theta Honors Societies … served as student representative on student council school board … member of Interact Community Service Club.
Chloe Kuminkoski (Pittsburgh, Pa./Moon Area)
Before Loyola: Key contributor to a high school program which won two State, two WPIAL and three Sectional championships … team, which went 51-1-0 during her first two seasons, was ranked in the top five nationally by both Top Drawer Soccer and the United Soccer Coaches in 2017 … two-time All-America Watchlist selection, and was named Moon Soccer Offensive Player of the Year in 2018 … opened the scoring in the 2016 state championship game, and totaled 39 goals overall at Moon Area … three-time All-Section, two-time All-WPIAL and two-time Big56 award winner … one of six WPIAL players nominated for HS All-America game … two-year team captain … also honored as MVP of track team in 2017, competing primarily in the 800m and 1600m distances … played club soccer for Riverhounds ECNL 01/02.
Personal: Is the daughter of Richard and Lara Kuminkoski … has two siblings, Kyle and Bella … had the highest GPA on her HS soccer team in each of her final two seasons … Distinguished Honor Roll student who ranked in the top 2% of her class … served as president of Future Medical Professionals club … honors orchestra first chair violinist … community math tutor … volunteered for youth soccer clinics and at the West Hills food pantry.
Jenna Nall (Camberley, England/The Sixth Form College Farnborough)
Before Loyola: Played club soccer at Chelsea’s WSL Academy for 12 years … team was unbeaten in all competitions in her final season, winning PSG Tournament, Women’s Academy League and reaching FA Youth Cup final … team additionally was unbeaten for six-consecutive seasons from 2008-14 … was teammates with fellow Loyola Class of 2024 member Lois Edwards … has attended several training campus (U13 – U19) for the England national team … was most-recently on standby for the U19 England camp.
Personal: Is the daughter of Tracy Willing and Iain Nall … has two siblings, Jessica and Aaron … attended both The Sixth Form College Farnborough and Tomlinscote School.
Anna Miller (Buffalo, N.Y./Williamsville East)
Before Loyola: Played club soccer in the ECNL with WNY Flash … team finished as League champions in 2018 … two-year team captain for Williamsville East … part of a squad which won two League championships and also claimed a Sectional title in 2018 … first team All-WNY, first team ECIC and fifth team All-State honoree in goal as a junior … allowed only four goals in 10 games during her final HS season.
Personal: Is the daughter of Eric and Kelly Miller … has three siblings, Colin, Alexandra and Robert … honor roll student and National Honor Society member … also a member of the Art Club … has volunteered with Nicaragua Mission Project.