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Women's Recruiting Nov 19, 2020

Northwestern University introduces first two members of recruiting class

EVANSTON, Ill. – Northwestern University women’s soccer coach Michael Moynihan announce the first two members of the Class of 2025, who will join the Wildcats ahead of the 2021-22 academic year.

The two members of what is expected to be a six-person class are Kelsey Kwon and Emma Phillips.

“While we cannot announce our full class due to difficulties associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, Emma and Kelsey are both part of a strong recruiting class that will complement our returning players well,” Moynihan said. “Emma is an experienced defender that has participated in US Youth National Camps – she is very strong in the air and brings a commanding presence that should help her grow into a leader. Kelsey is a creative attacking midfielder that excels technically and posseses great vision. I believe she can create chances at a productive rate to help us be even more dangerous in the final third.”

Full information on Kelsey and Emma can be found below:

Kelsey Kwon
M // 5-3
Redmond, Wash. // Eastlake

High School/Club: Ranked second in the Pacific Northwest region in 2019 by Top Drawer Soccer and 73rd overall … Named to Development Academy Winter Showcase Best XI in 2018 … Earned an honorable mention at the  Development Academy Winter Showcase Best XI 2017 … Participated in the Olympic Development Program National Training Camp 2017 and in Region IV Camp in 2016 and 2017 … Received US Soccer Training Center invites from 2016-2018 … Her ODP team finished as Region IV Champions in 2016 and finalists in 2017.

Personal: Parents are Dan and Julie Kwon … National Honor Society and National English Honors Society … AP Scholar with Distinction … Anticipated major at Northwestern is Economics or Applied Math.

Emma Phillips
D // 5-11
Munster, Ind. // Munster

High School/Club: Named to the 2018-19 ECNL Midwest All-Conference Team … Named to the 2018 U15 US Soccer National Team Pool … Received US Soccer Training Center invites from 2017-2018 … Played for Eclipse Select and won ECNL Conference Championships in 2017, 2019 and 2020 … US Soccer Development Academy Mid-America Division Champions in 2018 … ECNL National Championship Finalist in 2017 … Her club team held a 39-1-1 record from 2017-2020 during ECNL conference and national event games.

Personal: Born Emma Nicole Phillips … Parents are Alfred and Karen Phillips … Lettered in Track and Field in 2019 and 2020 and finished as 2019 Sectional Champions … Four year honor roll student … Father played baseball at Valparaiso … Anticipated major at Northwestern is Communication Studies.