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NCAA Nov 18, 2021

Notre Dame women’s soccer inks four recruits during early signing period

The Notre Dame women’s soccer program has announced the signing of four recruits for the class of 2022 during the early signing period.

Head coach Nate Norman received National Letters of Intent from the following players: Leah Klenke (Houston, TX), Laney Matriano (Willoughby, OH), Berkley Mensik (Algonquin, IL) and Kiki Turner (Scottsdale, AZ).

See below for a look at each of the highly-touted recruits.

Leah Klenke

Defender
TX
  • Texas State champion with St. Agnes Academy
  • Three-time All-State honoree
  • Top Drawer Soccer All-Region Team
  • Top Drawer Fab 50 Team Rank No. 9 in nation
  • Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston Private School Player of the Year
  • Tallied 70 goals and 49 assists in three years of high school soccer.
  • Individual State track champion in 800M, 1600M and 3200M
  • Currently in the USWNT U-18, U-20 Player Pool
  • USYNT U14-17 Player pool selection
  • Played club with AHFC ECNL U18-U19
  • Two-time ECNL First Team All-Conference
  • WPSL All-Conference Team
  • WPSL Team Conference Champions

Delaney Matriano

Midfielder
OH
  • Attends Willoughby South High
  • Two-time All-Conference honoree
  • 2018 First Team All-Greater Cleveland
  • 2018 ODP National Training Camp
  • 2018 ODP Interregional
  • US Soccer U14 National camp in 2018
  • US Youth Soccer National Championships Best XI Team in 2018
  • Played for the Cleveland Ambassadors
  • 2021 WPSL Ohio Valley Conference Champion
  • 2021 Ohio Valley All-Conference Team
  • Two-time State Cup champions
  • 2018 Midwest Regional champions
  • 2018 National runners-up

Berkley Mensik

Defender
IL
  • Attends Dundee Crown High
  • Junior year – played club for ECLIPSE
  • Won the Midwest ECNL conference & the 2021 ECNL National title
  • Plans on playing varsity for Dundee in the spring
  • Her father, Tony Mensik, played baseball at Indiana University

Kiki Turner

Midfielder
AZ
  • Attends Desert Mountain High
  • 2020 5A Northeast All-Region First Team
  • 2020 5A All-District Second Team
  • 2019 5A Northeast All-Region Second Team
  • Played on Phoenix Rising ECNL
  • 2020 ECNL Second Team All-Conference
  • Won the 2019 North American Cup championship
  • Her dad, Ryan Turner, played soccer at Notre Dame

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