Ohio University women’s soccer program unveils recruiting class
ATHENS, Ohio (Via Ohio University) – The Ohio Soccer team has added eight members to the 2019-20 roster, head coach Aaron Rodgers announced on Tuesday. Olivia Darrow, Reese Dorsey, Heather McGuire, Ellie Ferguson, Jenna Kralik, Olivia Page, Tristan Whalen and Maddie Young will all dawn the Green and White next fall.
Olivia Darrow | Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio | Walsh Jesuit
Olivia was born on September 22, 2000 to Patrick and Denise Darrow in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She has one older brother, Conner. She attended Walsh Jesuit High School, where she was awarded high honors all four years of high school and was in the National Honors Society both her junior and senior year.
Olivia played for the Internationals Soccer Club for six years, lettered all four years of high school and was named Honorable North Coast League 2017 and 2018. The Walsh Jesuit High School team was the State Champions in 2015 and 2016 and League Champions in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
In her spare time, Olivia likes hanging out with friends and family, watching scary movies and trying new food. Her favorite team is the Cleveland Cavaliers and her favorite color is baby blue.
Reese Dorsey | Howard, Ohio | Danville High School
Reese was born May 2, 2001 to Michael and Cris Dorsey in Howard, Ohio. She has one older brother, Cole, and two older sisters, Taylor and Caley. Both Taylor and Caley are recent graduates of Ohio University. Reese attended Danville High School, where she was an Academic Letter-Winner from 2015-2019 and a member of the National Honor Society from 2017-2019. She was also the Student Council Class President from 2015-2019, National Honor Society President from 2018-2019 and a U6-U8 licensed soccer coach.
Reese played for Barcelona United from 2015-2017, Crew SC from 2017-2018 and Sporting Columbus from 2018-2019. In high school, she played varsity basketball for the 2015-2016 season and was a four-year varsity football letter-winner. The football team made two Division VII-2 State Final Four appearances, once in 2015 and again in 2017.
When she isn’t playing soccer, Reese enjoys spending time with friends and family, tubing and wakeboarding and listening to different genres of music. Her favorite athlete is Antonio Brown and her favorite teams are the Ohio State Buckeyes, Pittsburgh Steelers and Chelsea F.C.
Heather McGuire | Hamilton, Ohio | Fairfield High School
Heather was born in Hamilton, Ohio on May 25, 2001 to Tammy and Herman McGuire. She has one younger brother, Aiden, one older brother, Jerred, and two older sisters, Ashley and Alyssa. Heather attended Fairfield High School. There, she made honor roll in 2018-2019.
Heather played for TFA Elite Soccer for four years and FOSC Soccer for seven years. She lettered for varsity girls soccer all four years of high school and was the captain for the 2018 season. In 2015, Heather was named Rookie of the Year, she was named Most Valuable Player in 2016-2018, First Team All-Conference 2016-2018, All League Team 2017-18 and the Adidas National High School Showcase MVP.
In her spare time, Heather likes to spend time with her friends and family, going to drive-in movies, taking pictures and dancing and singing horribly with her friends. Her favorite athletes are Rose Lavelle and Lionel Messi and her favorite teams are FC Barcelona and University of Kentucky Basketball.
Ellie Ferguson | County Meath, Ireland | Colaiste na nlnse
Ellie was born on April 21, 2002 in County Meath, Ireland. She attended Colaiste na nlnse, where she was the Class President for three years and a student council member for one year.
Ellie played for East Meath United from 2008-14, and the Shellbourne FC from 2014-19, where she is currently the team captain. She captained for Ireland u15, u16 and u17. Ellie’s team won the All Ireland three times and the National League once.
When she isn’t playing soccer, Ellie coaches youth soccer and enjoys watching the Premier League. Her favorite athlete is an Irish Boxer, Katie Taylor, and her favorite team is Manchester United.
Jenna Kralik | Liberty Township, Ohio | Lakota East High School
Jenna was born August 17, 2001 and grew up in Liberty Township, Ohio. Jenna is the daughter of Tom and Shelly Kralik. She has one younger brother named Alex. Jenna attended Lakota East High school where she earned Academic Excellence from the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association, Scholastic Achievement from the GMC and Academic Award from Lakota East.
Jenna played two years of soccer at Lakota East, where she served as team captain in 2018. During her 2016 season, Jenna scored five goals in 14 games, while during her senior year, Jenna played in 19 games, scoring four goals. This season, Jenna helped lead Lakota East to the Ohio High School Sectional Championship.
Jenna also played for the Pennsylvania Crew (2007-14), CUP Gold 01 (2014-17), Cincinnati DA 01/02 (2017-18) and Cincinnati Pre DA 00 (2018-19. When with CUP Gold 01, the team broke three records in the National 01 Girls Division, setting the record in most goals scored in a season, no goals scored against and putting together an undefeated season. In 2015 and 2016, Jenna helped lead her team to the Ohio South State Cup Championship, a National League Championship in 2016 and 2017, MRL Championships in 2015 and 2016 and to a third-place finish at the USYS Nationals in 2017.
In her spare time, Jenna loves photography and taking picture of scenery. She also enjoys hanging out with her friends and family and going on road trips, listening to music and cooking. She enjoys watching the U.S. Women’s Nation Team, Manchester City, Barcelona, FC Cincinnati and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Her favorite athlete is Heather O’Reilly.
Olivia Page | Springboro, Ohio | Springboro High School
Olivia was born September, 4, 2001 in Springboro, Ohio to Shelley Pipenger and Brian Page. She has a younger brother, Austin, an older brother, Hayden, a younger sister, Alyssa and an older sister, Lauren. Olivia was named the Springboro Offensive Player of the Year in 2018. Her team one the OHSSA State Finals in 2016 and was a North American Cup Finalist in 2016 as well.
During her high school career, Olivia scored 81 goals and recorded 22 assists, including 18 goals in 2018 and 31 goals on 2017. In 2018, Olivia was named the Springboro Offensive Player of the Year and Second Team All-Conference. In 2017, Olivia was named First Team All-State, First Team All-Conference, All-Dayton D1 Girls Player of the Year, All GWOC, Girls Athlete of the Year (West Division) and Springboro Offensive Player of the year.
In her spare time, Olivia loves to travel, spend time with friends and family and watch sporting events. Her favorite athlete is Sydney Leroux and her favorite team is the U.S. Women’s National Team.
Tristan Whalen | LaGrange, Ky. | Oldham County High School
Tristan was born December 11, 2000 in LaGrange, Kentucky to Mike and Carah. She has an older brother, Anson, and a younger sister, Ashlyn. She attended Oldham County High School for four years, where she was a National Beta Club Representative from 2015-18 and made honor roll from 2017-18.
In her career, Tristan scored 59 goals and had 14 assists, with 23 goals during her junior year and 10 goals in her senior year.
Tristan played for the Thoroughbread Soccer Club, Javanon Soccer Club, and is currently playing for the Kentucky Fire Juniors. She also played fastpitch softball nine years AAU basketball for three years. In high school, Tristan participated in one year of track and achieved her varsity letter for soccer all four years of high school.
She was awarded All Region Honorable Mention in 2015, All Region Second Team in 2016, All-State Honorable Mention and All-Region First Team in 2017, the Courier Journal Metro Louisville All-Area Girls Soccer Team Award in both 2017, 2018 and the All-Region First Team, All-State Second Team and District-All Tournament Team in 2018 and the Oldham County Varsity Offensive Most Valuable Player for the 2018 season.
In her spare time, Tristan enjoys painting and drawing, watching the NFL, photography, reading and spontaneous adventures and traveling with friends. Her favorite athletes are Julie Johnson and Patrick Mahomes and her favorite teams are the Chicago Red Stars and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Maddie Young | Cincinnati, Ohio | Saint Ursula Academy
Maddie was born on May 16, 2001 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Anne Young. She has one older sister, Mackenzie. She attended Saint Ursula Academy, where she made honor roll all four years, was named Saint Ursula Scholar Athlete, Academic All Southwest and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Maddie played for the Total Futbol Academy from 2008-15, the Kings Hammer Academy from 2015-16 and is currently playing for the Cincinnati Development Academy. While at Saint Ursula, she played soccer all four years, earning her varsity letter three times. Maddie was named First Team GGCL, First Team All-Star and First Team All-City in 2016 and Second Team GGCL and Second Team All-City in 2017 and 2018. In 2016, she was the GGCL leading scorer.
In her career, Maddie scored 36 goals and 10 assists, with 10 goals in 2017 and eight goals in 2018.
In her spare time, Maddie enjoys exercising, cooking, hanging out with friends and family, going camping and exploring and going to music festivals in the summer. Her favorite athlete is Abby Wambach and her favorite teams are USA Women’s Soccer Team and F.C. Cincinnati.