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Women's Recruiting Jan 03, 2020

Providence College women’s soccer announces 8-player recruiting class

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence College soccer Head Coach Sam Lopes announced that eight student-athletes will join the program as a member of the soccer team.

The Friars’ class of 2020 consists of Samantha Adams (Northport, N.Y), Emily McCalligett (San Diego, Calif.), Emma Bodmer (Monroe Township, N.J.), Anna Kalooski (Coventry, R.I.), Avery Snead (Wrentham, Mass.), Grace Murphy (Penfield, N.Y.), Kyla Gallagher (Farmington, Conn.) and Meg Hughes (Rochester, Mass.).

“Our staff is beyond excited about the newest members of our program. In addition to their ability as soccer players, they are extraordinary people and students. They’re fantastic additions to the program and will be instrumental in the program’s continued success going forward. We look forward to working with them and help them exceed their potential on and off the field in Friartown,” Lopes said.

Adams currently attends St. Anthony’s High School as a forward. In her senior season she scored sixteen goals while adding eight assists for 24 points. She was named to the ECNL Northeast All-Conference Team while competing for the SUSA FC Academy. Adams helped lead St. Anthony’s to three straight CHSAA state championships.

McCalligett, a midfielder from San Diego, Calif., played for Cathedral Catholic High School. She was a member of the San Diego Surf ECNL and Bayside FC before committing to Providence. McCalligett is ranked the No. 7 recruit in the state by MaxPreps.

Bodmer enters the program as a goalkeeper from Monroe Township, N.J. She attended Monroe High School and posted a 13-6-2 overall record in her senior campaign, recording 163 total saves. Bodmer posted 13 shutouts over her career. She played for PDA ECNL in her club seasons.

Kalooski, a midfielder, is ranked No. 17 in the state by MaxPreps after playing four years for Coventry High School in Coventry. R.I. Kalooski scored a team-high 16 goals last season, adding three assists for 35 total points. She helped lead the team to a 10-5-2 record last season before falling in the state quarterfinal. Kalooski plays for Bayside FC during her club seasons.

Snead played for King Phillip Regional High School in Wrentham, Mass. She was an All-American selection after her junior season, naming her one of the best 125 players in the country. Snead played for the Boston Breakers in the ECNL, while being named a ECNL All-Northeast Conference selection.

Murphy joins the team as a defender from Penfield, N.Y. Murphy played for Pittsford-Mendon High School while competing for the WNY Flash as her club team. She was an ECNL All-Ohio Valley Conference selection and All-County High School selection.

Gallagher, a forward from Farmington, Conn., exits high school as the all-time leading scorer at Miss Porter’s School. She competes for Connecticut FC in the ECNL as her club team, most recently being named an ECNL PDP selection.

Hughes is Providence’s final signee for the 2020 class, a forward from Rochester, Mass. She was a member of the FC Boston Scorpions while being named an ECNL All-Northeast Conference selection and ECNL PDP Selection.