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NCAA Apr 04, 2024

UMass women’s soccer program brings in 8 recruits from across the U.S. and Europe

(Photo Credit: Thom Kendall for UMass Athletics)

AMHERST, Mass. – Head coach Jason Dowiak and the University of Massachusetts women’s soccer announced the addition of eight newcomers.

Morgan Bellamy, Amelia Bloom, Libby Fisher, Sophia Foley, Annie McCaffrey, Leah Nisenfeld, Julia Rosenberg and Amanda Schultz are among the 2024 signing class.

Morgan Bellamy • Forward • Eastvale, Calif. • Eleanor Roosevelt High School

  • Club Team: Socal Blues ECNL
  • Cal South ODP Player Pool
  • First Team All-League member
  • Earned Offensive MVP Award
  • Named to the All-Academic Team
  • A Scholar-Athlete Award recipient
  • Garnered Honors with Distinction

Bellamy on UMass: “I chose UMass not only because of the high quality of soccer displayed by the program, but because of the high-quality people devoted to it. Coaches Jason, Mary and Sam, have built such an amazing team culture, and it was something that I instantly knew I wanted to be a part of.”

Amelia Bloom • Forward • Amersham, England • Oaklands College

  • Club Team: Arsenal U21 WFC
  • Leading goal scorer at the 2022 Maccabiah Games
  • 2020 Junior Player of the Year at Chesham United
  • Vice Captain of the Arsenal U21 WFC team
  • 2022-23 Regional (southern) and National U21 winners
  • Two-time U16 League winners (2020-21; 2021-22)
  • 2020-21 U16 Invincible Season
  • Helped secondary school team to the semifinals of the National Championships in 2019 and 2021
  • Team ranked within the top-four in the country
  • Earned GCSE’s and Full Level 3 BTEC Diploma

Bloom on UMass: “The university was lovely, and I loved the environment within the team and can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Libby Fisher • Defender • Avondale Estates, Ga. • Druid Hills High School

  • Club Team: Concorde Fire
  • 2022 DHHS Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2022 DHHS Positive Student-Athlete of the Year Nominee
  • Earned All-County and All-Region team honors
  • Named to the 2021 Georgia ODP and ODP Regional Pool
  • Helped team to the 2023 North American Cup at ECNL Playoff Nationals
  • 2020 State Cup Champions with Inter Atlanta team
  • Received the Class of 2024 Georgia Certificate of Merit
  • Honor Roll Student all four years

Fisher on UMass: “I chose UMass because the community, people, resources, and academics are all excellent. I felt so welcome on my visit, and instantly it was a place where I would grow as a person and player.”

Sophia Foley • Forward • Hanover, Mass. • Hanover High School

  • Club Team: South Shore Select
  • 2023 Team Captain
  • 2023 Eastern Massachusetts Division III Player of the Year
  • 2023 All-New England team member
  • Two-time All-State honoree (2022; 2023)
  • Two-time Patriot League MVP (2022; 2023)
  • Three-time Patriot League All-Star (2021; 2022; 2023)
  • Tabbed to the 2006 MA ODP State Team in 2020 and 2021
  • 2019 South Shore Sportsmanship Award recipient
  • 2022 Boston Globe All-Scholastic member
  • 2022 Boston Herald All-Scholastic member
  • 2022 Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic member
  • Scored game-winning goal in the 2022 Massachusetts State Finals to help the team to its first championships since 2000
  • Tallied 76 goals and 24 assists
  • 2022 Fisher Division Patriot League leading scorer
  • 2023 Patriot League leading scorer
  • Three-time Patriot League Champions (2021; 2022; 2023)
  • 2021-22 South Shore Select GA National Finalists
  • 2022-23 South Shore Select GA National Quarter Finalists
  • Named to the National Honor Society
  • Earned High Honors

Foley on UMass: “I chose UMass for the opportunity to play for an excellent program that promotes high standards and values that I want to be a part of and for the opportunity to gain a great education and study at the Isenberg School of Management.”

Annie McCaffrey • Midfield • Wyomissing, Pa. • Wyomissing Area High School

  • Club Team: FC Revolution Reds
  • 2023 USYS NCS National Best XI Selection
  • Four-time ODP for Pennsylvania (2018; 2019; 2020; 2021)
  • Four-time East Region 1 Selection (2018; 2019; 2020; 2021)
  • 2023 PIAA All-State honoree
  • Three-time BCIAA All-League Selection (2021; 2022; 2023)
  • 2020 BCIAA All-Division team member
  • 2021-22 USYS NL P.R.O
  • 2022 and 2023 USYS NCS National Qualifiers
  • Helped team to a 2022 USYS NCS Eastern Region 1 Championship
  • Back-to-back USYS NCS State Cup Champions (2022; 2023)
  • 2022 USYS Mid-Atlantic Conference Premier 1 Champions
  • Back-to-back-to-back PIAA District 3 Champions (2020; 2021; 2022)
  • Three-time League Champions (2020; 2021; 2022)
  • Named to the National Jr. Honors Society
  • Named to the National Honors Society
  • Member of the Student Council
  • Class Vice President

McCaffrey on UMass: “I chose UMass because of the amazing opportunities in their academic and athletic programs that will allow me to grow as a person and a player. I felt welcomed from day one as I was introduced into the positive family like environment within the team.”

Leah Nisenfeld • Goalkeeper • Reno, Nev. • Robert McQueen High School

  • Club Team: Sierra Surf
  • Played for the United Women’s Soccer League Reno Vikings
  • Northern Nevada Goalkeeper of the Year
  • 2022 Varsity Soccer MVP
  • 2022 Team Captain
  • Two-time Regional Champions (2021; 2023)
  • Helped team to a 2023 State Championship
  • Named to the Nevada All-State Academic Team

Nisenfeld on UMass: “I chose UMass because of the amazing people and the supportive community surrounding the school and the athletics program.”

Julia Rosenberg • Goalkeeper • Brooklyn, N.Y. • Poly Prep

  • Club Team: Players Development Academy (PDA)
  • Two-time First Team All-Ivy selection
  • Second Team All-Ivy selection
  • Poly Prep Defensive Player of the Year
  • Second Team ECNL New England All-Conference member
  • Helped team to two NYSAIS Championships

Rosenberg on UMass: “I chose UMass for the people, and I can’t wait to be a part of this amazing community.”

Amanda Schultz • Defender • Malmö, Sweden • ProCivitas Malmö

  • Club Team: FC Rosengård
  • Competed in National Team Recruitment camps for Sweden
  • Helped team to a regular season title in the National U19 League
  • Aided team to third place in the National U19 League Playoffs

Schultz on UMass: “When I first came in contact with the team staff and coaches, I felt as if this was the right place for me. The style of coaching along with the personalities of the entire staff made me feel completely at home. The campus itself was also a big part of my decision as it contributed to me feeling at ease and at home. I’m convinced that I will develop both as a player and as a person here at UMass.”