University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer welcomes 10 newcomers
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s Douglas N. Brush Head Coach of Women’s Soccer, Casey Brown, has announced her recruiting Class of 2024.
Ten young women—nine incoming freshmen and one transfer with sophomore eligibility—will join the Quakers’ women’s soccer roster in August as freshmen.
“We are excited to welcome these ten incredible young women to Penn. It has been terrific over the past few months in getting to learn more about what makes them great not just as student-athletes, but as individuals of high character,” said Brown, who was hired in March and was scheduled to enter her first season with the Quakers before the season was canceled on July 8. “This group brings a great deal of experience at a variety of the highest levels and is very motivated to positively impact this program. I am eager to work with them and am so excited to officially welcome them to the Penn Women’s Soccer family.”
After winning a share of the Ivy League title in 2018, Penn finished the 2019 season with an 8-7-1 overall record and a hard-luck 2-5-0 mark in Ivy play as six of the Quakers’ seven conference matches ended with a 1-0 score line.
5-7 / Defender
Redwood City, Calif. / Woodside
High School/Club: Played sophomore year at Woodside and helped the Wildcats make the Central Coast Section Division 1 final … Other than that, played for the San Jose Earthquakes Girls’ Development Academy (GDA) club team … Helped Earthquakes to third place at U-17 US Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) National Championships … In 2016, won NorCal U-15 state championship with De Anza Force of Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) … Three-time NorCal Player Development Program (PDP) state pool and US Soccer Training Center attendee … Olympic Development Program (ODP) and D2 National Camp selection in 2016 … Region IV ODP team selection in 2015 for Thanksgiving Interregional tournament … Class co-valedictorian … Student body president as a senior … Class president as a freshman, sophomore and junior … Black Student Union co-president as a senior … National Merit Commended Scholar … AP Scholar with Distinction … Four-year Principal’s List recipient.
Personal: Daughter of Dena and Marlon Evans … Mother was a three-time All-America in track and a four-year soccer letter winner at Stanford, playing on the Cardinal’s 1993 College Cup semifinal team … Father was a wide receiver and kick returner at Stanford and also ran track for the Cardinal … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
5-4 / Forward
Camarillo, Calif. / Adolfo Camarillo
High School/Club: Three-time letter winner in soccer, captain as a senior … Helped team to CIF state championship in 2016-17 … Coastal Canyon League MVP and first-team all-county … Also ran track & field, winning the Ventura County long jump title in 2019 and earning the team’s Most Valuable Sprinter twice … Three-time Principal’s Award recipient … Scholar Athlete recipient … Wrote for her school paper.
Personal: Daughter of Angela and Patrick Fontenot … Older sister, Teresa, plays college soccer at South Dakota … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
5-7 / Goalkeeper
Longueuil, Quebec / De Mortagne HS
High School/Club: Played for CS Monteuil club program and was part of the Canadian National Training Center … Won the Quebec Cup with CS Monteuil in 2019 … Was the starting goalkeeper for Quebec’s provincial team from 2015-18 … 2018 Golden Glove Award recipient from Federation of Quebec Soccer … 2017 Golden Glove Award finalist in Women’s Elite League (AAA) … Awarded 15 Woman of the Match awards across 26 matches in 2018 … Earned academic awards of excellence in English, History, Chemistry and Humanities.
Personal: Daughter of Sylie Chartier and Andre Gladu … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
5-10 / Forward
Wilmington, Del. / Padua Academy
High School/Club: Lettered in soccer, basketball and track in high school, captain of her basketball team … Helped Padua’s soccer team win Delaware state championships in 2018 and 2019 … Gatorade Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year and State Player of the Year by Top Head Coaches as a senior … As a junior, Allstate All-American, Top XI by the Delaware High School Girls’ Soccer Coaches Association (DHSGSCA), first-team DHSGSCA All-State … Also named regional All-America by United Soccer Coaches and Girls’ State All-Star by TopDrawerSoccer.com … 2019 recipient of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) Union League of Philadelphia Good Citizenship Award … Her track & field team won state title in 2019, and she ranked fifth in the county and seventh in the state in the 300-meter hurdles … Her basketball team won the First State Orthopaedic Cup division title at the 2018 Diamond State Classic and earned the team’s Andrew McDonough B+ Award recipient … National Honor Society member … AP Scholar with Distinction … National Merit Commended Scholar … US Presidential Scholar candidate … Served an internship with Penn professor Angela Duckworth’s Character Lab Project in 2018-19.
Personal: Daughter of Jennifer and Kenneth Kenton … Both parents were adventure racers after college … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
5-10 / Defender
High School/Club: Three-year letter winner in soccer, captain as a senior … Helped Brookline win Division I North titles in 2018 (14-2-6 record) and 2019 (15-2-5) and the Bay State League in 2018 … First-team Eastern Mass All-Star as a senior … Boston Glob All-Scholastic and Boston Herald All-Scholastic as a senior … National Honor Society member … National Chemisty Olympiad participant … National Advanced Placement Scholar … Lincoln Medal recipient as Brookline’s best student in Chemistry and Biology … Research Assistant at MIT’s Broad Institute … Clinic volunteer … Academic tutor.
Personal: Daughter of Sherry Riva and Stig Leschly … Father played tennis at Princeton … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
5-7 / Forward/Defender
Scottsdale, Ariz. / Chaparral
High School/Club: Four-year letter winner, team captain … Helped team to state championships all four years, going a combined 42-2-6 across the four years with three undefeated seasons … 2019-20 Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) 6A Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year … Two-time AIA 6A All-State … Four-time first-team all-region … Two-time all-district … Captain of her club team, Sereno SC (ECNL) … Ranked top 15 in West by TopDrawerSoccer.com and top 100 nationally by IMG Academy in 2018 … Multi-year member of ODP Region IV and Arizona teams … Region IV champion in 2019 … ODP National Camp participant … MVP as team won title at ODP International Tournament in Costa Rica in 2018 … Multi-year participant at U.S. Training Center … National Charity League volunteer … Homes For Hope volunteer.
Personal: Daughter of Courtney and Marc Liebman … Father was an Arizona state champion in wrestling … Enrolled in the Wharton School of Business.
5-6 / Forward
Elmhurst, Ill. / Nazareth Academy
High School/Club: Played for Nazareth her freshman and sophomore years … Played club for Eclipse Select (ECNL) her freshman through junior years, FC United (DA) her senior year … Led her FC United U18/19 team in assist … Helped her Nazareth team win the PepsiCo Showdown and Niles West championships as well as a regional title (20-4-1 record) … Club team was State Cup finalist in 2017 and played in the 2016 U.S. Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup after winning the Illinois title … Freshman year at Nazareth, set program record for varsity points by a freshman (19G/15A) … East Suburban Catholic Conference Scholar-Athlete Award recipient … Nike Premier ID Powerade Player of the Camp in 2017 … Top Chicago Performer of 2017 by TopDrawerSoccer.com … Three-time ODP Illinois selection and Regional invitee … Also played basketball and ran cross country at Nazareth … As a sophomore, helped her basketball team win the Harvest Christian Tournament and Montini Christmas Tournament titles and advance all the way to the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) state final (31-3 record) … In cross country, took sixth at regional and 37th at sectional … Class salutatorian … National Merit Commended Student … National Honor Society, English Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member … Mu Alpha Theta member … Congregation of St. Joseph Scholarship recipient … AP Scholar … “A” Honor Roll for 16 consecutive semesters … Excellence in Physics Award recipient … Math Team state competition qualifier … Math Club Vice President … Snowball Leader … Snowflake Leader … Freshman Orientation Leader … Young Entrepreneurs Leader … Peer tutor … Engineering Projects in Community Service member … Youth Initiative Leader … PADS volunteer … Solsberry Hill Service volunteer.
Personal: Daughter of Meg and Gilbert Olander … Father played football and baseball at Augustana College, earning all-conference in baseball … Grandfather, Gilbert Jr., played football and baseball and the University of Illinois-Chicago and Augustana … Twin brother, Theodore, plays baseball at Hendrix College … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
5-7 / Defender
Port Neches, Texas / Port Neches-Groves (Mississippi State)
2019 (MSU): Played in two matches, against Alabama A&M (8/22) and Eastern Washington (8/30) … Had an assist against A&M.
High School/Club: Won two district championships with Port Neches-Groves High School … Team was regional quarterfinalist her freshman and sophomore years … Named Midfielder of the Year and earned all-region honorable mention as a sophomore … Named Utility Player of the Year as a freshman and was selected to the Southeast Texas SuperGold Second Team … Played her club soccer with the Houston Dash’s Development Academy (DA) beginning in her junior year and started more than 40 matches … Three-time TopDrawerSoccer.com DA Weekly Standout … Also played club with the Albion Hurricanes (ECNL) for two years … Hurricanes won the U.S. Soccer National Cup Southeast Regional title and played in the National Championship tournament in 2017 … Earned Academic All-District honors twice in high school … National Honor Society member … Southeast Texas Youth Leadership Council member.
Personal: Daughter of April Keith and Jeremy Seymour … Father played college baseball at Lamar University … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
5-6 / Midfielder
Westport, Conn. / Staples
High School/Club: Lettered five times in soccer, team captain … Finished her career with 55 goals and 92 assists … Helped Staples advance to Class LL state final twice and won Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) title in 2019 (20-1-2 record) … Three-time Connecticut Girls’ Soccer Coaches Association (CGSCA) All-State and CT Gametime All-State … Three-time United Soccer Coaches (USC) All-Region … Four-time All-FCIAC selection … Also played for Connecticut Football Club’s ECNL and Select Academy Teams … Ranked third player in Northeast Region by TopDrawerSoccer.com, 88th nationally in IMG Academy Top 150 … Three-year ECNL PDP/id2 Northeast Team … Region 1 ODP Team in 2016-17 … Also lettered once in track & field … High Honor Roll all four years … Special Olympics volunteer.
Personal: Daughter of Diane and Chris Sutter … Father played college baseball at the University of Washington … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
5-6 / Midfielder
Oakton, Va. / Georgetown Visitation
High School/Club: Played freshman year at Georgetown Visitation before playing full-time for FC Virginia DA club team … Also played for Braddock Road Youth Club (BRYC) Elite Academy … FC Virginia squad took first place in U18/19 East Conference in 2019-20 and won the DA regular season in 2018-19 … With BRYC, won two-time Virginia State Cup championships (2016 and 2017) and in 2016 won the Region 1 title and advanced to the US Youth Soccer National Championships final … As a freshman at Georgetown Visitation, only freshman named first-team Independent School League (ISL) … Named Top 150 by TopDrawerSoccer.com in 2020 … Five-time DA Standout of the Week recipient from TopDrawerSoccer.com … Cloriviere Scholar and Cum Laude Scholar at Georgetown Visitation … Spanish Honor Society member … First Honors every semester.
Personal: Daughter of Kelly and Thomas Teuschl … Father played college football at Navy … Older brother, Ryan, plays college soccer at Navy … Enrolled in the Wharton School of Business.