Maroon Women's Soccer Adds Six Newcomers to 2019 Squad

Maroon Women's Soccer Adds Six Newcomers to 2019 Squad

CHICAGO – University of Chicago Head Women's Soccer Coach Amy Reifert announced on Monday that the Maroons will add six first-year players to the 2019 roster.

The 2018 Maroons posted a 13-5-1 record overall and qualified for the NCAA postseason for the sixth-straight season. UChicago compiled five All-University Athletic Association selections, three All-Region picks and two All-American honorees.

 

Lydia Cornelius

  • Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
  • Club Team: Ohio Premier ECNL u18/19
  • High School: New Albany
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Player Highlights/Honors: Three-time All-State … All-American watch list … three-time Super 12 selection … U.S. Soccer National Training Center attendee.
  • Coach Reifert: "Lydia will bring athleticism, grit, technical skills and an attacking mindset to our front line. Hard working and creative, she will create chances both for herself and her teammates."

Skye Davis

  • Hometown: Marina Del Rey, Calif.
  • Club Team:  Santa Monica United 
  • High School: New West Charter
  • Position: Forward/Winger
  • Player Highlights/Honors: First Team All-City … Southern California ODP State Team … two-time Crosstown League Player of the Year … CIF Division 2 Player of the Year … two-time league champions … CIF Division 2 Champions … three-year team captain … three-time high school team MVP … ODP West Region Champions … Region IV ODP Team … Gothia Cup B Champions and SoCal National Premier League Champions with club team … National Honor Society President.
  • Coach Reifert: "Skye will bring tremendous speed and athleticism as a winger. She is technical and a dangerous attacking threat both with and without the ball."

Mary Kate Hansen

  • Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
  • Club Team: NSA Premier
  • High School: Benet Academy
  • Position: Defender
  • Player Highlights/Honors: 2018 National Championship team (NSA Shock - U19) … 2019 State Championship team (Benet) … team captain … Chicagoland Soccer MVP of the State Championship match … two-time All-Conference Team (ESCC) … two-time All Sectional Team … two-time All-Area Team.
  • Coach Reifert: "Mary Kate is a hard-nosed, tenacious defender who will bring great communication skills and passion to our back line either as central back or marking back."

Bella Mahoney

  • Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
  • Club Team: San Jose Earthquakes GDA
  • High School: Bishop O'Dowd
  • Position: Attacking Midfielder
  • Player Highlights/Honors: Third Place, inaugural season US Soccer GDA Championships (2018) … ECNL Northwest Conference Champions (2016) … U-16 Philippine National Team Member, Asian Federation Cup Qualifier (2016) … four-year high school varsity player … two-time WACC Second Team All-League … two Western Alameda County Conference (WACC) titles (2016, 2017) … North Coast Section Division 2 Finalist (2016) … Olympic Development Program Cal North State Team (2015) … 2018 Wendy's High School Heisman School Winner and National Finalist.
  • Coach Reifert: "Bella's strength will be showcased in our midfield, where her technical and tactical skills will elevate both our speed of play and number of attacking chances."

Annie Mitchell

  • Hometown: Davis, Calif.
  • Club Team: Davis Legacy '01 Red
  • High School: Davis
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Player Highlights/Honors: Three-time Surf Cup Champion … time NorCal State Cup Champion … three-time Sac Joaquin Section Champion … four-year high school starter … lost only one game in high school career … selected All-Delta League.
  • Coach Reifert: "Annie will bring tremendous athleticism as a creative, crafty midfielder who is comfortable inside or wide. She will be a great addition to our midfield core."

Ruthie Mitchell

  • Hometown: Davis, Calif.
  • Club Team: Davis Legacy '01 Red
  • High School: Davis
  • Position: Center Back
  • Player Highlights/Honors: 2018 runner-up at ECNL National Championships … three-time Surf Cup Champions … two-time State Cup Champions … 2019 Defensive MVP for high school team … 2019 All-Delta League.
  • Coach Reifert: "Ruthie is a tremendous athlete, a hard tenacious defender and technical central back who will be a great addition to our defensive core."