Six Newcomers to Join Harvard Women's Soccer for 2012 Campaign
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Ray Leone, who is entering his sixth season as the Harvard women's soccer head coach, has announced the addition of six student-athletes to the Crimson for the fall 2012 campaign.
The class of six newcomers features three midfielders, two forwards and one defender, with three of the players hailing from California and one each from Florida, Massachusetts and Missouri.
Kelsey Clayman/Midfielder, Defender/Wildwood, Mo./Lafayette High School
Four-year starter on soccer team and three-year starter on field hockey squad at Lafayette High… First team all-state and all-metro in 2011 … Captained soccer and field hockey squads as a senior … Four-time Scholar Athlete … Three-time All-Suburban West Conference… Elite Clubs National League Player … Named St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2012 … Tabbed St. Louis Player to Watch as a senior … Led team to three conference championships, two district titles and an eighth-place finish at national championship … National Honor Society member … National Merit Commended Scholar … Female Leadership Award … Presidential Recognition for Academic Excellence … Washington Carver Award … Missouri Scholars 100 … Bright Flight Scholar … Susan G. Komen for the Cure ambassador.
Brooke Dickens/Midfielder/Bakersfield, Calif./Stockdale High School
Four-year varsity letter recipient and starter … Captained the team senior year … MVP junior and senior year … Lead team in goals scored junior and senior year, scoring 22 goals with 13 assists in the 24 games of 2011-12 season … Named to first team All-Area as a junior and senior … All-Area Player of the Year (MVP) senior year … Selected to first team All-League sophomore-senior year … Named All-League MVP as a senior … Jeannine Thompson Outstanding Female Athlete 2012 Award … Best Female Student Athlete 2012 … Led Real So Cal club team in scoring for 2010-12 … Cal South League Cup 2011 Champions … Jockey Club Outstanding Athlete Award Recipient 2012… Top Scholar-Athlete Award 2009-12 … Class Valedictorian … Stockdale High Top Scholar Award … Three-year National Honor Society member … Presidents Award for Educational Excellence … California Scholarship Federation…Spanish Honor Society member and secretary … Other interests include reading, traveling, and collecting key chains ... Uncle, Edgar Carroll, played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1971-76 and then the Milwaukee Brewers from 1978-80.
Alika Keene/Defender/Mount Dora, Fla./Eustis High School
Member of Jamaica U-20 team … Played in Panama in 2012 in World Cup qualifier … Member of Jamaica U-17 squad … Competed in Costa Rica in 2012 for World Cup qualifier … Earned three varsity letters in soccer at Eustis High … Three-time all-area … Was named all-state in 2009 as a sophomore … Named Eustis High Sportsman of the Year in 2011 … Tabbed Eustis Rookie of the Year and Eustis Best All-Around Player … Honored on All-Central Florida first team … Hickory Point all-tournament team … Brighthouse Soccer Player of the Year in 2011 … District 8 Player of the Year as a senior … Named to Florida F.A.C.A. All-Star Team and was Lake Country Player of the Year in 2011 … Helped team win three district titles and two regional championships … Florida Rush Soccer Club earned three final four appearances in state cup … National Achievement Scholar … Enjoys playing the piano and singing.
Emily Mosbacher/Forward/Woodside, Calif./Castilleja High School
Attended 2008 Super-Y National Olympic Development Program (ODP) camp … Named to 2010-11 State ODP team … Four-year starter and two-time captain in soccer at Castilleja … Earned four first team All-Wast Bay Athletic League (WBAL) honors … Palo Alto Weekly first team all four years … All-San Jose Mercury News first team as a senior… Palo Alto Winter Tournament first team as a junior … Leading scorer for the MVLA Avalanche and helped team to 2011 State Cup title … Set school record with 19 goals and nine assists as a senior … Holds WBAL record for career goals scored … National Merit Finalist … College Board AP Scholar … Enjoys singing and playing piano and guitar … Father, Bruce Mosbacher was an All-West Coast Conference goalkeeper at Stanford … Mother, Nancy Ditz, was a world ranked long distance runner and a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic team in marathon. … Brother, Jack Mosbacher, played baseball at Stanford.
Lauren Varela/Forward/Bridgewater, Mass./Notre Dame Academy
Massachusetts Olympic Development Program (ODP) member in 2009-10 … Region I ODP member in 2010-11 … Played in Russia with Region I ODP team at Kuban Spring Tournament in 2012 … Earned four varsity letters in soccer, three in indoor track and two in track and field at Notre Dame Academy … Served as soccer captain as junior and senior … Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic as a senior … Named to Catholic Conference All-Star Team in 2009 and 2010 for track and field … Boston Globe Track All-Scholastic in 2010 … Scored 75 career goals and had 40 career assists … Was a state finalist in 100m dash in 2010 and ran the 4x100 at Penn Relays in 2010 … Played club soccer for Scorpions SC which competed in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)… National Honor Society … Spanish Honor Society … Campus Ministry member … Enjoys skiing and traveling.
Haley Washburn/Midfielder/Folsom, Calif./Vista del Lago High School
Member of 2008 U.S. Youth Soccer National Team ... Also a member of U.S. Youth Soccer Regional Team … Named to U.S. U-17 Women's National Team in 2010 … Earned two varsity letters at Vista del Lago… Won Nordic Cup as a member of the Youth National Team … Member of Region IV team U-16 team ... Member of San Juan Soccer Club ... Won 2008 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship ... Also won 2008 U.S. Youth Soccer Regional Championship.