The Merrimack College Athletics Department and women’s soccer head coach Gabe Mejaíl are pleased to announce the incoming student-athletes that have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) and will join the program during the 2015-16 academic year.
“I am extremely pleased to announce the incoming class of recruits for the 2015-16 academic year,” said Mejaíl. “This group is driven and talented, and will reinforce several positions, considering what we lost from last year’s senior class. Each incoming student-athlete will provide different skill sets to our soccer program which will make us better both on and off the field. ”
The class includes players from across the region and across the country. The group represents the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well as players who hail from New Jersey and Washington.
Taylor Cogliano | Forward/Midfield | 5-0 | Bellingham, Mass. / Franklin | Sports Medicine
Four-year letterwinner at Franklin High School … Four-time League All-Star in the Hockomock Conference as well as a two-time League MVP selection … Member of Mass. State Championship Team as a sophomore … Named Massachusetts All-State her final two seasons and an All-American after her senior year … Member of FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL … Born February 25, 1996 … Daughter of Anthony and Kimberly … Has one sibling, Anthony.
Kelley Coyne | Forward | 5-4 | Portsmouth, R.I. / Portsmouth | Business
Four-year letterwinner at Portsmouth High School … Selected Rhode Island All-State Second Team as a junior … Led Division I in goals that season as well … Named Rhode Island All-State First Team as a senior, part of team that won R.I. State Championship … Two-time All-County selection … Member of the Rams FC … Born March 11, 1997 … Daughter of John and Mary … Had two siblings, Aly and John.
Tori Daigle | Forward | 5-8 | Dayton, Maine / Thornton Academy | Early Childhood Education
Four-year letterwinner at Thornton Academy … Three-time SMAA All-Conference selection … Two-time Maine All-State Selection … Set school single-season record for goals (24) and assists (14) as a senior … Finished her career with the most assists in school history … Charles Bennett Memorial Award winner and Journal Tribune Player of the Year after her senior campaign … Member of Seacoast United Mariners … Will also be a part of the women’s track and field program at Merrimack … Born January 22, 1997 … Daughter of Daniel and Cheryl … Has one sibling, Danielle.
Gigi Guenther | Midfield | 5-8 | Webster, Mass. / Holy Name| Health Sciences
Four-year letterwinner at Holy Name High School … Three-time Central Massachusetts All-Star … Scored the overtime game-winning goal in the District Finals as a junior … Massachusetts All-State selection as a senior … Telegram and Gazette Super Team All-Star … Named team captain her senior season … Member of the Fuller Hamlets SC … Born November 10, 1996 … Daughter of Paul and Kathy … Has three siblings, Lauren, Brianna and Ariana.
McKenna Moore | Forward | 5-6 | Seattle, Wash. / Arapahoe (CO) / Roosevelt (WA) | Biology
Two-time letterwinner at Arapahoe High School and Roosevelt High School … Two-year varsity starter with both programs … Leading scorer and offensive MVP at Arapahoe … Member of the Metro Mountain Division winning team as a senior … Played for Tynecastle FC (2013-15) and Colorado United (2007-13) … Born May 18, 1997 … Daughter of Steve and Ann … Has two siblings, Collins and Clayton.
Amanda Murolo | Forward | 5-2 | Montville, N.J. / Montville Township | Undecided
Four-year letterwinner at Montville Township High School … Named All-County First Team and NJAC All-Conference First Team her last two seasons at Montville … Played for TSF Academy, Arsenal Nighthawks and STA … Will also be a part of the women’s track and field program at Merrimack … Born November 5, 1996 … Daughter of Angelo and Debbie … Has one sibling, Michael.
Hannah Perez | Midfield | 5-2 | Cheshire, Conn. / Cheshire | Marketing
Three-year letterwinner at Cheshire High School … Team finished with 38 wins over her three seasons … Named a tri-captain for her senior year … Two-time recipient of the All SCC Academic Team Award … Played for Academica FC and Foundation SC … Born December 20, 1997 … Daughter of Tyrone and Beth … Has two siblings, Adam and Paige.
Kesha Porter | Midfield/Defense | 5-8 | Methuen, Mass. / Lexington Christian Academy | Sports Medicine
Four-year letterwinner at Lexington Christian Academy … Also played basketball and softball …
Four-time Eastern Independent All-League selection … Two-time Team MVP and co-captain her senior season … Massachusetts Prep School All-State as a senior … Member of North Shore United … Born February 10, 1998 … Daughter of Dwight and Mary … Has one sibling, Ryson.
Erika Scott | Defense/Midfield| 5-1 | Mendon, Mass. / Nipmuc Regional | Undecided
Four-year letterwinner at Nipmuc Regional High School … Three-time Dual Valley Conference All-Star … Central Massachusetts and Metro-West All-Star her final two years … Two-time member on the Worcester T&G Super Team … Massachusetts All-State selection as a senior … Member of Fuller Hamlets SC and the Olympic Development Program … Born September 29, 1996 … Daughter of Gordon and Tina … Has two siblings, Jeffrey and Nicole.