Kent State Soccer Adds Seven New Faces for Next Season

Michael Dodge

The KSU program announced the signing of seven new players for the 2014 season.

Kent State's women's soccer program announced the addition of seven new players to the Golden Flashes's roster for next season. KSU welcomes Kristen Brots, Adrianna Currie, Katelyn Kingsbury, Mackenzie Lesnick, Alejandra Mathern, Karli Paracca and Hayden Pascoe.

Brots totaled 29 goals and 22 assists as a three-year starter for Waubonsie Valley High School. The center midfielder helped her team to a 52-15-4 record going into her senior year while being named an Upstate 8 Honorable Mention All-Conference honors twice.

She also aided her team to a 6-0 conference record and an Upstate 8 Valley Conference Championship and IHSA Regional Championship. The new Kent recruit was also a member of the ODP Illinois State team between 2009 and 2011 and captained the club team Chicago SANTOS, who were a member of the MRL Premier Division and won CASL and Disney tournament championships.

Defender Currie aided her high school, St. Marguerite d'youville Secondary, team to a conference championship and a third place finish in 2011. She also helped her club team, the Brams United Angels to an Ontario Cup Championship and won the national final in 2010. Alongside these accolades the Brampton, Ontario native was a member of the Ontario Provincial team from U14-U16.

Kingsbury, a goalkeeper out of Canton, Ohio, was a four-year letter winner at Jackson High School and concluded her high school career with a 25-10-4 record and a 0.82 goals against average. The two-time second team All-Stark County and All-Federal League selection aided her team to three Federal League championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and three district championships. Kingsbury played for two club teams, the Cleveland Internationals and Cleveland Whitecaps, was key for both squads, helping the Internationals to a 2012 U.S. Club National Championship and a 2011 State Cup Championship. For the Whitecaps, she helped them to a state cup semi-final.

Lesnick, a versatile midfielder/defender who was a four-year starter from Hawken School near Cleveland, recorded 12 goals and nine assists in her career as a Hawk. She also led her team to a 48-11-18 overall record and as a senior took her team to a 16-6 record and a state-runner up finish while tallying seven goals and six assists. She was also named to the First Team All-Chagrin Valley Conference, All-District and was named a first team News Herald selection.

The Kirtland, Ohio native also received the Hawken Old Board Award for her leadership and earned team MVP honors and the Best Defensive Player award during her high school career. During her time with the Cleveland Internationals ECNL, Lesnick consistently contributed to her team in a dual midfielder/defender role.

Mathern, a four-year starter and two-year team captain of the St. Vincent St. Mary team, At Lebron's alma mater, the young forward helped her team to two district finals, named to the District All-Star team during her senior year and earned the Fighting Irish's Coaches' Award during her sophomore season. She also went to a state cup semifinal and a final for the Whitecaps and Cleveland Futbol Club.

Paracca helped take Mars High School in Valencia Pa. to four sectional championships, three WPIAL Championships and an AA PIAA State Championship in 2011. The forward tallied 85 goals during her time in Valencia including recording an incredible 38 goals and 27 assists during her junior year. As a player for the Northern Steel Soccer Club, the Valencia native was always a scoring threat going forward.

Finally, Pascoe was a four-year starter and leading scorer for Belle Vernon Area High School, taking her team to a 60-18-4 record and a 2012 Section 4 Championship. The forward totaled 102 goals and 63 assists at Belle Vernon and earned All-Section honors all four years and was named a three-time All-WPIAL honoree. Hailing from Vernon, Pa., Pascoe earned All-State Pittsburgh Post-Gazette honors and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review All-Area accolades during her senior season after smashing in 28 goals and posting 18 assists. For club, Pascoe led Century United to four state championships while also competing in the top youth league on the east coast. She was also a member of Olympic Development Program PA West team during 2011 and 2012.

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