Women's Soccer Announces 2014 Recruiting Class
The Capital University women's soccer team will welcome 10 student-athletes who have deposited and committed to the program to campus this fall, fourth-year head coach Chris Kouns announced.
Nine freshmen and one transfer will join the team and look to help the Crusaders defend their Ohio Athletic Conference regular season title in 2014. Capital also won the OAC Tournament championships and reached the NCAA Division III Tournament national semifinals with a school-record 19-win season.
The Crusaders have reached the NCAA Tournament and advanced past the first round in two of the last three seasons. Prior to that stretch, no Capital team had won a game in the NCAAs.
"I am very excited about our recruiting class and feel confident that we have added the right type of students and athletes who can continue the growth of our program," Kouns said. "Each of these young women has been recruited for a specific purpose and with an eye towards the overall program progression.
"The class includes high school state champions, club state champions, regional finalists, ECNL participants and numerous high school captains. I am very confident their athletic abilities and leadership qualities will offer us every opportunity to build from the success we've experienced over the past three years. With the right work rate and mindset these student-athletes will absolutely make us a better team."
See below for information on each member of the 2014 Capital University women's soccer recruiting class.
Hometown/High School: Monclova, Ohio/Anthony Wayne
Club: Pacesetter Soccer Club
Brown earned second team All-Northern Lakes League and honorable mention all-district accolades in soccer at Anthony Wayne High School. She was recognized for her academic prowess by the NLL, the Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (NWOSSCA) and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
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Buchanan was a two-time All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference honoree in soccer at Milford High School. She served as a captain during her senior season and earned an academic award from the ECC. Buchanan was a member of National Honor Society and the student council at Milford.
San Marcos, Calif./San Marcos
San Diego Surf
Bushee was a two-time first team All-Avocado East pick and four-time conference champion in soccer at San Marcos High School. She was also named a Scholar Athlete by the San Diego Union Tribune and graduated high school with honors. Bushee was also an all-conference softball player at San Marcos.
Ciganick was a part of two Northern Michigan Soccer League championships as well as 2013 district and regional championships, and an appearance in the 2013 state semifinals as a member of the boys' soccer team at Bellaire High School. She was named academic all-state and all-conference, earning a Scholar Athlete Award from the Michigan High School Athletic Association earlier this year. Ciganick was also an all-conference, all-county and all-region selection and state qualifier for the track and field team. She plans to compete in track at Capital as a hurdler.
Hansgen was a first team all-conference and all-district honoree in soccer at Zanesville High School, where she helped lead her team to the school's first-ever East Central Ohio League championship. She finished her career with 25 goals and 16 assists and helped Zanesville to a three-year record of 38-11-4.
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Hester was a two-year letterwinner in soccer at Milford High School. She helped lead Milford to Eastern Cincinnati Conference titles in 2012 and 2013, and was a two-time Academic All-ECC selection. Hester also garnered academic all-district and all-state accolades at Milford, where she served as class president for two years.
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Johnson was an honorable mention All-Bay Valley Athletic League honoree in soccer at Heritage High School. She earned scholar-athlete and Heritage athletic award honors during her career.
Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area
FC Pittsburgh/PA Classics
Kachaylo was an All-Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Conference and all-section honoree at Moon Area High School. She helped lead Moon Area to three sectional championships and a state title in 2012. Kachaylo also competed in track and field, cross country, swimming and diving and softball at Moon.
Roselle, Ill./Lake Park
Lindbert competed in four games last season as a member of the women's soccer team at Kent State University, where she was a student-athlete for one year. She was a two-time all-conference pick, all-sectional selection and Daily Herald All-Area honoree at Lake Park High School, where she holds school records for career goals, goals in one season and points in one season.
Akron, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit
Cleveland Futbol Club/Internationals ECNL
Semelsberger helped lead Walsh Jesuit High School to three North Coast League titles, three state championships and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) national title in 2010. She was named first team all-conference and earned NSCAA Academic All-America accolades. Semelsberger was a four-year honor student and a member of National Honor Society at Walsh Jesuit.