WOMEN'S SOCCER ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF FOUR RECRUITS
DURHAM, N.H.Michael Jackson, the head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, recently announced that four players have signed National Letters of Intent to attend UNH beginning in the fall 2008 season.
   
“Once again I am pleased that our recruiting class reflects a commitment to top student-athletes from New Hampshire and our surrounding region,” coach Jackson said. “National level recruiting is also a priority as is evident in our program’s class of 2008. We are excited that these four talented individuals have chosen the University of New Hampshire.”

Jillian Brown (Manchester, N.H.), a 5-7 back out of Manchester, N.H., will look to add to a backfield that will lose senior captains Caitlyn Serafine (Canandaigua, N.Y.) and Nicole Lucey (Keene, N.H.). During Brown’s tenure as a four-year varsity starter at Manchester Memorial High School, the two-time captain earned the 2007 Memorial High School Most Valuable Player Award and in that same season was also honored with a selection to play in the Lion’s Cup in July 2008.

In addition to playing for Memorial, Brown also played club soccer for Seacoast United Premier and the New Hampshire ODP State Team in each of the last four years. In that time, Brown helped Seacoast United win the New Hampshire State Cup. She was also the SUSC U-17 Premier Team Captain and a 2004 U-15 Super-Y National Champion. Brown was also a Super-Y ODP National Pool Player.

Jordyn Krall (Duxbury, Mass.), a 5-4 midfielder out of Duxbury, Mass., was a four-year varsity starter for Duxbury High School.  Over the course of her impressive career, Krall tallied 41 goals and 53 assists in 63 career games.

The senior tri-captain was First Team All-State, elected Patriot League MVP and was also an All-Scholastic honoree in both her junior and senior seasons.

Krall was also was a member of the Region I Team in each of the last four seasons. In 2005-06 she was a National Pool player and a member of the ODP Team from 2002-05. Just last season she was elected team captain of the Massachusetts State Team and a Regional Pool player.

Stephanie Gilkenson
(Cranston, R.I.), a 5-foot-4 midfielder from Cranston, R.I., was a four-time Division I champion at LaSalle Academy. Gilkenson made First Team All-State as a junior and was also Second Team All-State as a sophomore and First Team All-Division as a freshman.

Gilkenson was also a member of the club team, the Cape Cod Crusaders, for a total of four years. In that span she helped the team win the U.S. Club National Championship in 2007 and the Super Y Regional Championship. Gilkenson was also a Super-Y ODP National Pool Player.

Elizabeth Curry (Bremerton, Wash.), a 5-4 forward out Bremerton, Wash., was a four-year varsity starter at Olympic High School, where she led the team in both goals and assists in both her sophomore and senior seasons.

In her 2006 and 2007 campaigns, Curry was honored as the league MVP and made First Team All-State. In her freshman and sophomore seasons, Curry was also named to the Second Team All-League and First Team All-League, respectively.

Aside from her experience in the high school ranks, Curry also spent seven years with Washington Premier, an in-state club team. In addition, she was also a member of the Washington State Teams in 2004 and 2005.

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