DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Sam Lopes of the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team is pleased to announce the addition of three transfer student-athletes to the program. Morgan Smith (Canton, Conn.), Caroline Murray (New Canaan, Conn.) and Abby Short (Stratham, N.H.) will join the squad for the 2014 season.
"Caroline, Morgan and Abby are excellent additions to our program," said Lopes. "All three are very talented individuals, fit the vision of the program and will enjoy rewarding careers here at UNH. I am excited to work with them immediately this semester as we prepare for the upcoming fall season."
Smith comes to UNH from Coastal Carolina University where she started five of the 19 games she played in 2013 at the midfield position. Smith recorded seven points on the year as she found the back of the net three times and assisted on another goal. She rifled 16 shots on the year. In 2012, she redshirted the season, however was a member of the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll. Smith was also a member of the CCU dean's list in three semesters.
Murray arrives in Wildcat Country after spending two years playing at Ohio State University. There, she played a total of 27 games and making one start. She posted four career points on four assists at the midfield position. Against No. 8 Penn State (Sept. 27, 2012) Murray paced the Buckeye offense with seven shots, including a pair that hit the crossbar. The same year, she was named Academic All-Big Ten and a OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Short, a Granite State native, had originally committed to Boston University, however spent the 2013-14 year as a student at the University of New Hampshire. Short played her high school career with Exeter High School. There, she was named a first team all-state selection in 2010, a NSCAA All-New England selection in 2011 and 2012 and the MVP of the Division I championship game in each of her four years with Exeter. As a member of Seacoast United, Short helped her squad to the Super Y National Championship title twice.
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