Head coach Pat Ferguson has announced the addition of 11 players to the Wright State women's soccer program for the 2012 season. Joining the Raiders will be Amy Anderson, Kelsey Deal, Ashley Gogolin, Alex Hoferkamp, Kelly Mack, Lucy Quinn, Natalie Sedlock, Brooke Snead, Jessica Stauffer, Kalee Thompson and Ini Umotong.
Anderson (Lancaster, OH/Bloom-Carroll), a 5-3 forward, was the Mid-State League and Lancaster Eagle Gazette Player of the Year in 2011 as she scored 29 goals and added 14 assists, leading the Bulldogs to a 14-3-1 record. A two-time First Team All-Central District honoree, she was named to the Third Team as a freshman and sophomore and received All-MSL honors all four years.
Deal (Piqua, OH/Piqua), a 5-8 goalkeeper, amassed 445 career saves for the Indians, including a school-record 267 as a junior and 161 as a senior, the most in the Greater Western Ohio Conference. She had a season-high 25 saves against Beavercreek in 2011 after topping the 20-save mark nine times during her junior season. Deal earned All-GWOC North honors as both a junior and senior and was a 2012 Rae Burick Women in Sports Award nominee.
Gogolin (Gahanna, OH/Lincoln), a 5-6 midfielder, recorded 17 goals and 10 assists in 2011 as the Lions advanced to the regional semifinals. A three-time All-Ohio Capital Conference and Central District honoree, Gogolin was a four-year team MVP and was a part of the Blast FC club team that was the Disney Showcase champions.
Hoferkamp (Hilliard, OH/Darby), a 5-7 goalkeeper, posted a 1.55 goals against average as a senior for the Panthers with 108 saves. A Second Team All-Ohio Capital Conference honoree as a junior and senior, she received scholar-athlete honors all four years and played with the Ohio Premier Eagles club team.
Mack (Cincinnati, OH/Lakota West), a 5-7 midfielder, was a Second Team All-Greater Miami Conference performer as a senior as the Firebirds went 9-4-5. A four-year letterwinner, she also received high academic honors all four years and was a part of a state Olympic Development team.
Quinn (Southampton, England/Itchen), a 5-4 midfielder, was a two-time team MVP as well as a two-year team captain. She was the top goal scorer as her squad advanced to the national finals. This spring, Quinn played with Portsmouth LFC in the FA Women's Premier League, the second-highest league in England, and helped lead the squad to the Southern Division title and a 12-3-3 record. She also recorded three goals in leading English Colleges to a 5-2 win over Scotland in April.
Sedlock (Beavercreek, OH/Beavercreek), a 5-7 forward, was a two-year starter and 2011 captain for the Beavers. She was an All-GWOC Central selection as a senior as well as All-Miami Valley as she recorded 12 goals and five assists, leading Beavercreek to a 17-2-1 record and a district title. Off the pitch, Sedlock was named a GWOC Scholar Athlete and was the recipient of the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association Academic Award.
Snead (Sylvania, OH/Northview), a 5-4 forward, was a four-year All-Northern Lakes League honoree for the Wildcats and also was named all-district three times. She tallied eight goals and nine assists as a senior as Northview finished 13-4-4 and advanced to the Division I state semifinals before falling to eventual champion Strongsville. As a junior, Snead recorded 14 goals and four assists.
Stauffer (Colorado Springs, CO/Coronado), a 5-8 forward, was the leading scorer for the Cougars this spring (Colorado plays its girls soccer season in the spring) as she scored nine goals and added three assists. Named Honorable Mention All-State in 2011, she was also part of the Pride Predators club team that won a state title.
Thompson (Colorado Springs, CO/Palmer), a 5-6 midfielder, was a two-time All-State and All-Colorado Springs Metro League selection. She, along with Stauffer, was part of the Pride Predators club team that won a state title.
Umotong (Birmingham, England/Kings Norton), a 5-8 forward, was her team's top goal scorer for four consecutive years. Earlier this spring, she played for the Aston Villa LFC in the FA Women's Premier League and posted three goals as the team finished 7-5-6 and third in the National Division. Umotong was invited to a national training camp in 2009 and holds the school record in the javelin throw.
Wright State finished 10-8-3 overall in 2011 and advanced to the Horizon League championship match before falling to regular-season champ Milwaukee. Defender Allie Metzler returns for the Raiders in 2012 after being named to the All-Newcomer Team. Along returning to anchor the WSU defense is three-year starter Lauren Patterson and two-year starter Brooke McCurdy in goal.
The Raiders open the exhibition season at Xavier on Sunday, August 5, with the regular-season opener set for Friday, August 17, at Alumni Field against Ohio.