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Mount women's soccer coach Josh Hess welcomes first-year group for fall 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
by Dane Neumeister

The College of Mount St. Joseph officially announces that the following high school seniors will attend the College in the fall and play soccer.

They are:

Breeann Bailey (Ludlow, KY High School)

Awards-Scored 105 Varsity Goals, DIII Player of the Year 2013 & 2012, 2013 All Region 1st Team, 2012 All Region 2nd Team, 8th in State of Kentucky for goals scored All-Time.

“I am thrilled to have Breeann as a part of the 2014 Class,’’ Hess said. “It’s clear that she has the ability to score goals. However, the most exciting thing
about her as a player is that she wants to involve her teammates. She is terrific in 1v1 situations and is the type of player that will create opportunities for others! We know that there were several schools interested in Breeann as a student-athlete and the fact that she chose MSJ and wants to be a part of getting back to winning ways here at the Mount says a lot about her as a person and player!

Maegan Geraci (Norwood High School)

Maegan played as a defender in high school and possesses the athleticism and grit to make a difference at the Mount. Maegan was a three-year varsity starter and was a captain as a senior. “Maegan is going to surprise some players this year,’’ Hess said. “She is small, but extremely tough and determined on the field. We believe that she will continue to grow and grow as a player and person here at the Mount.”

Meghan Kloentrup (Simon Kenton, KY High School)

In her senior year Meghan led her team in assists playing mostly as an outside back. She was also a team captain who helped guide her team to an unexpected finish as Regional runner-up. Meghan is the type of player that the team needs,’’ Hess said. “She is self-motivated, demands the most of herself and is always supportive of her teammates. We believe that Meghan will be able to help us all over the field as she can play anywhere. Even more importantly she is also going to be a tremendous asset to our program and school off the field. She is a tremendous person who doesn’t know how to quit and is positive all the time!”

Jessica Baker (Northwest High School)

“Jessica is a player who is comfortable playing anywhere in the midfield and defense,’’ Hess said. She will bring energy, enthusiasm, a terrific work ethic
and great team attitude to our program here at the Mount.” Jessica is also an outstanding student who was an Academic All Southwest conference and a member of National Honors Society. 

Hannah Nelson (Batavia High School)

Hannah was a 4 year starter. In her senior year she was voted SBAAC 1st Team All-Southwest Ohio and 1st Team All League.

“Hannah brings a competitive edge with her, she has high expectations of herself and she will have high expectations for her team,'' Head Coach Josh Hess said. "At the same time, she will be a terrific teammate, she has shown a willingness and desire to get her teammates involved on the field!” According to Coach Hess, Hannah and MSJ are a great fit. “She had other offers, but she always indicated a strong pull towards MSJ. She feels comfortable here and I think that MSJ will benefit from having her here and that Hannah will benefit from being here!”

Corinna Gunnell (Fairfield High School)

Gunnell earned Academic All-GMC honors in high schoo, in addition she plays club soccer for TFA.

“Corinna is a defender who brings a great attitude, a great hunger and a terrific work ethic to the game,'' Head Coach Josh Hess said. "She will surprise people, she’s small in stature, but she doesn’t know the word quit and she has proven herself against all types of opponents, short, fast, tall, strong, she has played well against all of them. I think that her attitude will be contagious,"

Corinna’s High School Coach, Patrick O’Leary, had this to say about Corinna, as she lead he high school team to an 11-3-5 overall record as the team captured the Greater Miami Conference and sectional championships. During Corinna's career, Fairfield recorded a 44-15-13 overall mark. As a
senior, Corinna help anchor a defense that recorded 9 shutouts.  During her career, she earned Academic All-GMC honors.  

"Corinna is an exceptionally strong defender that can play a variety of positions,'' O'Leary said. "She is extremely strong on the tackle and plays the ball well from the back.  She is fit and agile and is an outstanding athlete.”

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