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Lions' women's soccer team welcomes high school teammates to program for fall 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014
by Dane Neumeister

The College of Mount St. Joseph officially announces that Sidney (OH) High School teammates Morgan Knasel and Lindsey Sturwold will attend the College in the fall and play soccer.

Knasel, a 5-foot-5 attacker, earned Athlete of the Year, Second Team All-State, All-GWOC, First Team Miami Valley, and All-Dayton High School during her prep career. In addition, Morgan plays club soccer for the Ohio Blitz and Head Coach Jeremy Lorenzo.

“Morgan is an attacker who brings great speed and quickness to the field,’’ Mount Head Coach Josh Hess said. “I expect her to make an impact right away in the women’s soccer program. Having a player like Morgan join the Mount women’s soccer family is a huge addition and shows the continued growth in talent within the program.

“Morgan has a great personality, smiles and laughs easily and is a hard worker. She will fit in really well on the field and off!  She can play multiple positions and will do whatever is asked to help the team win.”

Knasel is the daughter of Michelle and Preston Knasel. She intends to pursue Physical Therapy while at the Mount.

Sturwold, a 5-foot-11 goalkeeper, earned Second Team GWOC North, First Team GWOC North, First Team Miami Valley, and Second Team All-Dayton during her high school career. In addition, Lindsey plays club soccer for Butler United and Head Coach Tony Wyman.

“Lindsey is a goalkeeper who brings great experience and terrific hands to the game,’’ Mount Head Coach Josh Hess said. “During her time at Sidney she set a record for shutouts in a season and in a career. She has good feet, is brave in goal and also does a good job or organizing her defense. I expect her to make an impact right away in the women’s soccer program.

Our current 'keeper Madison Freeman, had no back-up and no one to step in for her when she was injured; or when she needed a break last season. Lindsey is going to really push Madison for the starting job! Lindsey joining the MSJ women’s soccer family is a huge addition and shows the continued growth in talent within the program.

She will be a terrific addition to the community and program here at MSJ. Lindsey will be a terrific teammate and a great example to all of our players. She will fit in really well on the field and off! She can play multiple positions and will do whatever is asked to help the team win.”

Sturwold is the daughter of Debbie and Mark Sturwold. She intends to major in Sport Management while at the College.

 

 

 

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