The Becker College women's soccer team is proud to announce arguably their largest and most talented incoming recruiting class in the history of the program. Eleven highly-touted prospects have thus-far committed to playing for head coach Anthony Cosky and the Hawks this fall, including four transfers and seven first-year players from the college Class of 2022.
"I really believe these incoming student-athletes are going to excel on and off the field at Becker." Cosky said. "They will have an immediate impact on the program and they give us more depth in all positions. Our goal is to win a conference championship and they have already bought into it and want to be successful. I'm excited to have them join the team and can't wait to see what this fall will bring us!"
Junior-transfer Meghan Ballentine is a native of Gardner, Massachusetts, and is coming to Becker from Elms College.
"I felt a great sense of community on my first visit." Ballentine said of coming to Becker. "I am choosing Becker for the academic opportunities, internships & externship opportunities and to play women's soccer."
Incoming first-year Rebecca Beringer hails from Waterville, Maine where she played for Central Maine United.
"I chose Becker because I was impressed with the extremely friendly and welcoming atmosphere and I knew that was something I wanted to be a part of." Beringer said.
Incoming first-year goalkeeper Lyndsey Cobb-Wilkins comes to Becker from Elmira, New York, where she played at BC United and Soaring Capital SC.
"I chose Becker because my program [Game Design Art] is ranked as one of the best in the world." Cobb-Wilkins said. Becker's Game Design program is currently ranked fifth in the nation by the Princeton Review.
Sophomore-transfer Alyson Eldridge comes to Becker from Mount Ida College, having grown up in Chesterfield, New Hampshire.
"I chose Becker because this school presented me with the opportunity to continue being a student athlete at the collegiate level." Eldridge said. "On top of that, Becker College is recognized for its Vet Tech program which is what I am hoping to pursue a career in after college."
Incoming first-year Alana Garofalo is from Berlin, Connecticut and played her club-ball at FSA FC.
Said Garofalo on attending Becker: "I chose Becker because it suited me best academically and athletically. I could see [myself] successfully having a future in both aspects and I loved the atmosphere of the campus!"
Incoming first-year Hannah Harvey is from Jaffrey New Hampshire, having played for Chaos FC.
"I chose Becker because of the great reviews about the tech program and how everyone on campus was very welcoming." Harvey gushed.
Sophomore-transfer Shannon Kelley is a native of Bellingham, Massachusetts, and is another transfer from Mount Ida College.
"I chose Becker because of the Veterinary Technology program and to continue playing soccer at the collegiate level." Kelley said, referencing Becker's acclaimed veterinary programs.
Junior transfer Mariposa Nash-Gibney comes to Becker from Vermont Community College and originally hails from South Burlington, Vermont.
"I chose Becker College because of the nursing degree and the chance to play soccer at the collegiate level!" commented Nash-Gibney.
Incoming first-year Skyler Tenney hails from Jaffrey, New Hampshire where she played with JR United.
"I chose Becker because the campus is far enough away from my home where I can get the full college experience, but it is still close enough to my home where I could go home certain weekends or if there is an emergency. I also really liked the way the campus looked and I had felt at home when I first toured it."
Incoming first-year Sammie Tersavich is from Southampton, Massachusetts and played her club ball with GPS Fortis FC/Fuller Hamlets.
"Becker has a great reputation and a friendly atmosphere." Tersavich said. "I also love the technique of the soccer coach. He's passionate and very knowledgeable about the game and after watching the team play I feel both he and the team will help me reach another level in the game."
Finally, incoming first-year Hannah Trottier hails from Douglas, Massachusetts where she played for the GPS/Rhode Island Reds/FC Napoli clubs.
"I chose Becker because they have a very good animal science program with an on-site vet clinic, and upon finishing my Bachelor's Degree I will be a certified Vet Tech." she said. "When I was on my overnight visit I enjoyed the atmosphere of the campus and the chemistry of the team. I'm drawn in by the small class sizes and how personal all the professors are with their students."
Stay tuned to watch the new-look Hawks this fall!