NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Monroe College women’s soccer coach Jonathan Garbar has recruited four more players to bolster the Mustangs’ roster for the 2012 season. The four are:
• Katlyn Merino of Benjamin Cardozo High School in Queens, who has played soccer throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. The midfielder and forward’s speed and experience could prove vital to the Mustangs’ attack.
• Guadalupe Quiroz of Grand Street Campus High School, perhaps the most versatile player the Mustangs have added so far this off-season. Quiroz can play attack, midfield and defense. She has proven to be accurate with the ball.
• Melanie Formosa of Cathedral High School, an attacker who has played for several club teams. Formosa, who captained her high school team, has shown an ability to find holes in the defense and connect with her midfielders.
• Areli Luna of New York Harbor High School, a midfielder who can also slide over to center back. Her dedication to training and nutrition has translated to success on the field.
The Mustangs retained 2011 All-American and Region XV MVP Mikaela Howell.
“We're confident that we are putting together an elite team that will compete at the highest of levels in our first year of Division I soccer,” Garbar said. “We are extremely excited about these incoming players from New York who will team with other recruits we have from Florida and Massachusetts and a few international players, too. We expect them to work together to progress as individuals and as a team.”
Monroe finished 14-1-1 in Division III last year and won both the Region and District championships. The Mustangs finished second nationally and will move up to Division I this fall.
The Mustangs open their season on Sept. 13 against Essex County College at City Park in New Rochelle at 6:30 p.m.
From a report by Monroe College Athletics